New Jerusalem Bible

The New Jerusalem Bible (NJB) is an approved Roman Catholic translation of the Bible, published in 1985 and edited by The Reverend Henry Wansbrough. It is a revision of the Jerusalem Bible (1966) which in turn was an English translation of the French Bible de Jérusalem (1961) prepared by the faculty of the Dominican Biblical School in Jerusalem. The French Bible was revised in 1973 and so eventually led to a corresponding revision of the English version.

The New Jerusalem Bible has become the most widely used Roman Catholic Bible outside of the United States. American Catholics prefer the New American Bible published by the US Conference of Catholic Bishops.^[1]^


  1. ? Michael D. Marlowe, The New Jerusalem Bible (1985) at