“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.
- HAPPY 441st BIRTHDAY CARAVAGGIO born on September 29, 1571 in Caravaggio, Italy! (greatkat.wordpress.com)
- John Berger explains “The Calling of St Matthew” by Caravaggio (musiqdragonfly.wordpress.com)