Israel Abrahams

(1858—1925) Jewish scholar and historian

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(1858–1925), Rabbinic scholar. Educated at University College, London, he was appointed reader in Talmudic and Rabbinic literature at Cambridge in 1902. He became prominent as a leader of ‘Liberal Judaism’. In his later years he applied himself esp. to the study of Christian origins in their relation to their Rabbinic background, setting out his conclusions in two series of Studies in Pharisaism and the Gospels (1917, 1924). From 1889 to 1907 he edited (with C. J. Goldsmid Montefiore) the Jewish Quarterly Review.

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