I own a ESV that approximately is 6 3×4 by 4 3×4 by 1. This new translation is a modified form of the ESV Bible, which was translated by Evangelical scholars and first released in 2001. @ThomasL: Yes, more editions to follow. 3 thoughts on “ New Catholic ESV (English Standard Version) ” Louise February 20, 2018 at 12:01 am. Obviously not the scope of this project but it’d be nice to see an ESV Common Bible that is a successor to the RSV Common Bible which included the additional books recognized Orthodox Churches. The ESV (English Standard Version) is esteemed, and we believe rightly so, as the most faithful English translation of the Bible today. The 2001 ESV translation effort was headed up by the Translation Oversight Committee brought together by Crossway Books. Last week’s selection was identical between the ESV-CE and the ESV. It preserves the theological terminology that we find in biblical English, and it provides us as Catholic readers with another option. The ESV Catholic Edition includes only the canon recognized by the Catholic Church, so it does not include 3 & 4 Maccabees, etc. Publication of any commentary or other Bible reference work produced for commercial sale that uses the English Standard Version must include written permission for use of the ESV text. What textual variant of the ESV was used as the basis? The English Standard Version (ESV) is an English translation of the Bible.It was published in 2001 by Crossway, having been "created by a team of more than 100 leading evangelical scholars and pastors." In 2018, the Catholic Church in India approved this new translation: the English Standard Version, Catholic Edition (ESV® Catholic Edition). About the ESV. The ESVÂ® Catholic Edition was first released in India in 2018 by the Asian Trading Corporation. A true gift to the universal Church. The app includes free resources such as interactive reading plans, audio streaming, and free access to the full ESV Global Study Bible. This is the official statement given to me: “Two years ago, Crossway was approached by Roman Catholic leadership in India about adopting the ESV into Catholic church life and liturgy. Well I cant wait to check out the Catholic version of the ESV. Continuing in the line of noble English translations of the King James Version to the Revised Standard Version (RSV), the ESV emphasizes close proximity to the original Hebrew and Greek texts, most consistently among modern translations. The ESV-CE has 4 features that no other catholic bible has completely: – Dignified language in the KJ tradition – Formal equivalence translation – Modernized language – Uses most recent manuscripts and scholarship. Printed in Italy, The Augustine Bible features the English Standard Version® Catholic Edition translation, which Scripture scholars consider to be the best available English translation of the Bible. After careful consideration, we were glad to license the ESV for publication by an Indian publishing house, supplying Bible readers in this part of the world with a sound translation. Perhaps, it had something to do with Liturgiam authenticam? The Augustine Bible features a beautiful foil-stamped slipcase and a durable matte cover to ensure that you can use and treasure this Bible for years to come. Peter T.says: October 5, 2020 at 6:50 pm. It's not even close to being worth the $72 I paid for it. We’ve dubbed it the “Augustine Bible” in honor of our patron. I own the The Ignatius Bible: RSV, 2nd CE and the ESV, Apocrypha (Lutherans addition). This Bible preserves Fidelity to the original Greek and Hebrew. Now the translation is required for liturgical use throughout India. This new translation is a modified form of the ESV Bible, which was translated by evangelical scholars and first released in 2001. * The foot notes: Shalmaneser =Gk Enemessarus. Can you tell us the reading at Genesis 3:16 and Genesis 4:7? This year, I have the great pleasure of announcing that this new translation is now available for purchase in the United States, thanks to the Augustine Institute! The Augustine Bible is an excellent Catholic edition of the ESV. The RSV-2CE is the translation in the Catholic Bible Study App offered by a partnership of Ignatius and the Augustine Institute. This edition is really only the firstfruits of a huge new opportunity for Catholic Bible readers. Dr. Lucien Legrand, M.E.P. The Ignatius Bible: RSV, 2nd CE was the only modern english Roman Catholic Bible in print that was not tainted by liberalism (like in the NJB) or the severely neutered NABRE Bible with all the inclusive language nonsense. The RSV-2CE is the closest to the ESV-CE. Both the RSV and the ESV are valuable ecumenical efforts that allow Protestants and Catholics to read Scripture together. I saw in the night visions, and behold, with the clouds of heaven there came one like a son of man, and he came to the Ancient of Days and was presented before him. While the Augustine Institute released the original American edition of the ESV Catholic Edition Bible back in December 2019 under the title, “The Augustine Bible,” no digital edition has been available until now. The translation was partially born from a late-1990’s controversy over the inclusive language edition of the New International Version Bible–the NIVI. This ESV is known for its Study Bible (non Catholic version). The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® Catholic Edition is an essentially literal translation in elegant, contemporary English. The ESV is an update of the trusted Revised Standard Version (1952, 1971). I’m an Orthodox priest who uses RSV-2CE for adult formation and speaking engagements, but have experience with the ESV and am genuinely interested in the Augustine Bible. This is an important question about which Catholics need to be informed. You can buy the ESV-CE Bible here: https://catholic.store/the-augustine-bible/. By David J. Stewart The English Standard Version (hereafter referred to as the ESV) is deadly and needs to be exposed! It’s just a reading edition, not a study Bible with extensive notes. (Well, our second if you count the “Bible in a Year” RSV-2CE to which I contributed.) The ESV has modified about 60,000 words from the RSV. The translation was reviewed in accord with the norms of Liturgiam authenticam, then it was approved and granted the Impimatur by the whole Conference of Catholic Bishops of India and published in early 2018. @Scott: At this point, I don’t know. This week, the Catholic Edition adds a single word compared to the ESV. I’m excited by this news, and especially hope to see some Catholic premium Bibles to follow, like Crossway’s own goatskin ones, or RL Allan, or Cambridge. The cover is already coming off as soon as you open the bible. Like eminent Catholic scholar and master of ceremonies, Fr Dr Assisi Saldanha, put it, “With its commitment to literary excellence, the ESV-CE is well suited for in-depth study of the Bible.” On the occasion, two other important books were released – “The Order of Confirmation and The Order of Celebrating Marriage” – published by ATC in collaboration with CCBI Commission for Liturgy. Earlier this year (2019), we reached an agreement and hurried to put out our first-ever Bible publication before the end of the year. So go ahead and order one and see what you think. The ESV Study Bible as it exists is evangelical Protestant, not Catholic. The Revised Standard Version of the Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments, was published on September 30, 1952, and has met with wide acceptance. This is interesting news, the ESV is a nice translation and one I used as a Protestant (now Orthodox). ; Rev. Printed in Italy, The Augustine Bible features the English Standard Version® Catholic Edition translation, which Scripture scholars consider to be the best available English translation of the Bible. As such, its emphasis is on a word-for-word correspondence, at the same time taking full account of differences in grammar, syntax, and idiom between current literary English and the original languages. Does this Bible include books like 1 & 2 Esdras, 3 & 4 Maccabees, and the Prayer of Manasseh (as in the original ESV/Apocrypha), or does it stick strictly to the Roman Catholic canon/deuterocanon? I just bought it myself! The press releases for both translations stated that a team of scholars reviewed the bible text and made revisions. It offloads the archaic terms like the “thees, thous and wherefores.” It relies on better analyses of the manuscript tradition. This is the official statement given to me: “Two years ago, Crossway was approached by Roman Catholic leadership in India about adopting the ESV into Catholic church life and liturgy. Faithful to the meaning of the original Hebrew and Greek, this translation offers readers a more precise rendering of the actual words, language, and images used by the biblical writers. Yes, it will contain all the other changes that are known about papist bibles. This new translation is a modified form of the ESV Bible, which was translated by Evangelical scholars and first released in 2001. The biggest change was the Book of Tobit, which had to be retranslated from scratch. Permission requests that exceed the above guidelines must be directed to Good News Publishers, Attn: Bible Rights, 1300 Crescent Street, Wheaton, IL 60187, USA. I also like reading the RSV-2CE on my Didache Bible as it is really close to the ESV text. Speaking of Tobit, what about the deuterocanon? The King James was based on the old Textus receptus of Erasmus, while the ESV is based on the newest critical editions available. They name him Wonder-Counselor, God-Hero, Father-Forever, Prince of Peace. The ESV is an update of the trusted Revised Standard Version (1952, 1971). It's very plainly a roman catholic book. So it is a “daughter translation,” if you will, not a completely new from-scratch translation, but this makes the ESV feel like an old friend and a new teacher at the same time. And the ESV is really an update of the RSV with about 60,000 changes from the RSV to the ESV. Many thanks to the readers who sent me this news! Amen. I am hoping that they will publish it in a single column format similar to the ESV reader’s bible ( here: https://smile.amazon.com/Readers-Bible-Cloth-Permanent-Slipcase/dp/1433553473/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3OKFZH9Y08HKX&keywords=esv+readers+bible&qid=1577640501&sprefix=ESV+readers%2Caps%2C163&sr=8-1 ) or the Tyndale Select NLT (single column in 1 volume). The ESV is based on the 1971 edition of the Revised Standard Version (RSV) text. 1. The Bishops Conference of India needed a new English translation for the Lectionary and other liturgical purposes. It arrived in the Augustine Institute warehouse just a few days ago. Instead of using archaic English, its clear and elegant English offers readers a fresh experience of Godâs Word, enabling the Bibleâs meaning to come alive for readers in new ways. Learn more about the translation in this video from Dr. Mark Giszczak, Augustine Institute professor. 1983 - Present. Read Bible ESV Free application is the right tool to listen to the read version of the Bible (ESV) for free. It is a new Catholic translation of the Bible. Crossway worked out a deal with them, where a team of Catholic theologians and Scripture scholars headed up by Fr. The Protestant Backstory At Catholic Answers we are often asked which Bible version a person should choose. And he came to the Ancient One and was presented before him. In late 2019, the Augustine Institute published the The Augustine Bible (ESV-CE). Indian Bishops with ESV (photo from daijiworld.com). (now 93 years old! Printed in Italy, The Augustine Bible features the English Standard Version® Catholic Edition translation, which some consider to be the best available English translation of the Bible. In fact, my own writing has appeared and will continue to appear along with the RSV-2CE in publications like the Ignatius Catholic Study Bible and the Augustine Institute’s Bible-in-a-Year. 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