Tuch, Johann Christian Friedrich

Tuch, Johann Christian Friedrich a Protestant divine of Germany, was born Dec. 17, 1806, at Quedlinburg. Having prepared himself for the university at the gymnasium in Nordhausen, he went in 1828 to Halle, where he attended the lectures of Gesenius. Here he also commenced his lectures on Oriental languages and Old-Test. exegesis. In 1839 the Zurich University made him licentiate of theology, while the philosophical faculty of Halle appointed him extraordinary professor. In 1841 he was called to Leipsic, and was made ordinary professor in 1843, having shortly before been honored with the doctorate by the Tübingen faculty. In 1853 he was made third professor and canon of Zeitz, and died as first professor, April 12, 1867. His main work is his learned Commentary on Genesis (Halle, 1838; 2d ed. 1871). He also published Commentationis de Lipsiensi Codice Pentateuchi Syri Manuscripto Particula I (Lips. 1849): —Commentationes Geographicae.

Pars 1, De Nino Urbe Animadversiones tres (ibid. 1845): —Reise des Sheikh Ibrahim el-Khijari elMedeni durch einen Theil Palastinas (ibid. 1850): —Commentatio de Μαισαλώθ ἐν Α᾿ρβήλοις, 1 Macc. 9:2 (ibid. 1853): —Die Himmelfahrt Jesu (ibid. 1857): —Quaestiones de Flavii Josephi Libris Historicis (ibid. 1859): —Quaestiones de Flavii Josephi loco B. .1 4:8, 2 (ibid. 1860). See Fürst, Bibl. Jud. 3, 450; Zuchold, Bibl. Theol. 2, 1352; Theol. Universal-Lex. s.v.; Hilgenfeld, Zeitschrift, 1871, pt, 3; Diestel, Gesch. d. alten Testaments in der christl. Kirche, p. 613, 648, 730; Literarischer Handweiserfuir das kathol. Deutschland, 1867, p. 266. (B. P.)

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