Bythner, Victorinus

Bythner, Victorinus a native of Poland, who came to England, matriculated at the University of Oxford, and read lectures on Hebrew there for years. He then passed some time in Cambridge, and about 1664 settled in Cornwall, where he practiced medicine. He died in 1670. Among his writings are Lethargy of the Soul (1636, 8vo): — Tabula Directoria Linguce Sanctoe (Oxford, 1637, 8vo):

— Manipulus Messis Magnae (Lond. 1639, 8vo): — Clavis Linguae Sanctae (Camb. 1648, 8vo): — Lyra Prophetica Davidis Regis (Lond. 1645, 12mo; 1650, 8vo), containing a grammatical explanation of all the Hebrew words in the Psalms; often reprinted;. translated into English by Dee, under the title The Lyre of David (Lond. 1836, 8vo; 1847, 8vo). Horne calls it the "most valuable help to the critical and grammatical study of the Psalms." — Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, 7, 956; Allibone, Dictionary of Authors, 1, 324.

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