Schindler, Valentin

Schindler, Valentin who died in 1604, is the author of the first polyglot lexicon, containing the Hebrew, Chaldee, Syriac, Talmudico-Rabbinic, and Arabic. It was first published at Hanau in 1612, and in a fourth edition in 1695. Besides, he also wrote, Tractatus de Accentibus Hebr. etc. (Wittenberg, 1596): — Compendium Grammaticioe Hebraicoe (ibid. 1602; 2d ed. 1613), and other linguistic treatises. See Fürst, Bibliotheca Judaica, 3, 274; Steinschneider, Bibliographisches Handbuch, p. 127; Catalogus Librorum Hebr. in Bibl. Bodleiana, p. 2566 sq.; Gesenius, Geschichte der hebr. Sprache, § 34; Diestel, Gesch. des alten Testaments, p. 447, 452. (B.P.)

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