Glass or Glassius Salomo
Glass or Glassius Salomo a German theologian, eminent both for piety and learning, was born at Sondebrshausen, Thuringia, in 1593. He was educated at the universities of Wittenberg and Jena, and devoted himself at an early period specially to the study of Hebrew and its cognate languages. He became in 1637 professor of theology at Jena, and in 1640 was made superintendent of the churches and schools in Saxe-Gotba. In this office he acquitted himself with great zeal and success, laboring for the spiritual as well as intellectual well-being of the churches of the duchy. He died at Gotha July 27, 1656. His works are, Philalogia Sacra (4to): — Onomatologia Messice Prophetica (Jena, 1624, 4to): — Disputationes in Augustanam Confessionem: — Exegesis Evangeliorum et Episnolarum (Gotha, 1647, 4to; Nuremb. 1664, fob.): — Christologia Mosaica (Jena, 1649, 4to): — Christologia Davidica (Jena, 1638, 4to): — Loci Theologici (posthumous, Gotha, 1661, 8vo, and Jena, 1731, 8vo, with a preface on the Life and Writings of Glassius). The best edition of the Philologia Sacra, as Glass left it, is that of Leipsig, 1725, 4to; the edition of Dathe and Bauer (Lips. 1776-1797, 3 volumes, 8vo) contains valuable additions by the editors, but is tainted with the vices of the low rationalistic period in which it appeared. — Herzog, Real- Encykclop. 5:167 sq.; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, 20:795-6.