Arnold, Priedrich August

Arnold, Priedrich August a German linguist, was professor of Oriental languages and literature at Halle, where he was born, Nov. 16, 1812. He commenced his Oriental studies in -his native city under Gesenius and Rodiger, and continued the same at Berlin under Benary, Bopp, and Wilken. He belonged to the German Oriental Society from its origin till his death, which occurred Aug. 18,1869. He wrote, Septena Moallake Carmina Antiquissima Arabuin (1850), an excellent edition of'the text with critical notes:- Chrestomathia Amrabica (1853) :-Abrissder hebr. Fornmenlehre zum Gebrauche auf Gymnasien u. Universitaten (1867): Sammlung und Beleuchtung aller Stellen der Bibel und des Josephus, welehe auf die 'Topographie Jerusalems Bezug haben '(1865, 1866). He also contributed to the first edition of Herzog's Real-Encyklop., and to the quarterly of the German Oriental Society, for which see Der wissenschaftliche Jahresbericht iber das Jahr 1853. (B. P.)

 
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