The title of Douay-Rhemes or Rheims, is given to a particular English translation of the Jerome Latin Vulgate, the official Bible of the Roman Catholic Church. For over a thousand years, the papacy had decreed that no translation could be made in any other language than Latin. This greatly impeded the common man’s ability to discover the truths of the Bible until John Wycliffe brought about the first English translation of the Latin Vulgate in 1384, opening the Scriptures to the common people.
The Douay-Rhemes is a translation of a translation – the Vulgate translated from Hebrew and Greek to Latin, and the Latin translated into English. While it is certainly an English translation from the time of the reformation, it is distinct in that it is from another line of manuscripts as is the Latin Vulgate.
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