Krebs, Johann Friedrich

Krebs, Johann Friedrich, a German theologian, was born at Baireuth March 5, 1651; studied at Jena; became rector of the gymnasium at Heilsbrunn in 1675, where he afterwards filled the posts of professor of theology and Hebrew, and inspector; and died Aug. 16, 1721. Krebs was a copious writer, the list of his works filling five closely-printed columns in Adelung. They embrace natural and moral philosophy, historical and political science, and theology, mostly in the form of dissertations. Among the most valuable is a work on the first five chapters of Genesis, illustrated from the Syriac, Chaldee, Persic, AEthiopic, and other Oriental languages. See Adelung, Gelehrten Lexikon, vol. ii, s.v.; Doring, Gelehrte Theol. Deutschlands, vol. ii, s.v.; Kitto, Bibl. Cyclop. vol. ii, s.v.

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