Having revised the Latin Gospels, Jerome undertakes the much heavier task of translating the Hebrew Old Testament. However, Jerome’s decision to reject the Septuagint is met with significant opposition. Moreover, Jerome’s work contributes to a changing understanding of what it means to be a monk.
Painting of Saint Jerome in his study by Antonello da Messina
Writings of Jerome, including commentaries
Jerome’s prefaces to his scriptural translations
Correspondence between Jerome and Augustine about his translations and the Septuagint
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#375 – A History of the Catholic Church – The Hebrew Verity