Waser, Caspar (or Gaspar)

Waser, Caspar (Or Gaspar)

a Swiss theologian, was born at Zurich, September 1, 1565. He studied at Altdorf and Heidelberg, travelled extensively through Holland, England. Ireland, and Italy, and after his return, in 1593, was appointed pastor at Witticon, which place he exchanged, in 1596, for the deanery at Zurich, connecting at the same time the professorship of Hebrewo In 1607 he received also the chair of Greek, and in 1611 the theological chair, and died November 9, 1625. He wrote, Archetypus Gram. Hebraicae, Duabus praecipue Partibus, Etymologia et Syntaxi Absolutus, etc. (Basle, 1600, and often): — Tractatus de Antiquis Nummis Hebraeorum, Chaldaeorum, et Syrorum (Zurich, 1605): — De Antiquis Hebraeorum Mensuris: Elementale Chaldaicum. etc. See Jodoc. a Kuosen, Oratio de Vita et Obitu C. Waseri; Witte, Diarium Biographicum; Konig, Bibliotheca Nova et Vetus; Jocher, Allgemeines Gelehrten Lexikon, s.v.; Furst, Bibl. Jud. 3:494; Steinschneider, Bibliographisches Handbuch, s.v.; Biographie Universelle, s.v. (B.P.)

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