JABLONSKI (JABLONSKY), PAUL ERNST, the son of the former, born in Berlin, 1693. Having completed his preliminary studies at the Joachimsthal Gymnasium at Berlin, he applied himself, at the university of Frankfort-on-the-Oder, whither he went in 1714, to theology, but also to linguistic studies, chiefly Coptic, in which La Croze was his instructor. By the munificence of the king he was enabled to travel, when he left the university, through Germany, Holland, Eng land, and France. He visited the libraries at Leyden, Paris, and Oxford, chiefly with a view of extending his knowledge of Coptic language and literature. At his return, in 172o, he was ap pointed preacher at Liebenberg, but in the course of the very next year the chair of philosophy was offered to him at the university of Frankfort-on the-Oder. In 1722 lie was elected professor of theology, and afterwards member of the Royal Academy of Sciences at Berlin. He died in 1757, and his contemporaries bestowed upon the eulogy, Vir et sin,,,rularis humanitatis et egregim doctrin laude celeberrimus.' Although he had a singular aversion to print any of his writings, yet more than fifty independent, smaller or larger, works are extant. We name the following
as the most important :—Disquisitio de lingua Lycaanica, Berlin 1714, 4to ; _Exercitatio Histarico Theologica de Nestariasma, etc. Berlin 1724, Svo ; Dissertationer academica viii. de' terra Gosen, Frank fort-on-the-Oder 1735, 4to ; Pantheon zEkrptiarum sive de Diis earum commentarius, cum prolegamenis de religione et Thealogia ../Egyptiorum, Berlin 1750 1752, in three vols. Svo,—Jablonski's principal work, and one which will for all times ensure him the high respect of the learned ; hatitutiones His toric Christiance Antiquioris Frankfort -on -the Oder 1753, 8vo ; followed by' Institutianes Historic Christiana recentioris, Frankfort-on-the-Oder 1756, Svo, both re-edited by Schultze, ib. 1783-84; by Stosch, who added a third volume, ib. in 1767; and by Schickedanz in 1767, Svo. A collection of his minor works, under the title Opuscula quibus lingua et antiquitas zEgyptior2im, dijficilia sacrornm librorum loca et historic ecclesiasticce caphn illus trantur, was published by J. S. T. Water, Leyden 1804-181o, in three vols. Svo.—E. D.