Tuesday, July 4, 2017

In praise of the Vulgate Psalter

Just in case you haven't already caught this through the post on the New Liturgical Movement, can I recommend the talk by talk by Dom Benedict Maria Andersen of Silverstream Priory on the virtues of the Septuagint (and thus Vulgate) psalter over those based on the Masoretic Text.

The talk goes to a number of key themes to which this blog has long been dedicated, including not only the virtues of the Septuagint-Vulgate tradition, but also the virtues of looking at variants in the texts and translations, and also of interpreting the psalms through the lens of their use in the liturgy.

It lasts about an hour, and is well worth the time.