Justi, Karl Wilhelm

Justi, Karl Wilhelm a German Protestant theologian, was born at Marburg, January 14,1767. He was educated at Jena, and became a private tutor at Metzlar, whence he removed to Marburg as a preacher in 1790. In 1793 he was chosen professor of philosophy in the university. In 1801 he was appointed archdeacon; soon after, superintendent and consistorialrath; in 1814 was made oberpfarrer, and in 1822 professor of theology. He died Aug. 7, 1846. Justi devoted himself to the study of O. and N.T. exegesis, after the method of Eichhorn and Herder. He was a man of erudition, taste, and liberality. The Prophets of the O.T. occupied his chief attention, and he published editions of several books of the O. Test. Scriptures. But he is especially noted for the three following works: Nationalgesange der

Hebriaer (1803-1818, 3 vols.): — an enlarged edition of Herder's Geist der Hebraischen Poesie (1829, 2 vols.): — Blumien althebraischer Dichtkunst (1809, 2 vols.): — Zionitische Harfenklange (1829). — Kitto, Cyclopoedia of Biblical Literature, 2, 699; Brockhaus, Conversations- Lex. 8, 566.

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