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Johann Gottfried Eichhorn
b. October 16, 1753 – d. June 27, 1827 • Orientalist • Protestant • Theologian
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Eichhorn, Johann Gottfried
Eichhorn, Johann Gottfried (1752–1827), biblical scholar and orientalist. He studied at Göttingen (1770), and became professor of oriental languages at Jena in 1775. From 1788 he was professor of philosophy at Göttingen. He was one of the first commentators to make a scientific comparison between the
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Eichhorn, Johann Gottfried
Eichhorn, Johann Gottfried (1752–1827)Biblical scholar and orientalistBorn in Dorrenzimmern, near Heilbronn, Germany, the son of a pastor, Eichhorn studied at the University of Göttingen from 1770 to 1774. In the latter year he became rector of a high school at Ordruff in the Duchy of Gotha, and in