Here in one volume is the Bible together with the means of studying it, The books of the Bible were written in Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek over many centuries. The New Jerusalem Bible is a translation from the original languages, together with Introductions, Notes, Cross References, Maps and Indexes. The Jerusalem Bible first appeared in 1966, the fruit of the work of a team of scholars including those of the French Biblical School in Jerusalem, where the project originated. Since that time the translation has been widely used in the official worship of many Churches, and numerous students have found the Standard Edition of the Jerusalem Bible to be the ideal study Bible. The New Jerusalem Bible is a comprehensive revision of text, notes and other material, making use of the advances of scholarship over two decades to provide a more accurate text and further assistance for understanding it.