Geier, Martin

, an eminent Lutheran divine, doctor of divinity, professor of Hebrew, minister of St. Thomas, | preacher, confessor, and member of the elector of Saxony’s ecclesiastical councils, was born April 24, 1614, at Leipsic, and died August 22, 1681. He left valuable commentaries in Latin on Ecclesiastes, Proverbs, Daniel, and the Psalms a treatise on the “Mourning of the Jews,” in the same language and several other works which are esteemed, and were published at Amsterdam, 1695, 3 vols. fol. 1