SSP: Confessio 11 and Isaiah 32

This post is part of an ongoing series on the Scriptures of Saint Patrick of Ireland.

Confessio 11 & Isaiah 32:4  
Patrick O’Loughlin (147) ‘The tongue of the stammerers will learn quickly to speak peace.’
  Bieler (63) & Conneely (32) Linguae balbutientes velociter discent loqui pacem.
Isaiah 32:4    
  Vulgate lingua balborum velociter loquetur et plane
  Vetus Latina N/A
  Septuaginta αἱ γλῶσσαι αἱ ψελλίζουσαι ταχὺ μαθήσονται λαλεῖν εἰρήνην

This passage—often called a Vetus Latina reading[1]—actually does not exist in any period Old Latin manuscript. A significant shift in terminology—from discent loqui pacem to loquetur et plane—suggests a non-Vulgate version. Apparently, existing studies have conflated “non-Vulgate” with “Vetus Latina.” Even the Septuagint here does not give clear indicators as to where Patrick’s quotation came from. It is possible that he possessed a “lost” version of the text, that he was simply citing from memory, or that he made modifications to the form of this passage.


[1] O’Loughlin, Discovering Saint Patrick, 147.

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