Cramer, Jean Rudolph

Cramer, Jean Rudolph a learned Protestant divine of Switzerland, was born at Ellg, in the canton of Zurich, February 14, 1678, and was instructed in the classics by his father. He studied medicine at first, but turned his attention to divinity in 1693, and was admitted into the ministry in 1699. In 1701 he went to Leyden, and in 1702 published his Seven Dissertations on the Hilcoth Biccurim. He was chosen Hebrew professor at Zurich on September 18 of the same year. In 1705 he was appointed to teach sacred and profane history, and in 1725 was made professor of theology. He died July 14, 1737. His works are very numerous. Among them are Constitutiones de Primitivis R. Mosis F. Jaimonis: Decas Thesium Theologicarum (1704, 4to): — De Summa Praedicationis Apostolicce (1725, 4to). See Chalmers, Biog. Dict. s.v.; Jocher, Allgemeines Gelehrten-Lexikon, s.v.

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