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The only Catholic study Bible based on the Revised Standard Version, Second Catholic Edition (RSV2CE), the Ignatius Catholic Study Bible brings together all of the books of the New Testament—plus Genesis and Exodus—and the penetrating study tools developed by renowned Bible teachers Dr. Scott Hahn and Curtis Mitch. Additionally, this study Bible comes with the complete RSV2CE, so you can reference the same translation on which the notes are based.
This volume presents the written Word of God in a highly readable, accurate translation, excellent for personal and group study. Extensive study notes, topical essays, and word studies provide fresh and faithful insights informed by time-tested, authentically Catholic interpretations from the Fathers of the Church and other scholars. They also provide rich historical, cultural, geographical, and theological information pertinent to the narratives. Commentaries include the best insights of ancient, medieval, and modern scholarship, and follow the Church’s guidelines for biblical interpretation. Plus, each book is outlined and introduced with an essay covering questions of authorship, date of composition, intended audience, and general themes. The Ignatius Study Bible also includes handy reference materials such as a doctrinal index, a concise concordance, a helpful cross-reference system, and various maps and charts.
This product includes the full text of the Ignatius Bible: Revised Standard Version, Second Catholic Edition (RSV2CE) as an additional volume.
The Ignatius Study Bible is a triumph of both piety and scholarship.
—Erasmo Leiva, author, Fire of Mercy, Heart of the Word
Outstanding for personal study and Bible study groups. Excellent for evangelization and apologetics as well!
—Stephen Ray, host, The Footprints of God series
Meets a long-unmet need among Catholics for a conservative Bible resource.
—Mike Potemra, National Review Online
Simply put, it is fantastic and a great tool for Catholics.
—The Catholic Bible Blog
Once a generation a truly unique Bible tool is given to the Church. The Ignatius Study Bible is a gift for our generation. This is the most important book since the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Every parish study group and every student of Sacred Scripture should own and use this.
—David Currie, author, Born Fundamentalist, Born Again Catholic
Having the Ignatius Study Bible in Verbum brings your Bible study deeper than ever before. Access these study Bible notes from your smartphone or tablet when you’re on the go, and then share study plans with your Faithlife group to keep your small group on task. Cross-references to other parts of Scripture, to the Catechism, and to the early Church Fathers link directly to those resources, bringing you instantly to the history of the teaching of the Catholic church and opening up new, fast ways to engage with God’s Word.
Scott Hahn has delivered numerous talks nationally and internationally on a wide variety of topics related to Scripture and the Catholic faith. Hundreds of these talks have been produced on audio and video by St. Joseph Communications. His talks have been effective in helping thousands of Protestants and fallen away Catholics reembrace the Catholic faith. He is currently a professor of theology and Scripture at Franciscan University of Steubenville, and he’s the founder and director of the Saint Paul Center for Biblical Theology. In 2005, he was appointed Pope Benedict XVI Chair of Biblical Theology and Liturgical Proclamation at St. Vincent Seminary in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. Dr. Hahn is also the bestselling author of numerous books, including The Lamb’s Supper, Reasons to Believe, and Rome Sweet Home. Scott received his BA in theology, philosophy, and economics from Grove City College, PA, his Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and his PhD in biblical theology from Marquette University. He entered the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil, 1986.
Curtis Mitch is research fellow and trustee of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology in Ohio. A former student of Scott Hahn, Mitch is the general editor for the Ignatius Catholic Study Bible, has contributed essays and commentary for the Catholic for a Reason series, and has co-authored The Gospel of Matthew in the Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture series. He lives with his wife, Stacy Mitch, near Steubenville, Ohio.