(18621932). B. Springe, Ger.; Prot. theol.; prof. OT Giessen 1907, Halle 1920; early exponent of form criticism (see Isagogics, 3); adherent of Religionsgeschichtliche* Schule; his emphasis on Sitz* im Leben (origin in life situation) was at times complementary to, at times in opposition to, the works of literary critics. Works include commentaries on Gn and Ps See also Higher Criticism, 16.
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