Reyna, Cassiodoro De

Reyna, Cassiodoro De a Spanish Hebraist, was born at Seville. He embraced the ecclesiastical life, but renounced it upon leaving his native country. He established himself in Frankfort and engaged in business, which he abandoned to take charge of a French congregation in London. From thence he went to Antwerp, and again lived in Frankfort, where he openly avowed his acquiescence in the Confession of Augsburg. It is supposed he was living at Basle when his version of the Scriptures in Spanish was published. In the preface to this work he makes himself appear a Catholic, in order to secure a greater sale for the book. The title is La Biblia, que es los Sacsros Libros del . y N. Testanmento, trasladada en Espanol (Basle, 1569, 4to). Ieyna pretended to have translated directly from the Hebrew, but it is said that he never saw any original except the Latin version of Pagnini. A new edition was prepared by Cyprian de Valera (Amst. 1596). Another work of Reyna is Annotationes in Loca Selectiora Evangelii Joannis (Frankfort, 1573). Reyna died at Frankfort, March 15, 1594. See Antonio, Bibl. Nova Hispana; Lelong, Bibl. Sacra. — Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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