This, in fact, constitutes his real and permanent distinction as an exegete.
Palmieri was not only a theologian, a moralist and a philosopher, but an exegete.
Both as an exegete and as a typologist he appears as a disciple of the Pharisees.
As an exegete he exercised a powerful, and on the whole a beneficial, influence on theological investigation.
As long as he remained in Spain he was only known as a clever mathematician and astronomer, not as an exegete.
He is ardently supported by Knenen, the exegete, his colleague at Leyden; and by Rauenhoff, the ecclesiastical historian.
As an exegete and biblical critic no less than as a grammarian he has left his abiding mark.