Vulgate (Latin Bible) Index
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This is the Latin Bible, or 'Vulgate'.
Translated from the Hebrew and Aramaic by Jerome between 382 and 405 CE,
this text became knowns as the 'versio vulgata', which means 'common
'Vulgate' should not to be confused with the term 'vulgar',
which has taken on a divergent meaning in modern English.
The collection and order of the books which make up this version
of the Bible differs slightly from the ones in the
King James Version, it
includes several of the Apocrypha.
The Vulgate was the standard version of the Bible for Roman Catholics
for over one and a half millenia.
Since Latin was only studied by priests and scholars,
the vast majority of people could not read
or understand the Vulgate, even though they would
hear passages from it every time they went to church.
Until 1450, when Gutenberg printed this text,
copies were also very rare and expensive.
During the Protestant reformation in the 14th and 15th centuries,
the Bible was finally translated into
modern languages, against great resistance from the Church.
Finally in the mid-20th Century, the Roman Catholic church abandoned the
use of Latin for liturgy.
However, this remains one of the most historically important Latin texts.
Song of Songs
Prayer of Manasseh
First Book of Macabees
Second Book of Macabees
First Book of Esdras
Second Book of Esdras
Paul to the Romans
Paul to the Corinthians I
Paul to the Corinthians II
Paul to the Galatians
Paul to the Ephesians
Paul to the Philipians
Paul to the Colossians
Paul to the Thessalonians I
Paul to the Thessalonians II
Paul to Timothy I
Paul to Timothy II
Paul to Titus
Paul to Philemon
Letter to the Hebrews
A Letter to James
First Letter of Peter
Second Letter of Peter
First Letter of John
Second Letter of John
Third Letter of John
Letter of Jude
Paul to the Laodiceans
Revelation of John
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