Why is the Douay-Rheims Bible the best Bible? First of all, it is a Catholic Bible, so it has the seven books Martin Luther took out, as in Protestant Bibles. Regarding Catholic translations, the Douay-Rheims is the best because of approval from the Vatican. The Church has given the highest possible praise for St. Jerome's translation of the Bible, the Latin Vulgate (also known as the Vulgate). The Douay-Rheims Bible is the literal (as word-for-word as possible) translation of the Latin Vulgate in English, so one could say it is on the same level at the Vulgate. The Vulgate was the Roman Catholic Church's official translation of the Bible for over 1,500 years. The Church has guaranteed that it – and hence an accurate translation of it like the Douay-Rheims – is doctrinally correct in full. The importance of the Church’s statements on and superlative praise for the Vulgate is hard to overestimate. Its flaw, though, is that it is unreadable, unless one is a Latin scholar. So English-speaking Catholics definitely want to get a Douay-Rheims Bible.
The Douay-Rheims Bible, also known as the Douay Rheims Bible or simply the Douay Bible, contains no translation errors flowing from the Modernist heresy, which in general plague the modern translations of the Catholic Bible, because, among other things, those translations aren’t translated as the Church and the Bible direct; that is, to translate the Bible literally (as word-for-word as possible). So, simply put, the Douay-Rheims Bible is, without question, the safest, most traditional, and most trustworthy Catholic Bible. That’s saying a lot! It has also stood the test of time. Therefore, for these and many other reasons, the Douay-Rheims is the best Bible.
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