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Santes Pagninus

1470-1536. Dominican scholar and disciple of Savonarola.* Born at Lucca, Italy, he went to Rome in 1516, was in Avignon from 1523 to 1526, and thereafter in Lyons. It was in the latter place that he finished his Latin version of the Bible made from the original languages. He compiled in 1529 a Hebrew lexicon (Thesaurus linguae sanctae) which was often reprinted. His Bible, republished in 1541 and 1564, was better then the Vulgate, but was not intended to supersede it. In 1542 Michael Servetus re- edited and used the Bible with notes to further his own views.