Student-friendliness  284  Years  Ago

by  the  Headmaster

of  the  Secondary  School  at  Weißenfels

Reineccius, Christianus. Janua Hebraeae linguae veteris Testamenti in qua totius Codices Hebraei Vocabula una cum radicibus & grammatica vocum difficiliorum analysi comparent … Acc. una cum grammatica lexicon hebraeo-chaldaicum. 3rd, enlarged and revised ed. Leipsic, Sumpt. Haered. Lanchisianorum, 1733. 3 ll., 1112 pp. With frontispiece. – Bound with: The Same. Grammatica Hebraeo-Chaldaica ex Cl. Wasmuthi Hebraismo restituto & D. Optii Chaldaismo harmonice adornata & Cum utriusque linguae par digmatibus nominum & verborum tam perfectorum quam imperfectorum, … etc. 3rd ed. Ibid. 1733. 128 pp. With 1 engraved table. Sm. 8vo. Contemp. vellum (discolored).

Christianus Reineccius, Janua Hebraeae linguae veteris Testamenti

ADB XXVIII, 15 ff. 3; Jöcher X, 1671. – First title in red and black. – Ad I:

“ His earliest work … was published 1704. It was very successful, not so much because it had been such an excellent work, but

because  it  accommodated  the  human  frailty

in  the  very  same  pleasant  manner ,

which  still  today  has  this  line  of  industry  flourishing .

He had analyzed all words and forms most meticulously … that is he took the pains off their shoulders to look for the explanation of the form and find the meaning by themselves.  Small  wonder  the  book  ran  into  eight  editions ”

(ADB). The last one 1788. – Ad II: published first 1731.

Reineccius (Großmühlingen, Anhalt-Zerbst, 1668-1752) read as associate professor old languages, theology, and philosophy at the Leipsic University since 1700 and 1721-1743 filled the headmastership of the secondary school at Weißenfels. “His scientific activity was concentrated about the bible, especially the Old Testament, the text and language of which he endeavored to determine and understand better.” The pre-Leipsic stations recorded in detail by Jöcher.

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