Metre in Vulgate Psalms


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Something said in Jerome’s prologue to his translation of the Prophetic books suggests that his translation of the Psalms is metrical (i.e. he says that whereas the Psalms were written in metre, the Prophets are not).

I was wondering if anyone has thoughts about the poetic metre in the Vulgate Psalms?

I am seeing strong (but not consistent) traces the types of of hexameter (both in the Gallican and juxta Hebraicum) found in early Medieval poets…

Any ideas, or anyone aware of an articles on this topic?

Thanks…


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