Calmet, Augustin (ōgüstăNˈ kälmāˈ) [key], 1672–1757, French biblical scholar, a Benedictine abbot at Nancy and Sens. His critical commentaries were widely studied until the 19th cent. when the higher criticism changed the technique of biblical criticism. He also wrote a valuable history of Lorraine.
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