About the Author
"PICK, Bernhard, clergyman, born in Kempen, Prussia, 19 December, 1842. He completed his theological course in Union theological seminary, New York city, in i868. In that year he was ordained to the ministry in the Presbyterian church, but in 1884 he was received by the Lutheran ministerium of Pennsylvania as a member of that denomination. He has been successively pastor of congregations at New York in 1868, North Buffalo, New York, in 1869, Syracuse in 1870-'4, Rochester in 1874-'81, and at Alleghany, Pennsylvania, since 1881. He is a fine Hebrew and rabbinical scholar, and contributed many articles to McClintock and Strongrs "Cyclopmdia of Biblical, Theological, and Ecclesiastical Literature " and to the Schaff-Herzog " Encyclopaedia of Religious Knowledge." He is also a frequent contributor to various theological reviews, both in this country and in Europe, and among his works are "Luther as a Hymnist" (Philadelphia, 18'75); "Juedisches Volksleben zur Zeit Jesus" (Rochester, New York, 1880) ; "Luther's 'Ein' feste Burg' in Nineteen Languages" (1880; 2d ed., in twenty-one languages, Chicago, 1883); " Index to ' Lange's Commentary on the Old Testament'" (New York, 1882); "Jewish Artisan Life in the Time of Jesus," from the German of Franz Delitzsch (1883) ; "Historical Sketch of the Jews since the Destruction of Jerusalem" (1887); "Life of Christ according to Extra-Canonical Sources" (1887) ; "Index to the Ante-Nicene Fathers" (1887) ; and "The Talmud: what it is and what it says about Jesus and the Christians " (1887)." (Quote from famousamericans.net) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.