• Jesuit Hebrew Studies After Trent: Cornelius a Lapide (15671637)
  • Language (written in): English
  • Author: Murray, Luke
  • Source: Journal of Jesuit Studies volume 4, 1, (2017): 76–97.
  • Published: 2017
  • ISSN: 2214-1332
  • ISSN: 2214-1324
  • DOI: 10.1163/22141332-00401004
  • Abstract: This essays studies the biblical hermeneutics of Cornelius a Lapide, focusing on his knowledge of Hebrew. After reviewing a post-Tridentine bias against Catholic biblical studies, the essay is divided in three parts. The first part is a brief introduction to a Lapide’s life; the second part addresses his position on the Vulgate and its relationship to the original languages of scripture; and the third part presents key passages from a Lapide on the Hebrew language, drawn from his biblical commentaries. In the end, I argue that regardless of a Lapide’s imperfect knowledge of Hebrew, he still shows that Catholic scholars could engage in a close study of scripture’s original languages after Trent’s decree on the Vulgate, and could incorporate works from across confessional boundaries.
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