1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Movers, Franz Karl

MOVERS, FRANZ KARL (1806-1856), German Roman Catholic divine and Orientalist, was born at Koesfeld in Westphalia, on the 17th of July 1806. He studied theology and Oriental languages at Münster, was parish priest at Berkum near Bonn from 1833 to 1839, and professor of Old Testament theology in the Catholic faculty at Breslau from 1839 to his death on the 28th of September 1856. His elaborate works, Die Phönizier (1841-1850) and Phönizische Texte, erklärt (1845-1847), attained a high reputation. Of his other writings two biblical studies were of some importance, his Kritische Untersuchungen über die alttestamentliche Chronik (1834), and his Latin essay on the two recensions of the text of Jeremiah, De utriusque recensionis valiciniorum Jeremiae . . . indole et origine (1837).