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Bible Encyclopedias

The 1901 Jewish Encyclopedia

Abraham of Augsburg

Proselyte to Judaism; died a martyr's death Nov. 21, 1265. He seems to have adopted his new faith with such enthusiasm that he publicly assailed Christianity and attacked images of the saints, for which he was sentenced to torture and death. The incident attracted considerable attention, and it forms the subject of elegies by Mordecai ben Hillel (who himself suffered martyrdom in 1298) and by the liturgical poet Moses ben Jacob.

Bibliography:
  • Zunz, S. P. pp. 350, 364;
  • S. Kohn, Mordecai ben Hillel, pp. 46-49 and appendix I.;
  • Perles, in Monatsschrift, 1873, pp. 513, 514;
  • Salfeld, Martyrologium des N├╝rnberger Memorbuches, pp. 22, 149, 150.
L. G.

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Singer, Isidore, Ph.D, Projector and Managing Editor. Entry for 'Abraham of Augsburg'. 1901 The Jewish Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tje/a/abraham-of-augsburg.html. 1901.

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