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Bible - Douay - Rheims Version

Bible - Douay - Rheims Version

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The Douay-Rheims Version of the Bible is an English translation of the Latin Vulgate Bible, primarily translated by members of the English College at Douai, France, and later revised by Bishop Richard Challoner. The New Testament was completed in 1582, and the Old Testament was finished in 1610, making it one of the earliest English translations of the Bible.

The Douay-Rheims Version holds significant historical importance, particularly for Catholics, as it was the standard English Catholic Bible for centuries. It was produced during a time of religious conflict in England when Catholics faced persecution, and it served as a tool for the preservation and transmission of the Catholic faith.

The translation is known for its formal language and retention of Latinized vocabulary, reflecting the style of the Latin Vulgate. While it has been supplanted by more modern translations for everyday use, the Douay-Rheims Version continues to be cherished by many Catholics for its historical significance and its role in the Catholic Church's history in English-speaking countries.

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