Missionary Journal and Memoir of the Rev Joseph Wolf, Written by Himself, Revised and Ed by J Bayford

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General Books LLC, 2009 - 218 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1824. Excerpt: ... a strict correspondence with Mr. Salt and Mr. Lee for this purpose. I am now going directly to Malta, and there I expect your answer. I have already mentioned to you, that I have taken with me from Cyprus, two Greek boys of promising talents, the.one fourteen and the other eleven years of age; the father of the younger one has been put to death, the other renounced Christianity to save his life; trying to save his life, he lost it. I saved the boy from the tyranny of the Turks. I am sure you will not be displeased that I have taken this step, for it was not only approved of by all the consuls of Cyprus, but likewise by all the Europeans of Alexandria, who told me, that I could not have given a greater proof of the true spirit of Christianity than by such an action--and Jews are astonished to see one of their brethren practise such an act of charity towards two Gentiles. If you think that I might send them to England, I will procure them at Malta a very cheap passage, by means of my friends there; or if you should think that they had better be sent to Corfu, I beg you to write about them to the Right Hon. Lord Guildford, they write perfectly well the modern Greek, speak it, and read and understand the ancient Greek. The American Missionary Society, I know, want Levantine boys; I am sure that they would take them at Boston, if they should be recommended to them by you. I must return to a Jew at Jerusalem, and mention to you a conversation I had with him. The name of that Jew was Zabel Cohen. R. Zabel Cohen was one day in the Medrash (i. e. Jewish college) at the time I was at Jerusalem; I was astonished to see among his disciples, boys seven years of age, who read the superstitious disputations of the Talmud with the greatest facility. I desired rabbi Zabel...

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