Oporin, Joachim

Oporin, Joachim a Lutheran theologian of Germany, was born September 12, 1695. He studied at different universities, and commenced his academical career at Kiel in 1719. In 1733 he was professor of theology, in 1735 went to Gottingen, and died Sept. 5, 1753, doctor of theology. He published, Historice Criticae de Perennitate Animi Humani (Kiel, 1719): — Historia Critica Doctrinae de Immortalitate lMortdliun, etc. (Hamburg, 1735): — De Messia, cum Infans Esset (1739): — De Firmitate ac Inspiratione Divina (1740): — Clavis Evangelii Joannis (Gottingen, 1743): — Zacharias auf's Neue ubersetzt, etc.: Diss. Oracula Esaice c. 40-55 (1750), etc. See Furst, Bibl. Jud. 3:49; Doring, Die gelehrten Theologen Deutschlands, s.v., where a complete list of Oporin's writings is given. (B.P.)

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