Hiller, Matthias

Hiller, Matthias a German Protestant theologian and Orientalist, was born at Stuttgardt Feb. 15,1646. He became professor of logic and metaphysics in 1692, and of Oriental languages and theology in 1698. In 1716 he exchanged these offices for the priory of Konigsbronn, where he died, Feb. 11, 1725. He acquired great reputation by his works on philology and hermeneutics. He wrote Sciagraphia Grammaticae Hebrae: — Lexicon Latino-Hebraecum (1685): — De Arcano Keri et Kethib (Tübing. 1692, 8vo), on the accentuation and punctuation of the Bible: — Institutiones Linguae Sanctae (several times reprinted, as Tübing. 1760, 8vo): — Onomasticon Sacrum (Tübingen, 1706, 4to, transl. into German by himself): — Syntagmata hermneneutica quibus loca S. Scripturae plurima ex Hebraico textu nove explicantur (Tibingen, 1711, 4to): — Hieroqlyphicum: — De Origine Gentium Celticarum: — De Origine, diis et terra Palaestinorum: — De Plantis in S. Scriptura memoratis: — Hierophyticon (Utrecht, 1725, 4to). See Fabricius, Hist. Biblioth. 6:44; Ersch und Gruber, Allg. Encyklopadie; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Géneralé, 24, 689. (J. N. P.)

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