Chapter II:34: History of the Dutch Translation, Part 2

Now, to the Examination of the Version of the Old Testament were appointed, 1. Antonius Thysius; 2.  Johannes Polyander; 3.  Petrus Plancius, whom, having died, Jacobus Rolandus succeeded, and with Rolandus also dying Abdias Widmarius[1] was appointed by the Synod of Northern Holland; 4.  Jodocus Larenus; 5.  Sibrandus Lubbertus,[2] in whose place Bernhard Fullenius was substituted; 6.  Jacobus Revius;[3] 7.  Franciscus Gomarus.  To whom, 8.  Arnoldus Teekmannus was finally added by a particular Synod of Utrecht.

To the Examination of the Version of the New Testament were appointed, 1. Sebastiaan Damman;[4] 2.  Festius Hommius, into whose place succeeded Henricus Arnoldi Lidanus; 3.  Gosuinus Geldorpius,[5] whom Willem van Nieuwenhuizen followed; 4.  Antonius Walæus, into whose place Carolus Dematius[6] succeeded; 5.  Bernhard Fullenius, who was also among the Revisers of the Old Testament; 6.  Johannes Langius, whom Caspar Sibelius[7] followed; 7.  Ubbo Emmius,[8] whom Heinrich Alting followed.  To whom, 8.  the men Utrecht added Lodewijk Gerardus van Renesse.

[1] Abdias Widmarius (1591-1668) was a German Reformed Pastor and scholar.  He served as Professor of Old and New Testament Exegesis at Groningen from 1645 to 1668.

[2] Sibrandus Lubbertus (c. 1556-1625) was a Dutch Reformed Theologian.  He served as Professor of Theology at Franeker (1585-1625), and was a prominent participant in the Synod of Dort.

[3] Jacobus Revius (1586-1658) was a Dutch Reformed theologian, historian, and poet.  He was equally energetic in his opposition to Arminianism and Cartesianism.  Revius was appointed secretary of the translation committee.

[4] Sebastiaan Damman (1578-1640) was a Reformed minister in Zutphen.  He was appointed to serve as secretary to the Synod of Dort with Festus Hommius.

[5] Gosuinus Geldorpius (1563-1627) was a Dutch Reformed minister, and opponent of the Remonstrants.

[6] Carolus de Mæts (1597-1651) was a Flemish Reformed theologian; he served as Professor of Theology at Utrecht from 1640 to 1651.

[7] Caspar Sibelius (1590-1658) was a Dutch Reformed minister in Deventer.

[8] Ubbo Emmius (1547-1626) was a German Reformed theologian.  Emmius played a leading role in the formation of the University of Groningen, and he served as Professor of History, Geography, and Theology (1614-1625).

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