Oleaster, Jerome

, a learned Portuguese Dominican of the sixteenth century, was born at Azambaja. In 1545 he attended the council of Trent, as Theologian from John III. king of Portugal. He refused a bishopric at his return; but consented to the appointment of inquisitor of the faith, and held the principal offices of the Dominican order in his province. He died in 1563. He has Jeft “Commentaries on the Pentateuch,Lisbon, 1556, 1558$ 5 parts in one volume, fol. and on “Isaiah,Paris, 1628, fol. from which it appears that he was an able Latin, Greek, and Hebrew scholar. 2