Braunius, John, Dd

Braunius, John, D.D., professor of theology and Hebrew in the University of Groningen, was born at Kaiserslautern 1628, died at Groningen 1709. His works discover an extensive and accurate knowledge of Jewish rites and customs, and great rabbinical learning. In theology he followed Cocceius. His works are,

1. Selecta Sacra (Amst. 1700, 4to). They embrace various things relating to the Epistles; the 7th seal; holiness of the high-priest; weeping for Thamuz, Ezekiel viii; various dissertations.

2. De Vestitu Sacerdotum Hebrceorum (Lug. Bat. 1680, 4to). This work, on the clothing of the Jewish priests, is a kind of commentary on Ex 28; Ex 29.

3. Commentarius in Epistolam ad Hebrceos (1705, 4to). Carpzov calls this one of the best commentaries on the Hebrews. It contains a dissertation on the eternal generation of the Son of God.-Horne, Bibliography, pt. ii, ch. v.

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