Heidegger's Bible Handbook: Pentateuch: Roman Catholic Interpreters



ROMAN CATHOLIC: Bonfrerius,[1] Capponi,[2] Ferus,[3] Jansen,[4] Malvenda,[5] Oleaster,[6] Rupertus,[7] Serarius,[8] Steuchus,[9] the Jesuit Cornelius Hazart.[10]

[1] Pentateuchus Mosis Commentario Illustratus. Jacobus Bonfrerius (1573-1642) joined the order of the Jesuits in 1592. He enjoyed a long tenure as a professor of the Scriptures and Hebrew at Douay, France.


[2] Veritates aureæ super totam legem veterem. Serafino Capponi (1536-1614) was an Italian Dominican theologian. He wrote commentaries on large portions of the Scriptures, but he is remembered most for his commentary on Aquinas’ Summa.


[3] In totam genesim enarrationes, and Annotationes in Exodum Numeros, Deuteronomium. Johann Ferus (1495-1554) was a German Franciscan; he excelled in Biblical interpretation and preaching. In addition to his work on the Pentateuch, he wrote commentaries on Joshua, Judges, Job, Ecclesiastes, Esther, Ezra, Nehemiah, Lamentations, Jonah, Matthew, John, Acts, Romans, and 1 John.