« Barth, Christian Gottlieb Barth, Jacob Barth, Marie Étienne Auguste »

Barth, Jacob

BARTH, JACOB: Judeo-German Semitic scholar; b. at Flehingen (a village of Baden) Mar. 3, 1851. He was educated at the universities of Leipsic, Strasburg, and Berlin, and since 1874 has taught Hebrew, exegesis, and the philosophy of religion at the rabbinical seminary in Berlin, and has also lectured for many years on Semitic and Jewish literature at the Veitel Heine Ephraim Institute in the same city. In 1880 he was appointed associate professor of Semitic languages in the University of Berlin. He has written Beiträge zur Erklärung des Buches Hiob (Berlin, 1876); Maimonides Commentar zum Tractat Makkoth (1880); Beiträge zur Erklärung des Jesaja (1885); Die Nominalbildung in den semitischen Sprachen (2 vols., Leipsic, 1889-91); Etymologische Studien zum semitischen, insbesondere zum hebräischen Lexikon (1893); Wurzeluntersuchungen zum hebräischen und aramäischen Lexikon (1902); and a large number of contributions to various learned periodicals. He has also edited the Kitab al-Fasih of Thalab (Leyden, 1876); the first two parts of the Leyden edition of the “Annals" of al-Tabari (1879-81); and the Diwan of al-Kutami (1902).

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