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   Some Bible History

Let's start at the beginning.

St. Jerome at work on the Vulgate
     In AD 382 Pope St. Damasus commissioned St. Jerome (Hieronymous), the leading biblical scholar of his day, to produce a translation of the Bible to replace the Old Latin Bible, which had become corrupted through copyists' errors.

A man who is well grounded in the testimonies of the Scripture is the bulwark of the Church.
St. Jerome
     St. Jerome applying himself to the task by papal warrant had access to the best extant manuscripts -- which were much closer to the original manuscripts in Hebrew, Greek and Aramaic than anything still existing today. In many cases the New Testament scriptural texts were within a few generations of the original manuscripts penned by the Apostles.

The Latin Vulgate

     Finally completing his work in AD 405, St. Jerome gave the Catholic Church the Latin Vulgate. The Vulgate was solemnly proclaimed the Church's official Bible by the Council of Trent; which also declared that St. Jerome's Vulgate was the only authentic Latin text of the Scriptures.

     The word Vulgate itself means the "vulgar" --- that is the common Latin language in usage throughout the lands of the Roman Empire by the common people.

     The Vulgate was everywhere accepted, the majority of whom became the Greek Orthodox. The Greek bishops, because their texts had become so corrupted as to not be reliable, translated the Vulgate back into the "original Greek" for their use; which was the "Greek Text" in use at the time of the Reformation.

          The Vulgate was in use everywhere for 1,100 years as the standard Bible of all Christians; until various other Bibles began to appear during the Protestant Reformation.

Cover of the Latin Vulgate Bible
     These either claimed to be translations of the Vulgate, or to be "diligently compared with the original Hebrew and original Greek manuscripts".

     In point of fact, well before the Protestant Reformation, there were no "original Hebrew and original Greek manuscripts" in existence, except in their claims --- neither have any original manuscripts been discovered to this day.

The Catholic View

     From 1534 when Luther completed his corrupted Bible, which was followed by that of Wycliffe, Coverdale, etc., these partisan translations multiplied.

     English Church Scholars under the direction of William (later Cardinal) Allen, in answer to these inaccurate translations of the Bible so as to protect the Faith of the people, undertook to prepare an accurate English version of the Vulgate. And so the English College at Rheims undertook to translate the Vulgate in the common man's English

     And so the English College at Rheims undertook the translation of the Vulgate into the common man's English so that everyone could understand God's Holy Word arightly.

The Rheims New Testament

     The result was the Rheims New Testament (1582) and, after the move to Douai, the Douay Old Testament (1609). This Douay-Rheims Bible became the gold standard --- the authentic translation --- of the Bible for English speaking Catholics and all who valued scriptural integrity.

The title page of the REAL Rheims New Testament
"Now since Luther's revolt also," says the preface to the real Rheims New Testament of 1582, "diverse learned Catholics, for the more speedy abolishing of a number of false and impious translations put forth by sundry sects, and for the better preservation or reclaim of many good souls endangered thereby, have published the Bible in the several languages of almost all the principal provinces of the Latin Church, no other books in the world being so pernicious as heretical translations of the Scriptures, poisoning the people under color of divine authority, and not many other remedies
being more sovereign against the same (if it be used in order, discretion, and humility) than the true, faithful, and sincere interpretation opposed thereunto ... We, therefore, having compassion to see our beloved countrymen, with extreme danger of their souls, to use only such profane translations and erroneous men's mere fantasies, for the pure and blessed word of truth, much also moved thereunto by the desires of many devout persons, have set forth for you, benign readers, the New Testament to begin withal, trusting that it may give occasion to you, after diligent perusal thereof, to lay away at least such their impure versions as hitherto you have been forced to occupy."

     The preface to the entire Douay-Rheims Bible speaks to the same effect:

     "Now since Luther and his followers have pretended that the Catholic Roman faith and doctrine should be contrary to God's written word, and that the Scriptures were not suffered in vulgar languages, lest the people should see the truth, and withal these new masters corruptly turning the Scriptures into diverse tongues, as might best serve their own opinions, against this false suggestion and practice, Catholic pastors have, for one especial remedy, set forth true and sincere translations in most languages of the Latin Church."

Not a Typical Translation or "Version"

     It must be noted that the Douay-Rheims is NOT a typical translation where the translator rearranges the words and meanings, but a "slavish", i.e., an exact translation without liberties from the Latin into English. The reader thereby has an exact understanding of what the original Latin says, rather than interpretations and interpolations.

History of the Douay Rheims Bible

     The year 1558 A.D. marks the beginning of increasing hardships and persecution in England for followers of the Vulgate. Some were forced to flee to the European mainland for safety. Some went to Douai, France, where a college had been founded for the training of missionaries to return to England; of which many were martyred. It was there, ten years later, that Gregory Martin began to translate the Latin Vulgate into English.

     As noted, the Rheims New Testament was published in 1582 A.D. in a single volume. For want of finances, the Old Testament was not published until the first volume appeared in 1609 A. D., and the second volume completing the Old Testament in 1610 A.D.

The King James Version

     One year later, in 1611 A.D., the Protestant King James Version, also known as the Authorized Version, was issued; but the Catholic Douay-Rheims was not allowed legal entry until the 18th century. The King James Version was virtually a translation from Luther's German to English, and NOT "diligently compared with original Hebrew and Greek" as it claimed --- there being no complete original Hebrew or Greek manuscripts in existence either then or now.

     The Douay-Rheims Bible was specifically created for distribution in England. However the stringent Protestant Penal Laws in England forbade the entrance and ownership of this, God's Word.

     In fact, ownership of the Douay-Rheims by an Englishman was considered inimical to the English government and highly treasonable, for which one could be put to death. -- An interesting contretemps from those who claimed to be setting God's Word free.

     In "Where We Got the Bible, the Rt. Rev. Henry Graham states:
     Needless to say, the appearance of this New Testament, with its annotations, at once aroused the fiercest opposition. Queen Elizabeth ordered the searches to seek out and confiscate every copy they could find. If a priest was found in possession of it, he was forthwith imprisoned. Torture by rack was applied to those who circulated it.... All these measures, be it noted, kind reader, were taken by parties who advocated loudly the unlimited right of private judgment.
     The King James Version was thus permitted to stand without competition and comparison with the Latin Vulgate or the English Douay-Rheims.

     Since the King James Version of 1611 A.D., it was as though Luther's "Bible" was the Bible of 1,100 years, and not the Latin Vulgate.

Discerning the Word of God

     If one's salvation depends upon the proper acceptance and application of Christ's teachings in one's life; then it is evident that the right understanding of the Word of God must be attained.

     But what if the Bible were to be cut and pasted, edited, re-interpreted, and otherwise changed --- all the while keeping the same name, but not the same substance. What effect would this have upon a godly man attempting to live the life of Christ?

     This is, of course, the reason we are given as to why there are so many versions of the Bible about --- to allow one to get closer to the real and true meaning of God's Word.

     Thus we have Luther's Bible, the King James Version (the Authorized Version), the Wycliffe, the Great Bible, and the Coverdale Bible from the Protestant Reformation.

     More recently we have the Scofield Bible, the Revised Standard Version, the Amplified Bible, the Living Bible, the Lamsa Bible, the New Century Version, the New International Bible, the New American Standard Version, the Thompson Chain Reference, the Nave Study Bible, and on and on.

     Each of these bible versions claims to take the Believer closer to the true meaning and essence of the Word of God.

     However, suppose that you have not considered, or have been denied, the best text of Scripture, and even the best helps that you need to understand God's Word arightly.

     What if the text of Holy Scripture had been changed to purge Jesus from Scripture, not just in the current anti-Christian era, but from the 1500's continuing until today under various forms of "textual criticism", updating, and other terms hiding what has been done?

     As one Minister states "It is, therefore, imperative that every child of God takes great care that the Bible version which he uses, defends, and promotes in the world is a faithful translation of the Word of God."

Removing Christ from the Bible

     For example, let us consider the determination to dissolve Christ from the Old Testament. This is plain in the King James Version (Authorized Version), where the various names of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, are removed more than 100 times. 21 times the name Christ is deleted, where it appears in the Vulgate and Douay.

     The names of Jesus removed from Luther's Bible and the King James:
of Jesus, 1 time, Hab. 3:18
(also in Jude 5);
of The Just One, 25 times;
of Saviour, 15 times; of Dominator, 13 times;
of The Holy One, 5 times; of The Strong One, 6 times;
of The Son of Man, 5 times; of My Deliverer, 2 times;
of our Lord, 7 times; of the Lamb, 1 time;
of our Redeemer, 1 time; of The Meek One, 1 time;
of The Noble One, 1 time; and, of The Orient, 1 time.

But God says. . .

     God says: "...neither add anything, nor diminish." De. 12:32. "You shall not add to the word that I speak to you; neither shall you take away from it." De. 4:2. "Add not anything to his words..." Pr. 30:6. "If any man shall add to these things, God shall add upon him the plagues written in this book." Apoc. [Rev.] 22:18.

     If the name of "God my JESUS" were in the Old Testament, would you expect Luther to retain it? If so, you would be disappointed!

     In Luther's Habakuk, chapter 3, he expunged the name CHRIST and the name JESUS from the same page! JESUS is gone from his Hab. 3:18 which says:
     "Ego autem in Domino gaudebo. Et exsultabo in Deo Iesu meo."

     That is:

     "But I will joy in our Lord, and will rejoice in God my JESUS."
     But Luther made it:
     "Aber ich will mich freuen des Herrn, und froehlich sein in Gott meinem Heil." "In God, my salvation."
     Furthermore, this was not the only occasion that he did it.

     The name CHRIST is found 21 times in the Old Testament. Luther rendered it Judaistically "Messiah" once, "Christ" twice, and he rendered it out 18 times. He then blotted out the name CHRIST 24 times in the New Testament.

     Then, forty-five (45) times, Martin Luther took the name JESUS out of the New Testament!

     It is extremely important, of course, to comply with the words of Jesus that we change not a single word of His; however, the name JESUS can be much more important in one verse than in another!

      JESUS is taken out by Luther in his "Bible," in: Mt. 5:1; 8:26; 9:23; 16:15; 17:19; 20:17; 22:20; 26:18; Mk. 9:15; 16:1; 16:19; Lk. 4:38; 6:11; 14:1; 18:31; 20:3; 22:2; 24:36; Jn. 2:8; 4:1; Acts 5:41; 9:17; 9:20; 10:48; 16:7; 18:4; 18:25; 24:24; Rom. 8:34; 15:16; 16:9; I Cor. 4:17; II Cor. 2:14; Eph. 3:6; Phil. 3:9; Col. 1:7; 2:2; 4:12; II Thes. 2:8; Phile. 8; Heb. 4:14-16; 9:24; Jude 5,24,25; Hab. 3:18.

     CHRIST is taken out by Luther in his "Bible," in: I K. 2:10; 2:35; 12:3; 12:5; 16:6; II K. 22:51; II Par. 6:42; Ps. 2:2; 17:51; 19:7; 83:10; 88:39; 88:52; 131:10; 131:17; Is. 45:1; Lam. 4:20; Hab. 3:13; Acts 4:33; 10:48; 28:31; Rom. 3:26;4: 24; 8:35; 10:17; I Cor. 2:1; 4:16; 5:5; II Cor. 5:15; 11:4; Gal. 4:31; Eph. 5:21; 5:29; Col. 3:15; 3:17; I Thes. 4:17; Heb. 10:19; 13:20; I Pet. 3:15; Jude 24, 25; Apocalypse 11:15-19.

     JESUS is added by Luther in his "Bible," in: Mt. 8:5; 13:36; 13:51; 14:14; 14:25; 15:16; 15:30; 16:6; 17:11; 24:2; Mk. 5:19; 7:27; 10:50; 11:14; 11:15; Lk. 7:22; 8:35; 10:21; 10:39; 10:41; 13:2; Jn. 4:46; 13:3; 19:23; 20:21; 21:17; Acts 3:26; 9:28; Eph. 3:9; I Jn. 5:20.

     CHRIST is added by Luther in his "Bible," in: Mt. 23:8; Mk. 13:6; Lk. 4:41; Jn. 4:42; Acts 16:31; Gal. 3:17; 4:7; Eph. 3:9; Jn. 5:20.

     Again, it should be emphasized that The King James Version is a virtual translation from Luther's German to English, and was not "diligently compared with original Hebrew and Greek" as was claimed. Why, simply because these "original" Hebrew and Greek manuscripts simply did not exist at that time.

The Challoner "Revision"

     Similar forces attempting to bowdlerize and to water down Sacred Scripture were also at work within the Catholic Church after the penal laws were lifted in England. The authentic real "Douay-Rheims Bible" was never accepted in England, as all Catholic Bibles had been confiscated and burned.

     In the 18th century, Bibles appeared in England -- the work of a Bishop Challoner -- which were erroneously called The Douay-Rheims. These counterfeit versions were allowed circulation in England and its colonies. The real Douay-Rheims --- the original and true version --- vanished --- to be found only in museums and literary collections.

     The Catholic Encyclopedia of 1909 A.D. states:

     "Although the Bibles in use at the present day by the Catholics of England and Ireland are popularly styled the Douay Version, they are most improperly so called; they are founded, with more or less alteration, on a series of revisions undertaken by Bishop Challoner in 1749-52 . . .

     The changes introduced by him were so considerable that, according to Cardinal Newman, they almost amounted to a new translation. So, also, Cardinal Wiseman wrote, 'To call it any longer the Douay or Rheimish Version is an abuse of terms. It has been altered and modified until scarcely any verse remains as it was originally published.' In nearly every case Challoner's changes took the form of approximating to the Authorized Version [King James]. . ."
     This is what is commonly sold as the Douay-Rheims Bible. If one buys a "Douay-Rheims Bible" today it is typically a copy of the 1899 Challoner version, which is but a pale reflection of the REAL Douay-Rheims. The text does not follow the original Douay-Rheims, and it is usually found with hardly any of the voluminous notes and annotations of the original REAL Douay-Rheims.

     Father George Leo Haydock attempted a partial restoration of the voluminous notes from the REAL Douay-Rheims with his 1852 "Haydock Bible". While it is an improvement over the standard Challoner version, it is still the Challoner translation and also lacks the massive notes and annotations as well.

     One may ask why the REAL Douay-Rheims has not been available to the public from the 1600's until the present day.

     Obviously there are many reasons, such as the Penal Laws, the Challoner version which falsely claimed the name "Douay Rheims", etc.

An image of the old English script text in the REAL Rheims New Testament
     However, the major reason (other than the obvious efforts of the enemies of Christ to suppress it) is because it has never been retyped from the Old English script into modern English text to make it accessible to modern readers.

     Thus, it is extremely hard and tedious to read and understand.

What's the Difference?

     You may be wondering, "How much difference can there really be between the REAL Rheims New Testament and the King James?"

     Christians have been deceived into believing that their English Bibles were based on the true ancient texts which Christians have always used.

     Instead, what they have is really based on texts by people who did not mind changing holy Scripture so as to prove their theological contentions and remove Christ from His Scriptures.

Only the REAL Douay-Rheims Bible is faithful to the ancient Latin Vulgate!

This means you have access to the oldest authentic Bible texts available any where!

     Here are a few of the many examples that clearly illustrate this fact:

Latin Vulgate
385 A.D.
REAL Douay Rheims
1610 A.D.
King James Version
1611 A.D.
I Kings 12:3

I Sam. 12:3
Loquímini de me coram Dómino, et coram christo ejus, ... Speak of me before our Lord, and before his Christ, ...

witness against me before the LORD, and before his anointed: ...

I Kings 12: 5

I Sam. 12:5
Dixítque ad eos : Testis est Dóminus advérsum vos, et testis christus ejus in die hac, ... And he said to them: Witness is our Lord against you, and witness is his Christ in this day, ...

And he said unto them, The LORD is witness against you, and his anointed is witness this day, ...

Psalm 131:10

Psalm 132:10
Propter David servum tuum non avértas fáciem christi tui. For David thy servants sake turn not away the face of thy Christ.

For thy servant David's sake turn not away the face of thine anointed.

Psalm 131:17

Psalm 132:17
Illuc prodúcam cornu David; parávi lucérnam christo meo. Thither will I bring fourth a horn to David, I have prepared a lamp to my Christ.

There will I make the horn of David to bud: I have ordained a lamp for mine anointed.

Isaias 64:10

Isaiah 64:10
Cívitas Sancti tui facta est desérta, Sion desérta facta est, Jerúsalem desoláta est.

The city of thy holy one is made desert, Sion is made desert, Jerusalem is become desolate.

Thy holy cities are a wilderness, Zion is a wilderness, Jerusalem a desolation.

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The REAL Douay Rheims Bible

     In an effort spanning over eleven years, and as a corporal and spiritual work of mercy, Dr. William von Peters has prepared the Douay Rheims for modern readers. First hand retyping the REAL Rheims New Testament in its entirety, with all the notes and annotations, into modern English text for easy reading. Then continuing on with the REAL Douay Old Testament, also with notes and annotations.

     It is to be emphasized that nothing in the text has been changed or modified. It has only been transliterated into modern English text, with archaic spellings updated to modern spellings. Where possible the archaic spelling has been left intact to preserve the "flavor" of this historic text.

     The Rt. Rev. Henry Graham (Where We Got the Bible) states regarding the bringing of the true unadulterated Scripture of the Rheims New Testament from the Apostles to St. Jerome, and now to you, states:

     "...At a single leap we thus arrive at that great work, completed by the greatest scholar of his day, who had access to manuscripts and authorities that have now perished , and who, living so near the days of the Apostles, and, as it were, close to the very fountain-head , was able to produce a copy of the inspired writings which, for correctness, can never be equaled."

The Douay Old Testament

     The New Testament is a fulfillment of the Old. Jesus said he came to fulfill the Law and the Prophets.
     The first volume of the Douay Old Testament was printed in 1609 and comprises the Books of Genesis through Job. The second volume containing the rest of the Old Testament was printed the following year in 1610. Both pre-date the King James version of the Bible.

     The Douay comes to us from the Septuagint Old Testament which was the official Bible of the Pre-Christian Era Jews, as well as of the New Testament Christians.

     The Septuagint was early on translated into the Old Latin Version for the Roman World for whom Latin was the official language; as Greek had been prior to the coming of the Roman Empire when the Septuagint had been translated from the original Hebrew (now lost).

     St. Jerome revised the Old Latin with the use of the most ancient manuscripts available into what became known as the Latin Vulgate.

     The unique notes and annotations of the Douay tie together the Old and New Testaments so that you can now understand God's wonderful plan of Salvation!

     Now you can understand how the New Testament Church -- the Catholic Church -- is the culmination and continuation of Old Testament Israel -- and why the Church Fathers stated that the Church is Israel!

Some Protestant Scholars' Thoughts
On the Douay Rheims Bible

     The Douay Rheims Bible was translated meticulously to preserve the absolute meaning of the text, not interpreted.

     Numerous Protestant authors have remarked upon this fidelity. Here are a few notes in this regard.

     Wescott commends the Rheims translators for their accuracy in treating the definite article:
     When the Latin was capable of guiding them, they seem to have followed out their principles honestly: but whenever it was inadequate or ambiguous they had the niceties of the Greek at their command. Their treatment of the article offers a good illustration of the care and skill with which they performed this part of their task. The Greek article cannot, as a general rule, be expressed in Latin. Here then the translators were free to follow the Greek text, and the result is that this critical point of scholarship is dealt with more satisfactorily by them than by any earlier point of translators. And it must be said also that in this respect the revisers of King James were less accurate than the Rheimists, though they had their work before them."
     Quoted in Carleton, The Part of Rheims in the Making of the English Bible, p. 19 and Moulton, The History of the English Bible, p. 19.

     Westcott again notes:
     "Scrupulous or even servile adherence to the text of the Vulgate was not always without advantage. They frequently reproduced with force the original order of the Greek which is preserved in the Latin; and even while many unpleasant roughnesses occur, there can be little doubt that their version gained on the whole by the faithfulness with which they endeavoured to keep the original form of the sacred writings. . . . The same spirit of fidelity to the letter of their texts often led them to keep the phrase of the original where other translators had unnecessarily abandoned it."
     Ibid., pp. 245, 249, 255: Matt. 18:29, 24:7, Luke 16:9,: Rom. 1:21, 11:2.

     "In addition to the Vulgate," says Isaacs, "the Greek text was closely consulted and produced improved renderings of the article, not without effect on the Authorized and Revised Versions"
     (in The Bible in Its Ancient English Versions, p. 193.

     Scrivener also acknowledges that the Rheims New Testament
     "is highly commendable for its scrupulous accuracy and fidelity. In justice it must be observed that no case of willful perversion of Scripture has ever been brought home to the Rheimish translators."
     A Supplement to the Authorized English Version of the New Testament.

     J.R. Dore notes:
     "In some places the Douai Bible more accurately hands down the very words of the inspired writers than any English translation then existing. This is owing to the Latin having been taken from earlier MSS, than were accessible to later translators."
     Dore, Literary Lineage Of The KJV, pp. 316-17

     G. C. Macaulay calls the Rheims:
     "...a most accurate and scholarly version . . . by thoroughly competent Greek scholars, who carefully compared the Latin with the Greek . . . In the representation of a simple Greek word occurring in various places by the same English word, in careful discrimination of the senses of the definite aricle, and in regard of the original form, express, and order of words, this version is far superior to any previously existing. As to the English style of it, a very false impression is created by the usual descriptions. It does not doubt maintain a certain number of unfamiliar words which it was thought could not be rendered into common English without losing their theological or ecclesiastical associations; but in the Gospels and the simpler portions of the Epistles we may read for a long time without finding anything unusual in the diction; and such words as "evangelise" and "Paraclete" need not seriously offend us. By far the most shocking instance is "supersubstantial bread" in the Lord's Prayer; but the translators were dealing with a difficulty which had been rather evaded than solved by their predecessors. . . . It is needless here to do more than to mention the considerable owed by our Authorized Version to the Rhemist translation."
     The English Bible, in the Quarterly Review, October 1911.

     So even great Protestant Scholars are not afraid to praise the Douay Rheims.

     In closing this section, I will quote from Hugo Grotius the great Dutch humanist, statesman, jurist, and Catholic:
     "no version is freer from prejudice than the Vulgate owing to its antiquity and the fact that it antedates the Western schisms."

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to be ignorant of the Scripture is not to know Christ.
St. Jerome
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     Many of you have asked repeatedly when the original & true Douay Rheims Bible would be available in a printed edition.

     You see, many people simply do not like to read off of the computer screen. Either the screen bothers their eyes, or they can't read for long periods due to the back lighting; even though the electronic edition allows for convenient search capability and the ability to adjust the font sizes for better viewing.

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     The ability to "print on demand" means that the book, in this case The Original & True Rheims New Testament of Anno Domini 1582, or the original & true Douay Old Testament of 1610, can be printed professionally by an actual printer on an 'as ordered' basis so that large quantities don't have to be printed in advance to fill orders.

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