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Wellhausen, Julius
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(May 17, 1844, Hameln – Jan 7, 1918, Göttingen), the son of a conservative Lutheran pastor, studied Protestant theology at Göttingen, where he was strongly influenced by H. Ewald, who taught him Syriac and Arabic as well as biblical exegesis. In 1870 he received his Göttingen licentiate and habilitation in Old Testament; in 1872 he was appointed full professor at Greifswald. On the grounds that the “ecclesiastical and academic viewpoints” are fundamentally different and a professo…

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Graf, Friedrich Wilhelm, “Wellhausen, Julius”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 02 December 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_224136>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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