Nosselt, Johann August, Dd
Nosselt, Johann August, D.D., a German theologian, was born at Halle May 2, 1734. He was educated at the university of his native city, and from 1757 taught philosophy and theology in his alma mater, and became in 1779 director of the seminary. He died March 10, 1807. He ranks with the neologists of Germany, but is an able expositor of guch difficult texts as do not contain fundamental points of Christian doctrine. His writings are numerous, mostly hermeneutical, exegetical, and theological. The most noted are his Opuscula ad lnterpieiationern Sacrarum Scripturarum e ad Historiam Ecclesiasticam (Halae, 4 vols. 8vo), and 'Exercitationes ad. 8'ac. Scrip. Interpretationem (ibid. 4 vols. 8vo). His other valuable works are, De vera cetate ac doctrina scriptorum Tertulliani (ibid. 1757, 1759, and 1768, 4to):
Vertheidigung der Wahrheit und Gottlichkeit der Christlichen Religion (ibid. 1766,1767,1769,1774, and 1783): — Historia Paraphraseon Erasmi in Novum' Testamentum (Berlin, 1780,4to): — Anweisung zur Kenntniss der besten Bucher in allen Theilen der Theologie (Leips. 1779, 1780, 1791, and 1800, 8vo): — a great number of dissertations and programmes. See Niemeyer, Leben Noesselts (Berlin, 1809); Rotermund, Supplement to Jocher, s.v.