This is the second volume, in two parts, of a projected six-volume set of the complete Vulgate Bible.
Compiled and translated in large part by Saint Jerome at the turn of the fifth century CE, the Vulgate Bible was used from the early medieval period through the twentieth century in the Western Christian (and later specifically Catholic) tradition. It influenced literature, visual arts, music, and education during the Middle Ages and Renaissance, and its contents lay at the heart of Western theological, intellectual, artistic, and even political history during that period. At the end of the sixteenth century, as Protestant vernacular Bibles became available, professors at a Catholic college first at Douay, then at Rheims, translated the Vulgate Bible into English, primarily to combat the influence of rival theologies.
Volume II presents the Historical Books of the Bible, which tell of Joshua's leading the Israelites into the Promised Land, the judges and kings, Israel's steady departure from God's precepts, the Babylonian Captivity, and the return from exile. The focus then shifts to shorter, intimate narratives: the pious Tobit, whose son's quest leads him to a cure for his father's blindness; Judith, whose courage and righteousness deliver the Israelites from the Assyrians; and Esther and Mordecai, who saved all the Jews living under Ahasuerus from execution. These three tales come from books that were canonical in the Middle Ages but now are often called "apocryphal," with the partial exception of the Book of Esther.
Orders over $50 qualify for free shipping which usually requires 1-3 weeks for delivery. An additional 3-4 weeks may be required for delivery outside the lower 48 United States. While most products ship the same or next business day, some free shipping orders may not ship out immediately. If you need your item(s) soon, please choose a shipping method that meets your requirements.
Free Shipping may not be available for U.S. territories.
Calculate other shipping options before checkout...
For other shipping options and their costs, simply add items to your shopping cart and click the "Estimate Shipping" button on that page.
When will it ship?
In-stock items usually ship the same or next business day when "Standard" or a faster shipping method is chosen. If you choose "Economy" or "Free Shipping," products may require a few extra days to leave the warehouse. However, items are shipped to deliver within the timeframe indicated.
What are the shipping options, and how long will it take?
With most products, you can choose one of the following options:
- Free Shipping (1-3 weeks) - For orders of $50 or more
- Economy (7-15 days*)
- Standard (2-5 business days*)
- 3rd Business Day*
- 2nd Business Day*
- Next Business Day*
The "days" reflect days in transit after items ship, and do not include holidays or weather delays. "Business days" are Monday thru Friday excluding any legal holidays. If you order an item on Monday, choose 3rd Business Day shipping and it ships on Tuesday, you can expect delivery on or before Friday if there are no holidays or severe weather. Orders to Alaska, Hawaii, military installations overseas and U.S. territories may require additional transit time. All Bibles is not responsible for delays due to bad weather or other acts of God as shipping companies do not guarantee delivery time for delays outside their control.
Warranty and Returns
All Bibles guarantees all products to be free from defects in material or workmanship for 30 days.
Most manufacturers and publishers offer limited warranties on their products from one year to life.
For more information, see our returns policy.
This item is non-returnable unless defective.