Chrysander (Properly Goldman), Wilhelm Christian Justus

Chrysander (properly Goldman), Wilhelm Christian Justus a Lutheran theologian of Germany, was born December 9, 1718, at Godekenrodan in the vicinity of Halberstadt. He studied at Halle and Helmstadt, and in 1742 was permitted to lecture. In 1744 he was made pastor of St. Stephen's, at Helmstadt, lecturing,, at the same time, on Oriental languages and literature. In 1750 he was called to Rinteln became in 1751 doctor of theology, and in 1755 professor ordinarius of theology. In 1758 he was called as first professor of theology and philology to Kiel, and died December 10, 1788. He was a voluminous writer. Doring (Die Gelehrten Theologen Deutschlands, 1:247 sq.) gives on five pages the titles of his one hundred and one publications. See also Furst, Bibl. Jud.

1:179; Steinschneider, Bibliographi Msihes Handbuch, page 35; Winer, Handbuch der theol. Lit. 1:857; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v. (B.P.)

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