Summary

Edited by Brian Walton. The proposals for the Polyglot appeared in 1652. The book itself came out in six great folios. The first in 1654 and the last in 1657. Nine languages are used: Hebrew, Chaldee, Samaritan, Syriac, Arabic, Persian, Ethiopic, Greek and Latin.

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S.S. Biblia sacra polyglotta. Complectentia textus originales Hebraicos, cum Pentat. Samarit: Chaldaicos Græcos. : versionumque antiquarum, Samaritanæ, Græcæ LXXII interp., Chaldaicos Syriacæ, Arabicæ, Æthiopicæ, Persicæ, Vulg. Lat., quicquid compari poterat : cum textuu & versionum orientalium translationibus Latinis : ex vetustissimis mss. undique conquisitis, optimísque exemplaribus impressis, summâ fide collatis : quæ in prioribus editionibus deerant suppleta, multa antehac inedita, de novo adjecta, omnia eo ordine disposita, ut textus cum versionibus uno intuitu conferri possint : cum apparatu, appendicibus, tabulis, variis lectionibus, annotationibus, indicibus, &c. : opus totum in sex tomos tributum / edidit Brianus VValtonus.
Londini : imprimebat Thomas Roycroft, MDCLVII [1657]

6 v.: ill., plan, port. 2⁰. Each vol. has special t.p. Vol. 1 is dated 1653; vol. 2, 1655; vol. 3, 1656; vols. 4-5 and Appendix, 1657. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Walton signed: Lombart sculpsit; engraved t.p. signed: W. Hollar fecit. Collective t.p., illustrated t.p., and frontispiece bound at the beginning of vol. 1. Added illustrated t.p. reads: S.S. Biblia polyglotta.

Texts in Vulgate Latin, Arabic, Aramaic (the Targum Onkelos), Ethiopic, Greek (the Septuagint), Hebrew, Persian, and Syriac (the Peshitta); editorial matter in Latin. Vols. 1-5 contain the Biblical texts. The 1st vol. contains Walton’s preface, essays, a plan, and the prolegomena; the Biblical text begins after the 1st special t.p.: Bibliorum sacrorum tomus primus. The unnumbered 6th vol., "Ad Biblia sacra polyglotta appendix," has critical essays, appendices, variant readings, annotations, and indexes. Wing (CD-ROM, 1996), B2797

PL 2948-53

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