Erythropel a name common to several Lutheran ministers of Germany:
1. DAVID RUPERT, was born March 30, 1653, at Hanover, and studied at Jena. In 1679 he was court-preacher at his native place, in 1685 member of consistory, in 1698 superintendent, in 1706 first court-preacher, and died December 22, 1732. He wrote, De Montibus Pietdtis: — De Ministris Ecclesiarum Augustanae Confessionis. See Jocher, Allgemeines Gelehrten-Lexikon, s.v.
2. DAVID WILHELM, son of the above, was born at Hanover, June 20, 1687. He studied at different universities, and after his return commenced his ministry inl his native city in 1710. He was intrusted with the highest ecclesiastical positions, and died in February, 1758. He wrote, De Fatis Calicis Eucharistici (Helmstadt, 1708).
3. GEORGE, was born at Hanover in 1607, studied at Rinteln and Jena, and died in his native city in 1669.
4. MARTIN, was born at Hanover in 1610. He studied at Helmstadt and Marburg, was in 1634 pastor at Darmstadt, in 1648 court-preacher and general superintendent, and died June 1, 1655. He wrote, Pathologica. Christi Prophetica (Marburg, 1640): — Thesaurus Connubialis, or Geistlicher Eheschatz in Predigten (ibid. 1641).
5. RUPERT, father of Martin, was born in 1556, studied at Leipsic and Wittenberg, and was in 1584 conrector at Hanover. In 1585 he was made pastor of the Church of the Holy Cross, in 1596 of St. George's, and died Oct. 7, 1626. He wrote, Analysis Logica in Epistol. et Evangel. Dominic. Pericopas: — Postilla Methodica in Epistol. et Evangelia: — Theologia Apostolica et Methodica, or exposition on the epistles of Paul, Peter, James, Jude, John, and the epistle to the Hebrews: — Harmonia Historica IV Evangelistarum: — Catena Aurea in Harmon. Evangel. See Jocher, Allgemeines Gelehrten-Lexikon, s.v. (B.P.)