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  1. Always have some work on hand, that the devil may find you busy.
    Jerome Heironymus (ca. 342–420), in a letter to Rusticus.

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15 Nov 1990

405 Jerome Completes the Vulgate

Issue 28

EUSEBIUS HIERONYMUS SOPHRINIUS, thankfully known as Jerome, took a roundabout path to becoming one of history’s most significant Bible translators. He was born in northeast Italy in 345. By the age of 29, he was a disciplined scholar and an ascetic Christian. Then he had a dream that accused him of being preoccupied with secular learning ("You are a follower of Cicero,” the dream said, “not of Christ"). So for the next several years Jerome lived an ascetic life in the Syrian desert, studying and transcribing the Scriptures and mastering...

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