Hermann Olshausen - Encyclopedia

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HERMANN OLSHAUSEN (1796-1839), German theologian, was born at Oldeslohe in Holstein on the 21st of August 1796, and was educated at the universities of Kiel (1814) and Berlin (1816), where he was influenced by Schleiermacher and Neander. In 1820 he became Privatdozent and in 1821 professor extraordinarius at Berlin; in 1827 professor at Konigsberg, in 1834 at Erlangen. He died on the 4th of September 1839. Olshausen's department was New Testament exegesis; his Commentary (completed and revised by Ebrard and Wiesinger) began to appear at Konigsberg in 1830, and was translated into English in 4 vols. (Edinburgh, 1847-1849). He had prepared for it by his other works, Die Achtheit d. vier Kanon. Evangelien (1823), Ein Wort fiber tieferen Schriftsinn (1824) and Die biblische Schriftauslegung (1825).

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