Ginsburg, Christian David

Ginsburg, Christian David gĭnzˈbərg [key], 1831–1914, English Hebrew scholar, b. Warsaw. He was converted to Christianity in 1846 and settled in England. He translated (1857) the Song of Songs, with a critical commentary, but he is best known for his Masoretic studies, including Hebrew and English editions of Jacob ben Hayyim's Introduction to the Rabbinic Bible (1865), Elias Levita's The Massoreth ha Massoreth (1867), and The Massorah (4 vol., 1880–1905).

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