Pauli, Christian William Henry

Pauli, Christian William Henry a minister of the Church of England, was born of Hebrew parentage; at Breslau, Silesia, August 11, 1800. He received a strict Jewish education and at the age of twenty-four, while yet in the synagogue, published a volume of sermons under the title Predigtes fur fromme Israeliten (Halle, 1824; by Hirsch Prinz, as his Jewish name originally was). When twenty- five years of age he embraced Christianity at Minden; on coming to England was for some time a student at Cambridge, and while there was invited to come to Oxford, where he was appointed lecturer in Hebrew. This post he held for thirteen years, and published, in 1839, his Analecta Hebraica. In 1840 he was ordained, and sent to Berlin by the Society for Promoting Christianity among the Jews. In 1843 he was stationed at Amsterdam, but resigned his position in 1874. He then retired to Luton, Bedfordshire, England, and died May 4, 1877. He also published, The Great Mystery; or, How can Three be One? and A Translation of the Chaldee Paraphrase of Isaiah (Lond. 1871). (B.P.)

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