Schleusner, John Frederic, Dd

Schleusner, John Frederic, D.D.

professor of theology in Wittenberg, was born in Leipsic Jan. 16, 1756, and studied theology and philology in the university (of that city. He was appointed professor of theology in Göttingen in 1784, and in 1795

professor of theology and provost of the college church in Wittenberg. He devoted himself principally to the lexicography of the Greek Scriptures. After the removal of the University of Wittenberg, he was associate director of the theological seminary. He died Feb. 21, 1831. Among his principal works are, Lexicon Graeco-Lat. in Novum Testamentum (Leips. 1792; last ed. 1819, 2 vols.): — Thesaurus, sive Lexicon in LXX (Leips. 1821, 5 vols.), reprinted in Glasgow (2 vols.) and London (3 vols.). The lexicon on the New Test. has been superseded by later works, but that on the Sept. has yet found no substitute.

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