The New International Encyclopædia/Knobel, Karl August

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KNOBEL, knō'bĕl, Karl August (1807-63). A German Old Testament scholar. He was born near Sorau in Silesia, and was educated there and at Breslau. In 1831 he became docent, and four years later professor extraordinary of theology at Breslau, and in 1838 became professor at Giessen, where he spent the remainder of his life. His greatest service was the preparation of the commentaries upon the books of Ecclesiastes (1836), Isaiah (1843), Genesis (1852), Exodus and Leviticus (1857), and Numbers, Deuteronomy, and Joshua (1861) in the series known as Kurzgefasstes exegetisches Handbuch zum Alten Testament. The commentaries upon Isaiah and the books of the Pentateuch were rewritten by August Dillmann (q.v.).