I have seen a number of oblique (but negative) references to the Vulgate in discussions and literature of textual criticism. I think that is interesting because the Vulgate is quite old (400's I believe). I would like to know more about the problems with the Vulgate and even the Old Latin Bible that preceded it. Are the negatives mostly poor translation or the quality of the original language texts that it is based on? Is the Vulgate NT based on an Alexandrian, Byzantine or other Greek text? What can it tell us about the original language texts that were available to Jerome? A.F.