Jewish Scholar’s Work on Semitic Origin of Egyptian May Be Saved

(Jewish Daily Bullena)

The life work of Dr. Aaron Ember, noted Johns Hopkins University Egyptologist, in which he proved the Semitic origin of the Egyptian language, thus repudiating the assertion of philologists dividing the languages into Semitic and Aryan, may yet be available.

Dr. Ember’s vain attempt to rescue his research records caused the death of himself, his wife and six year old son and a maid when fire destroyed his home in the early morning of May 31.

Dr. Ember had planned to issue the book in four volumes, the first to come out next year. Parts of the manuscript and notes have been recovered from the ruins, Dr. F R. Blake, newly appointed head of Baltimore City College, who worked with Dr. Ember in some of his researches, said.

“While I have not gone into the matter thoroughly enough to speak positively, I think it may be found that the four volumes may be built up from the remaining manuscript and notes,” Dr. Blake said.

Only the centre of the pages of part of the first volue of manuscript remained, he said.

Mrs. Ember, when Dr. Ember attempted to aid the family’s escape from the house, sent him back after the manuscript. believing the danger to be not great. She and the boy perished in a second-floor bedroom, the maid died in a first-floor hallway, and Dr. Ember succumbed to burns two days later.

Meyer Jacobstein, representing the Thirty-eighth Congressional District, Rochester, N. Y., declared that he would accept the Democratic nomination for United States Senator.

Of the 1,314 students who were graduated yesterday from Cornell University, 110 are Jews.

Rabbi Saul Silber, president of the Hebrew Theological College and rabbi of the Anshe Sholom Congregation, Chicago. will make a nine-week’s tour of Palestine. He will sail on the Homeric on July 1. A bon voyage banquet was given by the board of directors of the Hebrew Theological College last Sunday.

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