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Ilgen, Karl David
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(Feb 26, 1763, Sehna, Thuringia – Sep 17, 1834, Berlin). In 1789 Ilgen became rector of the municipal Gymnasium of Naumburg/Saale; in 1794 he became professor of Near Eastern languages and (after 1799) theology at Jena. From 1802 to 1830 he served as rector of Schulpforta, which under his leadership was transformed from a princely school of Saxony into a Prussian Gymnasium. In his major work, Die Urkunden des Jerusalemischen Tempelarchivs in ihrer Urgestalt (part 1, 1798), he expanded the earlier documentary hypothesis (Pentateuch) by identifying in Ge…

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Gertz, Jan Christian, “Ilgen, Karl David”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 16 June 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_10299>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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