Included are all Challoner’s notes, and the texts found in the appendix to the Vulgate. Owning one of these beauitful Bibles will give you great pleasure each time you read it, and ensure your family is familiar with sacred scripture in Latin as well as English. Bound in leather with ornate gold blocking, gold gilded page edges and two satin ribbons. 8.5" x 11.5"
Even after all of the modern "revisions" of the bible that are now available to Catholics, many still think that the Douay-Rheims version, (the only Catholic English bible in use for almost 400 years) is the very best ever produced. It fills the great need for a small good quality hardbound Douay-Rheims bible. It is a perfect gift for Christmas, First Communions, Confirmations, weddings, birthdays, etc. and is also great for those who want a portable bible which is legible, durable, and handsome.
Hardbound Smythe-sewn binding
Genuine bonded leather cover
Gold embossed title and decoration on spine and cover
Top quality bible paper
Family Register pages
Papal Encyclical at front
Sharp, clear, and readable text
Gold and red satin ribbon page markers
Individually shrink wrapped
Catholics looking for the traditional Catholic Bible in English should look no further!
In 1546, the Council of Trent declared the Latin Vulgate Bible as authentic, and declared that "No one (may) dare or presume under any pretext whatsoever to reject it" (4th Session, April 8, 1546). The Douay-Rheims Bible is an English translation of the Latin Vulgate Bible, a version universally used in the Church for over 1500 years, itself meticulously translated from the original Hebrew and Greek by St. Jerome (A.D. 340-420).
The Douay-Rheims was completed in 1609, and is therefore older than the King James Version, the oldest Protestant translation still in use, which was published in 1611. The Rheims New Testament was published nearly thirty years earlier, in 1582. Further, the translators of the KJV make specific reference to the Douay version in their translators' preface. It is commonly acknowledged that, in preparing the KJV, the translators made use of the Rheims New Testament and adopted many of its readings in preference to those of other English editions.
Since it was translated quite literally and with great reverence for each individual word from the Vulgate, which in turn reflects the structure of the original languages very clearly, the Douay-Rheims Bible can give great insight into the minds of the sacred authors.
In 1749-1752, Bishop Challoner, knowing that many English Catholics were reading distorted Protestant versions of the Bible such as the King James Version (KJV), made major revisions to the Douay-Rheims version, to improve its readability without diminishing its accuracy. The notes, written by Bishop Challoner are entirely faithful to the teachings of the Holy Catholic Church. The revised Douay-Rheims Bible has been approved by the Church many times over, including the approbation of Cardinal Gibbons for the 1899 edition.
For over 300 years, the Douay Rheims Bible was the only Catholic English translation of Scripture used. It continues to be used officially in Catholic churches today.
- Leather bound cover with stitched edges
- Gold gilt edged pages and 2 ribbons.
- Completely retypeset to reproduce the original 1899 edition, making reading much easier.
- Eleven coloured maps digitally redrawn by hand and fully coloured
- 32 beautiful engravings that recreate key moments in Biblical History
- Family Register section
- Included in this edition – Three Papal encyclicals regarding the importance of the Holy Bible.
- PROVIDENTISSIMUS DEUS - Encyclical of Pope Leo XIII - On the Study of Holy Scripture
- SPIRITUS PARACLITUS - Encyclical of Pope Benedict XV - On St. Jerome
- DIVINO AFFLANTE SPIRITU - Encyclical of Pope Pius XII - On Promoting Biblical Studies, Commemorating the Fiftieth Anniversary of Providentissimus Deus
"The Holy Bible is like a mirror before our mind's eye. In it we see our inner face. From the Scriptures we can learn our spiritual deformities and beauties. And there too we discover the progress we are making and how far we are from perfection."— Pope St. Gregory the Great
We humbly present to you our much anticipated Haydock Bible!
This has been our biggest labor of love yet!
Available in three colors of bonded leather!
Those who are not familiar with this indispensable Bible will be pleased to learn that it is an exact photographic reprint of the 1883 version originally published by Gately & Co., complete with extensive commentary by the Rev. Geo. Leo Haydock, from whom the Bible gets its name. Great care and countless hours have been given to scan and clean up each and every one of the over 1780 pages as well as faithfully reproduce the glory and grandeur of the original hardbound cover. We pray we have given justice to this timeless masterpiece!
Deluxe sewn binding for best quality, gold gilt page edges, bonded-leather hardbound, ornate gold embossed stamping on spine and cover, ribbon bookmarker. We have spared no expense!
Simply the best! Our Haydock Bible has 8x11 pages and large (12-point type), with Rev. Geo. Leo Haydock’s copious, comprehensive commentary (smaller print) comprising up to one third to one half of the page on some accounts (see example).
This will be an excellent gift when only the best will do!
An heirloom treasure that can be passed on for generations.
From the Title Page:
The Holy Bible containing the entire Canonical Scriptures, according to the decree of the Council of Trent; translated from the Latin Vulgate: diligently compared with the Hebrew, Greek, and other editions in divers languages. The Old Testament, first published by the English College at Douay, A.D. 1609. The New Testament, by the English College at Rheims, A.D. 1582.
With useful notes, critical, historical, controversial, and explanatory, by the late Rev. Geo. Leo Haydock. The text carefully collated with that of the original edition, and the annotations abridged by the Very Rev. F.C. Husenbeth, D.D., V.G. to which is added an Illustrated and Comprehensive Dictionary, based on the works of Calmet, Dixon, and other Catholic authors, and adapted to the English version first published at Rheims and Douay, as revised by the Ven. Richard Challoner.
Wtih a comprehensive History of the Books of the Holy Catholic Bible and Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary Mother of Christ, from the New Testament scriptures, and the best traditions of the East, as accepted by the ... Latin Fathers by Bernard O’Reilly, D.D., L.D. An historical and chronological index, a table of the Epistles and Gospels for all the Sundays and Holy Days throughout the year, and other devotional and instructive matter. The whole beautifully illustrated with numerous steel plates and other appropriate engravings.
- Gold gilt page edges
- 8 pages of full color maps
- Ribbon Bookmarker
- Bonded-leather Hardbound
- Gold embossed cover and spine
- Illustrated and Comprehensive Dictionary
- History of the Books of the Holy Catholic Bible
- Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary Mother of Christ
- Historical and Chronological Index