Schwarz, Josef

Schwarz, Josef, a German Jew, was born Oct. 22, 1804, at Floss, in Bavaria. When seventeen years of age he entered the University of Wurzburg. In 1833 he arrived in Palestine, and died at Jerusalem Feb. 5, 1865. Schwarz is best known by his works on Palestine. Thus he published, Hebraiische Karte uber Palestina (Wurzburg, 1829, and often): — תּבּוּאות השׁמשׁ, or Astronomical and Physical Explanations of the Holy Land (Jerusalem, 1843): — תּבּוּאּתּ הּאּרּצּ, or Geography of Palestine (ibid. 1845): — תּוּצּאּוּתּ ץאּרּצּ, or Natural History of the Holy Land (ibid. 1845): — מּעשּׁהּ הּאּרּצּ, or History of Palestine till 1845 (ibid. 1845). Some of his works were translated into German. His Geography was translated into English by Is. Leeser: A Descriptive Geography and Brief Historical Sketch of Palestine (Phila. 1850). See Furst, Bibl. Jud. 3, 300 sq. (B.P.)

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