Frey, Joseph Samuel Christian Frederick

Frey, Joseph Samuel Christian Frederick was born in Germany of Jewish parents. At the age of twenty-five he became a Christian, and in 1816 came to the United States. He was then and for some years a Presbyterian minister, and subsequently became a Baptist. But he never ceased to be a Jew in feeling, and was an enthusiastic votary of Rabbinical studies, whigh influenced him as a Biblical interpreter. He labored chiefly for the conversion of the Jews, was agent of "The American Society for Ameliorating the Condition of the Jews" and edited a periodical called The Jewish Intelligencer. He died at Pontiac, Michigan, in 1850, in the 79th year of his age. He was the author of a "Narrative" of his life: — "Joseph and Benjamin," a work on the differences between Jews and Christians: — Judah and Israel; or the Restoration of Christianity (1837, 12mo): — Lectures on Scripture Types (1841, 12mo). He also published an edition of the Hebrew, Bible, a Hebrew Lexicon, Grammar, and Reader, and The Hebrew Student's Pocket Companion. See Sprague, Annals, 6:757. (L.E.S.)

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