Hufnagel,Wilhelm Friedrich

Hufnagel,Wilhelm Friedrich a German theologian, was born at Hall, Swabia, June 15, 1754, and educated at the universities of Altorf and Erlangen. In 1779 he was appointed professor extraordinary of philosophy at Erlangen, and in 1782 he was transferred to the chair of theology as regular professor. In 1788 he received the pastorate of the university church, and was made overseer of the seminary for preachers. In 1791 he removed to Frankfort-on-the-Main as preacher of one of the oldest churches of that city. He died Feb. 7 1830. Hufnagel was distinguished both as a preacher and as a theologian, but he was especially at home in the Shemitic languages. His publications, aside from his Sermons (1791-96), are Variarum lectiouum e Bibliis a Nisselio curatis excerptarum specimen (1777) — Salmos hohes Lied geprüft, überset u. erlautert (1784) — Nov. Biblioth. theol. (1, 1782-3) — Bearbeit. d. Schriften d. A. T. nach ihrem Inhalt u. Zweck (1784), in which he took a rationalistic position — Iiob neu übers. n. Annm. (1781): — Dissertatio de Psalinis prophetias Messian. continentibus (2 pts. 1, 784). — Biographie Universelle, 27, 428; Kitto, Bibl. Cyclop. 2, 339 sq.; Doring, Gelehrt. Theol. Deutschl. 1, 767 sq. (J. H. W.)

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