Page 11 - The Emphatic Triglot

Basic HTML Version

11
THE OLD TESTAMENT
ΤHE EMPHATIC TRIGLOT
The Old Testament was composed over a period of 1,000 years
by prophets writing in the Hebrew language, with the excep-
tion of a small section of
Daniel
written in Aramaic (
the official
language of the Persian Empire
).
This present edition includes:
1)
The AKJV translation, which is based on the KJV, the most es-
teemed translation of the Hebrew voweled text (Masoretic Text)
into English.
2)
A parallel column, containing the translation into the Greek by the 70
(Septuagint) in 250-150 BC, from the vowelless Hebrew text (
which is a
lost work
) as it was translated into English by Sir Lancelot C.L. Brenton.
3)
In places where serious deviations or contradictions were found
between the AKJV (KJV) and the 70 (Septuagint) we resolved the issue
by making use of
the translation made by Jerome (AD 347-420), which
is the only other extant translation from the vowelless Hebrew text into
Latin (
the Vulgate
).
#
English translation of the Vulgate by Douay-Rheims
Because all these esteemed translations include deviations and unintentional errors, in
this edition we creatively combined the three texts in order to present “
the oracles of God
(Rom. 3:2) in the simplest and plainest format as possible for modern English-speaking
students of the Bible.