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Wilhelm Max Müller, Ph.D. (1862 – 1919) was an American Oriental scholar, born at Gleisenberg, Germany. He was the son of Friedrich Max Müller and the grandson of German romantic poet Wilhelm Müller. He was educated at Erlangen, Berlin, Munich, and Leipzig, where he received his Ph.D. Dr. Müller emigrated to the United States after 1888. He occupied a chair at the Reformed Episcopal Seminary in Philadelphia after 1890. In several years (1904, 1906, 1907), he engaged in archaeological work in Egypt for the Carnegie Institution. He lectured on Egyptology at the University of Pennsylvania. He was a contributor to the Encyclopædia Biblica and the Jewish Encyclopædia. After 1905 he served as joint editor of the Gesenius Hebrew Dictionary. Among others, he wrote on the identification of Keftiu and concluded that it could not be Phoenicia. His writings include:

  • Asien und Europa nach altägyptischen Denkmälern (1893)
  • Die Liebespoesie der alten Aegypter (1899)
  • Egyptological Researches (1906, 1910, et seq.)


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