Janvier, Rene-Ambroise a French Benedictine monk, was born at Sainte-Osmane, on the Main, in 1613. He was one of the most distinguished Hebraists of the 17th century, and is celebrated for his Latin translations of several Jewish commentaries, among which are a translation of Kimchi's commentary on the Psalms entitled R. Dav. Kinechi Commnentarii in Psalmos (Paris. 1666, 4to). He died at Paris April 25,1682. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Genesis 26:363; Haureau, Hist. Litteraire du Main, 2, 115; Hist. littie. de la Congreg. de St. Maur, p. 101.