The medieval Bible

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The Latin Bible of the Middle Ages lacked a standard canonical version and differed considerably from modern Bible edition. It could consist of one or many volumes and varied considerably in size. The Latin translation could correspond to those we find in contemporary versions or be traced to older sources. Even the order of the biblical books could vary. The Latin Bible of the Middle Ages also contained texts which later came to be regarded as non-canonical. Only during the 16th century, did the Bible develop the form we are familiar with today.