Edzardi, Georg Elieser

Edzardi, Georg Elieser son of Esra Edzardi, known, like his father, as a great Hebrew scholar, was born at Hamburg January 22, 1661. He studied at the universities of Giessen, Frankfort on the Oder, and Heidelberg, and resided for some time at Worms, where he held many disputations with the Rabbis. After a journey through Germany, he was appointed professor of Greek and history at the gymnasium in Hamburg. In 1717 he was appointed professor of Hebrew, and in this department became the worthy successor of his father, and, like him, was zealous in the conversion of the Jews. He died July 23, 1727. Besides treatises on the Talmud, we have from him Excerpta Gemarae Babyloniae. — Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Gener. 15:693; Grasse, Literargeschichte, 6:886. (J.H.W.)

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