Old Latin versions

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The Latin versions of the Scriptures in use in the Church before they were superseded by the Vulgate. The existence of Latin translations of the Bible in S. Gaul and N. Africa is attested before the end of the 2nd cent. The MSS of the Old Latin differ among themselves and it was largely in order to remedy the resulting inconvenience that St Jerome undertook the Vulgate.

Subjects: Christianity.

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