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Jerome, Saint (331?/347–420)

  1. Mark W. Hamilton

Published Online: 25 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470670606.wbecc0724

The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization

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Hamilton, M. W. 2011. Jerome, Saint (331?/347–420). The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 NOV 2011


Best known for his Latin translation of the Bible, the Vulgate (391–405), Jerome also was a prolific writer of letters, biblical commentaries, sermons, and theological tracts, as well as a translator of many Greek works into Latin. As a child of the Constantinian age, he helped unify the emerging Catholic Church by contributing to its emerging creedal and theological language.


  • Jerome, saint (331?/347–420);
  • rhetoric and law in Rome, late adolescence;
  • rufinus' free translation of origen's on first principles;
  • Jerome's vulgate;
  • posthumous role as doctor of the church