16/11/2005

Bethlehem - St Jerome statue and tomb

 

 

Beneath St Catherine church is yet another cave.  In 384 Saint Jerome moved to Bethlehem to learn Hebrew in order to complete his new Latin translation of the Bible, the Vulgate. On the left is the traditional cave where Jerome did his work and to the right is the nearby tomb where Jerome is believed to be buried.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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