Knox Bible (KNOX)
The Holy Bible – Knox Version
In the early twentieth century with the blessings of the English bishops, Msgr. Ronald Knox embarked on an entirely new English Bible. It was to be based upon the Clementine edition of the Latin Vulgate of St. Jerome, but Knox consulted the texts in Greek and Hebrew where necessary in order to ensure the accuracy of the translation.
The Knox Bible is the ideal translation for those looking to deepen their understanding of the Holy Scriptures. The unique features of the Knox Bible are:
- Translated from the Latin Vulgate and compared with the Greek and Hebrew Texts single handedly by Ronald Knox over nine years.
- Uses timeless English, which is both sacral and reverent.
- Was hailed as the finest translation of the 20th Century, was approved for liturgical use and was endorsed by Pope Pius XII, Archbishop Fulton Sheen and many more.
- The full Bible is now available again for the first time in over 50 years, in an edition from Baronius Press, beautifully bound in leather with gilt edges.
The Knox Bible has been endorsed by many important figures within the church—including the Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, who says of the Knox Bible:
"Ronald Knox's translation of the Bible remains an exceptional achievement both of scholarship and of literary dedication. Again and again it successfully avoids conventional options and gives the scriptural text a fresh flavour, often with a brilliantly idiosyncratic turn of phrase. It most certainly deserves republication, study and use."
For more information, please visit www.baroniuspress.com/KnoxBible
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