The Great Commentary of Fr. Cornelius A Lapide, S.J.


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Cornelius a Lapide created a Scripture Commentary so complete and scholarly that it was practically the universal commentary in use by Catholics (often available only in 30 some Latin volumes) for hundreds of years. As part of the mission of Loreto Publications’ apostolate we have spent a lot of time and money over the last four years to produce a translation and design a beautiful edition of this priceless commentary so long hidden from the eyes of most Catholics. Now is your opportunity to own this masterpiece.

This set boasts the following features:

  • Leather Covers & Satin Ribbons
  • 2800+ Pages in Four Volumes
  • Never Fully Translated Before
  • Sewn Binding & Headbands
  • First of over 30+ volumes to come
  • A percentage of sales goes to further translations of other volumes
  • Extensive discussion of Greek & Hebrew word meanings

About the Author

As a young man, a Lapide studied humanities and philosophy at the Jesuit colleges of Maastricht and Cologne, theology first, for half a year, at the University of Douay, and afterwards for four years at Louvain; he entered the Society of Jesus, June 11, 1592, and, after two years novi- tiate and another year of theology, was ordained in 1595. Eventually he was called to Rome where he taught for many years. The latter years of his life, however, he devoted almost ex- clusively to finishing and correcting his celebrated commentaries. He was a sincerely pious and zealous priest and an exemplary religious. With his Jesuit brethren at Rome he enjoyed so high a reputation for sanctity that, when he died, they gave him a separate burial place, in order to be the more certain of finding his bones when eventually, as they hoped, he should receive the honor of beatification. Cornelius a Lapide was a contemporary and co- worker with another famous Jesuit and Scripture commentator, St. Robert Bellarmine. He and many other diverse Catholic scholars and theologians from the 17th Century to the 21st Century, men such as Dom Gue ranger, Denis Fahey, Leonard Fee- ney, and Scott Hahn, have praised and utilized the commentaries of a Lapide

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