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.

2 Comments:

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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