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The 1901 Jewish Encyclopedia

Levison, Esaias

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Danish educationist and author born in Copenhagen April 22, 1803 died there March 23, 1891 educated at the University of Copenhagen (B.A. 1823). In 1824 Levison was appointed tutor at the Jewish school in Copenhagen, in which position he remained till within two years of his death. He published several religious educational works, of which the following may be mentioned: "Kortfattet Forklaring over Læ rebogen i Religionen for Ungdommen af den Mosaiske Troesbekjendelse" (Copenhagen, 1825) "Bibelske Fortæ llinger" (ib. 1827) a Jewish prayer-book, with Hebrew text and Danish translation ( ib. 1833). Levison translated into Danish Bulwer Lytton's "Paul Clifford." For two years (1837-38) he acted as coeditor of "Borgervennen," a Danish political periodical, to which he contributed several articles. In 1837 the University of Kiel conferred upon him the honorary degree of Ph.D.

Bibliography : Erslew's Forfatter-Lexicon .S. F. C.

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Singer, Isidore, Ph.D, Projector and Managing Editor. Entry for 'Levison, Esaias'. 1901 The Jewish Encyclopedia. 1901.

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