3. Samuel Bochart, 1599-1667, a French Protestant biblical scholar, author of a two-volume Geographia Sacra seu Phaleg et Canaan: cui accedunt variae dissertationes philologicae, geographicae, theologicae, etc. (Caen, 1646). Bochart was one of the most learned linguists of his day, and devised many fanciful etymologies.


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