Ranke, Carl Ferdinand

Ranke, Carl Ferdinand doctor of theology and philosophy, and brother of the famous historian, Leopold Ranke, was born at Wiehe, in Thuringia, in 1802. Having finished his preparatory studies at the gymnasium in Pforta, he betook himself to the study of philology and theology. He soon became the head of the Qued. lbinburg Gymnasium. In 1837 he was called to Gottingen, and in 1842 to Berlin, where he not only superintended the Frederic-William Gymnasium, hut also the Royal Real-school, the Royal Elizabeth School, etc. He died March 29, 1876. Ranke was not only an able philologist and pedagogue, but also an excellent Christian, and took an active part in the inner mission and Bible Society. He wrote, Plan und Bau des Johanneischen Evangeliums (Berlin, 1854): — De Libris Historicis Novi Testamenti (ibid. 1855): — Clemens von Alexandrien v. Origenes als Interpreten der heiliqen Schrift (ibid. 1861): — Das Klagelied der

Hebraer (ibid. 1863), etc. As a contributor to Piper's Evangelical Year- book, he wrote on the apostles Andrew (vii, 94), James the Elder (v3:139), Timothy (i, 70). Titus (i, 68): on Symphorianus (xix, 60), Perpetua and Felicitas (ix, 56), Saturnius (xx, 63), Arethas (x3:129), Eustasius (xv3:96), Olaf Petersen (xix, 170), and contributed the German translation of Clement of Alexandria's hymn, Στόμιον πώλων ἀδαῶν, to Piper's monograph on that hymn (xix, 29, 31). See Schneider, Theol. Jahrbuch (1877), p. 227; Literarischer Handweiser (1876), p. 235. (B. P.)

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