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date: 14 April 2021

Lyons, Israel, the elderlocked

(d. 1770)
  • Thompson Cooper
  • , revised by Philip Carter

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Lyons, Israel, the elder (d. 1770), Hebrew scholar and teacher, was born into a Polish Jewish family. He settled at Cambridge where he resided for nearly forty years, earning his livelihood by keeping a silversmith's shop, and giving instruction in the Hebrew language to members of the university. The ...

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