Valentin Schindler

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Valentin Schindler (died 1604[1]) was a Lutheran Hebraist and professor of the University of Wittenberg, where he was an important teacher of the Hebrew language.[2] He moved by 1594 to Helmstedt.[3]

He is known for his Lexicon Pentaglotton,[4] which was published posthumously in 1612; this was one year before the 1613 Arabic-Latin lexicon of Franciscus Raphelengius, therefore. An abridgement was published in 1637 by William Alabaster.


  1. ^ See [1] under Lexicons, which gives his birthplace as Meissen)
  2. ^ Pupils included Sibrandus Lubbertus[2]
  3. ^ [3] states also that he died in Helmstedt, where he may have studied.
  4. ^ Lexicon Pentaglotton, Hebraicum, Chaldicum, Syriacum, Talmudico-Rabbinicum, et Arabicum of which a copy came into the possession of the Reverend James Manning, first president of Brown University who donated it to Brown University's earliest library collections in the 18th century; see title page.