3 suggests the probability that he was himself one of those whose memories reached across the seventy years of the captivity, and that his prophetic work began in extreme 1 In Bleek's Einleitung, 4th ed., p. 434.
Bleek's Einleitung in das Alte Testament (4-6, 1878-1893).
Bleek's merits as a rising scholar were recognized by the minister of public instruction, who continued his stipend as Repetent for a third year, and promised further advancement in due time.
Bleek's works belong entirely to the departments of Biblical criticism and exegesis.
For further information as to Bleek's life and writings, see Kamphausen's article in Herzog-Hauck, Realencyklopadie; Frederic Lichtenberger's Histoire des idees religieuses en Allemagne, vol.
Bleek, Der Brief an die Hebrder (1828-1840), still a valuable storehouse of material, while Bleek's later views are to be found in a posthumous work (Elberfeld, 1868); also in Franz Delitzsch's Commentary (Edinburgh, 1868).