Jean Mercier (Hebraist)
He was a pupil of the less known François Vatable, and succeeded Vatable as professor of Hebrew at the Collège Royal. His students included Philippe du Plessis-Mornay, and Pierre Martinius who became professor at La Rochelle. Mercier was Lecteur du Roi from 1546 onwards.
He fled to Venice because of his sympathies with Protestantism, but returned to France and died of the plague.
- Aramaic grammar Tabulae in grammaticen linguae Chaldaeae (Paris, 1560)
- Commentary on Genesis (Geneva, posthumous 1598), published by Théodore de Bèze
- De notis Hebraeorum liber (1582), revised by Jean Cinqarbres
- Hebrew Jonah with commentary of David Kimchi Jonas cum commentariis R. David Kimhi (1567)
- Bishop Jean du Tillet's Italian manuscript of the Hebrew Gospel of Matthew (Paris, 1555)
- Talmudic selections: Libellus de abbreviaturis Hebraeorum, tam Talmudicorum quam Masoritarum et aliorum rabbinorum (Paris, 1561)
- Translation of Targum Jonathan on the Prophets
- Notes to Santes Pagnini's Oẓar Leshon ha-Kodesh (Lyons, 1575)
- Translation of Abraham Ibn Ezra's Commentary on the Ten Commandments (Lyons, ca. 1567)
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