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LEVENTRITT, DAVID – American lawyer and judge; born at Winnsboro, South Carolina, Jan. 31, 1845; A. B. 1864, Free Academy (now College of the City of New York), and LL.B. 1871, University of the City of New York. He practised law in New York,...
LEVERTIN, OSKAR IVAR – Swedish poet and critic; born at Gryt, East Gotland, July 17, 1862; educated at the University of Upsala (Ph.D. 1882), where, in 1889, he was appointed docent; four years later he became professor of literature at the University...
LEVETUS, CELIA (CELIA MOSS) – English writer; born at Portsea 1819; died at Birmingham 1873; daughter of Joseph and Amelia Moss of Portsea. At the age of eighteen Celia, in conjunction with her sister Marion, published a volume of poems bearing the title...
LEVI – Biblical Data: Third son of Jacob by Leah and one of the twelve Patriarchs of the tribes of Israel; born at Padan-aram (Gen. xxix. 34, xxxv. 23; I Chron. ii. 1). The name is derived from (= "to be joined"; "Now this time will my...
LEVI – Biblical Data: The tribe of Levi was descended from the patriarch Levi, the third son of Jacob and Leah (Gen. xxix. 34). Levi shared in Simeon's treachery toward the men of Shechem (Gen. xxxiv. 25-30), in consequence of which,...
LEVI I – See Levi b. Sisi.
LEVI II. – Views About Jonah. Palestinian scholar of the third century (third amoraic generation); contemporary of Ze'era I. and Abba b. Kahana (Yer. Ma'as. iii. 51a). In a few instances he is quoted as Levi b. Laḥma (Ḥama; comp. Yer. R....
LEVI, AARON – See Montezinos, Antonio.
LEVI, ABRAHAM – German traveler; born at Horn, in the principality of Lippe, in 1702; died at Amsterdam Feb. 1, 1785. At the age of five he was sent to Brog, near Lemgo, for the sake of his studies, and he stayed there till 1714, when he...
LEVI BEN ABRAHAM BEN ḤAYYIM – French encyclopedist; champion of the liberal party in Provence in the struggle for the study of secular sciences; born at Villefranche-de-Confluent, Roussillon, between 1240 and 1250; died at or near Arles soon after 1315. He...