Petreus a name common to several Swedish theologians, of whom we mention the following:
1. AESCHILIUS, who died at Abo in 1657, professor and doctor of theology, is the author of, Ensarrationes in Evangelia. Dominicalia et Festivalia: — De Veteris et Novi Testamenti Discriminae: — De Anti- Christo Iagno, besides a translation of the Bible into Finnish.
2. LAURENTIUS, who died January 7, 1655, is the author of Canticum Canticorusm Salomonis, Paraphrasi tum Ligata Hebraea et Danica, turn Prosa Latina Adornatum (Hafnite, 1640).
3. NICOLAS (1) was born at Husum, September 10, 1569. He studied at different universities, was in 1600 doctor of theology, and died at Ratzeburg, January 7, 1641, a superintendent.
4. NICOLAS (2) was born at Zealand in 1601. He studied at different universities, was professor of Oriental languages at Copenhagen, and died October 4, 1634. He is the author of, Nomenclator Hebraeus (Hafnum, 1629): — Lexicon Hebraicum cum Grammatica Hebraica (1627, 1633): — Musae Hebaea seu Collgonia Hebraea (1628).
5. SEVERIUN, born in 1609, and died November 25, 1657, professor at Copenhagen, is the author of, Grammatica Hebraea (1642): — Fundamenta Linguae Sanctae (1647): Disquisitio de Fundamesto Philosophiae Moralis.
6. THEODOIRE, who died at Copenhagen in 1673, is the author of, Prophetia Joelis Ethiop., Interpret. Latina ad Verbum-Donata (Leyden, 1661): — Prophetia Jonae AEthiop. et ex AEthiop. in Lat. de Verbum
Verisa et Notis atque Adagiis Illustrata (1660): — Vaticinium Mmalahhisie Ethiop. Latino Idionate ad Verbuin Donatum (1661). See Jichuer, Allgemeines Geleherten-Lexikon, s.v.; Flirst, Bibl. Jud. 3:80; Winer, Handbuch der theol. Lit. 1:63, 64. (B.P.)