Marck, Johann Van
Marck, Johann Van a distinguished Dutch theologian, was born Dec. 31, 1655, at Sneek, in Friesland, and educated at the University of Leyden. His early reputation was such that before the completion of his twenty-first year he was appointed to the professorship of theology at Franeker. In 1682 he removed to Groningen as professor primarius of theology and university preacher. In 1690 he accepted a theological chair at Leyden, and in 1720 succeeded the younger Spanheim as professor of ecclesiastical history. He died Jan. 30, 1731. He wrote several works on dogmatic theology, which are highly esteemed in the Reformed Church, and made various valuable contributions to the interpretation of the Scriptures. His principal works are, De Sybyllinis carminibus (Frankf. 1682, 8vo): — In Apocalysm Commentaria sea analysis exegetica (Lugd. Bat. 1689, ed. auct. 1699, 4to): — In Canticum Salomonis Commentarius seu analysis exegetica cum analysi Psalm xly (Lugd. 1703, 4to): — In praecipiias quasdam partes Pentateuchi Commentarius, sea ultinorunm Jacobi, reliquorunz Bilhami et novissimorum Mosis analysis exegetica (Lugd. 1713, 4to): — Commentarii sea analysis exegetica in Prophetas minores (Amsterd. 1696-1701, 5 vols. 4to). This is a very complete and carefully-executed work. Walch characterizes it as one of the best of the commentaries on the minor prophets: — Sylloge dissertationum philologico-exegetictarus u ad selectos quosdam textus N.T. (Rotterd. 1721, 4to): — Compendiunz theologicae Christianae didactico-elencticum (Amsterd. 1722, 4to): — Fasciculus dissertationunm philologico-exegeticarum ad selectos textus V. et N. Testamenti (Lugd. 1724-27, 2 vols.), etc. A selection from his works was published at Groningen in 1748, in 2 vols. 4to. See Kitto, Cyclop. of Bibl. Lit. vol. 3, s.v.; Darling, Cyclop. Bibliog. vol. 2, s.v.