JABLONSKI, PAUL ERNST (1693-1757)
German theologian and Orientalist. He studied at the University of Frankfurt-an-der- Oder. He continued his studies at Berlin, where he learned Coptic under the supervision of La Goze. During his travels from 1717 to 1720, he copied Coptic manuscripts at Paris, Leiden, and Oxford, which he gave to La Goze.
In 1721 he became professor of theology at the University of Frankfurt-an-der-Oder; later he was chosen member of the Berlin Academy of Sciences. Besides his published studies, he left unpublished studies that were issued posthumously by W. te Water: Pauli Ernesti Jablonskii Opuscula Quibus Lingua et Antiquitas Aegyptiorum, Difficilia Librorum Sacrorum Loca et Historiae Ecclesiasticae Capita Illustrantur Edidit atque Animadversiones Adiecit Jona Guilielmus Te Water (4 vols., Leiden, 1804-1813).
- Helderman, J. “Jablonski en Te Water: Twee Koptologen uit de tijd van de ‘Verlichting.'” Phoenix 30 (1984):54-62.
- Quatremère, E. Recherches critiques et historiques sur la langue et la littérature de l’Egypte, pp. 82, 85-88. Paris, 1808.