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Canon Fodder

Kevin at Biblicalia has posted many more new translations of St. Jerome’s Vulgate prologues. Most interesting is Jerome’s intro to Tobit, as the crotchety scholar is sometimes invoked by those who reject the Old Testament deuterocanonical books — Wisdom, Tobit, Maccabees, and so on. The Orthodox and Catholic Church has always accepted those books as inspired and canonical. Apparently — and contrary to some claims out there — Jerome was okay with that.