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The Latin Versions

BRUCE M. METZGER

in The Early Versions of the New Testament

Published in print October 1977 | ISBN: 9780198261704
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191682209 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198261704.003.0007
The Latin Versions

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This chapter discusses the history of the Latin versions of the New Testament. The exact date of the first Latin version of the Bible or any part of the Bible is uncertain. Although it might have been supposed that the Latin Bible had its origin at Rome, the matter is actually very complicated and far from certain. To many scholars, it appears probable that no later than the beginning of the 3rd century, Christians in Rome are likely to have produced a Latin version of the New Testament. This chapter also provides a list of the manuscripts of the Old Latin versions and examines their linguistic and textual characteristics.

Keywords: Latin versions; New Testament; Bible; Rome; Old Latin

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Subjects: Biblical Studies ; Early Christianity

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