Wolfssohn, Aaron

Wolfssohn, Aaron also called Aaron Halle, a German rabbi, was born in 1736, and died at Fuirth, March 20, 1835. He was a distinguished disciple of Mendelssohn, and worked in the department of Biblical exegesis and Hebrew literature in conjunction with Joel Lowe, G. Solomon, etc. He published a German translation of Lamentations, with an elaborate Hebrew introduction and commentary by Lowe (Berlin, 1788): — a translation of Esther, with a Hebrew introduction, etc. (ibid. eod.): — a translation of Ruth,with a Hebrew introduction, etc. (ibid. eod.): — a Hebrew commentary on the Song of Solomon, written conjointly with Lowe, accompanying Mendelssohn's translation of this book (ibid. 1789): — the book of Job, with a German translation and Hebrew commentary (Prague, 1791; Vienna, 1806): — the first book of Kings, with a German translation and Hebrew commentary (Breslau, 1809): — critical and exegetical annotations on the vision of Habakkuk (ibid. 1806): — a German translation of the first two chapters of Habakkuk, published in the periodical Jedidja, 2:107 sq.: — a German translation and Hebrew exposition of the Sabbatic and festival lessons (Berlin, 1790): — a Hebrew primer, entitled אבטליון , with an introduction bv D. Friedlainder (ibid. eod.). See Flurst, Bibl. Jud. 3:533 sq.; Kitto, Cyclop. 8:5.; Steinschneider, Catalogus Libr. Hebr. in Bibl. Bodl. col. 2732-2734; the same, Bibl. Handbuch, page 151; Dessauer, Gesch. der Israeliten, page 508; Delitzsch, Gesch. d. jud. Poiese, pages 100,107. (B.P.)

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