1 Thess. V. 21.
Inscriptione divini hujus moniti, sui memoriam insinuare,
amicitiam testari, ac omnimodum favorem Divinum integro animo
apprecari Cultissimo, Doctissimoque albi hujus possessori, volui,
C[ampegius] Vitringa F[ilius] Th[eologiae] D[octor] et prof[essor]
* 1Thess 5:21: in the Vulgate: “omnia autem
probate quod bonum est tenete”. The Paulian quotation is
originally: Panta de
dokimazete, to kalon katechete. Also quoted by Christianus
Sitkowius on p. 462.
Prove all things, hold fast that which is good. 1Thess 5:21. *
By noting down this divine admonition I want
and had to recommend myself into the memory of the learned and
erudite possessor of this album, giving a proof of my friendship,
and wishing him all divine mercy from all my soul.
Campegius Vitringa, Jr.,
doctor and professor of theology
I wrote this in the Frisian Franeker,
on September 18, 1719.
Franeker, September 18, 1719
Vitringa, Campegius, Jr.
(1693-1723), Dutch Reformed
Campegius Vitringa (Kempe Vitringa), Jr. was born
on March 23, 1693 in Franeker, the fourth, youngest son of the
theologian and orientalist elder Campegius Vitringa (1659-1722)
and Wilhelmina van Hel (?-1728). He studied in the Latin school of
Franeker and in the local academy, and then in Leiden and Utrecht.
He debated in Franeker in 1711 under the presidence of Ruardus ab
Andala, and in 1715 he obtained the degree of doctor of theology.
Soon he became extraordinary professor of theology, and in 1716,
following his father, ordinary professor in Franeker. He died in
Franeker on January 11, 1723. His works include amongst other:
Disp. an possit dari progressus in infinitum in ordine causarum
efficientium, quarum una pendeat ab alia? Franeker, 1711. –
Disp. de facie et posterioribus Dei … – Epitome theologiae
naturalis … Franeker, 1720. – Dissertatio theologica
prima [- secunda] de lucta Jacobi cum Angelo … Franeker,
1718. – Oratio inauguralis de spiritu et litera religionis.
Franeker, 1717. –
naturalis … de notione Spiritus Sancti … Leeuwarden,
Two days earlier the elder Campegius Vitringa has
also made his note in the Album of Ferenc Pápai Páriz (p.
325). – The collection published at the death of the younger
Campegius Vitringa with the title Carmina lugubria ab ornatissimis academiae civibus
pie edita in funere … Campegii Vitringa … (Franeker,
1723) includes amongst other a funeral poem written by the same
Hungarian student of theology Pál Keresztesi who later also wrote
another poem on the death of Pierre Latané. Latané also made his
memento in the Album in September of 1719, on the day following
the note of the younger Vitringa (p. 431).
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