Treuenfels, Abraham

Treuenfels, Abraham a Jewish rabbi and doctor of philosophy of Germany, was born at Detniold in the year 1818. After visiting the gymnasium of that place, lie went, in 1837, to Hanover, where he studied under Dr. Adler (now chief rabbi of England). In 1839 he pursued a course of studies at the Bonn University, and completed his Rabbinical education at Frankfort. In 1844 he was appointed rabbi at Weilburg, in Nassau, and in 1860 he was called to Stettin, where he died, Jan. 30,1879. He published, בראשית זוטא, oder die leine Genesis und die noch vorhandenenm Bruchstiicke derselbean griechisch und deutsch, end mit Amerkungen, in the Literaturblatt des Orients, 1846, No. 129: — Ueber den Bibelcanon des Flavius Josephus (1849). But his literary activity was chiefly displayed in the Israelitische Wochenschr-iJt, which he published in connection with Dr. M. Rahmer. (B. P.)

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