Euchel Isaac Ben Abraham

Euchel Isaac Ben Abraham, a Jewish scholar, born in 1756, was a distinguished member of the Society for the Promotion of Biblical Literature and Exegesis, which was formed in the days of Mendelssohn (q.v.). He is the author of a very learned treatise on the ancient mode of burial among the Jews, Ist nach judischen Gesetzen das Uebernachten der Todten wirklich verboten? (Breslau, 1797.) He published also a translation of the Jewish Prayers, פֵּרוּשַׁים מוֹרֶה נֵבוֹכַים םָ, or Mose Maimuni's Mose Nebuchim, with the Commentary of Mose Narboni, called הִנִּרבּוֹנַי, and others (Sulzbach, 1828, 3 volumes, 4to); a history of the life of Moses Mendelssohn (Berlin, 1798, 8vo; Vienna, 1812); eand as a part of the great Bible work started by Mendelssohn, Die Spruche Salomo's im Original ins Deutsche ubersetzt und hebraiisch commentirt (8vo, Berlin, 1789, 1790, and often). — Furst,

Bibliotheca Judaica, pages 259, 260; Kitto, Cyclop. of Biblical Literature, s.v.

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