Kraft, Johann Melchior

Kraft, Johann Melchior a German theologian, was born atWetzlar June 11, 1673. He pursued his theological studies at Wittenberg University, where he obtained the master's degree in 1693. In 1695 he began lectures at the University of Kiel, and in 1698 he became pastor at Stiderstapel; in 1705 pastor at Sandesneben; in 1709 archdeacon at Husum. and shortly after counsellor of the Danish Consistory. He died July 22, 1751. His most important works are Emendanda et Corrigenda qucedam in historia verasionis Germanicce Bibliorum- (Dr. J. F. Mayero edita, Schleswig, 1705,4to):-Podroma historice versionis Bibliorum Germanicce (ibid, 1714, 4to):-Ausjfth rliche Historie von Exorcismo (Hamburg, 1750, 8vo).-Doring, Gelehrte Theol. Deutschlands, ii, 182 sq.

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