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Dropsie College to Publish First of New 30-volime Translation of Scriptural Writings

March 20, 1950
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The Dropsie College for Hebrew and Cognate Learning here will this month publish the first in a series of 30 volumes of a new translation of the Scriptural writings known as the Apocrypha and Pseudipigrapga, it was announced this week-end.

The project, which is expected to cost $100,000 and take ten years to complete, has been in the works for the past two years. Dr. Abraham A. Neuman, president of Dropsie College, said that the new translation is expected to “contribute materially” to a better understanding of both the Jewish and Christian religions. The first volume was translated by Dr. Sidney S. Tedesche, rabbi or Union Temple, Brooklyn.

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