New Version: Nova Vulgata!

Written by Michael Hanel on January 7th, 2008

Just released for download for BibleWorks 7 users, the Nova Vulgata, which is the official Latin version of the Roman Catholic Church. This new version will have the version ID “NOV.” Already BibleWorks has the Clementine Vulgate (version ID VUL and VUO which is the same as the VUL except for the fact that it does not include the Apocrypha, has been remapped to match the King James Version with respect to verse numbers and its Psalms are from the Hebrew based work of Jerome, rather than the LXX-based work).

So if you count that all up, that would make three different Latin versions of the Vulgate in some way shape or form. If you want to know more about some of the differences between the Clementine Vulgate and the Nova Vulgata you could always start with a simple place like Wikipedia which identifies a few differences between them…….

…..Or you can be brave and see if you spot any yourself by turning on BibleWorks version comparison mode:

  1. Go to Tools: Text Comparison Settings
  2. Add VUL VUO NOV.
  3. Pick an appropriate highlighting setting and click Enable
  4. Click Apply and then Close.
  5. In the command line type “nov” and then type “d c” (clears all other versions except display version).
  6. Click in the Browse Window (the part which has the text of the Bible) and type “B” (for browse mode) on your keyboard.

All highlighted portions are words that are different as compared to the VUL and VUO versions. If you want to see what the other versions have, you can simply type “d vul” or “d vuo” or “d vul vuo” in the command line. Just don’t forget to toggle back out of the BROWSE mode (either click in the Browse Window and type “B” or click on the pair of shoes footprint just above the text in the Browse Window.

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