Levi, David

Levi, David a noted English Jewish writer, was born at London in 1740. He was a hatter by profession, but ardently devoted himself to the study of Jewish literature, and gained great reputation by several learned. publications, of which the principal is his Linageua Sacra, a dictionary and grammar of the Hebrew, Chaldee, and 'Talmudic dialects (London, 1785-89, 3 vols. 8vo). He wrote also Dissertations on the Prophecies of the Old Testament (1793, 2 vols. 8vo): — Defence of the Old Testamente, in, Letters, in answer to Thomas Paine's Age of Reason (1797, 8vo). Levi died in 1799. See Lvson's Environs, sup. vol. European Magazine (1799); London Gent. Mag. (1801); Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, vol. 2, s.v.

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