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Slaughter, Edward (1655–1729), Jesuit and Hebraist, was born in Herefordshire on 5 January 1655 into a family many of whose members became Catholic priests. He commenced his noviciate with the English Jesuits at Watten in September 1673. After two years at Watten he proceeded to the Jesuit college for higher studies at ...

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Tremellius, (Joannes) Immanuel (1510–1580), Hebrew and biblical scholar, was born in Ferrara, Italy, in 1510. His parents were Jews, and he had at least one brother. In Ferrara he received a traditional Jewish education as well as a humanist training in Latin and Greek, and, when he was twenty, proceeded to the ...