By: Joseph Jacobs
English Christian Hebraist; born in London 1840; educated at King's College, London, and St. John's College, Cambridge, of which he is now master. In 1874 he published an edition of "Coheleth"; in 1877 "Sayings of the Jewish Fathers," an elaborate edition of the Pirḳe Abot (2 ed., 1897); and in 1899 a valuable appendix giving a list of manuscripts. This is probably the most important contribution to rabbinic learning of any living Christian Hebraist. Taylor discovered the Jewish source of the "Didache" in his "Teaching of the Twelve Apostles," 1886, and has published also "Essay on the Theology of the Didacbe," 1889.
Taylor took great interest in Professor Schechter's work in Cairo, and the genizah fragments presented to the University of Cambridge are known as the Taylor-Schechter Collection. He was joint editorwith Schechter of "The Wisdom of Ben Sira," 1899. He has published separately "Cairo Ganizah Palimpsests," 1900.
He has published also several works on geometry.
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