Bonfrere, Jacques

Bonfrere, Jacques a Flemish scholar, was born in 1573 at Tinant. He became a Jesuit in 1592; was professor of philosophy, theology, and Hebrew at Douay; and died May 9, 1643, at Tournay,. He wrote, Pentateuchus Moysis Commentario Illustr. (Antwerp, 1625): Josue, Judices et Ruth Commentario Illustrati, Accessit his Onomasticon Scripturec Sacrce (Paris, 1631):Commentarius in Libr. Regum et Paraliponm. (1643). He also wrote notes to the Onomasticon Urbium et Locorum S. Scripturce seu Liber de Locis Hebr. Greece Primum ab Eusebio, deinde Latine Scriptus ab Hieronymo; which was published at Amsterdam in 1707. See Jocher, Allgemeines Gelehrten- Lexikon, s.v.; Winer, Handbuch der theol. Lit. i, 149, 197, 202, 204; Furst, Bibl. Jud. i, 126; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v. (B. P.)

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