Bashuysen, Heinrich Jacob Van

Bashuysen, Heinrich Jacob Van, a Protestant theologian of Germany, was born Oct. 26, 1679, at Hanau. He studied at Leyden and Franeker, and was in 1701 appointed professor of Oriental languages and Church history at the gymnasium of his native city. In 1703 he was made professor of theology. In 1716 he was called to Zerbst as professor of theology, history, and Oriental languages; and died Dec. 31, 1758. Bashuysen was one of the most learned scholars of his time; especially was he well versed in Rabbinical lore. He wrote, Diss. de Fatis Ecclesice N. Test. (Franeker, 1700): — Diss. de LXX Hebdomadibus Danielis (ibid. eod.): — Diss. IV Positiones ad Sciagraphiain Systematis Antiquit. Hebraic. (Hanoviae, 1702-12): — Diss. de Academiis Academicorumque Tituloorum Origine Hebraica (ibid. 1703): — Diss. de Foedere Gratice (ibid. 1704): — Diss. de Impositione Manuum (ibid. eod.): — Clavis Talmudica Maxinma (ibid. 1714), etc. — Lib. Observationum Sacrarvm de Integritate S. Scripturie, occasione R. Maimonidis Tract. de Libro Legis (Latine versi) (1708). His writings fill about five printed pages in D5ring's Die gelehrten Theologen Deutschlands. See, besides, Jocher, Allgemeines Gelehrten-Lexiko, s.v.; Furst, Bibl. Jud. i, 92; Steinschneider, Bibliogr. Handbuch, p. 18; Winer, Handbuch der theolog. Literatur, i, 190, 196, 526; Lichtenberger, Encyclop. des Sciences Religieuses, s.v. (B. P.)

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