Heilprin, Jechiel

Heilprin, Jechiel a distinguished Jewish philologist and historian, flourished in the first part of the 18th century. He Is said to have been born at Minsk in 1728, but the time of his death is unknown. He wrote (סֵדֵר הִדּוֹרוֹת) a History. of the Jews, divided into three parts: Chronicles of Historic Events, from the Creation to his own Time. 2. Alphabetical Catalogue of the Mishnaic and Talmudic Doctors. 3. Alphabetical Index of Jewish Literati (Karlsr. 1769, and Zolkien, 1808, folio). Also (סֵ8 עֶרכֵּי הִכַּנּוּיַים) a Hebrew Rabbinic Dictionary adapted to the Rabboth, Sifra, Mekiltha, Yolkut, and the works of the Cabalists (Dyrchenfurt, 1806, fol.). Furst commends the excellency of these works, and believes that the first part of Heilprin's history is an able contribution to Hebrew literature. — Furst, Bib;. Judaica, 1, 372; Etheridge, Introduction to Hebr, Literature, p.449. (J. H. W.)

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