Artopeus (Originally Bekker), Peter

Artopeus (Originally Bekker), Peter a Lutheran theologian, was born in 149i at Cosslin. He studied at Wittenberg; in 1528 was rector at Stettin, and in 1549 first pastor of St. Mary's there. His friendly position towards the friends of Osiander caused him many difficulties, which finally resulted in his deposition from office. He died in 1563. He wrote scholia on some parts of the Old and New Tests., which are enumerated in Jocher, Allgemeines Gelehrten- Lexikon, s.v. (Supplement); Steinschneider, Bibliogr. Handbuch, s.v.; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Genrerale, s.v. (B. P.)

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