Beza, Theodore


Beza, Theodore
(1519–1605).
Swiss reformed theologian who succeeded John Calvin as leader in Geneva. He is remembered in biblical studies for having discovered a 5th-cent. MS of the gospels and Acts (‘Codex Bezae’), which he presented in 1581 to the University library at Cambridge. In 1565 he brought out the first critical edition of the Greek NT by a study and comparison of available MSS and translations.

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  • Beza, Theodore — (1519 1605)    French Protestant reformer    Theodore Beza was born in Burgundy, France, in 1519. Beza was honored as a Latin poet and wit. His family secured him an income as a clergyman, but he had become sympathetic to Protestantism and… …   Encyclopedia of Protestantism

  • Beza, Theodore — ▪ French theologian French  Théodore de Bèze   born June 24, 1519, Vézelay, France died October 13, 1605, Geneva, Switzerland  author, translator, educator, and theologian who assisted and later succeeded John Calvin (Calvin, John) as a leader of …   Universalium

  • BEZA, Theodore — (1519 1605) A French Protestant biblical scholar, Reformed diplomat, and theologian who served as a professor at John Calvin s* Geneva Academy from 1558 to 1595, Theodore Beza made major contributions to New Testament textual studies and was a… …   Renaissance and Reformation 1500-1620: A Biographical Dictionary

  • Beza, Theodore — (1519–1605)    Theologian.    Beza was born in Vézelay, Burgundy. His family had intended him for the priesthood, but at the age of twenty nine he formally embraced Protestantism. At the invitation of John calvin, he became Professor of Greek at… …   Who’s Who in Christianity

  • Beza, Théodore de — ► (1519 1605) Teólogo francés. Hombre de confianza de Calvino, le sucedió en 1564 al frente de la Iglesia calvinista. Es autor de una biografía de Calvino (1564) …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • BEZA, THEODORE —    a French Protestant theologian, born in Burgundy, of good birth; professor of Greek at Lausanne; deputed from Germany to intercede for the Huguenots in France, persuaded the king of Navarre to favour the Protestants; settled in Geneva, became… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • BEZA, Theodore — (1519 1605)    author of the first critical edition of the text of the NEW TESTAMENT and important CALVINIST theologian …   Concise dictionary of Religion

  • Beza — Beza, Théodore de …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Theodore Beza — (Théodore de Bèze or de Besze) (June 24, 1519 ndash; October 13, 1605) was a French Protestant Christian theologian and scholar who played an important role in the early Reformation. A member of the monarchomaque movement who opposed absolute… …   Wikipedia

  • Theodore de Beze — Théodore de Bèze Théodore de Bèze auch: Theodor von Beza (* 24. Juni 1519 in Vézelay, Burgund; † 13. Oktober 1605 in Genf) war ein Genfer Reformator französischer Herkunft. Inhaltsverzeichnis …   Deutsch Wikipedia


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