Re: Rheims

From: Jim West (jwest@Highland.Net)
Date: Wed Jun 10 1998 - 10:38:40 EDT

At 08:32 AM 6/10/98 -0700, you wrote:
>I'm going to risk showing my ignorance here (as well as my laziness in
>not getting up from my desk to have a look at, say, the Cambridge
>HHistory of the Bible or F.F. Bruce's history of the Bible in English or
>Kubo's _So Many Versions_, or ven the IDB -- all of which *should* be
>consulted to answer the original question) --- BUT wasn't the Rheims
>translated (a) by English Catholic scholars in exile during the
>(postElizabethan) Jacobean prohibitions against Catholoicism (b) into
>English (not French) for English speaking Catholics in hiding or also in

You are not ignorant, but correct. I don't know how I got the French
involved, but your memory surpassed mine (again).

An interesting URL, by the way, is:

This web page is a brief history of the version.

>Jeffrey Gibson


Jim West, ThD

Adjunct Professor of Bible
Quartz Hill School of Theology

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