Golius, Jacobus

Golius, Jacobus, was born at the Hague in 1596. After finishing his studies at the University of Leyden, he was called to give instruction in the Greek language at Rochelle. In 1624 he became professor of the Arabic language, and in 1629 also of mathematics at the University of Leyden. He died September 28, 1667. He brought out an edition of the New Testament in modern Greek. He also had the Confession of Faith of the Reformed Church of Holland, the Heidelberg Catechism, and the Liturgy translated into modern Arabic by an Armenian for circulation in the Levant: His principal work is his Lexicon Arab.-Latinum cum ind. Lat. It was first published in London, and subsequently at Leyden, 1653, in fol. See Glasius, Godgeleerd Nederland, 1:534; Bayle, Dict. hist. et Crit. (J.P.W.)

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