Arlotto of Prato

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Arlotto of Prato [1] (died 1286) was an Italian Franciscan theologian. He became Minister General of the Order of Friars Minor at the end of his life.

Prato Comune in Tuscany, Italy

Prato is a city and comune in Tuscany, Italy, the capital of the Province of Prato. The city is at the foot of Monte Retaia, elevation 768 metres (2,520 ft), the last peak in the Calvana chain. The lowest elevation in the comune is 32 metres (105 ft), near the Cascine di Tavola, and the highest is the peak of Monte Cantagrillo at 818 metres (2,684 ft). The Bisenzio, a tributary of the Arno, flows through it.

Arlotto is known also for the Quaestio de Aeternitate Mundi, and as a Biblical scholar. He compiled a Bible concordance, of the Latin Vulgate. This is sometimes cited as the first such. It was in fact based on an earlier thirteenth century work of Hugh of St. Cher. The Jewish Encyclopedia states that Arlotto's work was then used as a model for a Hebrew Bible concordance, by Isaac Nathan ben Kalonymus. [2]

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Isaac Nathan ben Kalonymus was a French Jewish philosopher and controversialist. He lived at Arles, perhaps at Avignon also, and in other places, in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.

Notes

  1. Arlottus, Arlotus, Arlotti.
  2. , PDF, Italian language Archived September 28, 2007, at the Wayback Machine ., p.2.
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Bonagratia de San Giovanni in Persiceto
Minister General of the Order of Friars Minor
1285–1286
Succeeded by
Matthew of Aquasparta

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