Schinmeyer, Johann Adolf

Schinmeyer, Johann Adolf a Lutheran divine and doctor of divinity, was born in 1733 at Stettin. leaving completed his studies, he was appointed in 1757 deacon at Itzehoe; in 1764 he was made archdeacon and professor of Oriental languages at Stettin; in 1774 he became pastor of the German congregation at Stockholm; and in 1778 he was appointed general superintendent at Greifswalde. In 1779 he was called for the same office to Lubeck, where he died May 3, 1796. Besides his Lebensbeschreibungen der drei schwedischen Reformatoren, des Kanzlers Lor. Andersen, Olaf Petersen und Lor. Petersen (Lubeck, 1783), he published Versuch einer vollständigen Geschichte der schwedischen Bibelübersetzungen und Ausgaben, mit Anzeige und Beurtheilung ihres Werthes (Flensburg, 1777), the best work on the earlier Swedish Bible versions. (B.P.)

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