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Lot #    16745
Auction End Date    12/5/2006 1:45:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Geschichtliche Nachrichten aus dem
Title (Hebrew)    Alterthume über Essäer und Therapeuten
Author    [Only Ed. - Medical] Joh. Joach Bellermann
City    Berlin
Publisher    Friedrich Maurer
Publication Date    1821
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. viii, 197 pp., 163:105 mm., light age and damp staining, nice margins, stamps. A very good copy bound in later boards.
   Johann Joachim Bellermann (1754-1852) wrote a work on the history of medicine during the period of the Essenes. He was a Christian Hebraist and professor of theology at Berlin University; born at Erfurt Sept. 23, 1754; died at Berlin Oct. 25, 1842. On graduating from the University of Göttingen, Bellermann accepted a position as teacher at Reval, Russia, where he remained for four years. On his return to Erfurt in 1782, he became "Magister legens" in the gymnasium, and later assistant professor of theology and philosophy in the University of Erfurt. In 1804 he was appointed director of the Gymnasium zum Grauen Kloster at Berlin, and professor of theology at the university in that city.

Bellermann was one of the earliest students of Hebrew epigraphy. Among his numerous writings on various subjects, the following works are of special interest to Jewish scholars: (1) "De Inscriptionibus Hebraicis Erfordiæ Repertis," printed in the Gymnasium Program, i.-iv., 1793-94; (2) "De Duodecim Lapidibus in Jordanis Laveo Erectis," 1795; (3) "De Ænigmatibus Hebraicis," Prog. i.-iv., 1796-1800; (4) "De Usu Palæographiæ Hebraicæ ad Explicanda Biblia Sacra, cum Tribus Tabulis Æri Incisis"; (5) "Ueber den Kunstvollen Plan im Buche Hiob," 1813; (6) "Versuch einer Metrik der Hebräer," 1813; (7) "Geschichtliche Nachrichten aus dem Alterthum über Essäer und Therapeuten," 1821; (8) "Die Urim und Thumim, die Aeltesten Gemmen; ein Beitrag zur Alterthumskunde," 1824.

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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
Other:    Medical
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    German
Manuscript Type
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