Hisce Pereximio atque Nobiliss[im]o D[omi]no PAPAI perlustratis octennij spatio quamplurimis variar[um] Regionum Urbibus, reditum ad suos meditanti caelestis Patriae, simulque Sui, memoriam commendat, cum voto fausti itineris.

Joh[annes] Rodolfus Wetstenius
V. D. in Aede Leonhardinâ Min[ister]

Basileae, d. 15. Julij 1719

 * Heb 13:14 (in the original: ou gar echomen); Vulgate: “non enim habemus hic manentem civitatem sed futuram inquirimus”. Also quoted by Charles Trimnell, Bishop of Norwich on p. 470.


For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come. *

For the eminent and noble Mr. Pápai, who had visited the cities of various regions for eight years, I wish a good journey and a fortunate return to his beloved ones, recommending myself into his memory

Johann Rudolf Wetstein
pastor of the church of St. Leonard

In Basel, on July 15, 1719









p. 305. Basel, July 15, 1719

Wettstein, Johann Rudolf
(active in 1719), Swiss Reformed pastor

Johann Rudolph Wettstein was the erudite pastor of the church of St. Leonard in Basel, grandson of the famous Swiss politician and mayor of Basel Johann Rudolph Wettstein (1594-1666), who played a role in the Treaty of Westfalien, and whose son (1614-1684) and grandson (1647-1711) of the same name were both renowned professors of theology at the university of Basel. A cousin of this latter was the famous printer and bookseller of Amsterdam Johann Heinrich Wettstein (1649-1726) coming there from Basel. Thus the pastor of the St. Leonard, also called Johann Rudolph, was first cousin of the latter two. His work was published by his son, the theologian Johann Jakob Wettstein (1693-1754): Jo. Rodolfi Wetstenii, Ecclesiae Basiliensis pastoris [patris editoris] Ad reformatas Helvetiae atque foederatarum civitatum ecclesias epistola. Amstelaedami, 1733.

The pastor and his son Johann Jakob Wettstein wrote on the same day in the album of Pápai Páriz (p. 313).

• ADB XLII 251 • Jöcher IV 1919 • Meusel XV 67