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MS 17 Eulogies in praise of Nathaniel Vechner

A small, leather-bound volume containing eulogies in praise of Nathaniel Vechner (or Vechnerus), each containing a short quotation from the scriptures, the classics or other sources (in Hebrew, Latin, Greek, French, Italian, German and English), followed by verse in praise of Nathaniel Vechner, signed and dated by each author, 1646-55.

Nathaniel Vechner was one of the sons of George Vechner, STD, a theologian and Hebraist, of Lesna, close to G”rlitz in Upper Lusatia, south west Poland. Nathaniel Vechner travelled extensively in Europe, while studying theology and the Hebrew language as a candidate for the ministry in the reformed church, visiting Danzig, Amsterdam, Groningen, Geneva, Basle, Heidelberg, Frankfurt am Main and Cambridge. Among the many scholars who contributed an entry for Vechner's book were Johannes Buxtorf (Basle, September 1653), Manasseh ben Israel of Amsterdam, and two fellows of Pembroke College, Cambridge, Abraham Clifford and John Clerk, in May 1654.

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