Author Archives: Gabriele Boccaccini

Paul Eber (1511-1569)

Paul Eber (1511-1569) was a German scholar, Christian Hebraist and theologian, professor of Old Testament at Wittenberg, and the author of the first scholarly history of the Second Temple period in modern times, following the model of Josephus.

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Theodor Bibliander (1506-1564)

Theodor Bibliander (Theodor Buchmann; 1506-1564) was a Swiss scholar, orientalist, philologist of Latin, Greek, Hebrew, and Arabic, and a specialist in Apocalyptic Studiesand Early Islamic Studies. The father of Biblical research in Switzerland. In his commentaries on Revelation (1549) and 4 Ezra (1553) maintained the identification of Antichrist with the Papacy, yet showed a genuine attempt to extricate himself from ...

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Giovanni Pico della Mirandola (1463-1494)

Giovanni Pico della Mirandola (1463-1494) was an Italian scholar and philosopher, and a pioneer in Second Temple Studies. A child-prodigy, Pico was soon fluent in Latin and Greek and was sent to study at the Universities of Florence, Padua, and Paris. In Padua he learned Hebrew, Aramaic and Arabic with Elia Del Medigo. A member of the Platonic academy of ...

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