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A critical edition of the Old Latin Bible is being published by the Institut Vetus Latina. Their homepage is found here

The Old Latin gospels also exist in an earlier edition by Adolf Jülicher, Walter Matzkow and Kurt Aland (Itala. Das neue Testament in lateinischer Überlieferung). For all other books, the only way of determining Old Latin readings is to use the apparatus in any critical edition of the Greek bible to reconstruct readings, or use the card index system from the Institut Vetus Latina published by Brepols. (Subscription required). This is found here.

Some more links to Old Latin resources will be found on the links page.

There is no translation available of the Old Latin biblical manuscripts. They are themselves translations of the Greek - for a flavour of the sort of variants involved, compare any two translations of the Greek Bible into a modern language.

The index follows of the 27 volumes of the critical edition of the Old Latin Bible. Clicking on the titles will take you to the information on published editions further down the page.

1        Grundlagen und Quellen   (prolegomena and sources) 

VETUS TESTAMENTUM
2       
Genesis
3        Exodus, Leviticus
4        Numeri, Deuteronomium, Josue, Judicum, Ruth
5        1-4 Regum
6        1-2 Paralipomenon, Esdras, Nehemias, 3-4 Esdras
7        Tobit, Judith, Hester
8        Job
9        Psalmi
10      Proverbia, Ecclesiastes, Canticum Canticorum
11      Sapientia, Sirach (Ecclesiasticus)
12      Esaias
13      Jeremias (Lamentationes, Baruch)
14      Daniel, XII Prophetae
15      I-II Macchabaeorum 

NOVUM TESTAMENTUM
16     
Matthaeus
17     
Marcus
18      Lucas
19      Johannes
20      Actus Apostolorum
21      Ad Romanos
22      Ad Corinthios I
23      Ad Corinthios II, Galatas
24      Ad Ephesios, Ad Philippenses, Colossenses
25      Ad Thessalonicenses, Timotheum, Ad Titum, Philemonem, Hebraeos
26      Epistulae Catholicae, Apocalypsis Johannes

27      Agrapha, Unbestimmbares; Zusammenfassung der Nachträge; Autoren- und Handschriftenregister.

  The following works have so far been published:

 1        Grundlagen und Quellen

1        Verzeichnis der Sigel für Handschriften und Kirchenschriftsteller. 1949. Bonifatius Fischer
          Catalogue of sigla for Manuscripts and Church Fathers.

1/1     Kirchenschriftsteller: Verzeichnis und Sigel. 4. aktualisierte Auflage. 1995. Hermann Josef Frede
          Catalogue of abbreviations for Church Fathers and their works.

1/2     Altlateinische Handschriften/Manuscrits vieux latins. Mss 1-275. 1999. Roger Gryson

1/2     Altlateinsche Handschriften/Manuscrits vieux latins. Mss 300-485. 2004. Roger Gryson
          Catalogue of all surviving Old Latin manuscripts.

 

VETUS TESTAMENTUM

 2        Genesis

          Genesis 1:1 - 9:14. Bonifatius Fischer. 1951
 
         Genesis 9:14 – 27:23. Bonifatius Fischer. 1952
          Genesis 27:23 – 43:22. Bonifatius Fischer. 1953
          Genesis 43:22 – end. Bonifatius Fischer. 1954
 

3        Exodus, Leviticus

          not edited

4        Numeri, Deuteronomium, Josue, Judicum, Ruth

          4/1 – 4/4      not edited
          4/5     Ruth. Bonifatia Gesche. 2005

5        1-4 Regum

          not edited

6        1-2 Paralipomenon, Esdras, Nehemias, 3-4 Esdras

          not edited

7        Tobit, Judith, Hester

          7/1     Tobit. Jean-Marie Auwers. in preparation
         
7/2     Judith.

                             Introduction. Pierre-Maurice Bogaert. 2001.
          7/3     Hester.
                             Hester 1:1-2:7. Jean-Claude Haelewyck. 2004 

8        Job

          not edited

9        Psalmi

          not edited

10      Proverbia, Ecclesiastes, Canticum Canticorum

10/1 - 10/2 not edited
               
10/3   Canticum Canticorum.
                                  Introduction. Eva Schulz-Flügel. 1992. 

11      Sapientia, Sirach (Ecclesiasticus)

          11/1   Sapientia Salomonis.
                             Introduction. Walter Thiele. 1977, 1977, 1979.
                             Sapientia 1:1 – 5:3. Walter Thiele. 1980
                             Sapientia 5:3 – 8:8. Walter Thiele. 1981
                             Sapientia 8:8 – 13:1. Walter Thiele. 1983
                             Sapientia 13:1 – 18:18. Walter Thiele. 1984
                             Sapientia 18:18 – end. Walter Thiele. 1985
         

         
11/2   Sirach (Ecclesiasticus)
                             Introduction. Walter Thiele. 1987. 1988
                             Sirach 1:1 – 3:31. Walter Thiele. 1989
                             Sirach 3:31 – 7:30. Walter Thiele. 1992
                             Sirach 7:30 – 11:35. Walter Thiele. 1993
                             Sirach 11:35 – 16:21. Walter Thiele. 1996
                             Sirach 16:21 – 19:28. Walter Thiele. 1998
                             Sirach 20:1 – 23:6. Walter Thiele. 2001 

12      Esaias

          12/1   Esaias 1-39
                             Esaias 1:1 – 1:22. Roger Gryson. 1987
                             Esaias 1:22 – 5:7. Roger Gryson. 1987
                             Esaias 5:8 – 7:14. Roger Gryson. 1988
                             Esaias 7:14 – 10:19. Roger Gryson. 1989
                             Esaias 10:20 – 14:13. Roger Gryson. 1990
                             Esaias 14:13 – 22:5. Roger Gryson. 1991
                             Esaias 22:5 – 26:20. Roger Gryson. 1991
                             Esaias 26:20 – 30:15. Roger Gryson. 1991
                             Esaias 30:15 – 35:5. Roger Gryson. 1993
                             Esaias 35:3 – 39:9. Roger Gryson. 1993

          12/2   Esaias 40-66
                             Esaias 40:1 – 41:20. Roger Gryson. 1994
                             Esaias 41:21 – 44:4 Roger Gryson. 1994
                             Esaias 44:5 – 46:13. Roger Gryson. 1995
                             Esaias 46:13 – 50:3. Roger Gryson. 1995
                             Esaias 50:4 – 53:3. Roger Gryson. 1996
                             Esaias 53:3 – 54:17. Roger Gryson. 1996
                             Esaias 54:17 – 58:8. Roger Gryson. 1996
                             Esaias 58:8 – 61:10. Roger Gryson. 1997
                             Esaias 61:10 – 65:23. Roger Gryson. 1997
                             Esaias 65:23 – 66:24. Roger Gryson. 1997

 13      Jeremias (Lamentationes, Baruch)

          not edited

 14      Daniel, XII Prophetae

          not edited

 15      I-II Macchabaeorum

          not edited

 
NOVUM TESTAMENTUM

16      Matthaeus

          not edited.

Itala: Das Neue Testament in altlateinische Überlieferung. 1. Matthäus-Evangelium. 2te verbesserte Auflage. Adolf Jülicher, rev. Walter Matzkow & Kurt Aland. 1972. Berlin; De Gruyter

17      Marcus

          not edited

Itala: Das Neue Testament in altlateinische Überlieferung. 2. Markus-Evangelium. 2te verbesserte Auflage. Adolf Jülicher, rev. Walter Matzkow & Kurt Aland. 1970. Berlin; De Gruyter

18      Lucas

          not edited

Itala: Das Neue Testament in altlateinische Überlieferung. 3. Lukas-Evangelium. 2te verbesserte Auflage. Adolf Jülicher, rev. Walter Matzkow & Kurt Aland. 1976. Berlin; De Gruyter

19      Johannes

          not edited

Itala: Das Neue Testament in altlateinische Überlieferung. 4. Johannes-Evangelium. 2te verbesserte Auflage. Adolf Jülicher, rev. Walter Matzkow & Kurt Aland. 1963. Berlin; De Gruyter

Online electronic edition of the Old Latin Manuscripts of John at www.iohannes.com.

20      Actus Apostolorum

          not edited

21      Ad Romanos

          Introduction. Hugo S. Eymann. 1996

22      Ad Corinthios I

          Introduction. Uwe Fröhlich. 1995. 1996. 1998.

23      Ad Corinthios II, Galatas

          not edited

24      Ad Ephesios, Ad Philippenses, Colossenses

24/1   Ad Ephesios
                   Ephesios 1:1 - 1:21. Hermann Josef Frede. 1962
                   Ephesios 1:21 - 3:13. Hermann Josef Frede. 1963
                   Ephesios 3:13 - 4:30. Hermann Josef Frede. 1963
                   Ephesios 4:30 - 6:12. Hermann Josef Frede. 1964
                   Ephesios 6:12 – end. Hermann Josef Frede. 1964

24/2   Ad Philippenses, Colossenses
                             Philippenses 1:1 – 1:25. Hermann Josef Frede. 1966
                             Philippenses 1:25 – 2:15. Hermann Josef Frede. 1967
                             Philippenses 2:15 – 4:7. Hermann Josef Frede. 1968
                             Philippenses 4:8 – end. Hermann Josef Frede. 1969
                             Colossenses 1:1 – 1:9. Hermann Josef Frede. 1969
                             Colossenses 1:9 – 2:7. Hermann Josef Frede. 1970
                             Colossenses 2:7 – 3:10. Hermann Josef Frede. 1970
                             Colossenses 3:10 – end. Hermann Josef Frede. 1971

25      Ad Thessalonicenses, Timotheum, Titum, Philemonem, Hebraeos

25/1   Ad Thessalonicenses, Timotheum
                   1 Thess. 1:1 – 4:15. Hermann Josef Frede. 1976
                   1 Thess. 4:14 – end. Hermann Josef Frede. 1977
                   2 Thess. 1:1 – 2:2. Hermann Josef Frede. 1977
                   2 Thess. 2:2 – end. Hermann Josef Frede. 1978
                   1 Tim. 1:1 – 1:5. Hermann Josef Frede. 1978
                   1 Tim. 1:5 – 3:1. Hermann Josef Frede. 1978
                   1 Tim. 3:1 – 5:10. Hermann Josef Frede. 1979
                   1 Tim. 5:10 – 6:17. Hermann Josef Frede. 1980
                   1 Tim. 6:17 – end. Hermann Josef Frede. 1981
                   2 Tim. 1:1 – 2:17. Hermann Josef Frede. 1981
                   2 Tim. 2:17 – 4:5. Hermann Josef Frede. 1982
                   2 Tim. 4:5 – end. Hermann Josef Frede. 1982

25/2   Ad Titum, Philemonem, Hebraeos
                   Titum 1:1 – 3:5. Hermann Josef Frede. 1983
                   Titum 3:5 – end. Hermann Josef Frede. 1983
                   Philemonem. Hermann Josef Frede. 1983
                   Hebraeos 1:1. Hermann Josef Frede. 1987
                   Hebraeos 1:2 – 2:16. Hermann Josef Frede. 1987
                   Hebraeos 2:16 – 5:8. Hermann Josef Frede. 1988
                   Hebraeos 5:8 – 7:10. Hermann Josef Frede. 1989
                   Hebraeos 7:10 – 9:12. Hermann Josef Frede. 1990
                   Hebraeos 9:12 – 10:28. Hermann Josef Frede. 1990
                   Hebraeos 10:28 – 11:37. Hermann Josef Frede. 1991
                   Hebraeos 11:37 – 13:10. Hermann Josef Frede. 1991
                   Hebraeos 13:10 – end. Hermann Josef Frede. 1991

26      Epistulae Catholicae, Apocalypsis Johannes

26/1   Epistulae Catholicae

                   Jacobi. Walter Thiele. 1956

                   1 Petri. Walter Thiele. 1958

                   2 Petri. Walter Thiele. 1960

                   1 Johannis 1:1 – 3:17. Walter Thiele. 1965

                   1 Johannis 3:17 – end. Walter Thiele. 1966

                   2 Johannis. Walter Thiele. 1966

                   3 Johannis 1 – 3. Walter Thiele. 1966

                   3 Johannis 3 – 15. Walter Thiele. 1967

                   Jude. Walter Thiele. 1967.

26/2   Apocalypsis Johannes

   Apocalypsis 1:1 – 2:7. Roger Gryson. 2000
                   Apocalypsis 2:7 – 4:1. Roger Gryson. 2001
                   Apocalypsis 4:1 – 6:12. Roger Gryson. 2002
                   Apocalypsis 6:12 – 9:19. Roger Gryson. 2002
                   Apocalypsis 9:19 – 13:1. Roger Gryson. 2002
                   Apocalypsis 13:1 – 16:2. Roger Gryson. 2003
                   Apocalypsis 16:2 – 18:24. Roger Gryson. 2003
                   Apocalypsis 18:24 – 21:12. Roger Gryson. 2003
                   Apocalypsis 21:12 – end. Roger Gryson. 2003 

27      Agrapha, Unbestimmbares; Zusammenfassung der Nachträge; Autoren- und Handschriftenregister.
          not yet published.

 

 
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