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Steven Avery

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BCEME - p. 129
In Germany, the situation was a little different. Until the late eighteenth century, the status of the comma was discussed there primarily in formal disputations within (mainly Protestant) faculties of theology, held in Latin and thus restricted to a limited sphere. These disputations invariably defended the comma as genuine, or at least as theologically authentic.46
46
Gerhard 1619, repr. 1714, 1721, 1746, 1747;
Steuber 1640;
Dorsche 1653;
Reinhart 1666, repr. 1703;
Dauderstadt 1674;
Grabe 1675-1677, repr. 1717;
Mcinclff 1690;
Kettner 1696;
Wilhelmi 1715;
Wagner 1740, rcpr. 1752;
Rappolt 1745;
Semler 1750;
Pfeiffer 1743;
Gerhard 1763;
Pfeiffer 1764;
Hofmann 1766;
Jager 1767;
Pfeiffer, c. 1767—1772.

By contrast, the comma was rejected as spurious by Maertens 1725, 3.
Grantley gives special attention

Gerhard
Johann Heinrich Reitz
Löscher (Biblia pentapla (1710–1712)
Bartholomäus Kannegiesser
Michaelis
Semler
Knittel
Hezel
Griesbach

Example of Grantley spin:

As biblical scholarship advanced in Germany, especially at the hands of scholars such as Johann David Michaelis (1717–1791), Johann Salomo
Semler (1725–1791) and Johann Jakob Griesbach (1745–1812), it became increasingly more difficult to defend the comma. But consensus was not
reached overnight. When Semler first published his doubts about the genuineness of the comma in 1761, debate in Germany became so heated that three disputations in quick succession had to counsel prudence and moderation. 49

49 Gerhard 1763; Hofmann 1766; Jäger 1767.

However, Semler’s fuller account of the issue (1764) more or less settled the issue in Germany, and exchanges became less frequent and more civil. By the 1780s, German philologists, historians, poets and pedagogues had managed to wrest the bible free of theology, while maintaining
its position as an important part of culture.50 A defence of the comma by Franz Anton Knittel (1785) and an exchange between Wilhelm Friedrich
Hezel and Griesbach in the 1790s were amongst the few extended treatments of the subject in German to appear in the last third of the eighteenth
century. As a result, public discussion – and personal investment – in this issue was less widespread in Germany than in Britain.

50 Sheehan 2005, 220.
 
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Steven Avery

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Gerhard 1619, repr. 1714, 1721, 1746, 1747;

Steuber 1640;
Johannes Steuber (1590-1643)
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johannes_Steuber
http://www.rester.us/prdl/author_view.php?a_id=2861
http://cyclopedia.lcms.org/display.asp?t1=S?&word=STEUBER.JOHANNES
"Helped restore Lutheranism in territory of Marburg and Schmalkalden.:
Exegesis dicti 1 Jo. V,7. Tres sunt, qui testimonium perhibent in coelo. (23 pages)
http://books.google.com/books?id=TkpOAAAAcAAJ&pg=PA1
(very interesting - Targum Jonathan, Glassius Philolophisn)

Dorsche 1653;
Johannes Georg Dorsche (1597-1657)
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johann_Georg_Dorsche
Dissertatio theologica de spiritu, aqua et sanguine in terra tribus testibus, pro Christo Dei filio, Ex 1. Johan. cap. 5. vers. 8. Sive de verbo et duobus Nov. Test. Sacramentis (1653)
https://archive.org/details/bub_gb_2UHfFC7oOIIC/page/n7/mode/2up

Reinhart 1666, repr. 1703;
Dauderstadt 1674;
Grabe 1675-1677, repr. 1717;
Mcinclff 1690;
Kettner 1696;
Wilhelmi 1715;
Wagner 1740, rcpr. 1752;
Rappolt 1745;
Semler 1750;
Pfeiffer 1743;
Gerhard 1763;
Pfeiffer 1764;
Hofmann 1766;
Jager 1767;
Pfeiffer, c. 1767—1772.

NOTES
Dutch - Ambrosius Dorhout has own page
Ittigius from Forster about Cyprian is interesting does he reference Dorsche?
 
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