Pereira, Bento (1), a learned Spaniard, was born at Valencia in 1535. Admitted into the Society of Jesus in 1552, he finished his studies in Sicily and at Rome, and rendered himself very skillful in the sciences and philosophy, which he taught with honor. He died at Rome March 6, 1616. His principal writings are, Physicorum lib. xv (Rome, 1562, 4to) — Commentariae in Danielem (ibid. 1586, 4to): — Commentaria in Gene, sim (ibid. 1589-1598, 4 vols. 4to): — De magia et dimvi natione astrologica (Ingolstadt, 1591, 8vo): — Selectae disputationes in sacram Scripturam (ibid. 1601-1610, 5 vols. 4to). All these works have frequently been reprinted. See Fabricius, Hist. Bibl. 1:265; Grasse, Literat. 3:832 sq.; Simon, Hist. Crit. du Vieux Test. p. 423.