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Lot #    13345
Auction End Date    1/24/2006 1:45:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Christologie des Alten Testamentes
Author    [Only Ed.] Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg
City    Berlin
Publisher    L. Oehmigke
Publication Date    1857
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. [4], 222, [2] pp., 215:128 mm., wide margins, light age staining, stamps. A very good copy bound in later half cloth and marbled paper on boards, rubbed.
   Gentile arguments for their religion and their belief in the coming of the messiah from the Bible by Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg. The full title is Christologie des Alten Testamentes und Commentar über die Messianischen (Christology of the Old Testament, and a commentary on the predictions of the Messiah by the prophets). It is a strictly Christian orthodox presentation of the Bible which views the messianic prophecies on a spiritual plane and totally ignores their original historical setting. Adaptations of the hermeneutical principles of the Reformation are found throughout this and Hengstenberg’s other biblical commentaries. The text is in a single column in Fraktur.

Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg was a German Bible exegete; born Oct. 20, 1802, at Fröndenberg, Westphalia; died at Berlin May 28, 1869; studied theology and Oriental languages at the University of Bonn. He was the author of: "Christologie des Alten Testaments," Berlin, 1829-35 (2d ed., 1854-58; English translation by Keith, 1835-39); "Beiträge zur Einleitung ins Alte Testament," ib. 1831-39 (English translation, Edinburgh, 1847-48); "Die Bücher Mosis und Egypten," ib. 1841; commentaries on the Psalms (1847), Canticles (1853), and Ecclesiastes (1859). In the last-named he gives up the theory of the Solomonic authorship of Kohelet, as he already had done in the article "Ecclesiastes" in Kitto's "Cyclopedia of Biblical Literature" (1845). These three commentaries have been translated into English. In 1867-68 appeared his commentary on Ezekiel. He wrote also a special work on the relations of the Jews to the Christian Church, "Die Juden und die Christliche Kirche," Berlin, 1857. After his death were published "Geschichte des Reiches Gottes Unter dem Alten Bunde" (2 vols., 1869-71; also translated into English), and a commentary on Job (1870-75). In all his works Hengstenberg was a firm advocate of the traditional Christian views of the Old Testament and protested strenuously against the higher criticism of his day.

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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    German
Manuscript Type
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