Schultens, Johann Jacob

Schultens, Johann Jacob a theologian and Orientalist, the son of Albert Schultens (q.v.), was born at Franeker, in the Netherlands, in 1716, educated under the eye of his father, and appointed professor of theology and Oriental languages in the Academy of Herborn in 1742. He held that post during seven years, was then transferred to the Academy of Leyden, and five months afterwards became the successor of his father in the theological seminary. He died in 1778. The only writings published by him were his inaugurals, Dissert. de Utilitate Dialect. ad tuendam Integritatem Codicis Hebr. (Leyd. 1742) (also in the Syllog. Dissertat. p. 231-439; see lit. art. "Albert Schultenus"): — De Fruct. in Theol. Reduntantibus ex Peritiore Linguarum Orient. Cognitione (ibid. 1749): — Dissert. Theol. Inaug. ad Locum Apostoli Philipp. cap. 2, 5, 5-11 (Syllog. Dissertat. p. 443-518), and some new editions of single works written by his father.

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