2

Is there a modern translation of the critical text of the Bible into Classical Latin? Preferably it would be very literal, and the Apocrypha isn't necessary.

7
  • 1
    You're aware that Classical Latin and the Latin in which the older and newer Latin translations (the Vetus Latina, Vulgata, and Nova Vulgata) appear are two distinct varieties of Latin, yes? Dec 20 '16 at 16:28
  • 1
    Perhaps I should clarify. The translation is based on the best original texts available, and the target language is Classical Latin, and the apocrypha are left out. While I am at it, it must also be very literal. Does such a translation exist?
    – user32520
    Dec 20 '16 at 21:31
  • I doubt that such a thing exists. Bible translations are normally done into languages that will open up the Word to new people. Very few people speak Classical Latin, and those who do generally also speak another, much more common language. Modern descendants of Latin, like French or Italian, are an entirely different story. You can easily find modern critical translations into those languages. Apr 8 '17 at 2:29
  • 1
    @RobertColumbia Yes, exactly. That's why St. Jerome's Latin translation is called the Vulgate (lit. "vernacular").
    – Geremia
    Mar 27 '18 at 2:14
  • I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because too specific.
    – Geremia
    Mar 27 '18 at 2:23

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.