Quinquarboreus, Joannes (or Jean Cinqarbre)

Quinquarboreus, Joannes (Or Jean Cinqarbre), a learned Frenchman, was a native of Aurillac, in Auvergne. In 1554 he was made regius professor of the Hebrew language at Paris; in 1575 he was made dean of the faculty, and occupied this position until the year 1587, when he died. He wrote, Institutio Linguae Ebraicoe, cum Notis, etc. (Paris, 1610): — De Re Grammnatica Hebraica Opus (ibid. 1549, 1556, 1582; Accessit etiam Liber de Notis, i.e. Abbreviaturis Hebroeorumn [Venice, 1588, and Paris, 1609, cum Notis P. Vignolii]): — Notoe in Clenardi Grammaitica Hebraica (Paris, 1549, 1564). He also translated into Latin the Chaldee of Jonathan on Hosea, Joel, Amos (ibid. 1556 and 1563). See First. Bibliotheca Judaica, ii, 106; iii, 124; Steinschneider, Bibliographisches Handbuch, p. 113; Wolf, Bibliotheca Hebr. 4:250, 298; Jocher, Allem. Gelehrten- Lexikon, s.v. (B. P.)

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