Gotthold Salomon

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Gotthold Salomon (November 1, 1784, Sandersleben (Anhalt-Dessau) — November 17, 1862, Hamburg ) was a German Jewish rabbi, politician and Bible translator.[1][2]

Following on the work of Moses Mendelssohn, Gotthold Salomon was the first Jew to translate the complete Old Testament into High German, under the title Deutsche Volks- und Schulbibel für Israeliten (1837) ("German People's and School Bible for Israelites").[1]


  1. ^ a b "Gotthold Salomon" in Jewish Encyclopedia
  2. ^ Schreiber, Emanuel (1852–1932) "Reformed Judaism and its pioneers: a contribution to its history", Spokane, Washington: Spokane Printing Co., 1892, Chapter V, "Gotthold Salomon"