See also:scholar, the son of a
See also:Wurttemberg schoolmaster, was
See also:born at Illingen on the 25th of
See also:April 1823 . He was educated at
See also:Tubingen, where he became a
See also:pupil and friend of Heinrich Ewald, and studied under F . C . Baur, though he did not join the new Tubingen school . For a
See also:time he worked as pastor at Gersheim, near his native place, but he soon came to feel that his studies demanded his whole time . He devoted him-self to the study of Ethiopic
See also:MSS. in the
See also:libraries of
See also:London and
See also:Oxford, and this
See also:work caused a revival of Ethiopic study in the 19th century . In 1847 and 1848 he prepared catalogues of the Ethiopic MSS. in the
See also:British Museum and the Bodleian library at Oxford . He then set to work upon an edition of the Ethiopic bible . Returning to Tubingen in 1848, in 1853 he was appointed
See also:professor extraordinarius . Subsequently he became Dill (A nethum or Peucedanum graveolens),
See also:leaf and inflorescence . professor of philosophy at
See also:Kiel (1854), and of
See also:theology at
See also:Giessen (1864) and Berlin (1869) . He died on the 4th of
See also:July 1894 .
In 1851 he had published the
See also:Book of
See also:Enoch in Ethiopian (German, 1853), and at Kiel he completed the first
See also:part of the Ethiopic bible, Octateuchus Aethiopicus (1853–1855) . In 1857 appeared his Grammatik der athiopischen Sprache (2nd ed. by C . Bezold, 1899); in 1859 the Book of
See also:Jubilees; in 1861 and 1871 another part of the Ethiopic bible, Libri Regum ; in 1865 his
See also:Lexicon linguae aethiopicae; in 1866 his Chrestomathia aethiopica . Always a theologian at heart, however, he returned to theology in 1864 . His Giessen lectures were published under the titles, Ursprung der alttestamentlichen Religion (1865) and Die
See also:Prophet en
See also:alien Bundes
See also:mach ihrer politischen Wirksamkeit (1868) . In 1869 appeared his Commentarzum Hiob (4th ed . 1891) which stamped him as one of the foremost Old Testament exegetes . His renown as a theologian, however, was mainly founded by the series of commentaries, based on those of
See also:August Wilhelm Knobels'
See also:Genesis (
See also:Leipzig, 1895; 6th ed . 1892; Eng. trans. by W . B .
See also:Edinburgh, 1897); Exodus and
See also:Leviticus, 188o, revised edition by V . Ryssel, 1897; Numeri, Deuteronomium and Josua, with a dissertation on the origin of the
See also:Hexateuch, 1886; Jesaja, 1890 (revised edition by Rudolf Kittel in 1898) .
In 1877 he published theAscension of Isaiah in Ethiopian and Latin . He, was also a contributor to D .
See also:Schenkel's Bibellexikon, Brockhaus's Conversationslexikon, and Herzog's Realencyklopadie . His lectures on Old Testament theology, Vorlesungen uber Theologie des Alien Testamentes, were published by Kittel in 1895 . See the articles in Herzog-Hauck, Realencyklopadie, and the Allgemeine deutsche Biographie; F . Lichtenberger,
See also:History of German Theology in the Nineteenth Century (1889);
See also:Wolf Baudissin, A . Dillmann (Leipzig, 1895) .
ARTHUR RICHARD DILLON (172I-1807)
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