Hierozoicon Sive De Animalibus S. Scripturae, Volume 1

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Libraria Weidmannia, 1793 - Animals in the Bible - 820 pages

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For the longest time, only one volume of Bochart's magnum opus was available at GoogleBooks, but now you can find both volumes of the Hierozoicon. The book is in Latin, with abundant citations of Greek, Hebrew and Arabic. Bochart represents a breadth of scholarship that is only very rarely found nowadays; he was one of the most greatest Protestant Bible scholars of the 17th-century (1599-1667). Systematically, he works his way through all the living creatures mentioned in the Bible, with abundant information and extraordinary detail about each and every one, including citations from Arabic naturalists such as ad-Damiri. What a treasure! 

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