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Michaelis, Johann David (1717-91), a learned biblical scholar, was the son of Johann Heinrich (1668-1738), director of Francke's "Collegium Orientale Theologicum." After travelling in England and Holland, he became privat docent at Gottingen, where he was afterwards professor of philosophy and Oriental languages for half a century. He translated the Bible and part of Clarissa Harlome into German, and was the author of several exegetical and historical works relating to the Hebrews, some of which have been rendered into English.