Released on March 9, 2011, the New American Bible, Revised Edition (NABRE) is the culmination of nearly 20 years of work by a group of nearly 100 scholars and theologians, including bishops, revisers and editors. The NABRE includes a newly revised translation of the entire Old Testament (including the Book of Psalms) along with the 1986 edition of the New Testament.
The NABRE is a formal equivalent translation of Sacred Scripture, sponsored by the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, using the best manuscripts available. Work on most books of the Old Testament by forty revisers and a board of eight editors began in 1994 and was completed in 2001. The 1991 revision of the Psalter, the work of thirty revisers and six editors, was further revised by seven revisers and two editors between 2009 and 2010. Work on the New Testament, begun in 1978 and completed in 1986, was the work of thirteen revisers and five editors.
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops does not sell Bibles. The publishers listed below are licensed to publish the NABRE. Various editions will be available soon in Catholic bookstores and from online book retailers.
NABRE Licensed Publishers
Releasing in March 2011:
Catholic Book Publishing: gift editions
Saint Benedict's Press: ultra-soft and paperback
Fireside: Fireside Catholic Youth Bible NEXT
Our Sunday Visitor: Prove It! Catholic Bible and New Catholic Answer Bible
Oxford University Press: Compact editions and Large Print editions
Soul-Centered enterprises: flash-drive computer version
American Bible Society: soft cover (July 2011)
Liturgical Press: Little Rock Study Bible (June 2011)
Autom: soft cover (June 2011)
Royal: handheld electronic Bible (May 2011)
Saint Mary's Press (2012)
Our Sunday Visitor: My Daily Catholic Bible (date TBA)
Fireside Bible Publishing: Kindle and e-book editions and family editions (date TBA)
Catholic Book Publishing: additional editions (throughout 2011)
JustWord: iApp (May 2011)