Valentin Schindler

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Valentin Schindler (14 February 1543 – 11 June 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 dictionary "Lexicon Pentaglotton: Hebraicum, Chaldicum, Syriacum, Talmudico-Rabbinicum, et Arabicum", in which the vocabulary of Hebrew and of four other Semitic languages is translated to Latin.[4] It was published posthumously in 1612, one year before the 1613 Arabic-Latin lexicon of Franciscus Raphelengius. 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, by Valentin Schindler, year 1612.