Saint Jerome.
 Bosch, Hieronymus, d. 1516

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Title:Saint Jerome

As one of the best know figures in early church history, Jerome (Eusebius Sophronius Hieronymus) lived a long and productive life. He spent many years as a hermit, translating the Bible into Latin, a version called The Vulgate, which served the church for centuries. This painting of him in humble prayer includes symbols of his ministry. The owl (center background), with its hollow tree home, represents Jerome's wisdom and scholarship. The book represents the Vulgate, and the red hat recalls his position as Cardinal.

Date:c. 1482
Artist:Bosch, Hieronymus, d. 1516
Building:Museum of Fine Arts

Scripture:Isaiah 58:1-12
Person as Subject:Jerome (Eusebius Sophronius Hieronymus)
Lectionary links:AAshW
General Subject:Prayer
Library of Congress Subject:Christian art and symbolism

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Attribution:Bosch, Hieronymus, d. 1516. Saint Jerome, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved July 3, 2020]. Original source: Wikimedia Commons.
Record Number:54241 Last Updated: 2011-04-09 15:10:12 Record Created: 2009-03-19 10:01:26
Institution:Vanderbilt University Unit: Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition