Zenkel, Georg Peter

Zenkel, Georg Peter a Protestant theologian of Germany, was born March 20, 1717, at Schwarzenbach, in Bayreuth, He studied theology, Oriental languages, and natural sciences at Jena. In 1740 he was permitted to lecture, and in 1746 was made adjunct to the philosophical faculty. In 1754 he was called as professor of philosophy to Erlangen, and opened his lectures with an address, De Methodo Docendi apud Veteres Hebraos. In 1755 he resigned his position, and died December 14, 1760. He wrote, Commentarii Grammatici Ebreae Lingua (Jena, 1748, 1749): — Commentarius Evagelico-Homileticus (ibid. 1747 a.o.): — Beitrage zur Vertheidigung, der Mosaischen Religion, etc. (Gotha, 1752-56, 2 volumes): — Diss. Philologica de Sepultura Christi, ad Locum Esaiae 53:9 (Jena, 1754). See Doring, Die gelehrten Theologen Deutschlands, 4:782 sq.; Furst, Bibl. Jud. 3:550; Steinschneider, Bibl. Handbuch, page 152. (B.P.)

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