Matthia, Christian

Matthia, Christian a Lutheran theologian of Germany, was born in 1584. He studied at Strasburg and Giessen, was in 1614 rector at the gymnasium in Dur!lach, in 1618 professor of theology at Altdorf, in 1629 professor at Sora, in Dellmark, in 1639 at Leyden, and in 1641 pastor of the Lutheran congregation at the Hague. In 1645 he resigned his position, retired .to Utrecht, and died January 22, 1655. He wrote, Exercitationes Mletaphysicae 12: Methodica Scripturae Sacrae Loca Vindicandi Ratio: Historia Patriarcharum: Analysis Typica Evangelii Matthaei: Antilogiae Bibliae, etc. See Moller, Cimbria Litterara; Jocher, Allgemeines Gelehrten-Lexikon, s.v. (B.P.)

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