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Bible - Versions
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Part of Bible:

1. Introduction

2. Versions

3. Biblical Hermeneutics

4. Scripture Reading

A. General

This article will not offer a detailed survey of the main translations of the Bible, for which the reader is referred to the biblical dictionaries (see also bibliography). The aim will rather be to note the more or less theological problems to which translation has given rise in history.

1. Historical survey. Translation of the Bible began in the ОТ period, in the 3rd century B.C., when Hebrew had been replaced by Aramaic as the usual …

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Kevin Smyth, “Bible - Versions”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 28 November 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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