"Saint Jerome"

St. Jerome by Caravaggio
Public DomainSt. Jerome by Caravaggio
Eusebius Sophronius Hieronymus (circa 347-420), later known as Saint Jerome, was a Christian priest from Illyria (later the coast of Yugoslavia) who translated the Bible into Latin. His version, known as the Vulgate, is still an important text in Catholicism. Jerome also composed a series of commentaries on many of the books of the Old and New Testaments.


This 1607 painting of the saint is by Caravaggio (1507-1610). It is currently in the possession of St. John's Cathedral in Valletta, Malta.