Halle Germany: Sumtirus Orphanotrophei, 1767. Second Edition. Hardcover. Octavo, 8" x 5"; pp; xvi, 1334; 79, (i); 48, 75; half leather and marbled paper covered boards with marbled endpapers, edges stained red; Printed in Latin and Hebrew;. moderate wear overall, joints started but holding nicely; overall a very good copy, no preliminaries at rear which in this case is the front;. Item #17725
The critical apparatus at the end includes a dictionary and an explanation of the Masoretic notes. Johann Simonis 1698-1768 was a German Protestant theologian and Orientalist. His lectures included the church history of the Old and New Testaments, Hebrew, Greek and Roman antiquities, the explanation of Homer, the Psalms, combined with grammatical instruction, especially in Arabic and Samaritan. His main fame as a writer is founded. His oriental language research. Simonis was best known for his Hebrew and Chaldean Lexicon, published in 1756 in Latin, which was repeatedly published, and finally reissued in 1793 by Eichhorn.