Pierre Daniel Huet
Gerardus Johannis Vossius (Gerrit Vos) (1577-1649) was a Dutch humanist who suggested the Holy Land as the location of Atlantis. His view was that the Atlantis story was a backdrop to the patriarchal history in the Bible. Lewis Spence claimed that this idea was the result of “an ingenious misreading of the Pentateuch”, an accusation he leveled at other writers of that period, including Samuel Borchart and Pierre Daniel Huet..
Pierre Daniel Huet (1630-1721) was educated by Jesuits but also received lessons from the Huguenot pastor Samuel Borchart who in time became his friend. However, Huet was eventually appointed the Catholic bishop of Soissons in 1685, but was not confirmed in the post by Pope Innocent XI because of his homosexuality. Subsequently, the succeeding Pope, Alexander VIII, appointed Huet bishop of Avranches.
Huet expressed similar views to Borchart, linking the biblical patriarchs and the story of Atlantis in his Demonstratio Evangelica. Lewis Spence accused[259.33] Huet along with Borchart and Vossius of ‘ingeniously misreading’ the Pentateuch in order to add credibility to this opinion.