Kypke, George David

Kypke, George David a distinguished German Orientalist, was born at Neukirk, Pomerania, Oct. 23, 1724. He studied at the universities of Knoigsberg and Halle, took his degree in the department of philosophy in 1744, in 1746 was appointed professor extraordinary of Oriental languages at Konigsberg, and was promoted to the full professorship in 1775. He died May 28, 1779. Kypke wrote Observationes sacree in Novi Foderis libros, ex auctoribus Graecis et antiquitatibtus (Breslau, 1755, 2 vols. 8vo); a successful attempt to illustrate many passages of the New Testament by examples drawn from Greek classic authors. ' Of all the expositions of the New Testament conducted on principles like these, I know of none that are superior, or, indeed, equal to that of Kypke" (Michaelis). See Rotermund, Suppl. zu Jocher; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, 28:312.

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