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Kuenen, Abraham
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(Sep 16, 1828, Haarlem – Dec 10, 1891, Leiden) began studying theology in Leiden in 1846, became associate professor there in 1852 and professor of New Testament, encyclopedia, and methodology in 1855, also of ethics from 1860. He was professor of Old Testament and ethics from 1877 onward. In addition to his scholarly and church-political involvement (main proponent of “modern theology” in Holland), Kuenen made significant contributions above all to the literary and religious history of the OT (esp. Historisch-kritisch onderzoek naar het ontstaan en de verz…

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Arneth, Martin, “Kuenen, Abraham”, 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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