Novum Testamentum Latine

The Latin of the Vulgate New Testament, particularly of the Gospels, is relatively easy to read--certainly when compared to Virgil or Cicero. Also, the Gospels especially are good sources to use for the teaching of Latin because many students will be familiar with the text. Further, the Vulgate provides students with a Latin text than can useful to them in their daily lives--certainly more useful than what is available in, for instance, Wheelock's famous introduction to Latin. Churchgoers and Bible readers generally can incorporate Latin into their daily lives by reading in the Vulgate. This makes Latin seem relevant to students, and it makes it more likely that they will continue to read Latin later in life.

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Kurt Aland and Barbara Aland
Publication Info:
Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, 2006