Hofmann, Karl Gottlob, Dd

Hofmann, Karl Gottlob, D.D.

a distinguished German theologian, born at Schneeberg Oct. 1,1703, was educated at the University of Leipzig, and lectured there for several years on philosophy and philology. Later he became a preacher at St. Paul's and St. Thomas's churches, and later still he was called to the St. Nicolas Church. In 1739 he was called to the University of Wittenberg as professor of theology. Here he became the senior of the theological faculty, and one of the brightest lights of the day. He died Sept. 19,1774. lie published many valuable works, of which Adelung's Jocher gives a complete list. We have space only to mention his Introductio Theolog. — Crit. in Lectionem epist. Pauli ad Galat. et Coloss. (Lips. 1750, 4to), and a series of minor works, under the title Varia Sacra (Wittenb. et Lips. 1751). He also edited and enlarged the Introductio in Lectionent N.T. of J. G. Pritius (Leipsic, 1737).Jocher. Gelehrt. Lexik. (Addenda by Adelung, 2, 2049); Kitto, Biblical Cyclop. 2, 318.

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