Duveil Charles Maria
Duveil Charles Maria, DD, a converted Jew of the 17th century, of the facts of whose life little is known. He was born at Metz, Lorraine. Carefully educated, his studies led him to abandon Judaism; and, as the Roman Church was the first Christian society with which he was brought into contact, he entered its communion and ministry, and received the title of DD. While a Romanist he published a Commentary on Matthew and Luke. But his further studies led him to Protestant views, and he passed from France into England, where he was well received by Stillingfleet, Tillotson, and other eminent men of the Church of England, and was admitted to orders. He died about 1700. Among his writings are Explicatio Literalis Cantici Canticorum (London, 1679, 8vo): — Literal Exposition of the Minor Prophets (London, 1680). Soon after this publication he became a Baptist, and wrote in Latin a Comment in Acta Apostol., which was translated under the title A literal Explanation of the Acts of the Holy Apostles (London. 1685, 8vo; new ed., edited by F.A. Cox for the Hansard Knollys Society [London. 1851, 8vo]). In this commentary Duveil vindicates the principles and usages of the Baptists. — Duveil, Commentary on Acts, Historical Introduction.