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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

10 June 1812 A.D. Gustav Friedrich Oehler Born--German Old Testament Scholar

10 June 1812 A.D. Gustav Friedrich Oehler (10 June 1812-19 February 1872) was a German theologian. 

Gustav Oehler (1812-1872): Theology of the Old Testament


Oehler, Gustav Friedrich. Theology of the Old Testament (trans. George  E. Day). Minneapolis, MN: Klock  and Klock Christian Publishers, 1978 reprint.  Originally, it was printed by T &.T Clark in 1878.  

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Wikipedia gives this on Mr. Oehler. 

“Gustav Friedrich Oehler (10 June 1812-19 February 1872) was a German theologian.


“He was born at Ebingen, Württemberg, and was educated privately and at theUniversity of Tübingen where he was much influenced by J. C. F. Steudel, professor of Old Testament theology. In 1837, after a term of Oriental study atBerlin, he went to Tübingen as tutor (German: Repetent), becoming in 1840 professor at the seminary and pastor in Schönthal.

“In 1845 he published his Prolegomena zur Theologie des Alten Testaments, accepted an invitation to Breslau and received the degree of doctor from theUniversity of Bonn. In 1852 he returned to Tübingen as director of the seminary and professor of Old Testament theology at the university. He declined a call to Erlangen as successor to Franz Delitzsch, and died atTübingen in 1872.


“Oehler was one of the foremost Old Testament scholars of his time of the conservative school. He admitted the composite authorship of the Pentateuchand the Book of Isaiah, and did much to counteract the antipathy against the Old Testament that had been fostered by Schleiermacher. In church polity he was Lutheran rather than Reformed. He opposed the union of the Lutheran and Reformed churches, and while declaring in favor of confessional Lutheranism, he held aloof from the old Lutheran party.


“Besides his Old Testament Theology (2 vols., 1873–74; English trans., Edinburgh, 1874–75; New York, 1883), his works were Gesammelte Seminarreden (1872) and Lehrbuch der Symbolik (Manual of symbolism; 1876, edited by Johann Delitzsch), both published posthumously, and about forty articles for the first edition of Herzog's Realencyklopädie, which were largely retained in the second edition.”

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