Religion Past and Present

Get access

Edzard, Esdras
(151 words)

[German Version]

(or Edzardus) (Jun 28, 1629, Hamburg – Jan 1, 1708, Hamburg). After studying Protestant theology and oriental languages, he received the Lic.theol. in 1656 and was a private scholar in Hamburg from 1657. From 1659 on, Edzard taught Hebrew language and literature to many students, including A.H. Francke (I), while also working for the conversion of the Jews of Hamburg. His few publications with texts from rabbinic literature supporting the Christian doctrine of the Messiah also served this purpose. His intensive spiritual and m…

Cite this page
Friedrich, Martin, “Edzard, Esdras”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 15 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

▲   Back to top   ▲