VOLCK, Wilhelm

VOLCK, Johann Christoph Wilhelm. Nürnberg 18.11.1835 — Rostock 29.5.1904. German Oriental Scholar in Estonia. Professor at Dorpat (Tartu) and Rostock. Son of a factory owner, Andreas Volck, and Karoline Schürer. In 1853-57 studied philology and theology at Erlangen (i.al. under Spiegel), for a while also at Leipzig. Ph.D. 1859, Lic. theol. 1861 Erlangen. Now PD at Erlangen, but in 1862 moved to Tartu and in 1864-98 taught there as ord. Professor of Semitic Philology, at Theological Faculty. Left Tartu because of the russification of the university, taught as Hon. Professor at Greifwald 1898-1900 and from 1900 as ord. of Old Testament Exegesis at Rostock. Hon. Dr.theol. 1870 Erlangen. Married 1863 Amalie Schmid, one son. At the beginning he also taught Sanskrit at Tartu, but soon left this to Leo Meyer.

Publications: Semitics and theology, e.g. Zum Kampfe um Bibel und Babel. Rostock 1903.

Sources: Hallik & Klaassen 2002, 66-72; German Wikipedia.

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