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The Book Of Joshua In The Vulgate

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Chapter Summary

Raija Sollamo published an article which dealt with the Septuagint version of the book of Joshua, in which she said that the Hebrew Vorlage was different from the Masoretic Text. This article focuses on the Vulgate and discusses the way Jerome produced his translation of Joshua. Taking the claim that the Vulgate is a literal translation as the starting point, it studies some examples illustrating the way Jerome actually created the translation. A special area within the parataxis of Hebrew is the use of a coordinating conjunction at the beginning of a main clause preceded by one or several subordinate clauses. The chapter concludes that the evidence implies that Jerome did not follow the verbum e verbo translation technique when translating the book of Joshua into Latin.

Keywords: Book of Joshua; Hebrew Vorlage; Jerome; verbum e verbo translation; Vulgate

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