Born in 1901. He studied theology in Erlangen and Tuebingen. In 1930 he is professor of Old Testament and in 1934 passed the University of Jena. After he taught in Göttingen and Heidelberg in 1945 until his death in 1971.
Works Old Testament Theology I, 2000 (8a ed.), And II, 2000 (7th ed.); The Book of Genesis, 1990 (3rd ed.); Studies on the Old Testament, 1982 (2nd ed.).