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Adler, Jakob Georg Christian
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(Dec 8, 1756, Arnis, Schleswig – Aug 22, 1834, Giekau, Holstein), studied theology and Middle Eastern languages in Kiel, Bützow, Rostock, and Copenhagen. In 1780–1782 he began text-critical research on Greek and Middle Eastern manuscripts of the Bible in European libraries, including Rome. In 1783 he became professor of Syriac, in 1788 of theology, in 1789 the German court chaplain in Copenhagen, in 1792 the general superintendent of Schleswig and in 1806 also of Holstein. In 1797…

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Jakubowski-Tiessen, Manfred, “Adler, Jakob Georg Christian”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 16 July 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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