Item 7183. DISQUISITIONES CRITICAE DE VARIIS PER DIVERSA LOCA & TEMPORA BIBLIORUM EDITIONIBUS: QUIBUS ACCEDUNT CASTIGATIONES THEOLOGI CUJUSDAM PARISIENSIS AD OPUSCULUM ISA. VOSSII DE SIBYLLINIS ORACULIS, ET EJUSDEM RESPONSIONEM AD OBJECTIONES NUPERAE CRITICAE SACRAE

DISQUISITIONES CRITICAE DE VARIIS PER DIVERSA LOCA & TEMPORA BIBLIORUM EDITIONIBUS: QUIBUS ACCEDUNT CASTIGATIONES THEOLOGI CUJUSDAM PARISIENSIS AD OPUSCULUM ISA. VOSSII DE SIBYLLINIS ORACULIS, ET EJUSDEM RESPONSIONEM AD OBJECTIONES NUPERAE CRITICAE SACRAE

Paulino, 1684. Item #32111

Original Full calf. 8vo. [14], 279 pages. 21 cm. First edition. In Latin. Published in London. An English translation was published in the same year, with the title: “Critical enquiries into the various editions of the Bible printed in divers places and at several times: together with Animadversions upon a small treatise of Dr. Isaac Vossius concerning the Oracles of the sibylls, and an answer to the objections of the late Critica sacra”. Isaac Vossius (1618-1689) was a biblical scholar, friend and translator of Manasseh ben Israel. Richard Simon, “French scholar and Orientalist; born at Dieppe May 13, 1638; died there April 21, 1721. After studying at the Sorbonne he joined the Congregation of the Oratory, in the library of which he studied Oriental works and manuscripts. When a certain Jew was condemned to the pyre at Metz on a blood accusation, Simon wrote a strong opinion in protest (1670) . He translated Leon of Modena's ‘Historia dei Riti Ebraici, ’ etc. (1674) , and wrote ‘Comparaison des Cérémonies des Juifs et de la Discipline de l'Eglise’ (1681) . His chief work, however, was his ‘Histoire Critique du Vieux Testament’ (1678) , practically the first introduction to the Old Testament written. It dealt with the books of the Old Testament as if they were ordinary writings, and by this means aroused the enmity of Bossuet and the Port Royal, through whose influence the whole edition of 1, 300 copies was seized and destroyed and Simon was expelled from the Oratory (May 21, 1678) . Notwithstanding the destruction of his book, several pirated editions appeared in Holland. Simon wrote several pamphlets defending his views against the attacks of contemporary writers, such as Vossius, Spanheim, Jurien, Colomies, Le Clerc, and others. ” (1906 Jewish Encyclopedia) . On first endpage Ex libris : "Ex bibliotheca FF. Praedicatorum Sti Jacobi". Bound in original full calf, with gilt panels on spine. Wing; S3801. Subjects: Vossius, Isaac, 1618-1689. De Sibyllinis aliisque quæ Christi natalem præcessere oraculis. Bible - Versions. Bible - Manuscripts - Early works to 1800. Oracula. Sibyllina - Early works to 1800. Light wear to edges of leather, gilt lightly rubbed, internally very clean and fresh. Very good + condition. (KH-1-45).

Price: $600.00

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