Bernhold Johann Balthasar

Bernhold Johann Balthasar a Protestant theologian of Germany, was born May 3, 1687, at BurgSalach, in Franconia. He studied at Altdorf, Jena, and Wittenberg. In 1709, on presenting a dissertation, De Obligatione Suppliciorum Propositiones Morales, he received the degree of doctor of philosophy. In 1714 he was appointed deacon at Pfedelbach, and rapidly advanced as professor, member of consistory, and courtpreacher. In 1725 he accepted a call to Altdorf as professor of theology, and in 1732 he was also appointed to the chair of the Greek language. He died Feb. 26, 1769. He wrote, De

T. Fl. Clemente (Altdorf, 1725): — Diss. de Partiali Jejunis Exemplo Johannis Baptistce (ibid. eod.): — Theses de Saluberrima Evangelii Doctrina, ex 1Co 15:1-4 (ibid. eod.): — Diss. de Michaele, Archangelo Uno (ibid. 1726): — Diss. de Gloria. Petri (ibid. 1727): — Compendium Theologice Polemicce Disp. xxii (ibid. 1732): — Diss. de Proteva Zigelio Paradisaico, ad Genesis iii, 15 (ibid. eod.): — Diss. super Jes. 9:2, de Lcetabili Gentium sub N.T. Conversione (ibid. 1734):Diss. Biblicce ἀκριβολογίας Specimen de Homine Exteriore et Interiore, ex 2Co 4:16 (ibid. 1738): — Diss. de Voto per Jephtachum Nuncupato (ibid. 1740), etc. See Doring, Die gelehrten Theologen Deutschland, i, 87 sq.; Winer, Handbuch der theological Literature i, 343, 646; 2, 3. (B. P.)

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