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"ALCAZAR, Alcazar, or Alcasar, (louis
D'}, a Spanish Jesuit, was born at Seville in 1554, and
entered among the Jesuits in 1569, against the will of his
family, who were in possession of a large estate. After he
had been a teacher of philosophy, he taught divinity at
Cordova and at Seville, for above twenty years.
Much of his life was
spent in endeavouring to explain the book of the
Revelations, and his first volume on the subject, "
Vestigatio arcani sensus in Apocalypsi," is said to have
been' the result of twenty years' study and investigation.
This work was printed at Antwerp, fol. 1604 and 1619, and at
Lyons, 1616, fol,; and is accounted one of the best
commentaries which had been produced by any writer of the'
Romish church. It is said that Grotius was considerably
indebted to it; but neither Grotius, nor any other writer
has followed him in supposing that the prophecies of the
Apocalypse have been accomplished to the twentieth chapter.
investigation, however, his next work was a commentary on
such parts of the Old Testament as have any connexion with
the Apocalypse;, this was published in 1631, Lyons, fol.
under the title, " In eas veteris Testamenti partes, quas
respicit Apocalypsis, nempe Cautica Canticorum, Psalmos
complures, multa Danielis aliorumque librorum capita, libri
V." There is. a supplement to the first, on weights and
measures, and to the second, on bad physicians. He died at
Seville, June 16, 1613." (The General biographical
Title R. P. Ludovici ab Alcasar ... e Societate Iesu ... In
eas Veteris Testamenti partes quas respicit Apocalypsis
libri quinque: cum Opuscula de malis medicis ... : indicibus
cum scholiorum tum concionum
Author Luis de Alcßzar
Editors Jacques Prost, Franšois Prost
Illustrated by Franšois Huret
Publisher sumptibus Iacobi & Andreae Prost, 1631