Douay-Rheims Bible (Paperback)
Douay-Rheims Bible: St. Polycarp Publishing House Edition
The Holy Bible in English, Douay-Rheims American Edition of 1899, translated from the Latin Vulgate
Paperback, 6 x 9 inches, 938 pages
The Douay–Rheims Bible is a translation of the Latin Vulgate, being itself a translation from the original Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek texts. Saint Jerome (345-420 AD) created the Vulgate translation, which was later declared to be the approved Latin version of the Bible by the Council of Trent (1545-1563). The Douay-Rheims translation seeks to be faithful to the Vulgate, while also taking advantage of the original language manuscripts and other English translations. The translation was first published in 1582 (New Testament) and 1609 (Old Testament), with various revisions occurring periodically over the following centuries, most significantly in the mid-18th century by Bishop Richard Challoner. This edition is based on the subsequent 1899 American edition and features single column text with 9 point font.