Salomon Munk, a French orientalist, born of Jewish parents in Glogau, Prussian Silesia, May 14, 1805, died in Paris, Feb. 6, 1867. He was educated in Berlin and Bonn, and afterward studied the oriental languages in Paris. In 1835 he visited the university of Oxford, with a view of collecting materials for an edi-tion in the original Arabic text in Hebrew letters of the celebrated work of Maimonides, Moreh nebuhhim (" Guide of the Perplexed "), which he published with a French translation and notes under the title of Le guide des egares (3 vols., 1856-'06). In 1840 he was appointed deputy custodian of the oriental manuscripts in the royal library of Paris. In the same year he accompanied Sir Moses Montefiore and Crè-mieux to Egypt, where he secured many interesting Arabic manuscripts. In 1852 failing eyesight compelled him to relinquish his office in the library, but, with the assistance of friends, he still pursued his studies. In 1865, though entirely blind, he was appointed professor of the Hebrew, Chaldaic, and Syriac languages in the collége de France. He wrote Palestine, description geographique, historique et archeo-logique (Paris, 1845, included in Didot's Unhers pittoresque). A portion of his contributions to the Dictionnaire des sciences philosophiques, on Arabic and Hebrew philosophy, has been translated into German under the title of Philosophic und philosophische Schr iften der Juden (Leipsic, 1852). He also published Reflexions sur le culte ties anciens Hebreux dans ses rapports avec les autres cultes de l'antiquite (1838), and other works, and prepared a Cours de langue hebraïque, chaldaïque et syriaque (1865).