“St. Jerome” by Caravaggio

Jerome was responsible for completing the Vulgate – the first Latin translation of the Hebrew biblical text.  Latin translations before Jerome were based off of a Greek translation (Septuagint) of the Hebrew, making them essentially third hand.

Jerome lived in the 4th century, Caravaggio painted him in the 17th, I uploaded a digital copy in the 21st.

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Allen Marshall O’Brien is the pastor of a UCC church in Northern California and co-host of the Irenicast. He believes in the importance of education, peace, and ecology, throws things to his border collie Sonata, and writes for multiple platforms.

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