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Bochart, Samuel
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(May 30, 1599, Rouen – May 16, 1667, Caen) studied philosophy in Sedan and theology in Saumur as well as in Leiden, where he devoted himself to Arabic. From 1625 he was a pastor in Caen. His dispute with the Jesuit François Véron (Sep 22 – Oct 3, 1628) and the publication of the proceedings made him well known, and the release of his Geographia sacra even more so. An invitation to the court of Christina of Sweden in 1652 gave him the opportunity to evaluate the Arabic manuscripts of the royal library for his Hierozoicon. In 1661 he got into controversy with the Jesuit J.B. …

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Dingel, Irene, “Bochart, Samuel”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 12 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_02171>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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