Antoine, Nicole

Antoine, Nicole an apostate from Christianity to Judaism, was born at St. Brieu in 1600, and joined early the Reformed Church. A few years later he applied for admission among the Jews, but in vain. Having returned to Geneva, he became a teacher, and afterward Reformed pastor, at Divonne, where he preached only on texts from the Old Testament, rarely mentioning the name of Jesus, and professing strange opinions about him. He fell for some time into insanity, and, having recovered, acknowledged again his faith in Judaism. He was accused at Geneva of blasphemy, and burned in 1632. — Pierer, Univ. — Lexikon, s.v.

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