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Cave of St. Jerome

The cave of Saint Jerome  is located right next to the traditional site of the birth of Jesus, under the Church of Nativity   in Bethlehem .

In 388 CE Saint Jerome settled in that cave, and devoted 18 years create a Latin translation of the Old Testament from the original Hebrew (“Vulgate). 

With in the cave complex is a burial cave devoted the “Massacre of the Innocents”  and “St. Joseph.


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Points of Interest in the Area

  Church of Nativity
  Shepherds’ Field