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Leopold Ackermann

A Catholic professor of exegesis, b. in Vienna, 17 November, 1771; d. in the same city, 9 September, 1831. He entered the canons regular of St. Augustine, taking, in religion, the name of Peter Fourrier. He taught Oriental languages and archaeology, and in 1806 became professor of exegesis of the Old Testament in the University of Vienna, succeeding Jahn there. He filled this chair for twenty-five years with success. Two works of his, "Introductio in libros Veteris Foederis usibus academicis accomodata" (Vienna, 1825) and "Archaeologia biblica" (Vienna, 1826), have new and corrected editions by Jahn, third and fourth respectively. The latter was reprinted by Migne (Cursus Scripturae Sacrae, II, 1840, col. 823-1068). He also wrote "Prophetae Minores perpetua annotatione illustrata" (Vienna, 1830), in which he gives nothing new but collects whatever is best in older works, and supplies philological observations upon it. He reproduces the original Hebrew text and comments on it, briefly but excellently.

Sources

SEBACK, P.F. Ackermann, biographische Skizze (Vienna, 1832); VIGOROUX in Dict. de la Bible (Paris, 1895), I, 149, 150.

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APA citation. A'Becket, J.J. (1907). Leopold Ackermann. In The Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/01105b.htm

MLA citation. A'Becket, John Joseph. "Leopold Ackermann." The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 1. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1907. <http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/01105b.htm>.

Ecclesiastical approbation. Nihil Obstat. March 1, 1907. Remy Lafort, S.T.D., Censor. Imprimatur. +John Cardinal Farley, Archbishop of New York.

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