THE HOLY BIBLE

ORIGIN-INSPIRATON-AND HISTORY OF THE BIBLE-THE VULGATE SUPERSEDES ALL OTHER VERSIONS-As St. Jerome’s work on the Old Testament was a work of private enterprise

 

THE VULGATE SUPERSEDES ALL OTHER VERSIONS

 

As St. Jerome’s work on the Old Testament was a work of private enterprise, it met great opposition. He was accused of changing the text of the Bible, which was familiar to the people in the Itala 0r Old Latin. However, as time went on, the great merits of his work were recognized. By the 9th Century, Jerome’s version was universally accepted. In view of its general adoption, it gradually assumed the name of “Vulgate,” the “disseminated” or people’s Bible.