JABLONSKI, PAUL ERNST (1693-1757)

German theologian and Orientalist. He studied at the University of Frankfurt-an-der- Oder. He continued his studies at , where he learned Coptic under the supervision of La Goze. During his travels from 1717 to 1720, he copied at Paris, Leiden, and , which he gave to La Goze.

In 1721 he became professor of 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 Besides his published studies, he left unpublished studies that were issued posthumously by W. te Water: Pauli Ernesti Jablonskii Opuscula Quibus Lingua et Antiquitas Aegyptiorum, Difficilia Librorum Sacrorum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).

BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • 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.

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