Cromcruah (or Cromernach) was one of the first idols of the Irish, and was made of pure gold, and surrounded by twelve brazen images. Its worship still existed at the introduction of Christianity into Ireland. Crome, a name common to several Lutheran theologians, of whom we mention the following:,
1. CARL PETRUS THEODOR, was born in 1821, and died August 15, 1874. He was a strict Lutheran, who wrote and fought for his Church. He published, Christiiches Kirchen- und Haus-Gesangbuch (2d ed. Elberfeld, 1861): — Gebetbuch fur evangelisch-lutherische Christen (2d ed. ibid. 1860): — L XXV Psalmen aus dem heiligen Psalter ausgewahlt und geordnet (ibid. 1856): — Die Wahrheit des Unions-Lutherthums (ibid. eod.). See Zuchold, Bibl. Theol. 1:250 sq.
2. FRIEDRICH ADOLPH, was born February 21, 1757, at Rehburg; was in. 1799 superintendent at Eimbeck, in 1823 at Jeinsen, and died March 1, 1825. He published, Versuch einer Vervollkommnung der geistl. Beredtsamkeit (Hanover, 1825). See Winer, Handbuch der theol. Lit. 2:64.
3. FRIEDRICH GOTTLIEB, was born in 1775 at Eimbeek, and died as' doctor of theology and superintendent at Luneburg in 1838. He wrote, Probalia haud Probabilia (Leyden,1824): — Beitrage zur Erklarung des Neuen Testament (Gottingen, 1828): — Geographisch-historische
Beschreibung des Landes Syrien (ibid. 1834). See Winer, Handbuch der theol. Lit. 1:87, 150; Zuchold, Bibl. Theol. 1:251. (B.P.)