Novum Domini Nostri Jesu Christi Testamentum Syriac?
Typis et Impensis Autoris.
1664 (Novum Testamentum); 1667 (Lexicon, Not? Critic?);
8vo. 4 x 6.5 inches. Novum Testamentum Syriac?,  + 606 pp. [i.e. 604 pp. as 524-5 omitted, although text is continuous]. Not? Critic?,  + 55 +  pp.; Lexicon,  + 146 +  pp. Text in Latin and Syriac; New Testament in Syriac (dated 1663 at end) has headings and notes in Latin and reads from right to left. Bound in contemporary vellum, with faint and partially legible ink title on spine. A little age related wear but otherwise a very good copy. Illustrated by engraved title, 1663. decorated by title page, head and tailpiece vignettes and by initials. A Syriac New Testament bound with Critical Notes and a Syriac Lexicon, all with separate title pages. The combined volume is the work of ?gidius Gutbier (1617-67), German theologian and orientalist, who studied at several European universities, becoming Professor of Oriental Languages at the Akademisch Gymnasium, Hamburg in 1652. This title was produced at his own print shop, which he established at his home in Hamburg, 1664. Syriac, or Aramaic, was a widespread language in the Middle East in New Testament times and is still the liturgical language of the Syriac Orthodox Church today.
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