A completely new design and typeset edition of the popular Ignatius Revised Standard Version-Catholic Edition Bible, with minor revisions to some of the archaic language used in the first edition. This revised version is a contemporary English translation without dumbing-down the text. This second edition of the RSV doesn't put the biblical text through a filter to make it acceptable to current tastes and prejudices, and it retains the beauty of the RSV language that has made it such a joy to read and reflect on the Word of God. Now the only Catholic Bible in standard English is even more beautiful in word and design! Features: Completely re-designed and newly typeset: Wider margins and improved line-spacing for comfortable reading. The RSV, second Catholic edition is the only Bible translation that uses standard (non-feminist) English and is in conformity with the Church's translation guidelines found in the Vatican document, Liturgiam Authenticam Nine reference maps in color: 1. The Nations of Genesis Chapter 10 2. The Exodus from Egypt 3. The Conquest of Canaan 4. The Kingdom Years 5. Jerusalem - From David to Christ 6. Palestine in Christ's Time 7. Paul's First and Second Journeys 8. Paul's Third and Fourth Journeys 9. The Holy Land in Modern Times. Approximate dimensions: 6" x 9". Gold-edged pages on the leatherbound edition only.