On some of the shores touched by the Talmud were Christian scholars who became acquainted with portions of it through translation. Of such translations in the Library, we mention three seventeenth-century editions. The first is Talmudis Babylonici Codex Middoth sive De Mensuris Templi, text and translation with a commentary by the noted Christian Hebraist Constantine L'Empereur, "Professor of Theology and the Hebrew and Chaldean Languages at the University of Leyden." The volume was printed at Leyden's noted Elzivir press in 1630. The two others were published in Amsterdam: Duo Tituli Thalmudici Sanhedrin, et Maccoth (Hebrew text, Latin translation and commentary), 1629; and Rosh Hashanah, translated with commentary by Henrico Houting, published in 1695.
Sources: Abraham J. Karp, From the Ends of the Earth: Judaic Treasures of the Library of Congress, (DC: Library of Congress, 1991).