Baier, Johann David

Baier, Johann David a Lutheran theologian of Germany, younger brother of Johann Wilhelm, was born at Jena, Dec. 30, 1681. In his native city, where he also studied, he received, in 1702, the magister degree. In 1706 he commenced his lectures in the philosophical faculty; but was called, in 1710, as deacon of St. Peter and Paul, at Weimar, and in 1716 as superintendent at Dornburg and Burgeln. In 1729 he succeeded his brother at Altorf, having at the same time received the degree of doctor of divinity. He died Sept. 11, 1752. He wrote, Disputatio de Erroribus Politicis Constantino Magno Imputatis (Jense, 1705):Disp. de Phoenicibus, eorumque Studiis et Inventis.(ibid. 1709): — Ζήτημα de Pietate Qucestuosa ad Tit. 3, 5, 6 (Altorf, 1732): — Probl. Theol. utrum Johannes Baptista fuerit Thaumaturgus (ibid. 1734): — Spec. Philol.-theol. quo Literalis Sensus Eccles. 17:1, 6, de Agricultura I Vndicatur (ibid. 1737): — Disp. de Nithinceis, Levitarum Famulis (ibid. 1745). See Will, Nurnberger GelehrtenLexikon; Gottens, Gelehrtes Europa, pt. ii; Jocher, Allgemeines Gelehrten-Lexikon, s.v. (B. P.)

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