The NABRE Compact Edition is a light and portable version of Oxford's popular Catholic Bible. This edition is bound in a durable black duradera binding (a very attarctive faux leather) with a zipper closure. Its compact size and supremely affordable value make this a perfect edition for school and church use. The Compact Edition is available in three attractive bindings: black duradera (with a zipper closure), black/blue pacific duvelle, and paperback. Printed on smooth, durable paper in a clear typeface and easy-to-navigate format, the NABRE Compact Edition is easy to use and fits perfectly in a purse or bag. This slim, portable edition is packed with all the same trusted features that have made Oxford New American Bible volumes the best Bible versions available. The New American Bible Revised Edition: The New American Bible Revised Edition (NABRE) brings to culmination the work of nearly 100 scholars, including translators, editors, and a subcommittee of Catholic bishops who provided extensive review of the biblical text over a period of many years. The NABRE is the first major amendment to the New American Bible translation since 1991. It features: The first update of the Old Testament since 1970, taking into account recent archaeological and textual discoveries. Complete revision of the Psalter. Features Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation ( Dei Verbum ) Placement of the NABRE notes at the end of each book to enhance the readability of the biblical text A select NABRE Concordance Essay on using the Lectionary Table of Weekday and Sunday Lectionary readings Table of weights and measures in the Bible.