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1752 - Overeenstemming van het Oude met het Nieuwe Testament (Accordance of the Old with the New Testament)

Author: Martin Becanus

Becanus Martin, also known as Martin Van Beek, Verbeeck and van der Beeck, was born in Hilvarenbeek on January 6, 1563. His real name was probably Schellekens. He went to Cologne at a young age to complete his primary schooling at the Jesuit college. In 1583 he obtained a degree in philosophy and he joined the Society of Jesus, known as the Jesuits. He then began his theological studies and became a professor of philosophy and theology. He taught for at least 22 years at the universities of Würzburg, Mainz and finally in Vienna. At the request of the Emperor Matthias, he came to live in Vienna, where, from 1620, he was the confessor of the emperor's successor Ferdinand II, emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.

Martin Becanus is one of the most famous proponents of the Counter Reformation or Catholic Reformation. The first publication which he published in 1608, was a response addressed to John Calvin 'Aphorismi doctrinae Jesuitarum’. His writings were directed against Calvinism, Lutheranism and Anglicanism.

He died on April 24 1624 in Vienna, at the age of 61.

The book: He published no fewer than 37 books. The book that we show you was released for the first time in 1620 under the title 'Analogia veteris et Novi Testamenti’. More than 30 editions followed. The book we show is dated 1752.

God's name: The divine name is clearly reflected in the engraving next to the title page. This engraving was made ??by Christian Friedrich Fritzsch (1719-c.1772). This artist was an eighteenth-century German painter and engraver. He studied engraving under his father, Christian Fritzsch (1695-1747). Both father and son worked regularly together. His most famous engravings are portraits of Pope Benedict XIV, John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough, and Peter Leopold.

God's name is clearly seen as the Tetragrammaton, shown above the lamb on a book with seven seals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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