Wesseling, Peter

Wesseling, Peter a German philologist, was born at Steinfurth, Jan. 7, 1692, of an old and wealthy Westphalian family celebrated in literary circles. He was educated at the University of Leyden, and afterwards at Franeker, where in 1718 he was received as a candidate for the ministry. In 1719 he was made pro- rector of the school at Middelburg, in 1721 rector of the gymnasium at Deventer, in 1723 professor of eloquence and history at Franeker, and in 1735 filled the same chair (with the addition of canon law in 1746, and the librarianship in 1749) at Utrecht, where he died, Nov. 9, 1764. He wrote, Epistola ad H. Venemam de Aquilae in Scriptis Philonis Jud. Fragmentis et Platonis Epistola XIII (Utrecht, 1748): — Observationum Variarum Libri (Amst. 1727): — Diatribe de Judaeorum Archontibus ad Inscriptionem Berenicensem, et Dissertatio de Evangeliis Jussu Imperatoris Anastasii non Emendatis, etc. (Utrecht, 1738). — Dissertationes de Origine atque Usu Nunnmorum apud Hebraeos (ibid. 1750): Dissertationes in Epistolam Jeremice (ibid. 1752). . See Winer, Handbuch der theol. Literatur, 1, 52, 560; First, Bibl. Jud. 3, 506; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Géneralé, s.v. (B. P.)

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