1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Orelli, Hans Konrad von

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ORELLI, HANS KONRAD VON (1846-), Swiss theologian, was born at Zurich on the 25th of January 1846 and was educated at Lausanne, ZUrich and Erlangen. He also visited Tiibingen for theology and Leipzig for oriental languages. In 1869 he was appointed preacher at the orphan house, Zürich, and in 1871 Privatdozcnt at the university. In 1873 he went to Basel as professor extraordinaries of theology, becoming ordinary professor in i88i. His chief work is on the Old Testament; in addition to commentaries on Isaiah, Jeremiah (1886), Ezekiel and the Twelve Prophets (188S), most of which have been translated, he wrote Die alttcstamcntliche Wcissagiing von dcr V vllcndung drs Gollcsrcichcs (Vienna, 1882; Eng. trans. Edinburgh, 1885), Die himmlischen Hcerschaaren (Basel, 1889), and a journal of Palestinian travel, Durchs Heilige Land (Basel, 1878).