Monday, December 14, 2009

Erasmus Latin New Testament

I have wanted to look at a version of Erasmus Latin New Testament for some time and now it is possible through the Erasmus Centre. Click on Facsimile and install the plug in if necessary. Its worth it.

Its always interesting to compare the Vulgate with Erasmus and see some significant differences. It was Erasmus, apparently, who decided to translate phobeo in Eph. 5:33 as "reverence" instead of "fear." This is the text which came to influence Calvin's Latin translation, the Beza Latin translation and eventually the KJV. It is the missing link, as it were, between the Greek text and the English.

HT the Amsterdam NT Weblog

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