Faber, Johann Ernst

Faber, Johann Ernst a distinguished German Orientalist, was born near Hildburghausen (Saxony), February 1745. He prepared for the university in the gymnasium at Coburg, and studied under walch, Heyne, and Michaelis at the University of Gottingein. In 1770 he was called to the chair of Oriental languages at the University of Kiel, and in 1772 to the same position at the University of Jena, where he died March 15 [April 14?],1774. His most important works are, Descriptio commentarii in septuaginta interpret. (Gotting. 1768-9, 2 volumes, 4to): — Dissertat. de animalibus quorum fit mentio Zephan. 2:14 (ibid. 1769, 4to; reprinted in the Monuments scythes de la Palestine by Cramer, Hamb. and Keil, 1777): — Historia Marmae inter Hebraeos (pars 1, Kiel, 1770; pars 2, Jena, 1773):— Programma

novum de Messia exactis 490 annis post exilium Judaeorum Babylonicum nascituro ex Zach. 3:8, 9, 10; repetitum vaticinium, spatio LXX, hebdomadum Daniel 9:24 (ibid. [1771?] 1772, 4to): — Jesus ex nataliun opportunitate Messias (Jena, 1772, 8vo): — Archaeologie der Hebraer, volume 1 (Halle, 1773, 8vo). Faber was also author of an Arabic Grammar and Chrestomathy, which he published at Jena in 1773. — Pierer, Univ. Lax. 6:53; Biog. Universelle, 14:5; Kitto, Encl. of Bibl. Lit. 3:1; Doering, Theol. Deutschlande, 1:390: (J.H.W.)

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