Hofmann, Johann Georg

Hofmann, Johann Georg a German theologian, born at Windsheim October, 1724, was educated at Erlangen and Leipzig. In 1757 he began philosophical lectures at Leipzig, and in 1762 was honored with a professorship. In 1764 he went to Giessen as professor of Oriental languages, and in 1765 was made D.D. In 1769 he was called to Altorf as professor of theology, and here he became also archdeacon. He died May 10, 1772. His principal works are Die Erbauung n. ihrem wahren Begriffe ihrem Mitteln und Hinderniszen (Frankf. 1756, 8vo): — Grammatica Hebraea Danziana methodo (Gieszen, 1765, 8vo): — Lock's paraphrast. Erklarung der Briefe and. Galater, Korinther, Romer, und Epheser, aus d. Engl. übers. (Frankf. 1768-69, 2 vols. 4to), besides several essays. — Adelung's Jocher, Gelehrt. — Lexik. Add. 2, 2079.

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