This Catholic Bible commentary, following the Douay-Rheims Bible text, was originally compiled by Catholic
priest and biblical scholar Rev. George Leo Haydock (1774-1849). This transcription is based on Haydock's notes
as they appear in the 1859 edition of Haydock's Catholic Family Bible and Commentary printed by Edward
Dunigan and Brother, New York, New York. A reprint of this Douay-Rheims Bible with Haydock's commentary is published
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See Transcriber's Notes
for a description of the minor modifications that were made by the transcriber for this website to the content
and presentation of the original Haydock Commentary.
The modern reader should be cautioned that this older commentary uses some archaic language and spellings and at times
it seems to express some rather harsh opinions concerning Protestants and Jews. Regarding the proper Catholic opinions
with respect to Protestants and Jews, the reader is encouraged to look into more modern and authoritative treatments,
such as the documents of the Second Vatican Council and Pope John Paul II's Catechism of the Catholic Church.
Apology to Readers: The transcriber has done his best to try to accurately present the original text in order to
make Haydock's valuable Bible commentary available to a wider audience. However, there are bound to be numerous
transcription and other errors in a work as large as this and for them the transcriber sincerely apologizes and asks
that you report any suspected errors in the transcription or bad links to him at Contact Us