THE BIBLE IN THE FIRST TWO CENTURIES AFTER CHRIST
In the early days of the Church, the Scriptures were read at divine services in Greek. An early translation from Greek to Latin was needed for many of the Christians in the West could not understand Greek. Such translations, gathered together, made up the ﬁrst Latin Bible. Prepared by so many different people of varying education, the translations were uneven and inaccurate. By the 2nd Century, there were a number of Latin translations, the.most widely circulated being the Old Latin, or Itala.