||A chrestomathy (collection of choice literary passages selected to demonstrate the development of language or literary style) compiled from Talmudic and Rabbinic literature by Georg Benedikt Winer (April 13, 1789 - May 12, 1858). The passages are in Hebrew and the notes and comments are in Latin.
Winer was a German Protestant theologian, was born at Leipzig.
He studied theology at Leipzig, where eventually (1832) he became professor ordinarius. From 1824 to 1830 he edited with J. G. V. Engelhardt the Neues kritisches Journal der theologischen Literatur, and alone from 1826 to 1832 the Zeitschrift für wissenschaftliche Theologie.
Winer is well known as the author of a Grammatik des neutestamentlichen Sprachidioms (1821, 8th ed. revised by P. W. Schmiedel, 1894 ff.), of which several translations have appeared, the latest being by W. F. Moulton (1870, 3rd ed. 1882).
His other works include:
Komparative Darstellung des Lehrbegriffs der verschiedenen christlichen Kirchenpartheien (1824; 4th ed. by P. Ewald, 1882; Eng. trans. 1873)
Biblisches Realworterbuch (1820; 3rd ed. 1847-1848, 2 vols)
Grammatik des biblischen und targumischen Chaldaismus (1824; 3rd ed. by B Fischer, Chaldäische Grammatik für Bibel und Talmud, 1882; Eng. trans. 1845)
Hand-buch der theologischen Literatur (1820; 3rd ed. 1838-1840, 2 vols; supplement, 1842)