Second Catholic Edition RSV

Ignatius Catholic Study Bible

Old and New Testament

With Introduction, Commentary, and Notes by Scott Hahn and Curtis Mitch

Expected to ship by the end of 2024

Ignatius Catholic Study Bible - Old and New Testament

Uniquely Designed To Help You Understand the Bible 

More than any other study edition of the Bible on the market, the Ignatius Catholic Study Bible is “like a householder who brings out of his treasure what is new and what is old” (Mt 13:52): it draws insights from the best of modern scholarship as well as the best of the Catholic tradition of interpretation through the ages.


The result is a veritable library of Bible study resources, all under one cover, designed to help readers understand the written Word of God and apply its lessons to their lives today. It is simply the most ambitious undertaking of its kind in our generation.

Ignatius Catholic Study Bible - Old and New Testament - Leather


Leather Bound

Ignatius Catholic Study Bible - Old and New Testament - Hardcover



Developed by Leading Scholars

Scott Hahn

Scott Hahn, Ph.D.
General Editor, Franciscan University, and St. Paul Center

Curtis Mitch

Curtis J. Mitch, M.A.
Co-Editor, Augustine Institute

Contributing Authors and Editors:

Kelly Anderson, S.S.L., Ph.D.
Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary


Michael Barber, Ph.D.
Augustine Institute


John Bergsma, Ph.D.
Franciscan University and St. Paul Center


Mark Giszczak, S.S.L., Ph.D.
Augustine Institute

John A. Kincaid, Ph.D.
University of Saint Mary


Jeffrey L. Morrow, Ph.D.
Franciscan University and St. Paul Center


James B. Prothro, Ph.D.
Augustine Institute


Andrew Swafford, S.T.D.
Benedictine College

Leeanne Thomas, M.A.


Matthew J. Thomas, D.Phil.
Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology


David Twellman, Ph.D.
Sacred Heart Major Seminary


André Villeneuve, Ph.D.
Sacred Heart Major Seminary and Jerusalem Center for Biblical Studies

Ignatius Catholic Study Bible - Old and New Testament - Leather

A Library of Study Resources in One Volume

Drawing on the best of modern biblical scholarship, while remaining faithful to the interpretation of the Fathers, Doctors, and Councils of the Church, the complete Ignatius Catholic Study Bible is a veritable study library within a single cover.

Key Features

+ RSV2CE translation

+ Easy-to-read 9-point type size

+ 7” x 2 ⅜” x 10” trim size

+ 2,320 pages printed on standard Bible stock

+ Nearly 18,000 footnotes providing clarification from within the Catholic tradition

+ 50+ maps to help you track the geographic locations

Ignatius Catholic Study Bible - Old and New Testament - Inside

Study Tools

This Catholic Study Bible is designed to lead the reader through Scripture according to the Church’s guidelines—faithful to the canon, the tradition, and the creeds. The Church’s interpretive principles have thus shaped the component parts of this book, and they are designed to make the reader’s study as effective and rewarding as possible.


Relate to the content and unity of Scripture

Connecting Old Testament passages to New Testament mysteries, these notes highlight their relevance to Christ and the Church, fostering appreciation for God’s unified plan.


Examine particular passages in light of the Church’s living tradition

These annotations draw from the Holy Spirit’s guidance of the Magisterium and Scripture’s spiritual senses. They encompass Church teachings from popes, creeds, and councils, as well as interpretations from Fathers, Doctors, and saints.


Pertain to the analogy of faith

Explore how the mysteries of faith, revealed in Scripture and defined by the Church, clarify and connect with one another in a coherent and unified way.

Outlines and Introductions

Each biblical book is introduced with an outline and an essay focusing on authorship, date of composition, purpose, and leading themes.

Numerous Cross References to Related Scriptural Passages

References are listed to point readers to other scriptural passages related to the one being studied. This follow-up is an essential part of any serious study. It is also an excellent way to discover how the content of Scripture “hangs together” in a providential unity.

1,700+ references to the Catechism of the Catholic Church

Along with biblical cross-references, the annotations refer to select paragraphs from the Catechism of the Catholic Church to help the reader interpret the Bible in accordance with the mind of the Church.

25+ charts

Over 25 charts covering chronology, kings, parables, and other features of the Bible summarize key biblical information at a glance.

Topical Essays

The 20+ topical essays take up major themes and explain them more thoroughly and theologically than the annotations, often relating them to the doctrines of the Church.

Word Studies

The extensive annotations are supplemented by over 140 word studies that put readers in touch with the ancient languages of Scripture. These help readers understand better and appreciate the inspired terminology that runs throughout the sacred books.

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Your Questions, Answered

The Word Became Flesh

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

John 1:1