Re: Isaiah 7:14

Date: Thu Sep 02 1999 - 12:21:20 EDT

The Latin Vulgate reads:
propter hoc dabit Dominus ipse vobis signum ecce *virgo* concipiet et pariet filium
et vocabitis nomen eius Emmanuhel.

One translation of "virgo," of course, is "virgin." However, Latin dictionaries also
define "virgo" as "maid, young woman, girl." If those meanings were also present
when the Vulgate was translated, then it would indicate that here "virgo" had
approximately the same range of meanings as did the Hebrew "almah."

Solomon Landers
Memra Institute for Biblical Research

Steve Puluka wrote:

> <snip>
> The copies I have of Roman Catholic English translations follow the Greek
> not the Hebrew. If the Vulgate is a translation of the Hebrew and is
> accepted as the text for Roman Catholics why do they follow the Greek in
> disputed verses? Does anyone have access to the Vulgate text? What is the
> Latin translation in the Vulgate for this verse?

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