Jerome

Jerome

Saint Jerome (c. 347 – 30 September 420; (also Hierom or Jerom) (Latin: Eusebius Sophronius Hieronymus; Greek: Εὐσέβιος Σωφρόνιος Ἱερώνυμος) was a Roman Christian priest, confessor, theologian and historian, and who became a Doctor of the Church. He was the son of Eusebius, of the city of Stridon, which was on the border of Dalmatia and Pannonia. He is best known for his translation of the Bible into Latin (the Vulgate), and his list of writings is extensive.

He is recognised by both the Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church as a saint. In the latter he is known as St. Jerome of Stridonium or Blessed Jerome.

Read more about Jerome:  Life, Translations and Commentaries, Historical and Hagiographic Writings, Letters, Theological Writings, Reception By Later Christianity, In Art

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