Elsner Jacob, Dd

Elsner Jacob, D.D., was born at Saalfeld, Prussia, in March, 1692. He studied at the University of Konigsberg, and in 1715 became "corrector" of the Reformed school in that city. Two years later he visited Utrecht and Leyden. In 1720 he was appointed professor of theology and philology at Bingen; in 1722, rector and first professor of the Joachimsthal Gymnasium at Berlin. Subsequently he became pastor at one of the Berlin churches. From 1742 to 1744 he was director of the class of belles-lettres at the Royal Society. He died Oct. 8,1750. His principal works are: Observationes sacrce in novi foederis libros (Traj. 17201728, 2 volumes 8vo): — Comm. sacro-philologicus in evang. Matthei (Zwollse, 1767-69, 2 volumes 4to): — Commentarius in

evang. Marci (Traj. 1733, 4to). —Darling, Cyclop. Bibliographica; Doering, die gelehrten Theolog. Dcutschlands, 1:366; Hoefer, Nouv. Biogr. Gener. 15:919.

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