February 14, 2011

The revised New American Bible that will be released on Ash Wednesday, March 9, may seem most different to casual readers for its efforts at providing context and clarity in how the passages fit together, says the coordinator of its publication.

"It will be like going from regular TV to high-definition," said Mary Elizabeth Sperry, associate director of New American Bible utilization for the U.S. bishops.

"You'll have the same programs but more clarity, more detail."

What is being called the New American Bible Revised Edition, or NABRE, will include the first revised translation since 1970 of the Old Testament.