Hahn, Philipp Matthaus

Hahn, Philipp Matthaus a Lutheran theologian of Germany, was born November 25, 1739, at Scharuhausen, in Wurtemberg. He studied at Tubingen, and died at Echterdingen, near Stuttgart, May 2, 1790. He was famous alike as a mechanic and theologian. A pupil of Oetinger and Bengel, he developed their theosophic system in his commentaries on different parts of the New Test., and his other writings. He published, Betrachtungen und Predigten uber die Evangelien (Stuttgart, 1774; 5th ed. revised according to his manuscripts, 1847): — Erbaungsstunden uber den Brief an die Epheser (published by his grandson, 1845): — Erbauungsstunden uber den Brief an die Kolosser (1845): — Die Lehre Jesu und seiner Gesandten (1856): — Die Erklarung der Bergpredigt Jesu Christi (eod.): — Auslegung des Briefes an die Hebraer (ed. by Flattiol, 1859). See Plitt-Herzog, Real- Encyklop. s.v.; Lichtenberger, Encyclop. des Sciences Religieuses, s.v.; Paulus, Philipp Matthaus Hahn (Stuttgart, 1858); Zuchold, Bibl. Theol. 1:492. (B.P.)

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