Cave of St. Jerome
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SOQ2010
Massachusetts2,003 contributions
Oct 2022
Its 3 months after i went there I read about Saint Jerome who translated the old testament from hebrew to Greek language while living near the Grotto. Very inspiring though.
Written 17 January 2023
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Bluebellplasnewydd
Cardiff, UK1,648 contributions
Nov 2022
This is an atmospheric place that will be part of your tour of the Church of the Nativity. It is a place of contemplation over Saint Jerome if it is not too crowded.
Written 18 December 2022
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Palestine tours
Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories37 contributions
Oct 2022 • Business
This is the cave where Jerome translated the bible from original language into latin.this cave is under the catholic church. The crusade took his bones to Rome..if you need more information,contact Palestine tours on facbk
Written 7 November 2022
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Shareef Jibreen Palestine guide
Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories54 contributions
Mar 2022 • Business
Cave of Jerome or Hironomous
Under the church of saint Kathrin in the Nativity church, is the place where he translated the old testament from original Language into latin
Written 8 April 2022
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Kim G
Pacific Grove, CA3,140 contributions
Dec 2019
My adult son and I accessed this cave from the Nativity Grotto under the Church of the Nativity, while joining in an intimate processional mass in December of 2019. The Cave of Jerome is actually located beneath the Church of St. Catherine, and can also be accessed from there. St. Jerome, a Dalmation priest (345-420 A.D.), translated much of the Old Testament from Hebrew and Greek to the Latin "Vulgate". In the cave you will notice carving into the stone: "Hieronymus", which is Latin for Jerome. The cave is not to be missed while touring the Church of the Nativity, Nativity Grotto and the adjoining Church of St. Catherine.
Written 15 November 2020
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FredPurdue
Seattle, WA2,239 contributions
Jan 2020
Bethlehem is rich in historical and religious sites, and this is one that can be rewarding for both the pilgrim and the picture taker. We were both. As an amateur photographer, I found that my DSLR with a zoom lens gave me all the flexibility I needed to take pictures. Use the wide-angle, watch the lighting and adjust ISO and white balance as needed. Travel lightly, the site can be crowded and cramped. Lastly, be respectful.
Written 19 May 2020
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etbtravelphotography
Denver, CO643 contributions
Feb 2020
Think of someone sitting down here at a desk via candle light translating the Bible from Hebrew to Latin. Moving.
Written 13 April 2020
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Vitor A
Lisbon, Portugal810 contributions
Jan 2020
The cave makes you think about the hermit’s way of life, so humble and so rich in intellectual production. In fact, it makes everyone think about the need of having so many superfluous things in one’s life. Enjoy!
Written 28 March 2020
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Linda Y
Frisco, TX5,649 contributions
Jan 2020
Jerome, who lived from 347-420 AD, is recognized as a Saint and Doctor of the Church by Roman Catholics, Lutherans, Greek Orthodox and Anglican Christians. Follow the narrow staircase located to the right of the nave in the Church of St. Catherine to enter a series of small grottoes. Here is the cell where St Jerome lived and worked, spending over 30 years translating the Greek and Hebrew Scriptures into Latin, called the Vulgate. An adjacent cave was identified as St Jerome’s burial place, although his remains are now in Rome. You’ll also find St. Joseph’s Chapel, dedicated to the Virgin Mary’s husband, and a Chapel to the Holy Innocents, the burial place of infants murdered by King Herod in his attempt to eliminate the “newborn King of the Jews’. Keep in mind the caves occupy a relatively small area, and depending on the day/time, it may feel quite crowded. But do not miss this place that still maintains an atmosphere of peace and tranquility.
Written 15 February 2020
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AJ S
Ann Arbor, MI390 contributions
Dec 2018
St. Jerome dedicated his life translating the Bible to Latin. Definitely worth of visiting this grotto while in Bethlehem.
Written 25 November 2019
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