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A historical overview of Bible translations used in the Catholic Church, with special reference to modern English versions.
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VERSIONS, CATHOLIC. Although the Roman Catholic versions of the Bible can be conveniently divided according to the various modern languages, it is more important that the division among them be made on a chronological basis. Since the Council of Trent had decreed that the Vulgate was the sole “authentic
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
VERSIONS, CATHOLIC kath´uh-lik. Though catholic can refer to the Western half of the church that was divided from Eastern Christianity at the end of the 1st millennium, in this article it refers primarily to the part of the Western church that remained in communion with the bishop of Rome (the pope)