Entourage of Domínikos Theotokópoulos dit Le Greco
St. Jerome in red cardinal's robe laying his hand on the Vulgate.
Oil on canvas
100 x 80 cm
The Vulgate is a Latin version of the Bible originally translated by Jerome of Stridon at the end of the fourth century directly from the Hebrew text of the Old Testament and from the Greek text of the New Testament, to which Jerome and his successors added adaptations of the Vetus Latina ("old [bible]), an older version translated from the Greek of the Septuagint