Samuel Krauss

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Samuel Krauss (Ukk, February 18, 1866 - Cambridge, June 4, 1948) was professor at the Jewish Teachers' Seminary, Budapest, 1894–1906, and at the Jewish Theological Seminary, Vienna, 1906-1938. He moved to England as a refugee and spent his last years at Cambridge.

He was a contributor to the Jewish Encyclopedia as S. Kr.[1]

"Professor Krauss's scholarship encompassed every area of ancient Judaism."[2] In 1910, he became a pioneer in Talmudic archaeology with the publication of Talmudische Archäologie, which was reprinted in Hebrew in 1924.[3] In 1998, his 1922 study of the ancient synagogue, Synagogale Altertümer, was still considered essential reading on the topic.[2]

In 1935 he published a comprehensive and detailed study of Biblical names of ninety eight then modern nations.[4]


  1. ^ "S. Kr. Samuel Krauss, Ph.D., Professor, Normal College, Budapest, Hungary". Retrieved 2007-03-01.
  2. ^ a b Fine, Steven (1999). Jews, Christians and Polytheists in the Ancient Synagogue. Routledge (UK). pp. xv. ISBN 0-415-18247-6.
  3. ^ Sperber, Daniel (1998). The City in Roman Palestine. Oxford University Press. p. 5. ISBN 0-19-509882-X.
  4. ^ Rosenthal, Judah M. (October 1957). "Minni: Allemania?". The Jewish Quarterly Review: New Series. The Jewish Quarterly Review, Vol. 48, No. 2. 48 (2, Dropsie College Jubilee Alumni Issue): 204–20. doi:10.2307/1452710. JSTOR 1452710.

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