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BENNETT, SOLOMON:

English theologian and engraver; born in Russia before 1780; died after 1841. He wrote a considerable number of works on Biblical topics, among them "The Consistency of Israel," 1812; "Discourses on Sacrifice," 1815; "The Temple of Ezekiel," 1824; "Critical Remarks on the Authorized Version," 1834.

Bennett began to publish a complete revised translation of the English Bible in 1841; but only two numbers, containing Gen. i.-xli., appeared, and the project was abandoned. His "Temple of Ezekiel" contains as a frontispiece a portrait of himself engraved by Bennett after an original painting by Frazer. Bennett was in Berlin 1795-99, but spent the latter part of his life at Bristol.

Bibliography:
  • Jacobs and Wolf, Bibliotheca Anglo-Judaica, Nos. 908, 1896, 1897, 1906, 1914, 1923;
  • Ben Chananja, iv. 1861, No. 1;
  • Nagler, Künstler-Lexikon, s.v. Bennett, Salomo;
  • A. Wolf, in Kaufmann Gedenkbuch, 1901, p. 629.
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