Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Another St. Jerome


3 comments:

Old Bob said...

If I had the job of translating the whole Bible into Latin, I'd look as worn out as that too.

Hans Georg Lundahl said...

How long would it take?

Could you make a chapter per day?

50+40+27+36+34
24+21+04
31+24+22+25
29+36
10+13
14+16+16+42
150 (those he did twice, once from LXX, once from Hebrew, liturgic + apologetic uses)
31+12 + 08 + 19+51
66+52+05+06+48+14
14+03+09+01+04+07+03+03+03+02+14+04
16+15 end of OT.

NT:28+16+24+21
28
16+16+13+06+06+04+04+05+03+06+04+03+01+13
05+05+03+05+01+01+01
22 end of NT.

1224 chapters in OT, 260 chapters in NT, 1484 chapters in all.

1461 days in four years, and another 23 days. Plus, 73 introductions, makes 96 days in the fifth year.

Yes, that is some enterprise!

Hans Georg Lundahl said...

In actual fact, it took him 15 years! "entre 390 et 405"