Page 1, 20th April 1945

20th April 1945
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Page 1, 20th April 1945 — NEW PSALMS TRANSLATION

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Organisations: Biblical Institute
People: St. Jerome, Pius V


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The completion by scholars of the Biblical Institute of the new translation into Latin of the Psalms has been announced by the Pope in a Motu Pro It is also announced that the Holy Father has granted the faculty to priests to use. if they wish, the new translation in the recitation of the breviary, private or public, once the new version is published in a form accommodated to the breviary.

The document points out that the Psalterium Gallicanum adopted by Pope Pius V for the breviary and now in use followed a translation from the 'Greek into Latin instead of from the Hebrew into Latin, as St. Jerome himself did at a later date. and hence the original beauty and clarity of the Psalms is obscured in some instances. The new translation has"been made following the Hebrew texts.

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