Esger, Hans a Dutch theologian and hebraist, was born at Amsterdam, January 2, 1696. He was preacher at Ost- and Wester-Blocker, at Naarden, Middelburg, and finally at Amsterdam. In 1755 he was called as professor of Hebrew antiquities at Leyden, where he had been teaching theology before, and died there, May 28 of same year, leaving, Mosis Maimonidis Constitutio de Siglis (Leyden, 1727): — Oratio de Supremo Ecclesiae; Doctore (ibid. 1740): — De Regimine Ecclesiae (ibid. 1741): — De Fontibus Theologiae (ibid. 1751). See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.