Segond, Louis

Segond, Louis a Swiss Protestant theologian, was born in 1810, and died at Geneva, June 18, 1885, professor of Hebrew and doctor of theology. Segond is best known as the latest translator of the Bible into French, whose name will be remembered with that of Le Fevre, Olivetan; De Sacy, Martin, and Osterwaid. The Old Test. in Segond's version was first published at Geneva in 1874, then at Nancy in 1877, and lastly at Geneva in 1879. But the entire Bible was issued in 1880 from the Oxford University. Press, printed with admirable care and skill. The translation is pronounced an exquisite one. (B.P.)

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