Tuesday, August 29, 2006

The Most Interesting Feature of the Douay-Rheims

Of all the virtues of the Douay-Rheims Version, one that is most striking and little noted is this verse, from Habakkuk (or as it's called in the DR, "Habacuc") 3:18:

"But I will rejoice in the Lord: and I will joy in God my JESUS."

The DRV is, to the best of my knowledge, the only Bible to explicitly mention the Name of Jesus in the Old Testament.


Blogger Eric John said...

Perhaps it's because Jesus means "one who saves," and the word is translated elsewhere as "Saviour."

10:22 AM  
Blogger Ben Johnson said...

Bingo. But given our Christocentric reading of the Old Tesatment, this translation makes the connection explicit.

3:05 PM  

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