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Widmanstetter, Johann Albrecht
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Johann Albrecht Widmanstetter (1506-1557) was a Christian Hebraist from Germany who amassed a notable library of Jewish manuscripts and printed books that is today housed at the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek München. He also gained significance as the author of works like a commentary on the Quran (1543) and as the editor of the editio princeps of the Syriac New Testament (1555) - both projects for which he harnessed his thorough learning of Jewish literature.


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Molière, Maximilian, “Widmanstetter, Johann Albrecht”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish Book Cultures Online, General Editor: Emile Schrijver. Consulted online on 23 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2772-4026_EJBO_SIM_031962>
First published online: 2022

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