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original text of bible in catholoc church?
« on: January 23, 2013, 08:49:20 AM »
Which original text of Scriptures does Catholic Church use?Masoretic or Septuagints?
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Re: original text of bible in catholoc church?
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2013, 09:17:55 AM »
They use the Vulgate.   

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Re: original text of bible in catholoc church?
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2013, 09:31:04 AM »
Was Vulgate translated from Greek Septuagints in 4th century ?

Why Catholic Church does not use Septuagints as its original text of Scriptures?
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Re: original text of bible in catholoc church?
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2013, 09:34:10 AM »
From my understanding, its from Tanakh written in Hebrew, but I could be wrong.

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Re: original text of bible in catholoc church?
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2013, 09:41:32 AM »
From my understanding, its from Tanakh written in Hebrew, but I could be wrong.
No, but St. Jerome was in translating from a Hebrew text (NOT, the Masoretic Text that the Jews of today use, btw).

Btw, the Vatican does not use the Vulgate for the Psalms, but a revised form of the Vetus (the Old Latin translation from the LXX).
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Re: original text of bible in catholoc church?
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2013, 09:59:57 AM »
From my understanding, its from Tanakh written in Hebrew, but I could be wrong.
No, but St. Jerome was in translating from a Hebrew text (NOT, the Masoretic Text that the Jews of today use, btw).

Btw, the Vatican does not use the Vulgate for the Psalms, but a revised form of the Vetus (the Old Latin translation from the LXX).

Are the Psalms of the current Catholic: New American Bible from the Vetus?
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Re: original text of bible in catholoc church?
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2013, 08:29:56 PM »
There's some doubt over how much Hebrew St. Jerome actually knew, a Biblical scholar friend told me. The Stuttgart and Clementine Vulgate, apparently, both have pre-Jeromian Latin translations, thought the Stuttgart has more. But to Roman Catholic Church today uses the New Vulgate, not the Clementine, which was the official text for over 1,000 years.

As for Catholic Bibles in English, I think the only ones actually translated from the Vulgate are the Douay-Rheims and the Knox Bibles.
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Re: original text of bible in catholoc church?
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2013, 08:30:40 PM »
From my understanding, its from Tanakh written in Hebrew, but I could be wrong.
No, but St. Jerome was in translating from a Hebrew text (NOT, the Masoretic Text that the Jews of today use, btw).

Btw, the Vatican does not use the Vulgate for the Psalms, but a revised form of the Vetus (the Old Latin translation from the LXX).

Are the Psalms of the current Catholic: New American Bible from the Vetus?

You'd have to research that. I'd doubt it.
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Re: original text of bible in catholoc church?
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2013, 11:56:43 AM »
From my understanding, its from Tanakh written in Hebrew, but I could be wrong.
No, but St. Jerome was in translating from a Hebrew text (NOT, the Masoretic Text that the Jews of today use, btw).

Btw, the Vatican does not use the Vulgate for the Psalms, but a revised form of the Vetus (the Old Latin translation from the LXX).

Are the Psalms of the current Catholic: New American Bible from the Vetus?

No. The Vetus Latina psalter is only used in some traditional (European?) monasteries.
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