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German Protestant theologian; born at Reinsberg, Saxony, Dec. 18, 1849; died at Zurich. March 2, 1905. Having completed his theological and Oriental studies, he commenced his academic career at the Leipsic University in 1878 and was appointed assistant professor there in 1885. In 1889 he received a call to Zurich as professor of Old Testament studies and Oriental languages.

Ryssel, who was doctor of philosophy and theology, was the author of: "Die Synonyma des Wahren und Guten in den Semitischen Sprachen," Leipsic, 1872; "De Elohistæ Pentateuchici Sermone," ib. 1878; "Untersuchungen über die Textgestalt und die Echtheit des Buches Micha: Ein Kritischer Commentar zu Micha," 1887. He also prepared the third edition of Fürst's "Hebräisches und Chaldäisches Handwörterbuch über das Alte Testament" (1876), and, for the "Kurzgefasstes Exegetisches Handbuch zum Alten Testament, the second edition of "Ezra, Nehemiah and Esther" (1884) and the third edition of "Exodus-Leviticus" (1897); he also contributed many articles to learned periodicals.

  • Holtzmann-Zöpffel, Lexikon für Theologie und Kirchenwesen.
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