Thursday, February 5, 2009

RSV-CE Bible Concordance Coming Soon!

Emmaus Road Publishing will be coming out in late spring with an RSV-CE specific Concordance. The price is $35.95.

The site has a brief description of the product:
The first and only concordance for the Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (RSV-CE) of the Bible. This exhaustive reference tool contains over 15,000 words and 300,000 entries, and has listings for both the first and second editions of the RSV-CE. As easy to use as a dictionary, keywords and passages makes Scripture accessible to people of all walks of life.

All I can say is that this is a long time coming! Luckily, I was able to get a hold of a used Eerdmans Concordance to the RSV (including Deuterocanonical/Apocrypha) a number of years back.

There is, however, another fine Catholic Bible study tool coming soon that I am more interested in purchasing: Catholic Bible Dictionary by Scott Hahn. The publication date is set for June 16 and the publisher is Doubleday. I think the last specifically Catholic Bible dictionary that was published in English was that old 1965 Dictionary of the Bible by John L. Mckenzie. Update definitely needed!


rolf said...

Thanks Tim for the link, I have already pre-ordered one!

Biblical Catholic said...

$36 for a concordance? Hmmm....That is kind of spendy.... I think I'll stick with my CD-Rom with search capacity for now! :-)

Timothy said...


Well let me just say that the used RSV Concordance I bought 6 years ago cost me twice as much!

Biblical Catholic said...

Nope, I have the full text of more than a dozen translations on CD ROM, got them in 1995 from Quickverse. Saved me tons of money over the years. I rarely use it however, preferring to stick with (well, that and the fact that it isn't compatible with Windows Vista without a Windows 98 emulator).

rolf said...

I still prefer to look up verses and words in a book than on a computer screen, I am a little old fashioned.

Anonymous said...


Thank you for the heads-up on Scott Hahn's new Bible dictionary. I used to lump him together with other ex-fundamentalist Evangelical Catholic apologists, but he's increasingly showing himself to be a class or two above these guys and a first-class theologian in his own right.

Timothy said...

Paul W,

Yes, I do really appreciate the many popular works he has published over the years. For me, personally, his book "The Lambs Supper" was very helpful to me as I was beginning to learn more about the Faith.