Petit, Samuel a celebrated French scholar, was born at Nismes in 1594. He studied at Geneva with such success that at the age of seventeen he was admitted to the sacred ministry. Soon after he was raised to the professorship of theology, and of Greek and Hebrew, in that city. He died in 1645. He was a man of vast and profound erudition. He published Varies lectiones in S. Scripturam (in the Critici Sao volume 8). His other works are, Miscellaneorum libri 9: — Eclogae Chronologicae: — Diatribe de Jure, Principunm Edictis, etc.: — Diatribe de Dissidiorum Causis, Effectis et Remediis.