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869Re: [lxx] Old Latin/Vetus Latina

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  • James Miller
    May 5, 2004
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      On Wed, 5 May 2004, John Litteral wrote:

      > Nekarii,
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      > At the present time, the Septuagint is the official text in the Greek
      > Church, and the ancient Latin Versions used in the western church were made
      > from it; the earliest translation adopted in the Latin Church, the Vetus
      > Itala, was directly from the Septuagint: the meanings adopted in it, the
      > Greek names and words employed (such as: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers
      > [Arithmoi], Deuteronomy), and finally, the pronunciation given to the Hebrew
      > text, passed very frequently into the Itala, and from it, at times, into the
      > Vulgate, which not rarely gives signs of the influence of the Vetus Itala;
      > this is especially so in the Psalms , the Vulgate translation being merely
      > the Vetus Itala corrected by St. Jerome according to the hexaplar text of
      > the Septuagint.

      In other words, the text of the Psalms as found in any Vulgate edition is
      going to be very close to the old latin - maybe as close as you can get
      in a version that's readily available.

      James

      >
      > I would try all the online bookstores like amazon.com. Surely there is
      > something, I would think.
      >
      > John Litteral litteral@...
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      > From: "nektarii" <nektarii@...>
      > To: <lxx@yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Wednesday, May 05, 2004 11:56 AM
      > Subject: [lxx] Old Latin/Vetus Latina
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      > > It is my understanding that the Old Latin (Vetus Latina) Bible was a
      > > direct translation from the Septuagint. Is this correct?
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      > > I have a friend looking for the Old Latin/Vetus Latina Psalter. Does
      > > anyone know where a copy might be found?
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      > > Thanks.
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