Joubert, Francis

Joubert, Francis a noted French ecclesiastical writer, born at Montpellier Oct. 12, 1689, entered the service of the Romish Church in 1728. In 1730 he was imprisoned in the Bastille as a Jansenist, and afterwards exiled to Montpellier. He subsequently returned to Paris, and there died, Dec. 23, 1763. He wrote extensively, especially in the department of exegetical theology. Among his best works we reckon Explication de I'Hist. de Joseph (Paris, 1728, 12mo): — Eclaircissement sur les Discours de Job (12mo): — Traite du Caractere essentiel a tous les Prophetes (12mo): — Observations sur Joel (Avignon, 1733, 12mo): — Lettres sur l'Interpretation des Ecritures (Paris, 1744, 12mo): — Concordance et Explication des principales Propheties de Jeremie, d'Ezechiel et de Daniel (Paris, 1745,4to): — Explication des principales propheties, etc. (Avignon [Paris], 1749, 5 vols.): — Commentaires sur les Douze petits Prophetes (Avignon, 17,54, 6 vols. 12mo): — Commentaire sur l'Apocalypse (Avignon [Paris], 1762, 2 vols. 12mo); etc. See Chaudon et Delandine, Dict. Univ. Histor. Crit. et Bibliogr.; Querard, La France Litteraire; Hoefer, Nouv. Biogr. Générale, 27, 18. (J.N.P.)

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