Giovanni Stefano Menochio

Jesuit exegete and Bible scholar. Born Padua, Italy, 1575; died Rome, Italy, 4 February 1655. Having entered the Society of Jesus in 1594, he became professor of Sacred Scripture and moral theology at Milan; superior at Cremona, Milan, and Genoa; rector of the Roman College; and provincial at Milan and Rome. His exegetical work is deservedly famous; he studied the text in the original and sought to find the literal meaning in the Bible and the Fathers; in this he was aided by his vast knowledge of Jewish antiquities.

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