Hans Nicolajsen

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Tomb stone for Hans Nicolajsen on the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Jerusalem

Hans Nicolajsen,[1] known as John Nicolayson (1803 in Løgumkloster – 1856 in Jerusalem) was a Danish missionary to Palestine for the London Society for Promoting Christianity Among the Jews.[2][3] He was in effect the first representative of the British Christian mission to Jews in Palestine.[4] He was one of those who appealed against the Damascus affair, and was founder of Christ Church, Jerusalem, and Mount Zion Cemetery, Jerusalem as predecessor of Michael Alexander (bishop).


  1. ^ Friis, H C. Hans Nicolajsen. En dansk jødemissionær fra forrige århundrede. Israelsmissionens Bogfond, 1949.
  2. ^ CMJ bio
  3. ^ John Nicolayson and the Beginning of the Jerusalem Mission in the 19th Century By Kai Kjær-Hansen
  4. ^ Yaron Perry British mission to the Jews in nineteenth-century Palestine 2003 p22