Jaspis, Gottfried Siegmund

Jaspis, Gottfried Siegmund a German theologian, was born at Meissen April 8, 1766. He was educated at the University of Leipzig, and entered the ministry in 1792 as pastor at Püchau. In 1814 he was called to the Nicolai church at Leipzig, where he died, Feb. 15, 1823. While he distinguished himself greatly as a preacher, it is particularly as a writer in Biblical literature that Jaspis's name deserves to be mentioned here. He published an excellent Latin translation of the apostolic epistles (Lips. 1793-95; new ed. 1821, 8vo). His polemical and homiletical works are now-no longer regarded as of any value. "He was a man of pure aims and cheerful piety, and a good scholar and preacher." Kitto, Cyclop. s.v.; Adelung's Addenda to Jocher, Gelehrten Lexikon, s.v.

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