The Biographical Dictionary of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge-- Volume 3, PT. 1

The Biographical Dictionary of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge-- Volume 3, PT. 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1843 edition. Excerpt: ...but together with his father became a proselyte to Christianity. He edited " Megillath Ester" (" The Book of Esther") with the commentaries of Rashi (R. Solomon Jarchi), and extracts from the Talmud and Jalcut on the same book, with a Latin translation as well of the commentary as of the text, printed at Paris by Th. Blaise, a. d. 1622, 4to. In the preface to this work he calls himself the son of Philippe d'Aquin, who, he says, was his instructor in the Hebrew language. Wolff attributes to him also "Pirke Aboth," (" Selections of the Fathers ") with a Latin translation, Paris, 1620; but this was most probably the work of his father, to whom it is generally attributed, and to whom it is also assigned by Wolff himself. He also published the commentary of R. Levi Gerson on the first five chapters of the book of Job, with a Latin translation, together with the biblical text in Hebrew and Latin. In his preface the author complains of the very little encouragement he meets with in Paris, and the destitute state to which he is reduced. It was printed at Paris by Th. Blaise, A.d. 1622. (Wolfius, Biblioth. Hebr. i. 723., iii. 645.; Bayle, Diet. Hist. Crit. i. 297. note F. ed. Rotterdam, 1702.) C. P. H. AQUI'NO, PHILIPPUS DE, or PniLIPPE D'AQUIN dx uips H DISS (X'pKT KBv'B), a learned Frenchman born at Avignon towards the end of the sixteenth century. He was of a Jewish family, and had himself attained to the dignity of a Rabbi, at which time he was called Mordecai. While yet a young man he was converted to Christianity and admitted into the Catholic church at Aquino in the kingdom of Naples, whence he assumed his surname. This surname was probably the origin of Bayle's hearsay information that his family was...show more

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  • Paperback | 412 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 21mm | 730g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236751205
  • 9781236751201