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COSTER, ABRAHAM:

Dutch anti-Jewish preacher; lived at Amsterdam in the seventeenth century. He wrote "Histoire der Joden," a history of the Jews from their dispersion to the author's time (Amsterdam, 1658). In this history he described the manners, customs, and fables of the exiles, with the purpose of influencing the authorities to prevent the Jews of Amsterdam from building a new synagogue.

Bibliography:
  • Fürst, Bibl. Jud. i. 189:
  • Koenen, Geschiedenis der Joden in Nederland, pp. 28, 335.
J. M. Sel.
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