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Jerome (Eusebius Sophronius Hieronymus), ca. 345–420, of Stridon, Dalmatia, son of Christian mom and dad, at Rome listened to rhetoricians, criminal advocates, and philosophers, and in 360 used to be baptized through Pope Liberius. He travelled commonly in Gaul and in Asia Minor; and grew to become within the years 373–379 to airtight lifestyles in Syria. Ordained presbyter at Antioch in 379 he went to Constantinople, met Gregory of Nazianzus and complicated significantly in scholarship. He used to be referred to as to Rome in 382 to aid Pope Damasus, at whose advice he all started his revision of the outdated Latin translation of the Bible (which got here to shape the middle of the Vulgate version). in the meantime he taught scripture and Hebrew and monastic dwelling to Roman girls. Wrongly suspected of sumptuous behavior, he left Rome (now lower than Pope Siricius) in 385, toured Palestine, visited Egypt, after which settled in Bethlehem, presiding over a monastery and (with support) translating the outdated testomony from Hebrew. approximately 394 he met Augustine. He died on 30 September 420. Jerome’s letters represent the most amazing collections in Latin literature. they're an important resource for our wisdom of Christian existence within the fourth–fifth centuries; in addition they offer perception into the most awesome and intricate personalities of the time. Seven of the eighteen letters during this choice care for a chief curiosity of Jerome’s: the morals and correct position of girls. the main well-known letter the following fervently extols virginity.

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