St. Jerome is the Patron of Biblical Scholars. Born in what is now Croatia, Jerome studied grammar, philosophy and rhetoric in Rome from the age of 12. He was baptized at 19. He became secretary to Pope Damasus I, who asked him to revise the Latin New Testament, a task for which he has become well-known.
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