Chais, Charles-Pierre, a Swiss divine of the Reformed Church, was born at Geneva in January, 1701. In 1728 he became pastor of the French congregation at the Hague;
and he remained in that charge until his death, October, 1785. He translated, from the English of Stackhouse, Le Sens litteral de l'Ecriture Sainte (La Haye, 1738, 3 vols. 8vo); and also published a commentary on the Bible (La Sainte Bible avec un Comment. litteral, et des Notes chtisies et tirees de divers auteurs Anglais, 6 vols. 8vo; La Haye, 1742-77; a seventh volume was issued after his death by Dr. Maclaine, with preliminary dissertations, 1790); a work on Biblical Theology (Theol. de l'Ecriture Sainte, ou la Science du Salut, 2 vols. 8vo, 1752); Catechisme historique et dogmatique (La Haye, 1755, 8vo); and numerous minor works. — Senebier, Histoire Litt. de Genève; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, 9:556.