The New International Encyclopædia/Levy, Jakob

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LEVY, lā'vḗ, Jakob (1819-92). A Jewish Orientalist, born at Dobrzyze, in Posen. He was educated at Breslau; in 1845 became Rabbi at Rosenberg, and in 1850 went to Breslau, where he taught (1871-75) in a Jewish school and later in the university. His principal works are: Chaldäisches Wörterbuch über die Targumim (1867-68), and a Neuhebräisches und chaldäisches Wörterbuch über die Talmudim und Midraschim (1876 sqq.).