1630 Rare Latin Vellum Folio Book - Commentaries on the Pentateuch of Moses, By R. P. Cornelius a Lapide, Jesuit.
Author: Cornelius Cornelii a Lapide.
Title : Commentaria in Pentateuchum Mosis, auctore R.P. Cornelio Cornelii a Lapide, e Societate Iesu, olim in Louaniensi, nunc in Romano Collegio sacrarum literarum Professore.
Language: Text in Latin.
Publisher : Antuerpiae, apud Martinum Nutium, 1630.
Size : Large Folio 14 " X 9 ".
Pages : -1062- pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good full vellum binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn, soiled and scuffed - as shown) under a removable protective mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare light foxing or staining - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the beautifully engraved title page.
The book: Rare early 17th-century edition of the Flemish Jesuit Cornelius a Lapide's Commentary on the first five books of the Old Testament, or Pentateuch. Lapide, considered one of the best Catholic writers of his time, explains not only the literal, but also the allegorical, tropological, and anagogical sense of the sacred text, and furnish a large number of quotations from the Church Fathers and the later interpreters of Holy Writ during the Middle Ages. Like most of his predecessors and contemporaries, a Lapide intended to serve not only the historical and scientific study of the Bible, but, even more, the purposes of pious meditation, and especially of pulpit exposition.
The author: Cornelius Cornelii a Lapide SJ (né Cornelis Cornelissen van den Steen; 18 December 1567 – 12 March 1637) was a Catholic, Flemish, Jesuit priest and exegete of Sacred Scripture. Cornelius a Lapide wrote commentaries on all the books of the Catholic Canon of Scripture, i. e., including the Deuterocanon, except the Book of Job and the Psalms. Even before departing Flanders, he edited the Commentaries in omnes divi Pauli epistolas in 1614 and In Pentateuchum (On the Pentateuch) in 1616, both in Antwerp. The commentaries on the Greater and Lesser Prophets, Acts of the Apostles, Canonical Epistles, and the Apocalypse of Saint John, Wisdom of Sirach, and Book of Proverbs followed later. The remainder were edited posthumously, and all of them have been re-edited several times severally and collectively. Of the Commentary on the Epistles of Saint Paul, he lived to see at least eleven editions.
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