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HERMANN HUPFELD (1796-1866)

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Originally appearing in Volume V13, Page 958 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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HERMANN HUPFELD (1796-1866), German Orientalist arid Biblical commentator, was born on the 31st of March 1796 at Marburg, where he studied philosophy and theology from 1813 to 1817; in 1819 he became a teacher in the gymnasium at Hanau, but in 1822 resigned that appointment. After studying for some time at Halle, he in 1824 settled as Privatdocent in philosophy at that university, and in the following year was appointed extraordinary professor of theology at Marburg. There he received the ordinary professorships of Oriental languages and of theology in 1827 and 1830 respectively; thirteen years later he removed as successor of Wilhelm Gesenius HURD-HURDY-GURDY The chief sources for Bishop Hurd's biography are " Dates of some occurrences in the life of the author," written by himself and pre-fixed to vol. i. of his works (1811); ` Memoirs of Dr Hurd " in the Ecclesiastical and University . . . Register (1809), pp. 399-452; John Nichols, Literary anecdotes, vol. vi. (1812), pp. 468-612; Francis Kilvert, Memoirs of . . . Richard Hurd (1860), giving selections from Hurd's commonplace book, some correspondence, and extracts from contemporary accounts of the bishop. A review of this work, entitled " Bishop Hurd and his Contemporaries," appeared in the North British Review, vol. xxxiv. (1861), pp. 375-398•
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