Collected essays and reviews of Thomas Graves Law

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byThomas Graves Law

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1904 Excerpt: ... THE LATIN VULGATE AS THE, AUTHENTIC VERSION OF THE CHURCH1 The three languages in which the books of the Bible were originally composed, viz. Hebrew, Chaldee, and Greek, have not only long ceased to be spoken as living dialects, but have gradually dropped out of general use among the learned; whilst Latin has almost exclusively become the adopted language of the Church in her laws, her ritual, and her schools of theology. The Word of God must therefore necessarily be interpreted to the faithful through the medium of translations. These translations, of various degrees of excellence or authority, are all of human origin, and though they may contain substantially the whole matter which was first put into writing by divine inspiration, they cannot reproduce the original text word for word with the precise force and with every shade of meaning which those words conveyed. For no two languages exactly correspond in their vocabulary, grammar, or idiom, and in the process of transition from one to another by a translation, there must be always something lost at one point or added at another which will affect the perfect or literal fidelity of the copy, even when it does not obscure the distinction of ideas or the point of an argument.2 The difficulty which there always must be in making a faithful translation is unusually great in the case of the Holy Scriptures. The larger part of the Old Testament was written in Hebrew. That difficult language differs widely in its character from those that are now, or have been at any time, spoken in Western Europe. English and Celtic, German and Latin, Russian and Persian, all very dissimilar on the surface, have comparatively a strong family likeness and can all be traced to a common parent stock; but Hebrew belongs to another...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1904 Excerpt: ... THE LATIN VULGATE AS THE, AUTHENTIC VERSION OF THE CHURCH1 The three languages in which the books of the Bible were originally c...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:154 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.33 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217825540

ISBN - 13:9780217825542

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