Becker, Carl

Becker, Carl a Protestant theologian of Germany, was born Feb. 6, 1803, at Gusten, in Anhalt-Cothen. He received his early education at the gymnasium in Bernburg, and in 1823 he entered the missionary institution of father Jainicke at Berlin. He then studied at Halle and Berlin, and for some years labored among the Jews in connection with the London Society for Promoting Christianity among the Jews. In 1844 he accepted a call to the pastorate at Pinne, in the duchy of Posen; and in 1849 he accepted a call to Konigsberg, in the Neumark. He devoted the latter part of his life entirely to the mission among the Jews, and died Jan. 23, 1874, at Ludwigslust. He followed out the maxim of the great apostle; and became a Jew unto the Jews. His writings are given by Zuchold, Bibl. Theol. i, 88. (B. P.)

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