Osiander, Johann Adam (1)

Osiander, Johann Adam (1), a distinguished German Protestant writer, was born at Vaihingen, in Wurtemberg, Dec. 3, 1626. He became, in 1680, chancellor of the University of Tubingen, and died there Oct. 26, 1697. Among his theological works we note, Commentarius in Pentateuchurn (Tubing. 1676-78, 5 vols. fol.), which was until the close of the last century considered One of the best commentaries on the Pentateuch: -In Josuem (ibid. 1681, fol.): — In Judices (ibid. 1682, fol.): — In librum Ruth (ibid. 1682, fol.): — In primum et secundum librum Samuelis (Stuttg. 1687, fol.): — Tractatus theologicus de nmagia (Tiibing. 1687, 8vo): — Primitioe evangelicce, seu dispositiones in Evangelia dominicalia etfestivalia (ibid. 1665-1691, 14 pts. 4to): — De azylis Hebrceorum, Gentilium et Christianorum (ibid. 1673, 4to). Gronovius inserted in the fourth volume of his Thesaurus antiquitatum Graecarunz the part of this treatise which refers to the places of refuge among the Greeks and Romans. See Jocher, Allg. Gelehrten-Lex.; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, 38:905. (J. N. P.),

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