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NAB New Testament Revision

The Revision of the New American Bible New Testament


At their June 2012 plenary meeting, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) approved the initiation of a revision of the New American Bible New Testament and entrusted that work to the oversight of the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine. Following the development of a plan and budget for the project, the work began with the appointment of the editorial board in 2013. Hopefully, work on the revision can begin in early 2015. Following the necessary approvals for liturgy and for publication of a Scripture translation, publication of the final text is expected around 2025.

The three-fold purpose of this process is to produce a translation of the New Testament that is even more suitable for individual study and devotion, catechesis, and proclamation within the Sacred Liturgy. The goal of the revision is to improve a good translation with a focus on fidelity to the original text, clarity of expression, appropriate consistency in rendering Greek into English, and suitability for public proclamation. The revised translation aims to facilitate the reader’s or hearer’s encounter with Jesus Christ through his Word and to build up faith, hope, and love.

Editorial Board:

  • Dr. Harold Attridge
  • Rev. Christopher Ciccarino
  • Dr. Mary Healy
  • Rev. Felix Just, SJ
  • Most Rev. Donald Trautman
  • Mary Elizabeth Sperry (USCCB Staff)
CBA Member Participation: