Drusius (van der Driesche), Johann Clemens°
DRUSIUS (Van Der Driesche), JOHANN CLEMENS°
DRUSIUS (Van Der Driesche ), JOHANN CLEMENS ° (1550–1616), Dutch theologian, Hebraist, and Bible scholar. A native of Oudenarde (East Flanders), he was professor of Oriental languages at Oxford (from 1572) and later in Leiden, Ghent, and Franeker. Drusius wrote several books on Hebrew grammar, including Alphabetum ebraicum vetus (1587) and Grammatica linguae sanctae nova (1612). He also edited Elijah *Levita's Hebrew-Yiddish dictionary, Shemot Devarim (Nomenclator Eliae Levitae, 1652), adding to it the Arabic; his son Johann added the Greek. He wrote several works of biblical exegesis.
Zunz, Gesch, 11; Steinschneider, Handbuch s.v.; Steinschneider, Cat Bod, 895, no. 4877; Abel Curiandez, Vita Joannis Drusii (1618).