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FRANZ KARL MOVERS (18o6–1856)

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Originally appearing in Volume V18, Page 947 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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FRANZ KARL MOVERS (18o6–1856), German Roman Catholic divine and Orientalist, was born at Koesfeld in Westphalia, on the 17th of July 18o6. He studied theology and Oriental languages at Munster, was parish priest at Berkum near Bonn from 1833 to 1839, and professor of Old Testament theology in the Catholic faculty at Breslau from 1839 to his death on the 28th of September 1856. His elaborate works, Die Phonizier (1841–185o) and Phonizische Texte, erkltirt (1845--1847), attained a high reputation. Of his other writings two biblical studies were of some importance, his Kritische Untersuchungen caber die alttestamentliche Chronik (1834), and his Latin essay on the two recensions of the text of Jeremiah, De utriusque recensionis vaticiniorum Jeremiae ...indole et origine (1837)•
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