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Jerome (Hieronymus in Latin) was a Christian Priest who authored and translated many works including an influential translation of the Old and New Testaments from Hebrew and Greek into Latin creating most of what is known as the Vulgate - a text which was used by the Catholic Church for over 1500 years. He was born in Stridon in the Roman province of Dalmatia between 342 and 347 CE. He lived in a monastery in Bethlehem starting in 382 CE and died there in 420 CE.