Calmet, Dom Augustine

(1672-1757) Benedictine exegete, born near Commercy, France; died Abbey of Senones, near Saint-Die. Ordained 1696, he taught philosophy and theology and exegesis. In his "Commentary on all the Books of the Old and New Testament, he confines himself to the literal interpretation of the text. He also wrote a history of the Old and New Testament and of the Jews, and compiled a biblical dictionary and a number of historical works.

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