St. Jerome and the Vulgate
Did you know that the first translation of The Holy Bible from the original language to Latin was done by Croatian?
The Holy Bible got it’s first generally accepted translation from the original languages to Latin thanks to a Croatian, St. Jerome. in the Although the translation (named The Vulgate) was written during his lifetime in the 5th century, it was accepted in all Christian churches in the 7th century and by that, it became the basis of the Holy Scripture we know today.
St. Jerome was born inRoman Province of Dalmatia in the village called Stridon and since he was only a child he showed great talent in foreign languages, especially Latin. It is known that he had a passionate character that was hard to handle sometimes and he often didn’t function well amongst people which resulted in living as a hermit for one era of his life. Later he climbed the social ladder because of his wide knowledge and became the right hand of pope Damasus I.