By the way Henry, I think the REB simply came out at the most unfortunate of times back in 1989. First of all, it took 19 years to revised The New English Bible from 1970, much to lengthy of a gap for a Bible revision.

Secondly, it’s arrival in 1989 was right in the middle of the NIV taking over the KJV as the #1 Bible on the purchasing charts in the late 80’s and the arrival of the NRSV in 1990.

All this, blended with poor marketing here in the States, led the REB to just being an “under the radar” Bible translation that really never got off the ground.