As the son of Detlev Olshausen and older brother Justus Olshausen , Hermann Olshausen studied at the Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel (1814) and the new Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Berlin (1816). There he was influenced by Friedrich Daniel Ernst Schleiermacher and August Neander . Habilitated private lecturer since 1820, he became associate professor in Berlin in 1821 . In 1827 he followed the call of the Chair of the Albertina, whose rector he was in the winter semester 1828/29. In 1834 he moved to the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen as a full professor .
Olshausen's area of expertise was New Testament exegesis. His commentary (completed and revised by August Ebrard and August Wiesinger ) appeared in Königsberg in 1830 and was translated into English in four volumes (Edinburgh, 1847–1849).
Biblical commentary on all the writings of the New Testament: initially for preachers and students in six volumes , from 1830
- English translation by Asahel C. Kendrick : Biblical Commentary on the New Testament . 6 volumes, New York 1856-1858
- The authenticity of the four Canonical Gospels , 1823
- A word about the deeper sense of writing , 1824
- Biblical Explanation of Scripture , 1825
- Friedrich Sieffert: Olshausen, Hermann . In: Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie (ADB). Volume 24, Duncker & Humblot, Leipzig 1887, pp. 323-328.
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Olshausen, Hermann Heinrich (full name)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German Protestant theologian and university professor|
|DATE OF BIRTH||August 21, 1796|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Oldesloe , Duchy of Holstein|
|DATE OF DEATH||September 4, 1839|
|Place of death||gain|