Tuesday, June 12, 2012

( PART 2 ) JEROMES DELIBERATE OMISSION OF THE “...ANGEL...” IN THE BUSH, IN HIS VULGATE VERSION AT EXODUS 3:2


The interesting thing about Jerome's deliberate omission in Exodus 3:2 of any mention of the:

Ltn., ( Angelus ) “...ANGEL...”

Is that he still included a mention of the “...ANGEL...” at Acts chapter 7 and verse 30, in his Vulgate. Where Stephen actually quotes Exodus 3:2 in his speech before the Sanhedrin.

Here's the Vulgate text of Acts Chapter 7 and verse 30:

LATIN TEXT: “...Et expletis annis quadraginta apparuit illi in deserto montis Sina ( Angelus ) in igne flammae rubi...” - (Acts 7:30, “LATIN: BIBLIA SACRA VULGATA,” at Biblos.com Online Bible.)

JEROME'S LATIN VULGATE: “...And when forty years were completed, there appeared to him, in the desert of Mount Sinai, ( AN ANGEL ), in a flame of fire in a bush...” - (Acts 7:30,THE SACRED BIBLE – Catholic Public Domain Version, Original Version,” Ronald L. Conte Jr., translator and editor, 2009.)

The Clementine Revision or Version of the Vulgate is exactly the same:

LATIN TEXT: “...Et expletis annis quadraginta, apparuit illi in deserto montis Sina ( Angelus ) in igne flammæ rubi...” - (Acts 7:30, “Biblia Sacra juxta Vulgatam Clementinam,” at “The Clementine text of the Latin Vulgate Bible,” Published with approbation. CBCEW, 9th January 2006.)

CLEMENTINE RECENSION LATIN: “...And when forty years were completed, there appeared to him, in the desert of Mount Sinai, ( AN ANGEL ), in a flame of fire in a bush...” - (Acts 7:30, “THE SACRED BIBLE – Catholic Public Domain Version, Original Version,” Ronald L. Conte Jr., translator and editor, 2009.)

And the Modern or New Vulgate Revision by the Vatican also has the:

Ltn., ( Angelus ) “...ANGEL...”

In the text:

LATIN TEXT: “...Et expletis annis quadraginta, apparuit illi in deserto montis Sinai ( Angelus ) in ignis flamma rubi...” - (Acts 7:30, NOVA VULGATA – BIBLIORUM SACORUM EDITIO. [Revised Vulgate], Published by the Roman See : Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 2nd Edition 1986.)

NEW LATIN VULGATE:...And when forty years came to completion, there appeared to him, in the desert of Mount Sinai, ( AN ANGEL ), within a bramble bush, in a blazing fire...” - (Acts 7:30, “NOVA VULGATA – BIBLIORUM SACORUM EDITIO,” or “The New Common [Version] – Bible, Sacred Edition,” Translated by Matt13weedhacker 12/06/12.)