Contant (or Constant De La Mollette), Philippe Du
Contant (or Constant De La Mollette), Philippe du a French theologian, was born at Saint-Andre, Dauphine, August 29, 1737. He completed his studies at the Sorboatnne, and received the degree of doctor in 1765, preparing a thesis in six languages upon the Holy Scripture, which was published at Paris the same year. He was afterwards vicar-general of Vienne. He was beheaded in 1793. He wrote, La Genese Expliquae (Paris, 1773): — Essai sur l'Ecriture Sainte (ibid. 1775; this work is preceded by a plate containing several Oriental alphabets): — Nouvelle Methode pour Entrer dans le Vrai sens de l'Ecriture Sainte (ibid. 1777): — L'Exode Explique (ibid. 1780): — Les Psaumes Expliques (ibid. 1781): — Traite sur la Poesie et la Musique des Bebreux (ibid. eod.): —
Le Levitique Explique (ibid. 1785): — Nouvelle Bible Polyglotte (very rare). See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.