Msgr. Ronald Knox (1888-1957)
By Catholic Apologist Dave Armstrong
From the Baronius Press descriptive page:
With a distinct style, it . . . has been highly praised for its freshness of approach, for its poetic language and for the ease with which it may be read. Its style has succeeded in giving meaning to passages which in earlier versions have been difficult to understand.
The great Protestant Bible scholar F. F. Bruce has written about the Ronald Knox version:
"[It] has the overwhelming advantage of being the work of a man who had an uncanny instinct for getting the right word or the right phrase in any given context. . . . Knox was a master of English style. . . . Never did a translation read less like a translation.
. . . a most readable edition of the English Bible.
(History of the Bible in English, New York: Oxford University Press, 3rd edition, 1978, 208, 212)
For more information, see the Baronius Press web page, Knox Bible: Literary and Reverent.