24 July 1884 Death of George Wildon Pieritz, Rabbi, Priest and Missionary #otdimjh
Bernstein gives a brief summary:
Pieritz, G. Wildon, born at Klecko in Posen, in 1808, baptized 1835, laboured as a missionary of the L.J.S. in the forties of the nineteenth century at Jerusalem, in Damascus, and subsequently settled at Oxford, where he was engaged in teaching. He was a learned and spiritually-minded man, as his articles in the “Hebrew Christian Witness, 1874-5,” testify. He was the author of “The Gospels from the Rabbinical Point of View,” London and Oxford, 1873.
More details are given here:
|B048||George WildonPieritz M.A.Priest, former Rabbi||–1884(aged 76)||Ordained Anglican priest in 1847; missionary in India and Jerusalem|
The history of George Wilden Pieritz is an interesting story because he started his early life in the Jewish faith and later converted [sic] to Christianity.
The tombstone inscription reads:
Rev George Wildon PIERITZ MA
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