Hebraist
A Hebraist is a specialist in Jewish, Hebrew and Hebraic studies. Specifically, British and German scholars of the 18th and 19th centuries who were involved in the study of Hebrew language and literat...
Christian Hebraist
A Christian Hebraist is a scholar of Hebrew who comes from a Christian family background/belief, or is a Jewish adherent of Christianity. The main area of study is that commonly known as the Old Testa...
Johann Albrecht Widmannstetter
Johann Albrecht Widmannstetter (1506 in Nellingen/Blaubeuren near Ulm – March 28, 1557 in Regensburg), was a German humanist, orientalist, philologist, and theologian.
Widmannstetter studied law,...
Johannes Buxtorf II
Johannes Buxtorf the Younger, (August 13, 1599 – August 16, 1664) was son of the scholar Johannes Buxtorf, and a Protestant Christian Hebraist.
Buxtorf was born in Basel, where he also died....
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Berechiah ha-Nakdan
Berechiah ben Natronai ha-Nakdan, ("ha-Nakdan", meaning "the punctuator" or "grammarian"), commonly known as Berachya, (13th century) was a Jewish exegete, ethical writer, grammarian, translator, poet...
Shabbethai Premsla
Shabbethai Premsla was a Galician philologist and scribe of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries who lived in Przemyśl, Poland, from which his name derives. Premsla was the author of a commentary o...
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Solomon Almoli
Solomon ben Jacob Almoli was a rabbi, physician and Hebrew author of the sixteenth century; lived in Turkey, probably in Constantinople. As a physician he seems to have enjoyed quite a reputation, but...
Johann Leusden
Johannes Leusden (also called Jan (informal), John (English), or Johann (German)) (26 April 1624 - 30 September 1699) was a Dutch Calvinist theologian and orientalist.Leusden was born in Utrecht. He ...
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Thomas Chenery
Thomas William Chenery (1826 – 11 February 1884) was an English scholar and editor of the British newspaper The Times.
Chenery was born in Barbados to John Chenery, a West Indies merchant. He was ...
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Ramón Martí
Ramón Martí was a 13th-century Catalan Dominican friar and theologian. He is remembered for his polemic work Pugio Fidei (c. 1280). In 1250 he was one of eight friars appointed to make a study of orie...
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James Robertson (orientalist)
James Robertson (1714–1795) was a Scottish orientalist.
Born in the parish of Cromarty, Robertson studied for many years at Leyden University under Jan Jacob Schultens. He was called to his native...
Isaac Uziel
Isaac ben Abraham Uziel (d. April 1, 1622, Amsterdam) (Hebrew: יצחק בן אברהם עזיאל) was a Spanish physician, poet and grammarian, born at Fez. At one time he held the position of rabbi at Oran, but l...
Aron Freimann
Aron Freimann (born 5 August 1871, at Filehne, Posen– d. 6 June 1948, at New York City) was a German librarian and historian. He was the son of Israel Meïr Freimann, and grandson, on his mother's side...
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William Guise
William Guise (Guilelmus Guisius) (c.1653–1683), was an English orientalist.
He went to Oriel College, Oxford at age 16. He was Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford from 1674 to 1680, being granted...
Julius Fürst
Julius Fürst ([fʏɐ̯st]; 12 May 1805, Zerkowo, South Prussia – 9 February 1873, Leipzig), was a Jewish German orientalist. Fürst was a distinguished scholar of Semitic languages and literature. During ...
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Robert Sheringham
Robert Sheringham (1602–1678) was an English linguist, scholar and royalist writer.
He was born in Guestwick, Norfolk. He studied at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, where he was B.A. in 162...
Joseph Zedner
Joseph Zedner (February 10, 1804, Gross-Glogau – October 10, 1871, Berlin) was a German Jewish bibliographer and librarian.After completing his education, he acted as teacher in the Jewish school in S...
Edmund Castell
Edmund Castell (1606–1686) was an English orientalist.He was born at Tadlow, in Cambridgeshire. At the age of fifteen he entered Emmanuel College, Cambridge, gaining his BA in 1624-5 and his MA in 162...
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Whitlock Nicoll
Whitlock Nicoll or Nicholl (1786–1838) was an English physician. Known in his lifetime as a medical and theological writer, he was also responsible in his capacity as physician to Michael Faraday for ...
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Gilbert Burnet
Gilbert Burnet (18 September 1643 – 17 March 1715) was a Scottish theologian and historian, and Bishop of Salisbury. He was fluent in Dutch, French, Latin, Greek, and Hebrew. Burnet was respected as a...
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Antoine Rodolphe Chevallier
Antoine Rodolphe Chevallier (1523–1572) was a French Protestant Hebraist, holder of teaching positions in England, and tutor in French and Hebrew to the future Elizabeth I of England.
He was born ...
Richard Laurence
Richard Laurence (1760–1838) was an English Hebraist and Anglican churchman. He was made Regius Professor of Hebrew and canon of Christ Church, Oxford, in 1814, and Archbishop of Cashel, Ireland, in 1...
Bruce Waltke
Bruce K. Waltke (born in 1930) is a Reformed evangelical professor of Old Testament and Hebrew. He has held professorships in the Old Testament at Dallas Theological Seminary, Regent College in Vancou...
James Barr (biblical scholar)
James Barr FBA (20 March 1924 – 14 October 2006) was a Scottish Old Testament scholar.
Born in Glasgow, Scotland, (although one reference claims he was born in Edinburgh) educated at Daniel Stewar...