Latin Versions
The old Latin version
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
D. Latin
D. LatinUntil the second half of the 2nd cent. the Roman church was predominantly Greek speaking, and it is probably in Africa that the need for Latin versions of biblical books first arose (see VERSIONS, LATIN). It is debated whether Tertullian’s biblical citations attest such versions, though the
VERSIONS, LATIN. The Latin versions of the Bible witness to the ever-changing place of Latin in Christian life and worship. From early, informal translations to modern critical editions of the Vulgate, Latin Bibles transmit not only particular Latin versions but also the approach to sacred scriptures