Franz Julius Delitzsch


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German OT scholar and orientalist. Of pietist Lutheran background and Jewish descent, he sought to combat anti-Semitism and to further the conversion of Jews. He established at Leipzig an Institutum Judaicum (1886; later Institutum Delitzschianum) and translated the NT into Hebrew (1877). He published a series of commentaries on the OT and wrote extensively on rabbinic subjects.

Subjects: Christianity.

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