Vetus Latina edition

URL for this page: www.vetuslatina.org/editions

A critical edition of the Old Latin Bible is being overseen by the Vetus Latina Institute.

The Vetus Latina edition is conceived as a successor to the three volumes published by Sabatier in 1751. The Old Latin Gospels also exist in a more recent edition by Adolf Jülicher, Walter Matzkow and Kurt Aland (Itala. Das neue Testament in lateinischer Überlieferung). For many other books, the only way of determining Old Latin readings is to use the apparatus in critical editions of the Greek Bible to reconstruct readings, or use the card index system of the Vetus Latina Database published online by Brepols (subscription required). This is found here.

Some more links to Old Latin resources will be found on the links page.

There is no translation available of the Old Latin biblical manuscripts. They are themselves translations of the Greek - for a flavour of the sort of variants involved, compare any two translations of the Greek Bible into a modern language.

The index follows of the 27 volumes of the critical edition of the Old Latin Bible. Clicking on the titles will take you to the information on published editions further down the page.

1. Grundlagen und Quellen (prolegomena and sources)
VETUS TESTAMENTUM
2. Genesis
3. Exodus, Leviticus
4. Numeri, Deuteronomium, Josue, Judicum, Ruth
5. 1-4 Regum
6. 1-2 Paralipomenon, Esdras, Nehemias, 3-4 Esdras
7. Tobit, Judith, Hester
8. Job
9. Psalmi
10. Proverbia, Ecclesiastes, Canticum Canticorum
11. Sapientia, Sirach (Ecclesiasticus)
12. Esaias
13. Jeremias (Lamentationes, Baruch)
14. Daniel, XII Prophetae
15. I-II Macchabaeorum
NOVUM TESTAMENTUM
16. Matthaeus
17. Marcus
18. Lucas
19. Johannes
20. Actus Apostolorum
21. Ad Romanos
22. Ad Corinthios I
23. Ad Corinthios II, Galatas
24. Ad Ephesios, Ad Philippenses, Colossenses
25. Ad Thessalonicenses, Timotheum, Ad Titum, Philemonem, Hebraeos
26. Epistulae Catholicae, Apocalypsis Johannes
27. Agrapha, Unbestimmbares; Zusammenfassung der Nachträge; Autoren- und Handschriftenregister.

The following works have so far been published:

1. Grundlagen und Quellen
  • 1. Verzeichnis der Sigel für Handschriften und Kirchenschriftsteller. 1949. Bonifatius Fischer (now superseded)
    Catalogue of sigla for Manuscripts and Church Fathers.
  • 1/1. Répertoire général des auteurs ecclésiastiques latins de l'antiquité et du haut moyen âge. Fifth edition (two vols), ed. Roger Gryson. 2007.
    This is known as the Vetus Latina Repertorium. It is a catalogue of abbreviations for Church Fathers and their works. For abbreviations, see the link on the left.
  • 1/2. Altlateinische Handschriften/Manuscrits vieux latins. Mss 1-275. 1999. Roger Gryson
  • 1/2. Altlateinische Handschriften/Manuscrits vieux latins. Mss 300-485. 2004. Roger Gryson
    This is known as the Vetus Latina Register. It is a catalogue of all surviving Old Latin manuscripts.
VETUS TESTAMENTUM
2. Genesis
  • Genesis 1:1 - 9:14. Bonifatius Fischer. 1951
  • Genesis 9:14 – 27:23. Bonifatius Fischer. 1952
  • Genesis 27:23 – 43:22. Bonifatius Fischer. 1953
  • Genesis 43:22 – end. Bonifatius Fischer. 1954
3. Exodus, Leviticus
  • not edited
4. Numeri, Deuteronomium, Josue, Judicum, Ruth
  • 4/1 – 4/4   not edited
  • 4/5. Ruth. Bonifatia Gesche. 2005
5. 1-4 Regum
  • not edited
6. 1-2 Paralipomenon, Esdras, Nehemias, 3-4 Esdras
  • 6/1. not edited
  • 6/2. Esra 1:1 - 2:16. Bonifatia Gesche. 2008
  • Esra 2:16 - 5:7. Bonifatia Gesche. 2010
7. Tobit, Judith, Hester
  • 7/1. Tobit. Jean-Marie Auwers. in preparation
  • 7/2. Judith. Introduction. Pierre-Maurice Bogaert. 2001.
  • 7/3. Hester 1:1-2:7. Jean-Claude Haelewyck. 2004
  • Hester 2:7-4:7. Jean-Claude Haelewyck. 2006
  • Hester 4:7-6:2. Jean-Claude Haelewyck. 2008
  • Hester 6:3-end. Jean-Claude Haelewyck. 2008
8. Job
  • not edited
9. Psalmi
  • not edited
10. Proverbia, Ecclesiastes, Canticum Canticorum
  • 10/1 - 10/2 not edited
  • 10/3. Canticum Canticorum. Introduction. Eva Schulz-Flügel. 1992. 
11. Sapientia, Sirach (Ecclesiasticus)
    11/1. Sapientia Salomonis.
  • Introduction. Walter Thiele. 1977, 1977, 1979.
  • Sapientia 1:1 – 5:3. Walter Thiele. 1980
  • Sapientia 5:3 – 8:8. Walter Thiele. 1981
  • Sapientia 8:8 – 13:1. Walter Thiele. 1983
  • Sapientia 13:1 – 18:18. Walter Thiele. 1984
  • Sapientia 18:18 – end. Walter Thiele. 1985

  • 11/2. Sirach (Ecclesiasticus)
  • Introduction. Walter Thiele. 1987. 1988
  • Sirach 1:1 – 3:31. Walter Thiele. 1989
  • Sirach 3:31 – 7:30. Walter Thiele. 1992
  • Sirach 7:30 – 11:35. Walter Thiele. 1993
  • Sirach 11:35 – 16:21. Walter Thiele. 1996
  • Sirach 16:21 – 19:28. Walter Thiele. 1998
  • Sirach 20:1 – 23:6. Walter Thiele. 2001
  • Sirach 23:7 – 24:47. Walter Thiele. 2005
12. Esaias
    12/1. Esaias 1-39
  • Esaias 1:1 – 1:22. Roger Gryson. 1987
  • Esaias 1:22 – 5:7. Roger Gryson. 1987
  • Esaias 5:8 – 7:14. Roger Gryson. 1988
  • Esaias 7:14 – 10:19. Roger Gryson. 1989
  • Esaias 10:20 – 14:13. Roger Gryson. 1990
  • Esaias 14:13 – 22:5. Roger Gryson. 1991
  • Esaias 22:5 – 26:20. Roger Gryson. 1991
  • Esaias 26:20 – 30:15. Roger Gryson. 1991
  • Esaias 30:15 – 35:5. Roger Gryson. 1993
  • Esaias 35:3 – 39:9. Roger Gryson. 1993
  • 12/2. Esaias 40-66
  • Esaias 40:1 – 41:20. Roger Gryson. 1994
  • Esaias 41:21 – 44:4 Roger Gryson. 1994
  • Esaias 44:5 – 46:13. Roger Gryson. 1995
  • Esaias 46:13 – 50:3. Roger Gryson. 1995
  • Esaias 50:4 – 53:3. Roger Gryson. 1996
  • Esaias 53:3 – 54:17. Roger Gryson. 1996
  • Esaias 54:17 – 58:8. Roger Gryson. 1996
  • Esaias 58:8 – 61:10. Roger Gryson. 1997
  • Esaias 61:10 – 65:23. Roger Gryson. 1997
  • Esaias 65:23 – 66:24. Roger Gryson. 1997
13. Jeremias (Lamentationes, Baruch)
  • not edited
14. Daniel, XII Prophetae
  • not edited
15. I-II Macchabaeorum
  • not edited
NOVUM TESTAMENTUM
16. Matthaeus
  • not edited.
  • Itala: Das Neue Testament in altlateinische Überlieferung. 1. Matthäus-Evangelium. 2te verbesserte Auflage. Adolf Jülicher, Walter Matzkow & Kurt Aland. 1972. Berlin; De Gruyter
17. Marcus
  • Introduction; Mark 1:1 – 43. Jean-Claude Haelewyck. 2013
  • Mark 1:43 – 4:15. Jean-Claude Haelewyck. 2014
  • Mark 4:15 – 6:15. Jean-Claude Haelewyck. 2015
  • Itala: Das Neue Testament in altlateinische Überlieferung. 2. Markus-Evangelium. 2te verbesserte Auflage. Adolf Jülicher, Walter Matzkow & Kurt Aland. 1970. Berlin; De Gruyter
18. Lucas
  • In preparation: Thomas Johann Bauer, Annette Weissenrieder
  • Das Neue Testament in altlateinische Überlieferung. 3. Lukas-Evangelium. 2te verbesserte Auflage. Adolf Jülicher, Walter Matzkow & Kurt Aland. 1976. Berlin; De Gruyter
19. Johannes
  • John 1:1 – 4:48. P.H. Burton, H.A.G. Houghton, R.F. MacLachlan, D.C. Parker 2011
  • John 4:49 – 9:44. P.H. Burton, H.A.G. Houghton, R.F. MacLachlan, D.C. Parker 2013
  • Itala: Das Neue Testament in altlateinische Überlieferung. 4. Johannes-Evangelium. Adolf Jülicher, Walter Matzkow & Kurt Aland. 1963. Berlin; De Gruyter
  • Online electronic edition of the Old Latin Manuscripts of John at www.iohannes.com/vetuslatina.
20. Actus Apostolorum
  • In preparation: Wilhelm Blümer
21. Ad Romanos
  • Introduction. Hugo S. Eymann. 1996
  • In preparation: ITSEE, University of Birmingham
22. Ad Corinthios I
  • Introduction. Uwe Fröhlich. 1995. 1996. 1998.
  • In preparation: ITSEE, University of Birmingham
23. Ad Corinthios II, Galatas
  • In preparation: ITSEE, University of Birmingham
24. Ad Ephesios, Ad Philippenses, Colossenses
    24/1. Ad Ephesios
  • Ephesios 1:1 - 1:21. Hermann Josef Frede. 1962
  • Ephesios 1:21 - 3:13. Hermann Josef Frede. 1963
  • Ephesios 3:13 - 4:30. Hermann Josef Frede. 1963
  • Ephesios 4:30 - 6:12. Hermann Josef Frede. 1964
  • Ephesios 6:12 – end. Hermann Josef Frede. 1964
  • 24/2. Ad Philippenses, Colossenses
  • Philippenses 1:1 – 1:25. Hermann Josef Frede. 1966
  • Philippenses 1:25 – 2:15. Hermann Josef Frede. 1967
  • Philippenses 2:15 – 4:7. Hermann Josef Frede. 1968
  • Philippenses 4:8 – end. Hermann Josef Frede. 1969
  • Colossenses 1:1 – 1:9. Hermann Josef Frede. 1969
  • Colossenses 1:9 – 2:7. Hermann Josef Frede. 1970
  • Colossenses 2:7 – 3:10. Hermann Josef Frede. 1970
  • Colossenses 3:10 – end. Hermann Josef Frede. 1971
25. Ad Thessalonicenses, Timotheum, Titum, Philemonem, Hebraeos
    25/1. Ad Thessalonicenses, Timotheum
  • 1 Thess. 1:1 – 4:15. Hermann Josef Frede. 1976
  • 1 Thess. 4:14 – end. Hermann Josef Frede. 1977
  • 2 Thess. 1:1 – 2:2. Hermann Josef Frede. 1977
  • 2 Thess. 2:2 – end. Hermann Josef Frede. 1978
  • 1 Tim. 1:1 – 1:5. Hermann Josef Frede. 1978
  • 1 Tim. 1:5 – 3:1. Hermann Josef Frede. 1978
  • 1 Tim. 3:1 – 5:10. Hermann Josef Frede. 1979
  • 1 Tim. 5:10 – 6:17. Hermann Josef Frede. 1980
  • 1 Tim. 6:17 – end. Hermann Josef Frede. 1981
  • 2 Tim. 1:1 – 2:17. Hermann Josef Frede. 1981
  • 2 Tim. 2:17 – 4:5. Hermann Josef Frede. 1982
  • 2 Tim. 4:5 – end. Hermann Josef Frede. 1982
  • 25/2. Ad Titum, Philemonem, Hebraeos
  • Titum 1:1 – 3:5. Hermann Josef Frede. 1983
  • Titum 3:5 – end. Hermann Josef Frede. 1983
  • Philemonem. Hermann Josef Frede. 1983
  • Hebraeos 1:1. Hermann Josef Frede. 1987
  • Hebraeos 1:2 – 2:16. Hermann Josef Frede. 1987
  • Hebraeos 2:16 – 5:8. Hermann Josef Frede. 1988
  • Hebraeos 5:8 – 7:10. Hermann Josef Frede. 1989
  • Hebraeos 7:10 – 9:12. Hermann Josef Frede. 1990
  • Hebraeos 9:12 – 10:28. Hermann Josef Frede. 1990
  • Hebraeos 10:28 – 11:37. Hermann Josef Frede. 1991
  • Hebraeos 11:37 – 13:10. Hermann Josef Frede. 1991
  • Hebraeos 13:10 – end. Hermann Josef Frede. 1991
26  Epistulae Catholicae, Apocalypsis Johannes
    26/1. Epistulae Catholicae
  • Jacobi. Walter Thiele. 1956
  • 1 Petri. Walter Thiele. 1958
  • 2 Petri. Walter Thiele. 1960
  • 1 Johannis 1:1 – 3:17. Walter Thiele. 1965
  • 1 Johannis 3:17 – end. Walter Thiele. 1966
  • 2 Johannis. Walter Thiele. 1966
  • 3 Johannis 1 – 3. Walter Thiele. 1966
  • 3 Johannis 3 – 15. Walter Thiele. 1967
  • Jude. Walter Thiele. 1967.
  • 26/2. Apocalypsis Johannes
  • Apocalypsis 1:1 – 2:7. Roger Gryson. 2000
  • Apocalypsis 2:7 – 4:1. Roger Gryson. 2001
  • Apocalypsis 4:1 – 6:12. Roger Gryson. 2002
  • Apocalypsis 6:12 – 9:19. Roger Gryson. 2002
  • Apocalypsis 9:19 – 13:1. Roger Gryson. 2002
  • Apocalypsis 13:1 – 16:2. Roger Gryson. 2003
  • Apocalypsis 16:2 – 18:24. Roger Gryson. 2003
  • Apocalypsis 18:24 – 21:12. Roger Gryson. 2003
  • Apocalypsis 21:12 – end. Roger Gryson. 2003
27. Agrapha, Unbestimmbares; Zusammenfassung der Nachträge; Autoren- und Handschriftenregister.
  • not yet published.