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Major, Johann

(Gross; 1564–1654). B. Reinstädt, near Orlamünde, Ger.; diaconus Weimar; pastor and supt. 1605, later prof. theol. Jena. Coed. Das Weimarische* Bibelwerk, contributing commentary on Acts and 1–3 In; the hymn “Ach Gott und Herr, wie gross und schwer,” ascribed by some to M. Rutilius* or Johann Göldel (1556–1604; b. Altdorf, Ger.; pastor Dienstedt, near Kranichfeld, 1583), was 1st printed in a sermon by Major.

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