Dathe Johann August

Dathe Johann August, an eminent Oriental scholar and Biblical critic, was born at Weissenfels July 4, 1731, became professor of Oriental literature at Leipsic in 1762, and, died March 17, 1791, at Leipsic. His chief work is Libri Vet. Test. ex recensione textus leb. notisque philolog. et crit. illustrati (Halae, 1791, 6 vols. 8vo). He also edited Glassius, Philologia Sacra, and the Prolegomena to Walton's Polyglot (Lips. 1777); a Syriac Psalter, with the translation and notes of Erpenius (Halle, 1768); and (posthumous) Opuscula ad Crisin et interp. Vet. Test. spectantia (ed. by Rosenmüller, jun., Lips. 1795).

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