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Several works in the encompassing field of Orientalism, with one work on Indian plays, two works on Indian religions and one work on Hebrew abbreviations in Judaism. The latter was written by renowned German (non-Jewish) Judaism scholar Johannes Buxtorf. Age wear to binding, especially at edges. Binding starting to split at spine, but still firmly attached. Minor tears at edges to endpapers, not affecting text. Title page of Buxtorf loose but present, with very minor tear at edge, not affecting text. Browning throughout. In German (Gothic script), Latin, Hebrew and English. Binding in overall fair, book in overall good condition. g. Item #19612
Johannes Buxtorf the Elder was a 17th century Hebraist, who served as professor of Hebrew for thirty-nine years at Basel and known by the title "Master of the Rabbis." He was one of the most important Christian Hebraists of his day and was largely responsible for transforming Hebrew studies from an amateur hobby into an established academic discipline in the early seventeenth century. He was succeeded by his son Johannes Buxtorf the Younger, who also became a renowned professor.