Denis Amelote

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Denis Amelot Cong. Orat. (or Amelote, or Amelotte; 1609 – 7 October 1678) was a French biblical writer and scholar who is notable for his French translation of the New Testament (4 vols. 1666-170).[1] In his translation he quoted Greek minuscule manuscripts: 42, 43, 44, and 149 (in Gregory-Aland numbering).


Amelote was born in Saintes,[1] in the ancient Province of Saintonge. He was ordained a priest in 1631, was a Doctor of the Sorbonne, and became a member of the French Oratory.[1] He was a prominent opponent of Jansenism. He died in Paris.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d Wikisource-logo.svg Maas, Anthony John (1907). "Denis Amelote" . In Herbermann, Charles (ed.). Catholic Encyclopedia. 1. New York: Robert Appleton Company. p. 407. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.