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VITRINGA, Campegius (1659-1722)

De synagoga vetere libri tres: quibus tum de nominibus, structurâ, origine, præfectis, ministris, & sacris synagogarum, agitur; tum præcipue, formam regiminis & ministerii earum in ecclesiam christianam translatam esse, demonstratur: cum prolegomenis.

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Franequerae [Franeker] : Johannis Gyzelaar, 1696. First edition. Two volumes bound in one, thick octavo (212 x 170 mm); contemporary full vellum over boards with faint manuscript title to spine (short split at head of spine, else very good); each of the two parts with an identical additional engraved title by Joseph Mulder (1658-1742); both title pages in red and black with engraved vignettes (Vol. 2 title: Campegii Vitringa De synagoga vetere liber tertius : quo rectores & ministri synagogarum conferuntur cum præpositis & diaconis ecclesiæ Christianæ. Pars II.; Vol. 1: pp. [32], 256, 253-608; Vol. 2: [8], [609]-1138, [38]; decorative woodcut head- and tailpieces and initials; text in Latin (some Hebrew); both titles in Vol. 1 loosening from the binding; occasional spotting, otherwise internally very clean.

Campegius Vitringa (1659-1722) was a Dutch Protestant theologian and Hebraist. He was appointed professor of Oriental languages at the University of Franeker in 1681. This is the second edition of his treatise on the synagogue and the development of the early Church, first published in 1685. The term “synagogue” is used to denote the congregation, as much as the physical place of worship. Since the foundation of the Christian Church is linked with the Jewish faith, Vitringa argues there is a direct link between Christian worship and congregational organisation and that of the synagogue.