Abel, Kaspar a German preacher, was born at Hindenburg, July 14 1676. He finished his studies at the University of Halberstadt, and became, first, rector at Osterburg, then at Halberstadt He died at Westdorf, near Aschersleben, Jan. 10, 1763. He wrote some dissertations on theology, and made a translation into German verse of the Heroides of Ovid and the Satires of Boileau. He also wrote, Historia Monarchiarum Orbis Antiqui (Leips. 1718) — Preussische und brandenburgische Staatshistorie — (ibid. 1710, 1735): — Preussische und brandenburgische Stadtsgeographie' (ibid. 1711, 1735; 1747): — Deutsche Alterthumer; (Brunswick, 1729): — Schsische Alterthumer (ibid. 1730): — Hebriaische Alterthumer ( ibid. eod.): — Griechische Alterthumer (ibid. 1738). See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.