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Vulgate
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The Vulgate is the revision by Jerome (= Jer.) (Hieronymus) of the old Latin Bible translation (the so-called Vetus Latina, earlier known also as the Itala), which contained considerable textual variation. The designation Vulgate (Lat. vulgatus = 'universally disseminated'; after the 1st cent. AD also applied to literary works, cf. for example Jer. Ep. 65,9) was firmly established only at the Council of Trent (1545-1563). There are details of Jer.'s Bible revision - some on specific points - in his letters (esp. 53, 57, 70, 106) and prefaces. Urged to do so by Pope Damasu…

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Marti, Heinrich (Küsnacht), “Vulgate”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 26 January 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e12208250>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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