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Lot #    13623
Auction End Date    3/7/2006 11:35:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Die Lehre und Erklurung des Propheten Jesaja
Author    Rev. Alexander McCaul
City    Berlin
Publisher    Low
Publication Date    1862
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   32 pp., 204:134 mm., wide margins, usual light age staining, stamps. A very good copy bound in later half cloth and marbled paper over boards, rubbed.
   Rev. Alexander McCaul (1799-1863), was an English Christian missionary. He became interested in the Jews, and was sent as a missionary to Poland in 1821, where he studied Hebrew and German at Warsaw. In 1822 he went to interview the czar in regard to the conversion of the Jews. McCaul wrote vigorously against the blood accusation, and refused the Protestant bishopric of Jerusalem, on the ground that it should be held by a Jew by birth. He became professor of Hebrew and rabbinical literature at King's College, London. R. Maimon in Sarei ha-Elef relates a facinating story on MaCaul and claims he was a convert to Christianty.
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
Language:    German, some Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica