Filipowski, Herschell

Filipowski, Herschell a Hebrew scholar, was born in Poland in 1817. In 1840 he went to England, and received an appointment as teacher of Hebrew and Oriental languages in the Jews' College, Finsbury Square, London. Subsequently he became connected with the Colonial and Standard Life offices of Edinburgh, remaining in that city a number of years, and died July 12, 1872. Filipowski is especially known as the editor of older Jewish works, such as of Abraham bar-Chiyah's Sepher Haibur, which treats of the mathematical and technical chronology of the Hebrews, Nazarites, Mohammedans, etc. (Lond. 1851): — Menahem ben-Saruk's Machbereth, מחברת, or first Hebrew lexicon (1854): — Azarja de' Rossi's Sepher Mazreph Lakesseph or Dissertio Critica de Aetate Mundi (Edinb. eod.): — Abraham Saccuto's Liber Juchassin, ס8 יוחסין (Lond. 1857). He also published Sepher Ha-asiph, or treatises pertaining to the exegesis of the Old Test. (Leipsic, 1849), and Sepher Moed Moidim, or a Hebrew and Roman almanac (Lond. 1846). See First, Bibl. Jud. 3:84 sq.; Morais, Eminent Israelites of the 19th Century (Phila. 1880), page 71 sq. (B.P.)

 
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