Thursday, November 01, 2007

Story of Ernst Lohmeyer

Over at the IVP blog, there is an excellent account of the life of the German NT scholar Ernst Lohmeyer. I think I have read portions of Das Evangelium des Markus (on Mk. 13.10 and 14.9 from memory). It was my first introduction to German written in Gothic script (now that's hard going). Anyway, it's a wonderful story of his opposition to the Nazi's and his death at the hands of the Soviet Union. Lohmeyer was later exonerated and there is now a house in Greifswald named in his honour

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