Edersheim, Alfred, Dd
Edersheim, Alfred, D.D.
an English clergyman, was born of Jewish parents at Vienna, March 7, 1825. He was a student at Vienna University. and entered New College, Edinburgh, in 1843. In 1849 he became minister of the Free Church, Old Aberdeen. On account of ill-health he went, in 1861, to Torquay, in England, where a congregation gathered about him and built a church for him. In 1875 he was ordained deacon and priest of the Church of England. In 1876 he became vicar of Loders, Dorsetshire, but resigned in 1883, and removed to Oxford, where he remained until his death, March 16, 1889. In 1880-84 he was Warburtonian lecturer at Lincoln's Inn, London; in 1884- 86 was select preacher of Oxford University. He also lectured in its "Honors School of Theology." He wrote many works, the principal ones being, The Temple: its Ministry and Services as they were in the Time of Christ (1874): — Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah (1883, 2 volumes), on which he labored for seven years. At the time of his death he was at work on a Life of St. Paul, and had just completed a series of lectures on the Septuagint.