The Latin Versions of First Esdras

  title={The Latin Versions of First Esdras},
  author={H. C. York},
  journal={The American Journal of Semitic Languages and Literatures},
  pages={253 - 302}
  • H. C. York
  • The American Journal of Semitic Languages and Literatures
Of Latin versions of First Esdras or Third Ezra, as it was called by the Roman Catholic church at least three are known: (1) the Vulgate; (2) the Old Latin, preserved in two manuscripts, the Colbertinus2 and the Sangermanensis ;3 and (3) the rendering of the Mansi4 manuscript, which preserves in a fragmentary way the Story of the Three Youths, together with brief excerpts or abridgments from parts of chaps. 5 to 8. Of the above, only the Colbertinus and the Vulgate are preserved entire. The… Expand
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