Bolmer, W B

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(1845-1897) US minister and author of The Time Is Coming (1896), a Near Future tale in which a Jewish state is founded in Palestine; Theodor Herzl's The Jewish State (1896) had just been published. The Turkish empire, to which Palestine had belonged, is seen off by America with the aid of advanced Weapons. In what a century later might have been understood as a deliberately Equipoisal turn, the prophet Elijah intervenes, though his admonishing Jewish leaders for their failure to embrace Christianity strictly dates the appeal of this incursion. [JC]

Reverend William Brevoort Bolmer

born Yonkers, New York: 22 October 1845

died Troy, New York: 2 December 1897

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