Praetorius a name common to several Lutheran theologians of Germany, of whom we mention the following:
1. ANDREAS, who died December 20, 1586, at Frankfort-on-the-Oder, doctor of theology, is the author of Propositiones de Jesu Christo, Dei et Maria Filio. See Jocher, Allgemeines Gelehrten-Lexikon, s.v.
2. CHRISTIAN GOTTLIEB, born August 30, 1693, at Bertzdorf, Upper Lusatia, studied at Wittenburg, and died in 1738 at Bernstadt, in his native province. He wrote Amaenitates Biblicae, comprising only the Pentateuch (1724-29, 6 parts). See Doring, Die Gelehrten Theologen Deutschlands, s.v.; Jocher, Allgemeines Gelehrten-Lexikon, s.v.
3. EPHRAIM, was born at Dantzic, March 11, 1657. He studied at Wittenberg, was in 1685 preacher at Munsterberg, in 1698 at his native city, in 1705 at Thorn, and died February 14, 1723. He wrote, Exercitationes theol. de Jona: — Athemis Proprio Glidio Jugulatus ex Eccl. 3:18-21: — Bibliotheca Homiletica (Leipsic, 1691-98, 3 parts; 2d ed. 1711-19). See Doring, Die gelehrten Thleologen-Deutschlands, s.v.; Jocher, Allgemeines Gelehrten-Lexikon, s.v. (B.P.)