De nieuwtestamentische commentaren van Johannes Drusius (1550-1616)

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De nieuwtestamentische commentaren van Johannes Drusius (1550-1616)

Type: Doctoral Thesis
Title: De nieuwtestamentische commentaren van Johannes Drusius (1550-1616)
Author: Korteweg, Peter
Publisher: Leiden Institute for the Study of Religions, Antiquity, (LISOR), Faculty of Theology, Leiden University
Issue Date: 2006-10-25
Keywords: Drusius, Johannes (1550-1616)
Early Jewish studies
New Testament
Biblical studies
History of biblical exegesis
Rabbinical literature
Abstract: Johannes Drusius (1550-1616) spent a large part of his life as professor of Oriental languages at the university of Franeker, namely from 1585 to 1616. He was a philologist whose works were reprinted far into the seventeenth, and even in the early eighteenth century. Drusius stimulated research by Christian scholars in the northern Netherlands into Jewish writings. His scholarship in Hebrew and in Jewish works played a vital role in the development of the pedagogical ideal of humanist education with philological stamp. A prominent feature of Drusius' work is his study of Hebrew and Jewish sources for the benefit of explaining passages in the books of the Bible. This research paper constitutes an analysis of Drusius' New Testament commentaries. Chapter one offers a historical sketch of Christian Hebraist studies and in doing so gives a contextualization of Drusius' labours. Chapter two comprises a biography of Drusius. Chapter three clarifies the genre of the 'annotationes', as the contents of Drusius' commentaries consist mainly in philological notes. In chapter four are Drusius' New Testament commentaries discussed. Chapter five is devoted to the relationship between philology and divinity as Drusius saw this.
Description: Promotor: H.J. de Jonge
With Summary in English
Faculty: Faculty of Theology
Citation: Korteweg, P., 2006, Doctoral Thesis, Leiden University
ISBN: 9081108115

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