Cappel (Cappellus), Jacques

Cappel (Cappellus), Jacques, a learned French Protestant divine, was born at-Rennes in March, 1570, of an ancient and honorable family, which produced many theologians, jurists, and statesmen in the fifteenth, sixteenth, and seventeenth centuries. He became pastor at Sedan, and in 1599 professor of Hebrew at the academy there, and afterward of theology, which post he held until his death, September 7, 1624. Among his numerous writings are, Les Livres du Babel, ou l'histoire du Siege Romain (Sedan, 1616, 8vo); Historiae Ecclesiastics Centurice quinque (Sedan, 1622, 4to). After his death appeared his Observationes in N.T. exceptis Act. et Apocalyps. procurante fratre Ludovico Cappello (Amst. 1677, 4to): — Observationes in libros Vet. Test. (in L. Cappel's Commentarii, Amst. 1689, fol.). A list of his works is given by Niceron, 22:405. — Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, 8:615; Haag, La France Protestante, s.v.

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