WEISS, BERNHARD (1827- ), German Protestant New Testament scholar, was born at Konigsberg on the 20th of June 1827. After studying theology at Konigsberg, Halle and Berlin, he became professor extraordinarius at Konigsberg in 1852, and afterwards professor ordinarius at Berlin. In 1 880 he was made superior consistorial councillor. An opponent of the Tubingen School, he published a number of important works, which are well known to students in Great Britain and America.
He edited and revised Matthew (the 9th ed., 1897), Mark and Luke (the 9th ed., 1901), John (the gth ed., 1902), Romans (the 9th ed., 1899), the Epistles to Timothy and Titus (the 7th ed., 1902), Hebrews (the 6th ed., 1897), the Epistles of John (the 6th ed., 1900). His other works include: Lehrbuch der biblischen Theologie des Neuen Testaments (1868, gth ed., 1903; Eng. trans., 1883), Das Leben Jesu (1882, 4th ed., 1902; Eng. trans., 1883), Lehrbuch der Einleitung in das Neue Testament (1886; 3rd ed., 1897; Eng. trans. 1888), Das Neue Testament: Berichtigter Text (3 vols., 1902), and Die Quellen des Lukasevangeliums (1907). He was also the reviser of commentaries on the New Testament in the series of H. A. W. Meyer.
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