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CORONEL, PAUL NUÑEZ:

Spanish Orientalist; born at Segovia; died Sept. 30, 1534. Though baptized before the expulsion of the Jews from Spain in 1492, he was educated for the rabbinate, became conversant with Hebrew and with Biblical literature, and was on this account appointed professor of Hebrew at the University of Salamanca. Together with Alfonso de Alcalá, of Alcalá la Real, who had been baptized in 1492, and was also a professor at Salamanca, Coronel was commissioned by Cardinal Ximenez de Cisneros to translate the Bible into Latin. This translation is contained in the Complutensian Polyglot (1514-17). He also wrote "Additiones ad Librum Nicolai Lirani de Differentiis Translationum (Verborum)," which has not been printed.

Bibliography:
  • Wolf, Bibl. Hebr. i., iii., No. 1813;
  • J. Amador de los Rios, Estudios, p. 455;
  • Boletin Acad. Hist. xxvii. 206.
G. M. K.
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