Auslegung des 91. Psalms

From Theatrum Paracelsicum
I. Basic information

Printing History, Manuscripts. One manuscript, written by Karl Widemann.

Editions. Not edited by Huser or Sudhoff or Goldammer.

Relationship between different versions. No information about different versions.

Structure, genre/form, perspective, style.

Relationship to other texts.

Authenticity, authorship. Not authentic according to Sudhoff: “The [biblical] text is always given in Luther’s German translation, which already speaks against Paracelsus as the author.” This is further supported by Goldammer: “The eschatology presented here is unparacelsian in this sharpness; the actualistic genuine interpretation of the verse in the commentary on Psalms proceeds quite differently.” – Based on a sentence in this text (“Gott wirt auch ein Neapolin dz ist ein Neustatt bauen vnd Halberstatt einreißen”), Winfried Zeller identified the printing place “Newstatt”, where several Paracelsian and Weigelian texts were issued, as a “Paracelsistic deckname for Magdeburg”.

Time of writing. Probably written in the 1590s or later.

II. Sources


  • Wolfenbüttel, Herzog August Bibliothek: Cod. Guelf. 37.2 Aug. 2°, f. 1r–6r

First printed: not printed

Historical Manuscript Catalogues: Widemann, Verzeichnisse (Kassel), n° V, 876; X, 46.

III. Bibliography

Essential bibliography: Sudhoff, Paracelsus-Handschriften, 571–572, 791 n° 86; Goldammer, “Einleitendes zum Psalmenkommentar,” in Paracelsus, Sämtliche Werke, II/4: XXVIII–IL, on XXXIX.