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Deissmann, Gustav Adolf
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(Nov 7, 1866, Langenscheid, Lahn – Apr 5, 1937, Wünsdorf, Berlin). After studies in Tübingen, Berlin, and Marburg (with C.F.G. Heinrici) and working as pastor in Herborn, he became professor of New Testament in Heidelberg (1897) and in Berlin (1908). Deissmann was important primarily as a philologist who reconstructed NT Greek on the basis of the papyrus finds and inscriptions of his time and thereby also made a fundamental contribution to the history of religions research on the NT. He was also impo…

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Klauck, Hans-Josef, “Deissmann, Gustav Adolf”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 19 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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