The Bible: One for All at Last

Protestants and Roman Catholics finally have a translation of a Bible that they can share. Last week Oxford University Press announced that Boston's uncommon ecumenist, Richard Cardinal Cushing, had given his imprimatur to its Oxford Annotated Bible, an edition of the Revised Standard Version that includes elaborate notes and commentary prepared by leading Protestant scholars. The Bible approved by Cushing contains a translation of the Apocrypha—the 15 Old Testament books found in the Greek Septuagint but not in the Hebrew Bible, twelve of them accepted by Catholics as canonical.

The Oxford Bible approved for Catholics leaves the RSV text...

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