Ranke, Friedrich Heinrich

Ranke, Friedrich Heinrich doctor of theology and Ober-Consistorialrath, brother of Carl Ferdinand, was born at Wiehe in 1797. Having completed his studies, he labored as a pastor at Riickersdorf, not far from Nuremberg, and then as dean at Thurnau. In 1840 he was appointed ordinary professor of dogmatics at the Erlangen University. In 1841 he was made counsellor of consistory at Bayreuth, and shortly afterwards he was appointed Ober-Consistorialrath. Some years ago he retired from his different offices, and died Sept. 2, 1876. Of his writings we mention, Untersuchungen iiber den Pentateuch (Erlangen, 1834-40, 2 vols.): — Predigten: — Gebete uber Worte der heil. Schrift (Frankfort-on-the-Main, 1867): — The Institution of the Lord's Supper (ibid. 11:81): — David, in Piper's Evangelical Year-book (v3:106). See Furst, Bibl. Jud. 3:129; Zuchold, Bibliotheca Theologica, ii, 1028; Winer, Handbuch der theol. Literatur, i, 78; ii, 108, 327, 330, 732; Schneider, Theol. Juahrbuch (1877), p. 227; Literarischer Handweiser (1876), p. 235, 550; Hauck, Theolog. Jahresbericht (1867), p. 382. (B. P.)

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