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Correspondence and papers of the London Society for Promoting Christianity Among the Jews

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MS. Eng. c. 7024
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Comprises material in English, French, German, Hebrew and Yiddish

(fols. 2-126) letters from Hebrew scholars, discussing a specimen of the New Testament translated into Hebrew by Thomas Yeates, 1811-17, including:

  1. (fols. 19-20, 96-7) Edward Williams, 1812
  2. fols. 26-7) Robert Findlay, 1811
  3. fols. 28-9) William Hale, 1811
  4. (fols. 30-1) John Moore, 1815
  5. (fols. 32-3) Alexander Murray, 1813
  6. (fols. 36-47) Thomas Winstanley, 1814-7
  7. (fols. 86-7) J.M. Good, 1813
  8. (fols. 94-5) Robert Simpson, 1815

(fols. 127-57) letters from Hebrew scholars, with critical comments on the Hebrew translation of the New Testament, 1821-6, n.d., including:

  1. (fols. 127-30) John Rogers, 1821
  2. fols. 137-40) Alexander McCaul, 1826
  3. (fol. 141) George Hamilton, 1826
  4. (fols. 142-3) Edward Hincks, 1826
  5. (fols. 144-5) John Oxlee, n.d.

(fols. 170-8) letters from Christian Czerskier containing Hebrew translations of the Book of Common Prayer, 1833-6

(fols. 179-82) letters to Alexander McCaul from various correspondents, in French, German and Hebrew, 1840, n.d.

(fols. 183-98) 'Einiges aus meinem Lebemslaufe', autobiographical account by Jacob Berlin, a Jew who converted to Christianity, written in the 1830s with later additions to the autobiography in a different hand

(fols. 199-204 ) autobiography of G.F. Schwartz, a Jew who converted to Christianity, 1845

(fol. 205) calendar of Christian saints days and holy days with details of the prescribed readings and psalms, in Hebrew, n.d.

(fols. 206-215) Hebrew translation of hymns, n.d.

(fols. 216-22) booklet of quotations from rabbinical authors in Hebrew, with annotations in German, n.d.

(fols. 223-88) Yiddish translation of the Book of Daniel, chapters 1-12, folios originally numbered 1-66, n.d.

(fols. 289-329) miscellaneous notes, n.d.

(fols. 330-40) printed title page, preface and introduction of Biblia Hebraica, translated by David Clodius and revised by Johannes Leusden, in Latin and Hebrew, (Frankfurt am Main, 1692)

(fols. 341-2) printed circular from the German congregation in Jerusalem appealing for help in rebuilding the synagogue, 1849

(fols. 343-4) two sets of printed rules for students at the Society's Hebrew Missionary Hostel, 1892, n.d.


  • Creation: 1811-92, n.d.


345 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Yiddish

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MS. Eng. c. 7024

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13153


Correspondence and papers of the London Society for Promoting Christianity Among the Jews

Biographical / Historical

The London Society for Promoting Christianity Among the Jews.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought, Phillips (London), 24 Mar. 2000, lot 230.

Related Materials

The records of the Church's Ministry Among the Jews (formerly the Society for Promoting Christianity Among the Jews), are held in the Bodleian Library, Dep. C.M.J. a. 1-3, b. 1-58, c. 1-260, d. 1-163, e. 1-63, f. 1-39.

Physical Facet

Binding: half brown calf, gilt-ruled spine, marbled boards, lettered on the spine 'Hebrew Testament Critical Letters', fols. 113-344 loose

Correspondence and papers of the London Society for Promoting Christianity Among the Jews
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom