Tur-Sinai, Naphtali Herz (Torczyner, Harry)

    Israeli philologist and Bible scholar. He was born in Lemberg. In 1933 he went to Palestine, where he taught at the Hebrew University. He wrote commentaries to the book of Job, a study of Proverbs, essays on biblical texts, rabbinic Hebrew, and problems in the history of the Hebrew language, and a work on the Lachish Letters.

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  • TUR-SINAI, NAPHTALI HERZ — (Harry Torczyner; 1886–1973), Hebrew philologist and Bible scholar. Born in Lemberg, Tur Sinai was raised in Vienna. He studied at the University of Vienna, 1905–09, and the Rabbinical Seminary, where his teachers included Meir Friedmann and… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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