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Johannes Leusden (also called Jan (informal), John (English), or Johann (German)) (April 26, 1624, Utrecht - September 30, 1699, Utrecht) was a Dutch Calvinist theologian and orientalist. He studied in Utrecht and Amsterdam and was a Professor of Hebrew in Utrecht.

Leusden was one of the most prominent Bible experts of his time, and wrote several works about the Bible and about Hebrew philology (Philologus Hebraeus, 1656; Philologus Hebraeo-Mixtus, 1663; Philologus Hebraeo-Latino-Belgicum, 1668; Philologus Hebraeo-Graecus, 1670; Korte Hebreusche en Chaldeusche taalkonst, 1686). In 1660, together with the Amsterdam rabbi and book printer Joseph Athias, he published his Biblia Hebraica, the first edition of the Hebrew Bible with numbered verses.

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