Council of Trent: Jerome's Latin Vulgate Accepted as Official Bible of Catholic Church

Council of Trent: Jerome's Latin Vulgate Accepted as Official Bible of Catholic Church

The Council of Trent in Santa Maria Maggiore church
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At its fourth session, the Council of Trent accepts Jerome's "Latin Vulgate" as the official Bible of the Roman Catholic Church.

As part of the reasoning behind using Jerome's 4th century translation as opposed to any other, the council cites "sacred tradition":

Moreover, this sacred and holy Synod,—considering that no small utility may accrue to the Church of God, if it be made known which out of all the Latin editions, now in circulation, of the sacred books, is to be held as authentic,—ordains and declares, that the said old and vulgate edition, which, by the lengthened usage of so many years, has been approved of in the Church, be, in public lectures, disputations, sermons and expositions, held as authentic; and that no one is to dare, or presume to reject it under any pretext whatever.

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