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Who Is That Man, Anyway?
Subject: St. Jerome the Priest
Sculptor: Ivan Mestrovic
Location: Sheridan Circle
( Massachusetts Ave. & 24th )
Jerome (341-420) was born in Stridon, Croatia and became a noted clerical scholar. He later moved to Bethlehem and wrote numerous commentaries on the Bible. He is credited with being the first to translate the Bible from Hebrew into Latin.
This statue originally sat on the grounds of the Franciscan Abbey, but was moved to its present location in front of the Croatian Embassy after the dissolution of Yugoslavia and the creation of the Croatian state.
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