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Abendana, Isaac (d. 1699), Hebraist and book collector, was born in Spain and was taken at an early age to Hamburg, Germany. By 1660 he had completed rabbinical studies and by his own account sought the 'wisdom of medicine' (Katz, The Abendana brothers, 36...

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Martineau, Russell (1831–1898), Hebraist and librarian, was born on 18 January 1831 in Dublin, the eldest son of James Martineau (1805–1900), Unitarian minister, and Helen (1804–1877), eldest daughter of Edward Higginson. He was educated at home and in Germany before entering University College, London...