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Finely engraved portrait of Samuel Bochart (1599 – 1667),  a French Protestant biblical scholar, a student of Thomas Erpenius and the teacher of Pierre Daniel Huet.

Bochart's two-volume Geographia Sacra seu Phaleg et Canaan (Caen 1646) exerted a profound influence on seventeenth-century Biblical exegesis.

Bochart was one of the several generations of antiquaries who expanded upon the basis Renaissance humanists had laid down, complementing their revolutionary hermeneutics by setting classical texts more firmly within the cultural contexts of Greek and Roman societies, without understanding of which they could never be fully understood.