Modern critical editions of the Latin Bible

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The text of the Glosses to the Bible often diverts from the critical text established in modern reference editions. Nevertheless, their apparatus mentions the main variants from the medieval manuscripts, and helps identifying the manuscript witnesses or sometimes the textual family to which the readings belong. For a scientific work on the Bible in the Middle Ages, it is thus necessary to use reference editions established by a collation of clearly identified manuscripts. 

1. Editio major (critical edition, with developped critical apparatus) :

  • Old Testament : Biblia sacra iuxta latinam vulgatam versionem ad codicum fidem iussu Pii P. XI-Ioannis Pauli II, ed. monachorum abbatiæ pontificiæ Sancti Hieronymi in Urbe OSB, 17 vol., Typis Polyglottis Vaticanis, Romæ, 1926-1987.
  • New Testament [called the 'Wordsworth' edition] : Novum Testamentum Domini Nostri Iesu Christi latine secundum editionem sancti Hieronymi, Johannes Wordsworth (éd.), Oxford, 1905.

2. Editio minor (manual critical edition, in 1 vol., with the text from the editio major and from Wordsworth slightly retouched, and a minimal critical apparatus): Biblia Sacra iuxta vulgatam versionem, Robert Weber, Roger Gryson, ed. cum B. Fischer; H.I. Frede, Iohannes Gribomont, H. F. D. Sparks, W. Thielke, 4e éd., Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, Stuttgart, 1969-1994.