John Immanuel Tremellius

(1510—1580) Hebrew and biblical scholar

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Hebrew scholar. The son of a Jew, he was converted to Catholicism in 1540; in 1541 Peter Martyr persuaded him to become a Protestant. He was King's Reader of Hebrew at Cambridge from 1549 to 1553. He translated the OT and NT into Latin from Hebrew and Syriac respectively.

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Christianity.

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