Munster, Sebastian (Col1701)

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MUNSTER, (Sebastian) a German Monk, who turned Protestant about 1529. So good a Mathematician, and so Learned in the Hebrew Tongue, that he was called the Strabo and Esdras of Germany. Among his Works, his Translations on the Old Testament, Tobit, and the Gospel according to St. Matthew, out of Hebrew into Latin. An Hebrew Dictionary, An Hebrew Grammar. Another Chaldaick. A Cosmography, &c. are much esteemed. He died of the Plague in 1552 at Basil. Thuan. Hist. l. 11. Melch. Adam in vit. Phil. Germ.