Carl Friedrich Keil

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Carl Friedrich Keil
Born(1807-02-26)26 February 1807
Died5 May 1888(1888-05-05) (aged 81)
Rödlitz near Lichtenstein, Kingdom of Saxony
Other namesJohann Friedrich Karl Keil
OccupationLutheran theologian
Known forOld Testament commentary

Johann Friedrich Karl Keil or Carl Friedrich Keil (26 February 1807 – 5 May 1888) was a conservative German Lutheran Old Testament commentator.


Keil was born at Lauterbach near Oelsnitz, Kingdom of Saxony, and died at Rätz, Saxony.

He is best known for his contributions to the Keil and Delitzsch commentaries, a ten-volume set written with Franz Delitzsch.[1]

Keil was a student of Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg.


Old Testament Commentary[edit]

Keil–Delitzsch: Commentary on the Old Testament I–X. Grand Rapids 1975.

From the commentary compilations by Keil and Delitzsch:[1]

  • Volume 1: Pentateuch
  • Volume 2: Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 & 2 Samuel
  • Volume 3: 1 & 2 Kings, 1 & 2 Chronicles
  • Volume 4: Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Job
  • Volume 5: Psalms
  • Volume 6: Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs
  • Volume 7: Isaiah
  • Volume 8: Jeremiah, Lamentations
  • Volume 9: Ezekiel, Daniel
  • Volume 10: Minor Prophets


  1. ^ a b Carl Friedrich Keil; Franz Delitzsch (1975). Commentary on the Old Testament. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans. ISBN 978-0-8028-8035-2. OCLC 2363963.

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