Pierre, Corneille De La

, Cornelius a Lapide, born at a village in the diocese of Liege, entered early in life | among the Jesuits, and having learned Greek and Hebrew, devoted himself to the study of the sacred writings. This father taught at Louvain, and afterwards at Rome, in which, city he died, March 12, 1657, aged seventy-one, leaving long “Commentaries” on the whole Bible, except the Psalms, Antwerp, 10 vols. folio. They contain great learning, and many curious researches, but, says l’Avocat, little critical knowledge, and no taste. 1