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The Scholars Of The Editio Princeps: Widmanstetter

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This chapter discusses contribution of Johann Albrecht Widmanstetter for the scholarly work of editio princeps of the Syriac New Testament. During his stay in Spanish Naples, he met Pico della Mirandola's teacher of Kabbalah, Rabbi Dattilus, and it was here that Widmanstetter's kabbalistic education began. Two major projects filed the last years of Widmanstetter's life. The second project was the editio princeps of the Syriac New Testament. During his stay in Vienna, Postel wrote his De Linguae Phoenicis sive Hebraicae Excellentia. The work articulates what Postel thought he was about in the production of the editio princeps. The work is effectively Postel's Inaugural Lecture composed with an awareness of his new appointment. It seeks to defend the utility of the study of oriental languages and, of course, the anticipated edition of the Syriac New Testament.

Keywords: editio princeps; Johann Albrecht Widmanstetter; Kabbalah; oriental languages; Postel's Inaugural Lecture; Syriac New Testament



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