Halévy, Joseph

(1827–1917)
   Orientalist. Halévy grew up in Turkey and settled in Paris, where he became an authority on oriental and Semitic languages. In 1868 he went to Ethiopia, and studied the Falashas, or ‘Black Jews’, living there. He became convinced that they were of Jewish descent and gained financial support for them.
   He later travelled through Arabia disguised as a rabbi collecting alms, and did research on over six hundred Sabean and Minean inscriptions. Halévy lectured and wrote extensively on biblical texts and on ancient Mesopotamian languages, especially Sumerian, on which his views aroused much scholarly controversy. He produced poetry and prose in Hebrew and was a follower of the Lovers of Zion movement that preceded HERZL.

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  • HALÉVY, JOSEPH — (1827–1917), French Orientalist and Hebrew writer. Halévy began his career as a Hebrew teacher in his native Adrianople, Turkey, and later taught in Bucharest, Romania. In 1868 he visited Ethiopia under the auspices of the Alliance Isráelite… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Halevy, Joseph — (1827 1917)    French orientalist and Hebrew writer. He was born in Turkey and later taught in Bucharest. In 1868 he visited Ethiopia to study the Falashas. Later he explored southern Arabia and discovered numerous Sabean inscrip tions. In 1879… …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

  • HALÉVY, JOSEPH —    French Orientalist and traveller, born at Adrianople; his most notable work was done in Yemen, which he crossed during 1869 70 in search of Sabæan inscriptions, no European having traversed that land since A.D. 24; the result was a most… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

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  • Halevy — Halévy (Hebr.: הַלֵּוִי) ist der Familienname folgender Persönlichkeiten: Daniel Halévy (1872–1962), französischer Historiker und Sohn von Ludovic Halévy Élie Halévy (1870–1937), französischer Philosoph und Historiker Élie Halévy (Chalfan)… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Joseph Halèvy — Joseph Halévy (* 15. Dezember 1827 in Adrianopel; † 7. Februar 1917 in Paris) war ein französischer Orientalist und Afrikareisender. Halévy besuchte 1868 das nördliche Abessinien, durchforschte dann im Auftrag der Académie française 1869–1870 den …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Joseph Halévy — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Halévy. Joseph Halévy (1827 1917) est un orientaliste français et un grand voyageur. Il est particulièrement célèbre pour avoir été le premier Juif occidental à avoir rencontré les Falashas, ou Juifs d Ethiopie… …   Wikipédia en Français

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