Alfred Edersheim (1825-1889) born in Austria to a Jewish family of means, was educated in the Torah and the Talmud in rabbinic schools and learnt languages in the University of Viena. After migrating to Hungary, he converted to Christianity under the influence of John Duncan, a Scottish Presbyterian. He moved to Scotland, where he studied theology in the New College, Edinburgh, and was ordained in 1846 as a Minister with the Presbyterian Church. In 1875 he joined the Anglican Church, becoming a lecturer in subjects about Judaism and Christianity for the University of Oxford. Those lectures would eventually become large literary works.
|Publish Date||Jul 15, 2009|