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Bengel, Johann Albrecht

(1687–1752). Foremost post-Reformation theol. in Württemberg; educ. Tübingen; prof. Klosterschule Denkendorf; pastor village cong. 1713; prelate Herbrechtingen 1741; prelate Alpirsbach and mem. of consistory, with residence at Stuttgart 1749. A man of eminent piety and vast and sound learning. In 1734 he pub. a Gk. NT with apparatus criticus, based on a careful study of the text in various MSS. Greatest work: Gnomon Novi Testamenti. Taught chiliasm; predicted millennium to begin 1836. See also Burk, Philipp David; Commentaries, Biblical; Exegesis, 7; Textual Criticism, 3; Vincent, Marvin Richardson.

J. C. F. Burk, Dr. Johann Albrecht Bengels Leben und Wirken (Stuttgart, 1831), tr. into Eng. 1837 R. F. Walker, A Mentoir of the Life and Writings of John Albert Bengel; O. Wächter, Johann Albrecht Bengel (Stuttgart, 1865); E. Nestle, Bengel als Gelehrter (Tübingen, 1893); F. Nolte, D. Johann Albrecht Bengel (Gütersloh, 1913); R. F. Spieler “The Theological Significance of Johann Albrecht Bengel,” unpub. ThD thesis (Conc. Sem., St. Louis, Missouri, 1957); G. Keller, Johann Albrecht Bengel (Basel, 1948).


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