Laurence Tomson

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Laurence Tomson (1539 Northamptonshire29. märts 1608) oli inglise poliitik, kirjamees ja tõlkija. Ta oli Elizabeth I aja Inglismaa riigisekretäri Francis Walsinghami erasekretär. Mary I valitsemisajal oli ta heebrea keele lektor Genfi Ülikoolis.

Tomson redigeeris Uue Testamendi ja Genfi Piibli tekste ja kommentaare. Tema poolt ümbertöötatud väljaanne ilmus 1576. aastal. Tomson oli kalvinist ning tema kommentaarid kajastavad selle teoloogiasüsteemi tõekspidamisi.

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Laurence Tomsoni teosed:[1]

  • ‘An Answere to certeine Assertions and Obiections of M. Fecknam,’ London [1570].
  • ‘Statement of Advantages to be obtained by the establishment of a Mart Town in England,’ 1572, manuscript in the Public Record Office.
  • ‘The New Testament … translated out of Greeke by T. Beza. Whereunto are adjoyned brief summaries of doctrine … by the said T. Beza: and also short expositions … taken out of the large annotations of the foresaid authour and J. Camerarius. By P. Loseler, Villerius. Englished by L. Tomson,’ London, 1576, dedicated to Sir Francis Walsingham; again 1580, 1587, 1596. Several other editions of Tomson's revision of the Genevan version of the New Testament were published in the whole Bible. It was based on the work of Pierre Loiseleur.[2]
  • ‘A Treatise of the Excellencie of a Christian Man, and how he may be knowen. Written in French. … Whereunto is adioyned a briefe description of the life and death of the said authour (set forth by P. de Farnace). … Translated into English,’ London, 1576, 1577, 1585, dedicated to Mrs. Ursula Walsingham.
  • ‘Sermons of J. Calvin on the Epistles of S. Paule to Timothie and Titus … Translated,’ London, 1579.
  • ‘Propositions taught and mayntained by Mr. R[ichard] Hooker. The same briefly confuted by L. T. in a private letter’ (Harleian MS. 291, f. 183).
  • ‘Treatise on the matters in controversy between the Merchants of the Hanze Towns and the Merchants Adventurers,’ 1590, a Latin manuscript in the Public Record Office.
  • ‘Mary, the Mother of Christ: her tears,’ London, 1596.
  • ‘Brief Remarks on the State of the Low Countries’ (Cottonian MS., Galba D vii. f. 163).

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  1. "Tomson, Laurence". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.
  2. Spicer, Andrew. "Loiseleur, Pierre". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography' (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/94258. (subscription or UK public library membership required)

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