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EHRLICH, ARNOLD:

Bible critic; born in Volodovka, near Brest-Litovsk, Russia, Jan. 15, 1848. Educated at the universities of Leipsic and Berlin, he later became assistant librarian of Oriental books in the Royal Library in Berlin. In 1878 he emigrated to the United States, settling in New York city, where he still (1903) resides.

Since 1898 Ehrlich has devoted practically his entire time to his commentary on the Hebrew Bible, entitled "Miḳra ki-Peshuṭo." The first volume, on the Pentateuch, appeared in Berlin in 1899; the second, on the prose books (including Ruth, but not Esther), has the subtitle "Dibre Soferim" (ib. 1900); the third, entitled "Dibre Nebuah" (ib. 1901), includes all the Prophets; and the fourth and last volume, on the poetical works of the Old Testament, is in course of preparation.

Bibliography:
  • W. Frankenberg, in Göttingische Gelehrte Anzeigen, v. 162, 338;
  • Hebrew Standard, May 9, 1902;
  • Ha-Maggid, 1901, Nos. 23-26;
  • Ha-Shiloaḥ, v. 546-552.
H. R. P. Wi.
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