Felibien, Jacques

Felibien, Jacques a. Roman Catholic divine, was born at Chartres in 1636, and distinguished himself in youth by success in study, especially of the Scripture. In 1668 he became pastor at Vineul; in 1669, canon of Chartres; in 1695, archdeacon of Vendome. He died at Chartres Nov. 23, 1716. Besides various practical works, he wrote Le Symbole des Apotres ex plque par l'ecrilure Sainte (Blois, 1696,12mo) :-Comment. in Oseam (Chartres, 1702, 4to) :- Pentateuchus Historicus ex fonte Hebraico, etc. (Chartres, 1703, 4to). This book gave rise to much clamor, and Felibien was obliged to suppress various passages in which he was supposed to have departed from the orthodox interpretations. Moreover, as it had been printed with the permission only of the bishop, and without that of the royal censor, the book was suppressed by the government, and all the printed copies confiscated.-Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, 17:274.

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