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Mario di Calasio

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Friar Minor and lexicographer, born at Calasio in the Kingdom of Naples about 1550; died atRome, 1 February, 1620. Having entered the Franciscan Order, he devoted himself to the study of Hebrew with such success that thepope called him to Rome, where he taught Hebrew in theFranciscan convents of Ara Coeli and San Pietro in Montorio. Calasio enjoyed the special favour of Paul V who made him his confessor and bestowed upon him all the titles and privileges generally accorded to doctors of theology. When he was dying he caused the Passion to be read to him and expired while chanting the Psalms of David in Hebrew. Calasio'sreputation as a scholar in theSemitic languages rests mainly upon his "Concordantiae Sacrorum Bibliorum Hebraicorum" which was published at Rome in 1622, two years after his death. Another, though inferior, edition of the same work appeared at London in 1747. Besides this work Calasio wrote a "Dictionarium Hebraicorum" and "Canones Generales linguae sanctae".

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