Lobstein, Johan Michael

Lobstein, Johan Michael a German theologian, was born at Lampertheim, near Strasburg, May 1740. In 1755 he entered the university of his native place, went to Paris in 1767, and at the expiration of nearly two years returned to Strasburg, and became pastor of the French Nicolai Church. In addition to this he became, after a few years, preacher of the German Peter's Church, and assistant at the Gymnasium. In 1764 he obtained a position as assistant of the philosophical faculty of the university of the same place. In 1775 he accepted a call to the University of Giessen as prof. ord. of divinity and assessor of the Consistory; in 1777 he received the degree of doctor of divinity, and was appointed inspector and first preacher at Butzbach. In 1790 he again returned to Strasburg as professor and preacher, and there died, June 29, 1794. Lobstein's above-mentioned stay in Paris not only offered him the opportunity of hearing some of the best Orientalists of the day (a fact which chiefly contributed to his extensive and accurate knowledge of the Oriental languages), but also made him acquainted with many great men of that city. Of his scholarly productions was only mention Diss. de divina animi pace, sanctae comite (Argentorati. 1766, 4to): —

Conmmentatio historico-philologica de montibus Ebal et Garizim (ibid. 1770, 4to): — Observationes criticae in loca Pentateuchi illustria (Gissae et Francof. 1787, 8vo). He published also the Samaritan Codex, after the MSS. of the Royal Library at Paris. — Döring, Gelehrte Theol. Deutsch. s.v.

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