Born: No­vem­ber 8, 1511, Kitz­ing­en, Bay­ern (Ba­va­ria).

Died: De­cem­ber 10, 1569, Wit­ten­berg, Ger­ma­ny.

Buried: Stadt­pfarr­kirche, Wit­ten­berg, Ger­ma­ny.

In 1523, Eber left home to at­tend the Gym­na­si­um in Ans­bach. Be­ing forced by ill­ness to re­turn home, he was thrown from horse­back and dragged more than a mile; he was de­formed for the rest of his life. In 1525, he en­tered the St. Lo­rentz school at Nürnberg, under Jo­ach­im Ca­mer­ar­i­us, and in 1532 went to the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Wit­ten­berg, where he grad­u­at­ed in 1563. There­af­ter he be­came a tu­tor in the Phil­o­soph­ic­al Fa­cul­ty there. He was ap­point­ed pro­fess­or of La­tin in 1544, then in 1557 pro­fess­or of He­brew and cas­tle preach­er, and in 1558 town preach­er and Gen­er­al Su­per­in­tend­ent of the Elec­tor­ate, re­ceiv­ing his DD de­gree from the Un­i­ver­si­ty in 1599.

Sources

Hymns

  1. Herr Jesu Christ, wahr Mensch und Gott
  2. Wenn wir in höchsten Nöten sein
  3. Helft mir Gott’s Güte preisen
  4. In Christi Wunden schlaf ich ein

Translations

  1. Herr Gott, dich loben allwe wir