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Lüderwald, Johann Balthasar, D.D., a German theologian, was born at Fahrland, Prussia, September 27, 1722. He attended the University of Helmstlidt, and, having finished the academical course, became in 1742 tutor; in 1747, pastor at Glentorf, near Helmsttidt; afterwards superintendent and first pastor at Forsfelde, where he died, August 25, 1796. He is noted as a defender of the truth against Lessing after the publication of the Wolfenbüttel Fragments by the latter. His Commentatio de vi argumeznti, quod licitur e silentio Scriptoris (Guelpherbyti. 1745, 8vo), deserves special mention. He also wrote Spicilegium observationum in praestalntissinmum Deborce epinicium, Judic. 5:4 (ibid. 1772, 4to). — Doring, Gelehrte Theol. Deutschlands, volume 2, s.v.