Jeremias Felbinger

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Jeremias Felbinger (27 April 1616 – c. 1690) was a German Socinian writer, teacher, and lexicographer.

Felbinger was born in Brzeg. He taught in Koszalin, Helmstadt, Bernstadt auf dem Eigen, Greifswald, and Wrocław, and lived at a "Strasswitz" near Gdańsk.[1][2]

He corresponded with John Biddle (Unitarian) e.g. 1654. Like many Socinian exiles in Amsterdam he appears to have died there in poverty.

Works[edit]

Felbinger's most significant works are perhaps his translation of the Remonstrant edition of the Greek New Testament into German, his Greek-German Lexicon of the New Testament, and his "Christian Handbook". A comprehensive list of works is given by Christopher Sand in Bibliotheca Anti-Trinitariorum.[3]

  • 1648 Nomenclatura Latino-Germana
  • 1646 Rhetorica
  • 1646 Politicae Christianae Dutch 1660
  • 1653 Demonstrationes Christianae
  • 1651 Christliches Handbüchlein. Dutch: Christelyke Handboeksken 1675. English translation Christian Handbook 1975.[4]
  • 1657 Greek-German Lexicon of the New Testament.
  • 1660 German New Testament, translation from the Greek edition of "Stephani Curcellaei" 1655 i.e. of Étienne de Courcelles (Curcellaeus) (1586–1659) the French translator of Grotius.
  • 1675 Doctrina Syllogistica

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 v. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: I, 637 f.
  2. ^ Neff, Christian. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Retrieved 9 February 2010 "Felbinger, Jeremias (1616-ca. 1690)."
  3. ^ pp. 157-159
  4. ^ J. W. Miller Christian Handbook By J. Felbinger bound with Rights and Ordinances By A. Mack Sr. Dayton, OH: J. W. Miller, 1975. 1st edition, privately printed.