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St JEROME

Patron Saint of Librarians, Scholars and Students

As a Doctor of the Church he was commissioned by Pope DAMASUS-I to revise and correct the Gospels. The New Testament was already in Latin but the Old Testament was still in Hebrew.

Usually depicted poring over musty old documents with a skull on his desk, he seems to have had a very tetchy disposition.

In his early days he had done a stint in the desert and knew a thing or two about 'temptation tripping'. Perhaps he missed it.

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Article last updated on 25 February 2006
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT St JEROME : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : JEROME
Location : Worldwide Christianity
Gender : Male
Type : Saint or Sage
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Birth and Death Dates : 347-420
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 131

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