Book of Answers: The Vulgate Bible

“When did the Vulgate Bible first appear? The Latin translation of the Bible was written mostly by Saint Jerome in 382-384 A.D. The term comes from Latin edition vulgate, ‘spread among the people.’”

Excerpted from: Corey, Melinda, and George Ochoa. Literature: The New York Public Library Book of Answers. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1993.

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