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Death of Professor Margolis Famous Biblical Authority

April 4, 1932
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Professor Max Leopold Margolis, head of the Biblical Department of the Dropsie College for Hebrew Learning in Philadelphia, of which Dr. Cyrus Adler is President, and one of the foremost Biblical authorities in America, died there to-day at the age of 66.

Professor Margolis was born at Merecz, in the Vilna district, and was educated in Berlin and at Columbia University in New York. He was appointed Instructor in Biblical Exegesis at the Hebrew Union College in 1892, afterwards becoming Associate Professor in Semitic Languages and Literature at the University of California. In 1905 he returned to Hebrew Union College as Professor of Biblical Exegesis. He was editor-in-chief of the Bible translation made by the Jewish Publication Society in 1908-17. In 1924-25 he was Professor at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Professor Margolis was editor of the “Journal of Biblical Uiterature” and of the “Journal of the American Oriental Society”, and his works include “Textual Criticism of the Talmud”, “The Story of Pible Translations”, and the “Hebrew Scriptures in the Making”.

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