- This article is about the Roman Catholic translation. For the Jewish translation, see Koren Jerusalem Bible.
The Jerusalem Bible
(JB or TJB) is a Roman Catholic
translation of the Bible
which first was introduced to the English
-speaking public in 1966 and published by Darton, Longman & Todd. As a Roman Catholic Bible, it includes the deuterocanonical
books along with the sixty-six others included in Protestant
Bibles, as well as copious footnotes and introductions.
Excerpts are taken from the Jerusalem Bible to form the approved Lectionary
for Mass by the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales
, although other versions of scripture have also been approved for use in the Liturgy.
In 1943 Pope Pius XII
issued an encyclical letter
, Divino Afflante Spiritu
, which encouraged Roman Catholics to translate the Scriptures from the original Hebrew
, rather than from Jerome
's Latin Vulgate
. As a result, a number of Dominicans
and other scholars at the École Biblique
translated the scriptures into French
. The product of these efforts was published as La Bible de Jérusalem
This French translation served as the impetus for an English translation in 1966, the Jerusalem Bible
. For the majority of the books, the English translation was an original translation of the Hebrew and Greek; in passages with more than one interpretation, the French is... Read More