Berg, Johann Peter

Berg, Johann Peter a Protestant theologian and Orientalist of Germany, was born in Bremen, Sept. 3, 1737, and died March 3, 1800, at Duisburg, as doctor and professor of theology and of Oriental languages. He was a man of vast learning, and was well versed in Oriental languages, especially the Arabic, and he introduced into the University of Duisburg an exact tramislation of the sacred books. He wrote, Specimen Animadversionum Philol. ad Selecta V. T. Loca (Leyden, 1761): — Reformationsgeschichte der Lander Jiich, Cleve, Berg, etc. (Hamm, 1826, edited by Tross). He also took part in the publication of some works of his friends, under the title: Symbolce Litterarice Duisburgenses, ad Incrementum Scientiarum a.T Variis AMiicis Amice Collatae, ex Haganis Factce Duisburgenses (vol. i, pt. ii, 1783; vol. ii, pt. i, 1784; pt. ii, 1786). See Winer, Handbuch der theol. Lit. i, 196, 205, 796; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v. (B. P.)

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