Kordes, Berenne, a German writer on exegetical theology, was born at Lubeck Oct. 27, 1762. and studied at the universities of Kiel, Leipzig, and Jena. In 1793 he became librarian of the university at Kiel. and died there Feb. 5,1823. His exegetical works are, Observationumn in Jonce Oracula Specimina (Jena, 1788):-Ruth ex versione Septuaginta intepraetum (Jena, 1788).-Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, 28:84.