Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. A strong exhortation from a Father and Doctor of the Catholic Church to Christians urging all to recognize that serious Bible study is a necessity, not an optional luxury. When Did the 100-Year Reign of Satan Begin? ( Log Out /  Learn how your comment data is processed. Biography by Dr. Italy. All rights reserved. Jerome seemed to have a propensity for getting into conflicts and appears to have been a rather difficult character. By putting on a “new” set of eyes that your group so graciously gave me through the studies I have participated in, getting to know the characters of the Old Testament have unlocked floodgates of understanding scripture that is read each week at the Mass. In this way permit me to explain Isaiah, showing that he was not only a prophet, but an evangelist and an apostle as well. It prophesies that Emmanuel is to be born of a virgin and accomplish marvellous works and signs. ( Log Out /  She is author or co-author of a number of the studies. But it was not the air vibrating with the human voice that reached their ears , but rather it was God speaking within the soul of the prophets, just as another prophet says: It is an angel who spoke in me; and again, Crying out in our hearts, Abba, Father’, and I shall listen to what the Lord God says within me. Banner/featured image Saint Jerome and the Angel by Simon Vouet. I don’t think Bible study by the Catholic laity was encouraged back in the day. I need say nothing about the natural sciences, ethics and logic. What’s there to be thankful for? In this way permit me to explain Isaiah, showing that he was not only a prophet, but an evangelist and an apostle as well. This blog post first appeared on the Ascension Blog’s former home, The Great Adventure Blog (biblestudyforcatholics.com), on December 12, 2013. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s. She struggled with illness which of course eventually brought about her death. Sep 17, 2015 - "Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ." She lived in an age which was too strongly influenced by an over-concentration of human sinfulness and a legalist conception of God to the neglect of the all-pervading love of God. In it, St. Jerome firmly insists that ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ. Therefore, I will imitate the head of a household who brings out of his storehouse things both new and old, and says to his spouse in the Song of Songs: I have kept for you things new and old, my beloved. The author, St. Jerome, was a monk and bible scholar of the 5th century, a contemporary of Saint Augustine.”, By St. Jerome 1. ( Log Out /  Most Americans tend to think of religion as something rather fluid. Therefore, I will imitate the head of a household who brings out of his storehouse things both new and old, and says to his spouse in the Song of Songs: I have kept for you things new and old, my beloved. The Bible stories of Namaan the Syrian and Jesus' healing of the 10 lepers shows us that gratidue is an obligation of justice. There is so much to absorb in each and every chapter and verse of the Old and New Testaments. His translation, called the Vulgate, became the accepted translation throughout the Latin-speaking Church. She helped launch Catholic Scripture Study and is co-author of “Genesis Part I: God and His Creation” and “Genesis Part II: God and His Family,” published by Emmaus Road. She lived simple things like doing the washing in a faith-filled and others-centred manner. Comments Policy: I reserve the right to delete comments that are offensive or off-topic. With the assistance of your wonderful programs, I have learned that reading the Bible is not an easy accomplishment! Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. The biblical scholarship of St. Jerome was extraordinary, and he remains one of the greatest Scripture scholars, Fathers, and Doctors of the Catholic Church. For a 14 minute PODCAST about Jerome, listen to JEROME: FATHER, DOCTOR, & WARRIOR by Dr. Italy. No one should think that I mean to explain the entire subject matter of this great book of Scripture in one brief sermon, since it contains all the mysteries of the Lord. 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The login page will open in a new tab. Saint Jerome is known for his famous assertion that to be ignorant of Scripture is to be ignorant of Christ. There are those who would say that he would have had no chance of becoming a saint according to today’s stricter criteria. And he answers: Here I am; send me. In it, St. Jerome firmly insists that ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ. And he will reply: I cannot, for it is sealed. Jerome is perhaps a good example of the fact that saints are not offered to us as perfect people but as holy people. I need say nothing about the natural sciences, ethics and logic. If you aren’t familiar with your Bible, even if you’re a faithful, Mass-attending Catholic, let me encourage you to start reading it. There were other Latin translations which preceded his, which were rather unsatisfactory. Part of the reason for the dispute is that, in a number of places in the NT, many of the OT quotations are variant quotations found in the LXX rather than the Hebrew sources that Jerome had to hand (this is why the OT quotes in the NT are often worded differently to the translated sources – we see this in English translations which translate from the Hebrew sources). 1.2: CCL 73, 1-3) is used in the Roman Office of Readings for the Feast (liturgical memorial) of St. Jerome on September 30. Ignorance of Scripture is Ignorance of Christ – Jerome, Jerome - Father, Doctor and Warrior - Podcast, Dei Verbum and Lectio Divina-Benedict XVI, Jesus the Way, the Truth, and the Life Video Trailer, Thanksgiving Day Reading and Table Blessing, Thanksgiving Proclamation – Abraham Lincoln, Advent: The Season of the Wild-Haired, Crazy Man, 3 Crazy Ways Christianity & Islam Are Totally Different. Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Continue reading…, “Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ – St Jerome”. His translation is called the Vulgate. It’s very common for us to say things like “all religions are basicall... Jerome insists that ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. “Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ.”. - St. Jerome. And he answers: Here I am; send me. The text of Abraham Lincoln's Thanksgiving Day Proclamation which established an annual observance not of "Turkey Day," but of Thanksgiving to God fo... Isn’t Advent great? Whatever is proper to holy Scripture, whatever can be expressed in human language and understood by the human mind, is contained in the book of Isaiah. The feasts of two very contrasting saints occur this coming week - St Jerome and St Therese of Lisieux. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. She became very popular in the decades after her death because her “little way” was so imitable for Catholics in their everyday lives. After the Pope’s death, he settled in Bethlehem where he founded a monastery and dedicated himself to study and the translation of the Scriptures from the original languages into Latin. Sarah also writes at comeintotheword.com. For he says about himself and the other evangelists: How beautiful are the feet of those who preach good news, of those who announce peace. Jerome was born in the fourth century (c.341) and died in the fifth century (c.420). He is considered a Doctor of the Church for his efforts in spreading the Word of God. For more by St. Jerome, read his article about Mary. On the Vulgate version, you are right about the dispute between Ss Jerome & Augustine.

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