Amama, Sixtin

Amama, Sixtin a Protestant theologian, and professor of Hebrew at Franecker, was born there Oct. 15, 1593, and died Nov. 9, 1639. He visited England in 1613. He wrote Censura Vulgate Latinae Editionis Pentateuchi (1620), and, in reply to Mersenne, his Antibarbarus Biblicus (Franc. 1628, 4to), containing strictures on other books of the Vulgate, namely, the Historical Books, Psalms, Solomon's writings, and (in a posthumous edition) Isaiah and Jeremiah. He published also a collation of the Dutch version with the originals (Bybelsche Conferencie, Amst. 1623), and a Hebrew grammar (Amst 1625); and edited some posthumous works of Drusius.

 
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