Rhesa, L Jedemin

Rhesa, L. Jedemin, a German doctor and professor of theology, was born June 9, 1777, at Carwitha, near Memel. In 1800 he was appointed garrison chaplain at Königsberg; in 1807 he lectured as privat-docent at the university there, and in 1810 was appointed extraordinary professor of theology. From 1812 to 1815 he acted as army chaplain, and after 1818 he lectured as professor in ordinary and doctor of theology, being at the same time a member of the consistory in Königsberg. Rhesa died Aug. 30, 1840, leaving some very important pamphlets bearing on the Lithuanian version of the Scriptures, as, Geschichte der litthauischen Bibel, ein Beitrag zur Religionsgeschichte der nordischen Völker (Königsberg, 1816): — Philosophisch-kritische Anmerkungen zur litthauischen Bibel (ibid. 1816-24, 2 parts). Besides these, he wrote: De Primis, quos dicunt Sacror. Reformatorib. in Prussia (ibid. 1823): — and De Primis Vestigiis Religionis Christ. inter Lithuanos Propagatoe (ibid. 1819). See Winer, Handb. der theolog. Literat. 1, 809, 837; 2, 731; Zuchold, Bibl. Theol. 2, 1061. (B.P.)

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