Jens Matthias Pram Kaurin

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Jens Matthias Pram Kaurin (1804 – 1863) was a Norwegian professor of theology, Bible translator and Lutheran Bishop. He was born in Laurdal, Telemark. He lectured at the University of Christiania from 1837, and was appointed professor from 1843. Among his works were significant contribution to a new and controversial edition of Pontoppidans forklaring, and participation in a new translation of the Old Testament into Norwegian language. He served as Bishop in Bergen from 1858.[1][2][3]


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  2. ^ Halvorsen, J. B.; Taranger, Abs. (1922). "Kaurin, Jens Matthias Pram". In Blangstrup, Chr. Salmonsens Konversationsleksikon (in Danish) XIII (2 ed.). Copenhagen: J.H. Schultz Forlagsboghandel. p. 723. Retrieved 16 February 2012. 
  3. ^ Marthinussen, Karl (1949). "Biskopar i Bjørgvin bispedømme etter Reformasjonen – oversyn". Retrieved 16 February 2012. 
Religious titles
Preceded by
Peder Christian Hersleb Kjerschow
Bishop of Bjørgvin
Succeeded by
Peter Hersleb Graah Birkeland