Raphel, Georg a German Lutheran divine of some note, was born in 1673, and was last superintendent of Lineburg. He died in 1740. He was one of the best commentators of that class of exegetists who have attempted to illustrate the Bible from classic authors. His Annotationes in Sacran Scripturam contains historical illustrations of some passages in the Old Test., and philological explanations of many in the New, chiefly taken from Xenophon, Polybius, Arrian, and Herodotus. He also edited the Greek homilies of Chrysostom, with a Latin translation and notes, annexed to the edition of the Annotations published at Leyden (1747, 2 vols. 8vo). See Orme, Biblioth. Bibl. s.v.; Home, Introd. to the Scriptures.