Furst, Julius

Furst, Julius an eminent Hebrew scholar of Germany, was born May 12,1805, at Zerkowo, in the duchy of Posen. He studied at different universities, and after having taken his degree as doctor of philosophy, took up his abode at Leipsic, where he commenced his lectures at the university in 1839. In 1864 he was made professor, and died February 9, 1873. He published, Lehargeblude der aramaischen Idiome (Leipsic, 1835): — Perlenschnure arandischer Gnomen und Lieder (1836): — Concordantiae Librorum Sacrorum Veteris Testamenti (1837-40): — Hebraisches und Chaldaisches Handworterbuch (1857-61, and often; English translation by S. Davidson, Lond. 1864; 3d ed. 1867): — Geschichte der bibl. Literatur (1867-70, 2 volumes): — Der Kanon des Alten Testaments (1868, 2 volumes): — Kultur- und Litteraturgeschichte der Juden in Asien (volume 1:1849): — Geschichte des Karderthums (1862-65, 3 vols.): — Bibliotheca Judaica (1848-63, 3 volumes). See Kayserling, Bibliothek judischer Kanzelredner, 2:285; Zuchold, Bibl. Theol. 1:396 sq.; Etheridge, Introduction to Hebrew Literature, page 483; Morais, Eminent Israelites of the 19th Century, page 89 sq. (B.P.)

 
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