Leclerc, James Theodore

Leclerc, James Theodore a Swiss Protestant theologian and Orientalist, was born at Geneva Nov. 25, 1692. He became pastor and professor of Oriental languages in that city in 1725, and died in 1758. He wrote, Preservatif contre e Fanatisme, ou Refutation des pretendus Inspires de ce Siecle, trad. du Latin de Sam. Turretin (Genesis 1723, 8vo): it is a work against the prophets of the Cevennes: — Supplneent au Preservatif' contre le Fanatisme (Genesis 1723, 8vo): — Les Psaumes tmraduits en Frangais sur l'original Hebreu (Genesis 1740 and 1761, 8vo). See Senebier, Hist. Litteaire de Geneve; Haag, La France Protestante; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, 30:200. (J. N. P.)

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