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1. Johann (The Elder; 1564–1629). B. Kamen, Westphalia; Heb. scholar and authority on rabbinical literature; prof. Heb. at Basel 1591–1629. Works include Lexicon Hebraicum et Chaldaicum; Biblia sacra Hebraica et Chaldaica cum Masora … ac … Commentariis. 2. Johann (The Younger; 1599–1664). Son of 1.; prof. Lausanne; succeeded father at Basel. Finished and pub. father's Concordantiae Bibliorum Hebraicae et Chaldaicae and Lexicon Chaldaicum, Talmudicum, et Rabbinicum. Other works include Tractatus de Punctorum Vocalium, et Accentuum, in Libris Veteris Testamenti Hebraicis, Origine, Antiquitate, & Authoritate. Through their insistence on the absolute dependability of the Masoretic text, the Buxtorfs laid the foundation for the doctrine of inspiration in Helvetic Consensus Formula (see Reformed Confessions, A 10).

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