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Bible Q & A

Q. In one of your articles you quoted several verses from I and II Kings. When I looked them up in my Bible, the wording and even the context was entirely unrelated to your quote. Were these typographical errors? I have the Douay Version of the Bible.
 
A. The answer lies in the fact that in our articles we generally quote from such Bible translations as the King James Version, Revised Standard Version, etc. most of which basically use the official Hebrew Masoretic Text for the Old Testament.

The Douay Version has been mainly translated from the Latin Vulgate Text. This version not only includes the additional books of the Apocrypha, but also has certain books of the King James Version with different titles. For example, I and II Samuel (KJV) are titled “I and II Kings (Douay); I and II Kings are called “III and IV Kings”; I and II Chronicles are “I and II Paralipomenon”; the book of Nehemiah is “II Ezdras”; the Song of Solomon is called “Canticle of Canticles.” Anyone using the Douay Version of the Bible should note these variations.
 
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