Johann Christian Schöttgen

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Johann Christian Schöttgen

Johann Christian Schöttgen (Wurzen, 14 March 1687- Dresden, 16 December 1751) was a German biblical scholar. He is mainly known for his Horae Ebraicae et Talmudicae in universum Novum Testamentum (1733) which follows on the model of John Lightfoot's use of Talmudic insights for commentary on the New Testament. Much of Schoettgen's work was expanded by Paul Billerbeck for Strack's Kommentar (1926).[1]

Among English readers influenced by Schöttgen's argument for Messianism in early Judaism outside the Bible was Gladstone.[2]


  1. ^ The New Testament and rabbinic literature - p27 Reimund Bieringer - 2010 "He has taught them so much, that one might adapt the byword about Nicholas de Lyra, and say that if Lightfoot had not played the lyre, many would not have danced. Schoettgen followed this work with a second volume of Horae (1742), ..."
  2. ^ David William Bebbington The mind of Gladstone: religion, Homer, and politics p34