(June 18, 1836May 13, 1896). B. Pinsk, Minsk, Russ., of Jewish parents; educ. as teacher; converted to Christianity in Jerusalem; was persecuted; wife divorced him; children taken from him; miss. to Constantinople; converted Elieser Bassin (Eliezer; Bessin), who became Scot. Free Ch. miss. Constantinople; to US; spent 9 mo. at Conc. Theol. Sem., Springfield, Illinois; miss. to Jews NYC July 1883.
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