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Originally appearing in Volume V20, Page 92 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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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 182o 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 uber tieferen Schriflsinn (1824) and Die biblische Schriftauslegung (1825).
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