The Platense Bible, also known as the Commented Bible, is a Catholic translation of the Bible into Spanish by the German Catholic priest Juan Straubinger. It is called Platense for having been done in the city of La Plata, Argentina. Publication Date: 1948. Textual basis: OT: Masoretic text, Nácar-Colunga and Bóver-Cantera bibles. Deuterocanonicals: Vulgate. NT: Textus Receptus, Merk critical edition.
Msgr. Straubinger (1883-1956) was a German priest exiled in Argentina during World War II. Professor of Holy Scripture, theologian, exegete and Biblical scholastic. Author and translator of the Platense Bible, one of the most recognized versions of the Bible in Spanish. Straubinger's translation took very seriously many ancient and modern versions prior to his work, notably those of Nácar-Colunga (1944) and Bover-Cantera (1947).