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Fagius returned to Isny as a priest in 1537. There he learnt Hebrew from the Jewish grammarian and publisher [[Elia Levita]], and they founded a printing office together. One of the few known works to be published by this partnership was ''[[Shemot Devarim]]'', an Old Yiddish-Hebrew-Latin-German dictionary, in 1542.
 
In 1543 he organised the ''Kirchenwesen'' in [[Konstanz]] and in 1544 was appointed Professor of Old Testament studies at Strasbourg. In 1546 he moved back to Heidelberg, after Prince [[Frederick II, ofElector PfalzPalatine|Elector Frederick II]] charged him with reforming the University of Heidelberg. Fagius however encountered such strong opposition that his reform failed and he returned to Strasbourg.
 
With the rise of the [[Counter-Reformation]] Paul Fagius found himself under pressure. After the defeat of the [[Schmalkaldic League]] in 1547, Fagius, who had opposed the [[Augsburg Interim]], found himself dismissed from his position, along with Martin Bucer. Both sought refuge in England, where they were taken in by [[Thomas Cranmer]]. In 1549 Fagius was appointed Professor of Hebrew at the [[University of Cambridge]].