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Jonas, Justus

(originally Jodocus [or Jodokus] Koch; “Jodocus” became “Justus” and he adopted his father's given name as family name; 1493–1555). B. Nordhausen, Ger.; educ. Erfurt and Wittenberg; prof. and canon at Erfurt 1518, rector of U. of Erfurt 1519; provost Castle Ch. and prof. canon law U. of Wittenberg 1521; colaborer of M. Luther*; supt. Halle 1541–47, Eisfeld 1553–55. Hymnist; wrote “Wo Gott der Herr nicht bei uns hält”; stanzas 4 and 5 of “Erhalt uns, Herr, bei deinem Wort.” See also Lutheran Confessions, B 1.

M. E. Lehmann, Justus Jonas: Loyal Reformer (Minneapolis, 1964); T. Pressel, Justus Jonas, in Leben und Ausgewählte Schriften der Väter und Begründer der lutherischen Kirche, ed. J. Hartmann et al., VIII, in vol. 4 (Elberfeld, 1862).

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