Vulgate

ByBible Blender

Sep 12, 2017

The Vulgate, or Latin Vulgate, is a late 4th century Latin translation of the Bible that became the Catholic Church’s official Latin version of the Bible during the 16th century.  The translation was largely the work of St. Jerome, who in 382 A.D. had been commissioned by Pope Damasus I to revise the Vetus Latina New Testament gospels that were then in use by the Roman Church.  Jerome, on his own initiative, extended the work and translated most of the Books of the Bible.  Once published, the works were widely adopted and eventually eclipsed the Vetus Latina (the original Latin translations of biblical texts).