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Joseph Wolff, written by himself; revised and edited by John Bayford. Narrative of a mission to Bokhara, in the years , to ascertain. 9 Results Narrative of a Mission to Bokhara, in the Years , to Ascertain the Fate of Colonel Stoddart and Captain Conolly, Vol. 1 of 2 (Classic Reprint). D.: Late Missionary to the Jews and Muhammadans in Persia, Bokhara, Cashmeer, etc. (Cambridge Library Collection – Religion) [Joseph Wolff] on

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He originally bore, according to oriental custom, the single name of Wolff, conferred in circumcision, but on baptism he took the christian name of Joseph, and Wolff became his surname. In the year of his birth Wolff’s father removed to Kissingen to avoid the French, in he proceeded to Halle, and in again removed to Ullfeld in Bavaria.

While still a youth he learnt Latin, Greek, and Hebrew. Leaving home on account of Christian sympathies, after many wanderings he was converted to Christianity in part through perusing the writings of Johann Michael von Sailer, bishop of Regensburg, and he was baptised on 13 Sept.

He devoted himself chiefly to the oriental languages, particularly Arabic and Persian, but he also acquired a knowledge of ecclesiastical history and biblical exegesis under Professors Steudel, Schnurrer, and Flatt.

He was received on 5 Sept. After a visit to Vienna he entered the monastery of the Redemptorists at Val Sainte, near Fribourg; but, disliking the system of the monastery, he shortly after came to London to visit Henry Drummond [q.


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He soon declared himself a member of the church of England, and at Cambridge resumed his study of oriental languages under Samuel Lee — [q. Between and he travelled as a missionary in Egypt and the Sinaitic solff, and, proceeding to Jerusalem, was the first modern missionary to preach to the Jews there.

He afterwards went to Aleppo, and sent Greek boys from Cyprus to be educated in England. While in England he met Edward Irving [q. bojhara

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About Wolff commenced another expedition in search of the lost ten tribes. On his recovery he went to Pondicherry in a palanquin, visited the mission in Tinnevelli, and proceeded by Goa to Bombay. He returned westward by Egypt and Malta.

In he journeyed to Abyssinia, where he found at Axum Samuel Gobat, afterwards bishop of Jerusalem. He conveyed Gobat, who was very ill, to Jiddah, and then proceeded to Sana in Yemen, where he visited the Rechabites and Wahabites. After visiting Bombay he went on to the United States, where he preached before congress and received the degree of D. In he was ordained deacon by the bishop of New Jersey, and in priest by the bishop of Dromore.

In the same year he was instituted rector of Linthwaite in Yorkshire. In he made a second journey to Bokhara in order to ascertain the fate of Lieutenant-colonel Charles Stoddart [q. His mission involved him in the gravest peril, for Stoddart and Conolly had already been executed, and bokhxra executioner was sent to despatch Wolff also.


He escaped almost miraculously, and brought to England the first authentic news of the fate of the two officers.

In he was presented to the vicarage of Ile Brewers in Somerset, where ojseph died on 2 Maywhile contemplating a new and wider missionary journey cf.

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Wolff’s New Mission, He was twice married: She died on 16 Jan. Wolff was a singular personality.

At home in any kind of society in Europe or Asia, he fascinated rather than charmed by his extraordinary vitality and nervous energy. Wikipedia articleWikidata uoseph.

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