Baptism as translation

Ben Crick ben.crick at
Tue Jan 12 09:40:06 EST 1999

On Mon 11 Jan 99 (14:23:48), dd-1 at wrote:
> Interesting!  Did Jerome transliterate it into his Vulgate,
> do you know?

 There are 22 verses in the KJV where BAPTISMOS/BAPTIZEIN is translated
 as Baptism/Baptise. But in two of them (Matthew 20:22,23) the Baptism
 clause is omitted in the best MSS: apparently it was inserted by scribes
 to harmonise with Mark 10:38f.

 In Jerome's Biblia Sacra Vulgata, with the above exception, BAPTIZW/BAPTISMA
 etc is always transliterated into the appropriate Latin part-of-speech.
 e.g. aut baptismum quo ego baptizor baptizari (Sec Marcum 10:38).

 Revd Ben Crick, BA CF
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