Johann Philipp Breitenstein

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Johann Philipp Breitenstein (born July 16, 1753 in Niederdorfelden , † November 21, 1825 in Marburg ) was a German Reformed theologian and preacher .

The son of a teacher attended high school in Hanau. After studying theology in Heidelberg, Göttingen and Erlangen, he held a position as a preacher in Frankfurt am Main. After a stopover in Eschersheim, he was second preacher at the Marburg University Church from 1785 , before moving up to first preacher in 1820.

Breitenstein wrote a number of exegetical writings, including a translation and commentary on the Gospel of John in 1813 .

Fonts (selection)

  • Investigations into dark scriptural truths, first volume, Leipzig 1789.
  • The Gospel of Johannis, translated and provided with detailed explanations, Marburg 1813


Web links

Wikisource: Johann Philipp Breitenstein  - Sources and full texts