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DUYTSCH, CHRISTIAN SALOMON:

Hungarian clergyman; born in Temesvár, Hungary, in 1734; died in 1797. He attended the Talmud Torah in Prague. Returning to Temesvár, he received in 1760 the title of "Morenu." Two years later, excited on the subject of conversion and distracted by religious doubt, he became a wanderer, and visited Dresden, Leipsic, Berlin, Amsterdam, Arnheim, Wesel, Halle, and even London. In 1767, owing to the influence of Pastor van Essen, he received baptism in Amsterdam. In 1768 he married for the third time, and then studied theology at the University of Utrecht, becoming in 1777 a preacher at Mijdrecht.

A number of Duytsch's sermons were published; and his confession of faith, entitled "Jehova Verheerlijkt door de Erkenning van den Waren Messias Jezus Christus," had a large sale. His principal work was "Israels Verlossinge en Eeuwige Behoudenis," 3 vols., Amsterdam, 1769-93. His "Nederlands Deborah 't Middle in God's Hand tot Reddingvan 't Zinkend Vaderland" appeared in 1767, and a new edition in 1873.

Bibliography:
  • De le Roi, Gesch. der Evangelischen Juden-Mission, pp. 59-61.
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