Between 382 and 405 A.D., St. Jerome translated the Bible into Latin from the original languages. His goal was an accurate and simple translation. The result was the Latin Vulgate, a version of the Bible that could be read and understood by those who knew “common Latin,” spoken by the people of the time. Because of this, the Latin of the Vulgate provides excellent translation practice for upper school Latin students.
Based on a high school text used in the 1920s, Lingua Biblica covers the Creation of the World, the Flood, the Story of Joseph, the Crossing of the Red Sea, the Fall of Jericho, and David and Goliath. It assumes a certain mastery of the vocabulary of the Forms Series, but there is a glossary in the back of the Student Workbook and Teacher Key that helps with unfamiliar words.
We design our award-winning Latin programs in order to teach your student to master the Latin grammar. Our courses feature a step-by-step process that brings out the logical and systematic nature of the classical language. In studying with our Curriculum, your student will gain an academic vocabulary and mastery of English grammar. They will also develop the critical thinking skills that come from the study of a complex, inflected grammar.