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Note to EvDebs, I redirected one link to an already existing page about the RCC. I de-linked a couple of others and italicised them instead, in preference to having more red-links on our pages, (there is still over 600 of the suckers, in spite of valiant efforts to shorten the list). If you want to revert back to redlinks that is fine by me.--Remarcsd 03:43, 18 October 2007 (EDT)

Is this different from the New American Standard Bible? Wondering if that one should be cleared and redirected here or if it is somehow different (who can keep track of all the different translations and interpretations?). Smyth 15:59, 18 October 2007 (EDT)

Such knowledge is not meant for mortal man - but those two at least are not the same. The New American Standard Bible is a revision of the old American Standard Version from 1900-ish, by some guys who thought the Revised Standard Version, which was under preparation at the time, took too many liberties with the translation. --AKjeldsenGodspeed! 16:09, 18 October 2007 (EDT)
I was confused when I first heard of the NASB as well -- leave it to the RCC to come up with a name that was more or less already taken (its current stance on anything Protestant being well known). No, I'd guess the NAB is probably younger, and it's an explicitly Catholic translation, intended to replace the Confraternity translations, which in turn derive from Douay-Rheims. The NAB preserves the Vulgate canon, but in a somewhat different order, uses Greek and Hebrew as a translation base rather than Latin, and updates the names from the nigh-unrecognizeable Latinate forms to the more common English usages. I can't say much about the NASB though. (I grew up Catholic, so if I need to look up something in the Bible, it's going to be the NAB that I'm likely using.) EVDebs 02:12, 19 October 2007 (EDT)