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Edersheim, Alfred (1825–1889), biblical scholar, was born in Vienna of Jewish parents on 7 March 1825. His father, Marcus Edersheim, a banker and a man of culture and wealth, had come originally from the Netherlands, and his mother was Stéphanie, née Beifuss, of a well-known ...

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Ginsburg, Christian David (1821–1914), Bible scholar and missionary, was born on 25 December 1821 in Warsaw, Poland, to Baruch Ginsburgh (or Güntzberg). Little is known about his Jewish family of birth. Family tradition maintains that his parents lived in Spain before migrating to ...

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Hurwitz, Hyman (1770–1844), biblical scholar, was born at Posen in Poland and raised in the Jewish community there. He came to England about 1800 and opened a private academy for Jews at Highgate, Middlesex, where he became a close friend of the poet ...

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Kalisch, Marcus Moritz (1825–1885), Hebraist and biblical commentator, was born of Jewish parents at Treptow, Pomerania, on 16 May 1825. He was educated in Berlin, first at the Gymnasium of the Grauer Kloster, then at the University of Berlin, where he studied classical philology and Semitic languages, and finally at the rabbinical seminary. In 1848 he gained doctorates at the universities of ...

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Tremellius, (Joannes) Immanuel (1510–1580), Hebrew and biblical scholar, was born in Ferrara, Italy, in 1510. His parents were Jews, and he had at least one brother. In Ferrara he received a traditional Jewish education as well as a humanist training in Latin and Greek, and, when he was twenty, proceeded to the ...

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Veil, Charles Marie de (1630–1685x91), religious convert and biblical commentator, was born in the Jewish quarter of Metz, then an imperial city, but from 1648 part of France, the grandson of Jaquetiel David (d. 1679) and son of David Weil (d...