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Salomon Deyling

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Salomon Deyling
Died  5 August 1755, Leipzig, Germany

Salomon Deyling was a Lutheran theologian, born on September 14, 1677, at Weida, in south-eastern Germany.

He studied at the University of Wittenberg, where he received his magister degree in 1699. In 1703 he became adjunct in the faculty of philosophy, and in 1710 a doctor of theology. In 1716 he was made general superintendent at Eisleben, and moved to take up the pastorate of the Nicolaikirche at Leipzig in 1720. He served as a full professor of theology at the University of Leipzig from 1722 up until his death. He died on 5 August 1755.

Johann Sebastian Bach is believed to have composed his Epiphany Cantata, Alles nur nach Gottes Willen after listening to a sermon by Salomon.


Salomon's writings include:

  • Dissert. de corrupto Ecclesice Romanae statu ante Lutherum, etc. (Wittenberg, 1734, 4to);
  • Observationes Sacrae (Leips. 1735-39, 3d edit. 5 vols. 4to), containing illustrations and critical remarks upon difficult parts of Scripture;
  • Observationes Miscellanex (Leipzig 1736, 4to), on questions of exegesis and Church history;
  • Institutiones Prudentiae Pastoralis;
  • Observationum Sacrarum pars v (Leips. 1748, 4to).
  • References

    Salomon Deyling Wikipedia

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