This famous excerpt from Jerome's Commentary on Isaiah (Nn. 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.? In it, St. Jerome firmly insists that ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ.
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.? The author, St. Jerome, was a monk and bible scholar of the 5th century, a contemporary of Saint Augustine