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CATALOG 129:
ALMOST 200 TITLES IN
HEBREW BIBLE

 

 

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SPECIAL ITEMS

BIBLIOGRAPHY & REFERENCE

ANCIENT

SEMITIC LANGUAGES

ART

CHRISTIAN HEBRAISM

QUMRAN

19TH CENTURY AMERICAN IMPRINTS

SERIALS

SERMONS

TEHILIM/PSALMS

OTHER BIBLE TITLES

 

SPECIAL ITEMS

 

  1. HAPHTAROTH AND MEGILOTH PENTATEUCH. Venice, Giovanni Di Gara, 1567. Small folio, 6-278, 218-318 With targum and commentaries of Rashi, Baal HaTurim and Chizkuni. First Edition of Bible with the Chizkuni commentary. Scholarly marginal notations in various Ashkenazic hands, family history of previous owner on f. 318b listing birth of children dated 1657. Lacking opening five leaves. Few leaves mispaginated, some staining, paper repairs occasionally affecting text. Later boards. Sm. Folio. A Highly scarce edition. First publication of Chizkuni together with the Biblical text. Heavy wear to 19th Century boards with some binding repairs, but solid; high quality 16th century rag paper has held up very well (Spec-12-2)  (ID #25530) $1,500.00.

 

  1. (Tjp) Zunz, Leopold. TORAH NEVI'IM KETUVIM. DIE VIER UND ZWANZIG BÜCHER DER HEILIGEN SCHRIFT: NACH DEM MASORETISCHEN TEXTE. Berlin: Veit., 1838. Cloth.,   8vo. Iv, 815, 14 pages. In German. First edition. SUBJECT(S): Bible. O. T. -- German. OCLC lists 15 copies worldwide. Zunz (1794-1886), born and educated in Germany, was a well-known historian. An heir to European Enlightenment, he was a founded of the idea of the "Science of Judaism. " In that vein, he fruitlessly hoped that Jewish studies would be taught in universities as a regular academic discipline, and that he'd be able to do the teaching. He believed that Jewish literature and learning was part of the broader scope of human affairs, including the sciences, and should not be shut up merely in discussions of religious matters. For his seventieth birthday, a foundation was set up to fund Zunz's and other similar scholarship. He continued to work until 1874, when his wife's death left him seriously depressed. (Glatzer, EJ) Rebound. Edges foxed, stain in fore margin throughout, some corners creased, good condition. Scarce. (SPEC-7-7) (ID #24235) $375.00.

 

  1. abud, Nisim Mosheh. SEFER OTSAR HA-HOKHMAH:. ME-‘AM LO’EZ KOHELET EN LADINO E KE EMBEZA DOTRINOS I SENSIAS DEL SE[FER] DE SHELOMOH HA-MELEKH. SONTRAIDAS DE GEMARA I MIDRASHIM. Konstantinoplah: Empremeriah El. Numesmatides, 1897. Hardcover, 8vo, 6, 192 pages, 27 cm. In Ladino. SUBJECT (S): Bible. O. T. Ecclesiastes -- Commentaries. Ladino commentary on Ecclesiastes by Nisim Mosheh ‘Abud. Ladino and Hebrew introductions by author. Title page has Arabic inscription. Other Titles: Me-am lo'ez. Ecclesiastes. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Yale, US Holocaust Museum). Stained pages. Inscription inside front cover. Chipping to pages and edges of cover. Hinge repair. Tape fix on last page. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-40-25) (ID #27917) $275.00.

 

  1. Boyarin, Daniel. TARGUM ONKELOS TO THE PENTATEUCH; A COLLECTION OF FRAGMENTS IN THE LIBRARY OF THE JEWISH THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY OF AMERICA, NEW YORK (4 VOLUMES). Jerusalem: Makor Pub., 1976. Hardcover, folio, 4 volumes, 136, 264, 144, 204 pages, 39 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Manuscripts, Hebrew -- Facsimiles. Added title page in Hebrew, with title: Targum Onkelos ‘al ha-Torah. “A limited facsimile edition of 360 copies. ” A brief summary of the Hebrew introduction, 1 leaf in English inserted in volume 1. In Hebrew characters. Includes bibliographical references and page indexes. Other Titles: Bible. O. T. Pentateuch. Hebrew. Selections. 1976.; Bible.; O. T.; Pentateuch.; Aramaic.; Onkelos.; 1976.; Targum Onkelos ‘al ha-Torah. Boyarin (1946-) is a “U. S. Talmudist and cultural critic. Boyarin was educated at Goddard College, Columbia University, and the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. He taught at the Jewish Theological Seminary and Ben-Gurion University and Bar-Ilan University in Israel; from 1990 he served as the Herman P. And Sophia Taubman Professor at the University of California at Berkeley. Among his many books are Sephardi Speculation: A Study in Methods of Talmudic Interpretation; Intertextuality and the Reading of Midrash; Carnal Israel: Reading Sex in Talmudic Culture; A Radical Jew: Paul and the Politics of Identity; Unheroic Conduct: The Rise of Heterosexuality and the Invention of the Jewish Man; Dying for God: Martyrdom and the Making of Christianity and Judaism; and Border Lines: The Partition of Judaeo-Christianity. In addition, he is the author of more than 100 articles in Hebrew and English. Boyarin’s work is characterized by the application of post-modernist and post-colonialist theory to Jewish cultural history, especially and most fruitfully, during the period of late antiquity. He numbers among the pioneers in the modern study of midrash and in the introduction of gender as a critical category in the study of rabbinic literature. His work took a decided turn in his controversial study of the apostle Paul, as his own deep hostility to Zionism emerged as a central feature in his reading of Paul. From this point forward he continually focused on the “diasporic” nature of rabbinic Judaism, in which Jewish culture expresses hostility to power and can even be characterized as “feminized. ” This nature is often placed in contrast to Zionist, territorialist, and nationalist readings of the Jewish past and present, which are characterized as valuing power and masculinity. Another turn emerged with his study of martyrdom and subsequent studies of the Jewish-Christian divide. It is Boyarin’s contention that, despite the rhetoric of differentiation found in the works of certain religious elites, the boundaries between Jewish and Christian communities were ill defined and porous through the end of the third century C. E. Only with the emergence of Christian orthodoxy in the early fourth century did a firm boundary between Judaism and Christianity emerge. Among his many honors, Boyarin was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Jewish Research in 2000, and in 2002 was awarded the Jewish Cultural Achievement in Scholarship Award, given by the National Foundation for Jewish Culture” (Harris in EJ, 2007). Very good condition. (Heb-36-2) (ID #27609) $425.00.

 

  1. Euchel, Isaac Abraham. MISHLE: IM TARGUM ASHKENAZI U-VEUR. Berlin: Bi-Defus Hevrat Hinukh Nearim, 1790. Hardcover, 22, 310 pages, 12mo, 19 cm. 1st edition. In Hebrew. Euchel (1756-1804) was “a Hebrew author, Bible commentator, and one of the leaders of the Haskalah in Germany. Born in Copenhagen, Euchel, having received a traditional education, moved in 1773 to Koenigsberg, where he earned his living as a tutor in the home of the wealthy Friedlaender family. In 1781 he attended Kant's lectures at the University of Koenigsberg. He was recommended for a lectureship in Hebrew at the university but was rejected because he was Jewish. In 1787, Euchel moved to Berlin, where he managed the printing press of the Juedische Freischule (Hinnukh Ne'arim School). Later he worked as a bookkeeper for a commercial firm. Euchel's literary and communal activity began in 1782 (in Koenigsberg) with the publication of his pamphlet Sefat Emet, in which he called for the establishment of a school in Koenigsberg, based on the principles of the Enlightenment. In 1782 he was one of the founders of Hevrat Doreshei Leshon Ever (The Society of Advocates of the Hebrew Language), which started to publish Ha-Me'assef, and, with Menahem Mendel Breslau, published Nahal ha-Besor, the prospectus of Ha-Me'assef. ” (Elkoshi in EJ, 2007). SUBJECT(S): Bible. O. T. Proverbs -- Commentaries. German imprint: Berlin: In der orientalischen Buchdruckerey, 1790. Introduction dated: 17 Shevat? 550 [Feb. 1, 1790]. Title vignette. Text in Hebrew and Judeo-German on opposite pages; commentaries in Hebrew. Other Titles: Bible. O. T. Proverbs. Hebrew. 1790.; Bible.; O. T.; Proverbs.; Yiddish.; 1790. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (Harvard, YU, Ohio State, U of Penn). Stained pages. Hinge repair. Good condition. (rab-33-8) (ID #24162) $300.00.

 

  1. Foah, Shmuel. SEFER IM HAFTAROTH KOL HASHANA K’FI MINHAG KOL….PARSHA V’PARSHA…BSEFER HAZEH (COMPLETE IN 5 VOLUMES). Pisa [Piza]: Bi-Defus Gad Ben Shemuel Foah, 1795. Hardcover, 12mo, 17 cm. 76, 74, 49, 64, 64 leaves. 5 volumes of the Torah, bound in 5 attractive matching late 18th Century bindings. In Hebrew. Other Titles: Bible. Pentateuch. Ex-library. OCLC lists only one copy worldwide (JTSA). Some light wear to coves. Internal hinge repair. Staining to some pages. Otherwise, Very Good condition. (Hasid-6-13) (ID #27587) $475.00.

 

  1. Shapira, Berekhy. ZERA’ BERAKH: HELEK SHENI: DERASHOT ‘AL HA-TORAH. Hamburg, 1687.   Hardcover, 4to, 2, 92, 44 leaves. In Hebrew. Edition: Mahadurah tenina. SUBJECT(S): Jewish sermons, Hebrew. Bible. O. T. Pentateuch -- Sermons. Ex-library. Stained pages. Hinge repair. Chipping and tearing to edges and corners of cover. Chipping to edges of first few pages. Wear to binding. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-36-5) (ID #27612) $375.00.

 

  1. Yaakov Ben Yehudah Yidl, Mi-Desa. SEFER HEDVAT YAAKOV: HIDUSHIM. Berlin, 1775.   Later wrappers, 12mo, 56 pages, 17 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Bible. O. T. Pentateuch -- Commentaries. With: Sefer poel tsedek. Shabbetai ben Meir, ha-Kohen. Amsterdam: be-vet uvi-defus ha-meshutafim Hirts Levi Rofe va-hatano Kashman, 516 [1755 or 1756]. OCLC lists one copy worldwide (University of Pennsylvania). Chipped corners and edges. Yellowing of pages. Light staining to pages. (Spec-27-8) (ID #27066) $300.00.

 

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY & REFERENCE

 

  1. PARTIAL LIST OF BOOKS FROM THE LIBRARY OF DR GEORGE FOOT MOORE. New York: Schulte's Book Store, 8vo. 4 pages. List of more than 200 books and periodicals in Moore's collection, as well as pamphlets and excerpts by Moore. Moore was a Presbyterian minister who became a professor of the history of religion at Harvard in 1904. "Moore's work was of importance in four fields--the shaping of U. S. Scholarship, the reshaping of U. S. Concepts of religion, the study of the Hebrew Bible, and the study of tannaitic Judaism..his JUDAISM IN THE FIRST CENTURIES OF THE CHRISTIAN ERA: THE AGE OF THE TANNAIM (1927-30)..has been of great importance not only for Christians, but also for Jewish understanding of Judaism. " (Morton Smith in Encycolpedia Judaica, 1971, Vol XII, p. 294). In very good condition (AMR31-23) xxx (ID #23812) $30.00.

 

  1. Cordier, Henri, 1849-1925.  BIBLIOGRAPHIE DES OEUVRES DE GASTON MASPERO. Paris, P. Geuthner, 1922. Paper wrappers, 8vo., xvii, 153 pages. In French. SUBJECT (S): Maspero, G. (Gaston), 1846-1916 -- Bibliography. Black and white photographic frontis piece portrait. Bibliography of works by Maspero, the French Egyptologist and developer of the Cairo Museum. References to Syria before the Invasion of the Hebrews, Judea, the Galilee, and the Mosaic of Palestine. (P.120 - 121). Slight wear to spine, pages slightly sunned. Pages uncut. Very good condition. (BIB-18-5) (ID #24353) $135.00.

 

  1. Iakerson, Shimon. CATALOGUE OF HEBREW INCUNABULA FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE LIBRARY OF THE JEWISH THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY OF AMERICA = KATALOG HA-INKUNABULIM HA-`IVRIYIM ME-OSEF SIFRIYAT BET HA-MIDRASH LE-RABANIM BA-AMERIKAH. New York And Jerusalem, The Jewish Theological Seminary Of America, 2005. Original Publisher’s Cloth. 4to. 2 volumes.   670, 568, lxxvii pages. Illus. Facsims. Maps. 31 cm. In Hebrew and English. The library of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America is the largest and most extensive collection of Hebraic and Judaic material in the western hemisphere. The collection of incunabula represents products of all the printing presses we know of as well as all the groups of books that were published in anonymous ones. This catalogue “describes the 127 Hebrew incunabula in the [JTSA] collection – the largest in the world – printed beginning from the 1460s until 1501… The breadth of the collection showcases the unique qualities of Hebrew printing found first in Italy and later in Spain, Portugal and Turkey in the areas of Bible, Talmud, biblical commentaries, halakhah, prayer, linguistics, ethics, literature, history, philosophy and science. ” SUBJECT (S): Incunabula -- New York (State) -- New York -- Bibliography -- Catalogs. Hebrew imprints -- New York (State) -- New York -- Catalogs. Includes bibliographical references and indexes. Heather gray cloth with stamped drawing on covers and red lettering on spine. Ornate maps of 15th century European presses on lining papers. Volumes stored in matching cloth-covered slipcase. New, Fine Condition in Fine Slipcase. (ID #27028) $375.00.

 

  1. Kasher, Menahem. ENCYCLOPEDIA OF BIBLICAL INTERPRETATION: A MILLENNIAL ANTHOLOGY. VOLUME 1 - 6 of 9. New York: American Biblical Encyclopedia Society., 1953. Cloth. 4to. Xxi, 262 pages. Volume 1 - 6, 8 of 9. SUBJECT (S): Bible. O. T. Pentateuch - commentaries - encyclopedias. Kasher (1895-1983) was born in Warsaw, and studied with the greatest Polish rabbis of his time. He was ordained in 1915 by Meir Dan Plotzki and emigrated to Palestine in 1925. Kasher earned his reputation through literary work, primarily the writing of encyclopedias and anthologies. In 1950 Kasher founded, in Jerusalem and in New York, the Torah Shelemah Institute for research and publication, and he was awarded the Israel Prize in 1962. (EJ, 2007) Volume 1: Ex library. Corners worn, inch-long tear at bottom of back strip, good condition. Vols. 2-6: Not ex-library. Very Good in Very Good Jackets. (BIBLE-9-11/LIC) (ID #24303) $400.00.

 

  1. Kasher, Menahem. Kasher, Menahem. ENCYCLOPEDIA OF BIBLICAL INTERPRETATION: A MILLENNIAL ANTHOLOGY. VOLUME 1 - 8 OF 9.ENCYCLOPEDIA OF BIBLICAL INTERPRETATION: A MILLENNIAL ANTHOLOGY. VOLUME 1 - 6, AND 8 OF 9. New York: American Biblical Encyclopedia Society. New York: American Biblical Encyclopedia Society., 1953. Cloth. 4to. Xxi, 262 pages. Volume 1 - 8 of 9. SUBJECT (S): Bible. O. T. Pentateuch - commentaries - encyclopedias. Kasher (1895-1983) was born in Warsaw, and studied with the greatest Polish rabbis of his time. He was ordained in 1915 by Meir Dan Plotzki and emigrated to Palestine in 1925. Kasher earned his reputation through literary work, primarily the writing of encyclopedias and anthologies. In 1950 Kasher founded, in Jerusalem and in New York, the Torah Shelemah Institute for research and publication, and he was awarded the Israel Prize in 1962. (EJ, 2007) Volume 1: Ex library. Corners worn, inch-long tear at bottom of back strip, good condition. Vols. 2-8: Not ex-library. Very Good in Very Good Jackets. (BIBLE-9-11/LIC) Cloth. 4to. Xxi, 262 pages. Volume 1 - 6, 8 of 9. SUBJECT(S): Bible. O. T. Pentateuch - commentaries - encyclopedias. Kasher (1895-1983) was born in Warsaw, and studied with the greatest Polish rabbis of his time. He was ordained in 1915 by Meir Dan Plotzki and emigrated to Palestine in 1925. Kasher earned his reputation through literary work, primarily the writing of encyclopedias and anthologies. In 1950 Kasher founded, in Jerusalem and in New York, the Torah Shelemah Institute for research and publication, and he was awarded the Israel Prize in 1962. (EJ, 2007) Volume 1: Ex library. Corners worn, inch-long tear at bottom of back strip, good condition. Vols. 2-6, and 8: Not ex-library. Very Good in Very Good Jackets. (BIBLE-9-11/LIC) (ID #21147) $500.00.

 

  1. Kitto, John; Alexander, William Lindsey. CYCLOPEDIA OF BIBLICAL LITERATURE. COMPLETE IN 2 VOLUMES. New York, Ivison and Phinney, 1860. 3/4 Leather, Three Quarter leather and marbled boards. 8vo. 884, 994 pages. Engravings, tables, illustrations. Pull-out map intact. OCLC lists 1 copies worldwide (Theologische Univ Kampen Broederweg). Gilt lettering on spine. Binding solid, pages clean. Light wear to spine and corners, baords slightly rubbed. Very Good condition. (SPEC-27-30) (ID #27088) $300.00.

 

  1. Kitto, John; Alexander, William Lindsey. CYCLOPEDIA OF BIBLICAL LITERATURE. COMPLETE IN 2 VOLUMES. London: Black, 1880. Cloth,  (Vol I, 1849) & Leather (Vol II, 1880). 8vo. 884, 994 pages. Engravings, tables, illustrations. OCLC lists 1 copies worldwide (Theologische Univ Kampen Broederweg). Vol I (cloth) conditionGilt lettering on spine. Endpapers are marbled. Some very slight bumping to edges. Patterned endpapers. Vol II (leather) has gilt lettering on spine & gilt outlining on cover, with marbled edges and endpapers. It has a non-archival repar to spine and loose covers. Otherwise Good Condition. (BIBLE-1-18/30)   (ID #18137) $300.00.

 

  1. Mosad Byalik. ENTSIKLOPEDYAH MIKRAIT: OTSAR HA-YEDIOT AL HA-MIKRA U-TEKUFATO (1-7 VOLUMES OF 9). Yerushalayim: Mosad Byalik, 1988.   Cloth with gilt lettering on spine, 4to., illustrated. 1-7 VOLUMES ONLY OF 9. In Hebrew. Title on added title page:  Encyclopaedia Biblica. Thesaurus Rerum Biblicarum Alphabetico Ordine Digestus. Kerekh 1. Av-atarim.--Kerekh 2. B-Zetar.--Kerekh 3. Hovav-Yetet.--Kerekh 4. Kaved-meltahah.--Kerekh 5. Memukhan-Sitri.--Kerekh 6. Eved-Tsaretan.--Kerekh 7. Kaat-shelishiyah.--Kerekh 8. Shem-Tatni.--Kerekh 9. Meaftehot. SUBJECT(S): Bible. O.T. -- Dictionaries -- Hebrew.  Large chip on spine of Volume 4 jacket. Other wise, Very good condition in Very good jackets. (BIB-18-3) (ID #24347) $300.00.

 

  1. Rosenberg, Abraham Chaim. OTZAR HA-SHEMOTH [ENCYCLOPEDIA OF NAMES IN THE BIBLE] VOLUMES 1, 5, 7, AND 9 OF 10 VOLUMES. New York, 1923. Large 8vo. 2nd Edition. Top edges guilt. Shemoth [encyclopedia of names in the Bible]. [Goldman, Hebrew Printing in America 228 (and see 1206)]. "The articles of the dictionary bear upon almost every phase and aspect of life, culture, religion, history, geography and Palestinian topography, as refl ected in the Bible. The subjects are treated extensively. The erudition displayed and the mastery of the literature pertaining to the Bible is impressive. Rosenberg made extensive use of Jewish sources, and quotes frequently the views of the Talmud, of leading Jewish commentators, of thinkers, and scholars, on numerous subjects and themes" (M. Waxman, A History of Jewish Literature, Vol. IV, pp. 1104-5). Spines missing, bindings repaired, text in good condition. (MX34-21) (ID #24038) $150.00.

 

  1. Taylor, John, 1694-1761. Buxtorf, Johann,; 1599-1664. THE HEBREW CONCORDANCE, ADAPTED TO THE ENGLISH BIBLE; DISPOSED AFTER THE MANNER OF BUXTORF. IN TWO VOLUMES. London, Printed By J. Waugh And W. Fenner, 1757. 3/4 leather with marble paper covered boards, large folio, 16 inches. 2595 pages. Title pages printed in red and black. In English and Hebrew. Second volume includes index and an "easy guide for reading Hebrew". SUBJECT (S): Bible. O. T. -- Concordances, Hebrew. Johannes Buxtorf II, (1599-1664), was a "Hebraist, the son of Johannes Buxtorf I, succeeded his father in the chair of Bible and Hebrew studies at the University of Basle and edited some of his unpublished works. In common with his father, he held the view that the Masoretic Text is the genuine version of the Bible (De Literarum Hebraicarum Genuina antiquitate, 1643) and that the Hebrew square script preceded the Samaritan. The vocalization of Hebrew, he maintained, originated at least as early as the time of Ezra. These issues were the subject of his fierce controversies with another Hebraist, Ludovicus Capelus, with each defending his viewpoint in a series of scholarly studies. Buxtorf 's view was formally adopted by the Swiss Church in 1675. Buxtorf translated Maimonides ' Guide of the Perplexed (1629), Judah Halevi 's Kuzari (1666), and part of Isaac Abrabanel 's commentaries to the Bible into Latin. The numerous Jewish scholars in many lands with whom he was in contact included Manasseh Ben Israel. His collection of letters is preserved at the university libraries of Basle and Zurich. " (Chaim Rabin, EJ, 2007) Includes an 1876 letter of a previous owner, found in one of the volumes, which reads: "Dear Dr. Wainwright, I am very sorry that I find at the last moment it will not be possible for me to have the pleasure of presiding at your lecture tonight. I am called away to fill a very important duty at the other end of London. I am sure neither you or any of the audience will attribute my absence to any lack of interest in the Protestant cause. There never was a moment when I was more opposed to Rome and its shabby imitation ritualism. Yours very faithfully, Henry L. Borguer. " Slight wear to leather on spine, very good condition. (BIB-17-11) (ID #24344) $400.00.

 

ANCIENT

 

  1. Sayce, A. H. PATRIARCHAL PALESTINE. London: Society for Promoting Christian Learning., 1895. Cloth., 8vo. Xiii, 277 pages. Map. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Jews – history – to B. C. E. 953; Palestine – history. Ex library. Front cover and backstrip missing, light water stains in margins of first and last few pages, good condition. (SPEC-2-7) (ID #20116) $30.00.

 

  1. Smith, George. THE HEBREW PEOPLE: OR, THE HISTORY AND RELIGION OF THE ISRAELITES, FROM THE ORIGIN OF THE NATION TO THE TIME OF CHRIST: DEDUCED FROM THE WRITINGS OF MOSES AND OTHER INSPIRED AUTHORS; AND ILLUSTRATED BY COPIOUS REFERENCES TO THE ANCIENT RECORDS. TRADITIONS, AND MYTHOLOGY OF THE HEATHEN WORLD. New York: Carlton & Phillips., 1856. 8vo. 614 pages. SUBJECT (S): Judaism; Jews -- history. OCLC lists 22 copies worldwide. SERIES: His Sacred annals; v.2; Variation: Smith, George,; 1800-1868.; Sacred annals; v.2. Covers missing, title page detached, water stains throughout, good condition. (SPEC-2-21) (ID #20131) $40.00.

 

  1. The Israel Museum. HA-TANAKH BA-ARKHE'OLOGYAH. Jerusalem: Israel Museum., 1965. Paper wrappers.,   8vo. 90 pages. In Hebrew, English, and French. Illustrated. SUBJECT(S): Palestine – antiquities. SERIES: Katalog; mis. 6; Variation: Katalog (Muzeon Yisrael (Jerusalem); mis. 6. Good condition. (BIBLE-8-7) (ID #21119) $30.00.

 

  1. Vilnay, Zev. MATSEVOT KODESH BE-ERETS YISRAEL. Jerusalem: Mosad Ha-Rav Kuk., 1951. Hardcover.,   8vo. 462, 40 pages. In Hebrew. Illustrated. First edition SUBJECT(S): Sepulchral monuments – Palestine; Tombs – Palestine; Palestine – antiquities; Bible. O. T. -- antiquities. OCLC lists 20 copies worldwide. “Born in Kishinev, Vilnay [1900-1988] moved to Palestine with his parents as a child of six and settled in Haifa. In the middle 1920s Vilnay became one of the principal guides in the walking tours (tiyyulim) over the country, popular among workers and youth groups; they included areas in Lebanon, Syria, Transjordan, and Sinai. He was an instructor of military topography in the Haganah and later during the War of Independence (1948) and the Six-Day War (1967). He was awarded the Israel Prize in 1982 for yedi'at ha-are ("Knowledge of Israel"). ” (EJ, 2007) Has dust jacket, torn down spine. Pages tanned, otherwise very good condition. (BIBLE-8-13) (ID #21125) $35.00.

 

  1. (Tyre) Katzenstein, H. Jacob. THE HISTORY OF TYRE: FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE SECOND MILLENIU M B.C.E. UNTIL THE FALL OF THE NEO-BABYLONIAN EMPIRE IN 538 BCE. Jerusalem, Schocken Institute, 1973. 1st Edition. Cloth,  8vo,  xxiii,373 pages.  24 cm. Inscribed by the author. Very good condition. (MX-34-11) (ID #21161) $75.00.

 

  1. Bronner, Leila Leah. BIBLICAL PERSONALITIES AND ARCHAEOLOGY. Jerusalem Keter Pub. House Jerusalem, 1974. Cloth, 8vo.  vii, 216 pages. illus.  In English.  SUBJECT(S):  Bible. O.T. -- Antiquities.Bible. O.T. -- Biography.  In very good condition in a good jacket.  (MX19-12)  (ID #21542) $30.00.

 

  1. Burney, C. F. (Charles Fox). ISRAEL'S SETTLEMENT IN CANAAN; THE BIBLICAL TRADITION AND ITS HISTORICAL BACKGROUND. London, Pub. For The British Academy By H. Milford, 1919. Cloth, x, 104 pages, VI maps, 8vo, 25 cm. Series: The Schweich lectures, 1917; SUBJECT (S): Jews -- History -- 1200-953 B. C. Juifs -- Histoire -- 1200-953 av. J. -C. At head of title: The British academy. Wear on cover and binding. Water stains to outside and inside front and back covers. Water stains on pages, text not effected. Otherwise, good condition. (k-rab-2-15)  (ID #21614) $35.00.

 

  1. Cassuto, Umberto. THE GODDESS ANATH: CANAANITE EPICS OF THE PATRIARCHAL AGE: TEXTS, HEBREW TRANSLATION, COMMENTARY AND INTRODUCTION. Jerusalem: Bialik Institute: Vaad Ha-Lashon Ha-Ivrit, 1951. Hardcover, 8vo, 110 pages, illustrations, 28 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Descriptor: Ugaritic literature (Collections) Ugaritic literature -- Translations into Hebrew. Hebrew literature -- Translations from Ugaritic. Added title page in English; Hebrew text. Ugaritic (Hebrew characters) & Hebrew parallel texts; notes in Hebrew. Bibliography: page 110. Includes index. Cassuto was an “Italian historian and biblical and Semitic scholar. Born in Florence, son of Gustavo and Ernesta Galletti, Cassuto came from a traditionalist Jewish family, rooted in the Florence Jewish community for generations. He was educated at the University of Florence, where he completed his studies in 1906, and the Rabbinical College, where he was ordained in 1908. S. H. Margulies, the head of the Rabbinic College, had a profound influence on him. After being ordained rabbi, he continued studying at the rabbinical seminary, taught there, and served as secretary and assistant rabbi of the Jewish community until 1922. When Margulies died in 1922, Cassuto was appointed his successor both in the rabbinate and as director of the Rabbinical Seminary. In 1925 he resigned from the rabbinate to become professor of Hebrew language and literature at the University of Florence, where he taught until 1933. Thereafter he began to withdraw from the domain of Italian-Jewish history and to concentrate on Bible studies, a field in which he had published important papers as early as 1912. In 1933 he received a similar appointment at the University of Rome. While there, he cataloged the Hebrew manuscripts of the Vatican Library. Cassuto, like all the other Jewish professors, was dismissed from the University of Rome with the Racial Laws in 1938. A life-long Zionist, Cassuto accepted an invitation to fill the chair of Bible studies at the Hebrew University in 1939, where he taught till his death in 1951” (Abrahams and Roth in EJ 2010). OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (Universitatsbibliothek Potsdam, Temple University, University of Aberdeen). Lightly bumped cover and page corners. Wear to binding. (Spec-27-2) (ID #27060) $40.00.

 

  1. Fleischer, Benjamin. FROM DAN TO MEGIDDO: AN OUTLINE OF JEWISH MILITARY HISTORY THROUGHOUT THE AGES PRESENTED BIOGRAPHICALLY. VOLUME 1, AN OUTLINE OF JEWISH MILITARY HISTORY THROUGHOUT THE AGES PRESESNTED BIOGRAPHICALLY. New York: Shulsinger Bros., 1941. Cloth., 8vo. 184 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Jews – military history; Jews – biography. OCLC lists 18 copies worldwide. CONTENTS: Abraham—patriarch victorious; Joshua—conquering disciple; Barak—hero victorious of Mount Tabor; Gideon—hero deliverer of the Trembling Spring; Samuel—prophet emancipator; Saul and David—kings[sic] liberators; Decline and fall of the Jewish monarchy; Josiah—hero martyr of Megiddo. Ex library. Corners lightly bumped and worn, good+ condition. (BIBLE-7-19) (ID #21106) $30.00.

 

  1. Goedicke, Hans. editor. NEAR EASTERN STUDIES IN HONOR OF WILLIAM FOXWELL ALBRIGHT. Baltimore, Johns Hopkins Press, 1971. Original Publisher’s Cloth. 8vo. Xxvi, 474 pages ills. Facsims. 23 cm. In French, English and German. “Albright (1891–1971) was a U. S. Biblical archaeologist and Semitics scholar. His students include most of the prominent archaeologists of the later 20th and early 21st century in the United States and Israel, among them G. E. Wright, N. Glueck, and B. Maisler (Mazar). He also trained such eminent biblicists and Semiticists as J. Bright, F. M. Cross, D. N. Freedman, and W. Moran. Albright was the foremost biblical archaeologist of modern times, combining a devotion to evangelical Christianity with a scientific approach to the problems of archaeology and the Bible. ” (EJ) CONTENTS: “William Foxwell Albright: a personal appreciation, ” by Wendell Phillips; “Passive and ergative in Hebrew, ” by Francis I. Andersen; “Altisraelitische Erweckungsbewegungen, ” by Hans Bardtke; “Josua und Retterideal, ” by M. A. Beek; “The identity and date of the unnamed feast of John 5: 1, ” by John Bowman; “Le cadre littéraire de Michée V: 1-5, ” by J. Coppens; “Phoenician elements in Isaiah 52: 13-53: 12, ” by Mitchell Dahood; “Bemerkungen zum Verständnis zweier aramäischer Briefe aus Hermopolis, ” by Herbert Donner; “Isaiah 6: 1: "his train filled the temple", ” by G. R. Driver; “Die Psalmen als Geschichtsquelle, ” by Otto Eissfeldt; “Textkritisches zu Deuterojesaja, ” by Karl Elliger; “Father and son as terminology for treaty and covenant, ” by F. Charles Fensham; “A re-study of an elephantine Aramaic marriage contract (AP 15), ” by Joseph A. Fitzmyer; “Zur Einwirkung der gesellschaftlichen Structur Israels auf seine Religion, ” by Georg Fohrer; “The structure of Psalm 137, ” by David Noel Freedman; “Tafel, buch und blatt, ” by Kurt Galling; “Tell el-Kheleifeh inscriptions, ” by Nelson Glueck; “The redaction of the plague narrative in Exodus, ” by Moshe Greenberg; “Scripture and inspiration, ” by Jonas C. Greenfield; “History and cult in the Old Testament, ” by E. Hammershaimb; “Yahweh and Mari, ” by Herbert B. Huffmon; “Elia und das Gottesurteil, ” by A. Jepsen; “The identity of the suffering servant, ” by Arvid S. Kapelrud; “The junctural origin of the west Semitic definite article, ” by Thomas O. Lambdin; “The converse tablet: a litany with musical instructions, ” by W. G. Lambert; “Punic art in Italy, ” by Sabatino Moscati; “Edom and Judah in the sixth-fifth centuries B. C., ” by J. M. Myers; “The scene on the drinking mug from Ugarit, ” by Marvin H. Pope; “Remarks on the method of comparative mythology, ” by Helmer Ringgren; “The Ugaritic texts and the textual criticism of the Hebrew Bible, ” by Stanislav Segert; “Some reflections on the formation of the feminine in Semitic languages, ” by A. Van Selms; “Amos VI: 13-14 und I: 3 auf dem Hintergrund der Beziehungen zwischen Israel und Damaskus im 9. Und 8. Jahrhundert, ” by J. Alberto Soggin; “Zwei alttestamentliche Königsnamen, ” by J. J. Stamm; “Inscription d'Anam, roi d'Uruk et successeur de Gilgamesh, ” by R. J. Tournay; “Erstgeborene und Levitene: Ein Beitrag zur exilisch-nachexilischen Theologie, ” by W. Zimmerli. SUBJECT(S): Oude Testament. Oriëntalistiek. Exegese. Old Testament. Festschriften. Bible. O. T. Bible. A. T. Includes bibliographical references. Very good condition. (FEST1-61) (ID #27393) $40.00.

 

  1. Kahane, P. P.; Muzeon Yisrael. THE BIBLE IN ARCHAEOLOGY. LA BIBLE DANS L'ARCHÉOLOGIE: [CATALOGUE OF AN EXHIB.,] JERUSALEM, THE ISRAEL MUSEUM, 11 V-28 VI [19]65/. Jerusalem: the Museum., 1965. Paperback., 8vo. 90 pages. Well illustrated. In English, French, and Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Art, ancient – Israel; Bible – antiquities. OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. SERIES: Catalogue [of the Israel Museum]; no 6; Catalogue; no. 6. Kahane (1904-1974) “[was an Israeli] curator of archeological museums. Born in Berlin, Kahane settled in Erez Israel in 1938 and was director of the museum section of the Israel Department of Antiquities. From 1965 to 1969 he was chief curator of the Samuel Bronfman Biblical and Archaeological Museum at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem. He also organized several archaeological museums in Israel. His special field of study was ancient pottery and glass. He served as the Encyclopaedia Judaica departmental editor for Jews in archaeology. ”(EJ) Ex library, some pages loose, good condition. (BIBLE-5-8) (ID #21022) $30.00.

 

  1. Morgenstern, Julian. THE RITES OF BIRTH, MARRIAGE, DEATH, AND KINDRED OCCASIONS AMONG THE SEMITES. Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College Press., 1966. Cloth., 8vo. 320 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Judaism – customs and practices; Semites – religion. CONTENTS: Introduction; Birth rites of the modern urban and rural Semites; Birth rites of the modern Bedouin; Evil spirits at birth; The third, seventh, and fortieth days after birth; Taboo and its removal; The rite of Tahnik; The Akikah ceremony; Circumcision; Circumcision festivals; Baptism; The sacrifice of the hair; Evil spirits and marriage rites; Evil spirits and death rites; A historical survey; Conclusion. Morgenstern (1881-1977) was president of Hebrew Union College from 1921 to 1947, where he himself had been ordained in 1902, and under him the college expanded both in scope and size. The Hebrew Union College Annual was started under Morgenstern in 1924, and “at once became one of the world's outstanding publications in Jewish scholarship. ” Morgenstern's approach to studying Bible was originally influenced by Wellhausen, but as he matured, he made his own path, examining economic, social, and political factors, as opposed to literary ones, when exploring sources and history. (Bamberger, EJ) Ex library. Good+ condition. (BIBLE-10-7) xxx (ID #21159) $30.00.

 

  1. Noth, Martin and David Winton Thomas. editors. WISDOM IN ISRAEL AND IN THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST: PRESENTED TO PROFESSOR HAROLD HENRY ROWLEY BY THE SOCIETY FOR OLD TESTAMENT STUDY IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE EDITORIAL BOARD OF VESTUS TESTAMENTUM IN CELEBRATION OF HIS SIXTY-FIFTH BIRTHDAY, 24 MARCH 1955. Leiden, Brill, 1955. Original Publisher’s Cloth. 8vo. Xix, 301 pages. Ill. Port. 25 cm. Series: Supplements to Vetus Testamentum, v. 3. “Rowley (1890–1969) was an English Protestant theologian and Bible scholar who wrote a number of works on the unity, importance, and relevance of the Bible. He argued that the pure monotheism of the prophets is rooted in the Mosaic period. He commented upon every major problem of biblical history from Moses to Qumran, including the problems of the Exodus, the Samaritans, sacrifice, and the Qumran sectarians. ” (EJ) CONTENTS: Harold Henry Rowley zum fünfundsechzigsten Geburtstag; “Select bibliography of the writings of Harold Henry Rowley, ” compiled by G. H. Davies (pages [xi]-xix); “Some Canaanite-Phoenician sources of Hebrew wisdom, ” by W. F. Albright; “Zur literarischen Analyse der Weisheit des Amenemope, ” by A. Alt; “À propos d'une phrase de H. H. Rowley, ” by H. Cazelles; “Le messianisme sapiential et les origines lettéraires du Fils de l'homme daniélique, ” by J. Coppens; “The counsellor, ” by P. A. H. De Boer; “Problems in the Hebrew text of Job, ” by G. R. Driver; “Religionshistorie und Religionspolemik im Alten Testament, ” by O. Eissfeldt; “"Knowledge" and "life" in the creation story, ” by I. Engnell; “The rib- or controversy-pattern in Hebrew mentality, ” by B. Gemser; “The structure and contents of the book of Koheleth, ” by H. L. Ginsberg; “Le modernisme de Job, ” by P. Humbert; “[Masal], ” by A. R. Johnson; “"Man and his God"; a Sumerian variation on the "Job" motif, ” by S. N. Kramer; “Die Krise des religiösen Glaubens bei Kohelet, ” by A. Lauha; “Wisdom in the Old Testament Prophets, ” by J. Lindblom; “Psalms and wisdom, ” by S. Mowinckel; “Die Bewährung von Salomos "Göttlicher Weisheit, " by M. Noth; “Wisdom and immortality, ” by J. Pedersen; “Royal wisdom, ” by N. W. Porteous; “Solomon and the beginnings of wisdom in Israel, ” by R. B. Y. Scott; “Textual and philological notes on some passages in the Book of Proverbs, ” by D. W. Thomas; “Hiob xxxviii und die altägyptische Weisheit, ” by G. Von Rad. SUBUJECT(S): Wisdom literature. Judaism -- Relations. Wijsheidsliteratuur. Oude Testament. Oudheid. Rowley, H. H. (Harold Henry), 1890-1969 -- Bibliography. Includes bibliographical references. Very good condition. (FEST1-100) (ID #27366) $40.00.

 

  1. Noth, Martin. THE OLD TESTAMENT WORLD. Philadelphia: Fortress Press., 1966. Cloth., 8vo. Xxii, 404 pages. Illustrated. Second printing. SUBJECT (S): Palestine – historical geography; Bible. O. T. -- antiquities; Bible. O. T. -- criticism, textual. A professor at Koenigsburg and Bonn, and later director of the Deutsches Evangelische Institut in Jerusalem, Noth's (1902-1968) ideas as a Bible scholar follow closely Albrecht Alt's. He was a partisan of the form-critical approach to Biblical, historical, and cultural research. (EJ, 2007) Ex library. Good+ condition. (BIBLE-10-5) (ID #21157) $30.00.

 

  1. Pedersen, Johannes., editor. INSCRIPTIONES SEMITICAE COLLECTIONIS USTINOWIANAE. Oslo, Some Et Sociorum, 1928. Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 70 pages. Ill. 24 cm. In German. Series: “Symbolae Osloenses Fasciculi Suppletorii, 2.” A study of a collection ancient Hebrew inscriptions. Includes preface in Latin. SUBJECT (S): Inscriptions, Semitic. Includes bibliographical references. Cover is worn with some discoloration, but all text is clear. Internal pages are nice and clean. Very good condition. (SPEC20-16).  (ID #26859) $40.00.

 

  1. Reifenberg, Adolf. ANCIENT HEBREW SEALS. London: East And West Library, 1950. Hardcover, 12mo, 58 pages, illustrated, 20 cm. Series: East and West library. SUBJECT (S): Seals (Numismatics) -- Palestine. Includes bibliographical references on pages 57-58. Ex-library. Wear to binding. Light staining to back cover. Otherwise, very good condition. (Art-4-19) (ID #25630) $30.00.

 

  1. Robinson, Theodore H. THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE HEBREW KINGDOMS: ISRAEL IN THE EIGHTH AND SEVENTH CENTURIES B.C. New York: AMS Press., 1971. Cloth., 8vo. Xix, 246 pages. Illustrated. SUBJECT (S): Jews – history – 953-586 B. C. E.; Bible. O. T. Kings, 2nd – commentaries; Bible. O. T. Prophets – commentaries. SERIES: The Clarendon Bible,; v. 3. ISBN: 0404053769. Very good condition. (BIBLE-5-24) (ID #21039) $30.00.

 

  1. Sukenik, Eliezer Lipa. THE ANCIENT SYNAGOGUE OF EL-HAMMEH (HAMMATH-BY-GADARA): AN ACCOUNT OF THE EXCAVATIONS CONDUCTED ON BEHALF OF THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY, JERUSALEM. Jerusalem: Rubin Mass., 1935. Paper wrappers., 4to. 99 pages. Illustrated. SUBJECT (S): Synagogues - Hamat (extinct city); Excavations (archaeology) - Palestine; Inscriptions - Palestine; Palestine - antiquities; Synagogues - Israel - Hammat Gader Site; Excavations (archaeology) - Israel; Hammat Gader Site (Israel). CONTENTS: Preface; List f Plates; List of Figures in the Text; Introduction; The Site, its History and its Remains; The Structure of the Synagogue; The Mosaic Floor; The Inscriptions; The Screen; Small Finds; General Survey of the Synagogue; Appendix: On Some Synagogues in the Jaulan; Index; Plates. Sukenik (1889-1953) was born in Poland and moved to Palestine in 1912. The field archaeologist and professor at the Hebrew University, Sukenik directed excavations of the synagogues at Beth-Aleph, Hammath-Gader and Japhia, and of the Third Wall and other sites in Jerusalem. From 1947 until his death, he devoted his energies to studying the Dead Sea Scrolls. (EJ, 2007) Ex library. Spine repaired, tanned, good condition. (MX-21-20) (ID #23899) $100.00.

 

  1. Thomas, D. Winton; Society For Old Testament Study. DOCUMENTS FROM OLD TESTAMENT TIMES. London, New York: T. Nelson., 1958. Cloth., 8vo. Xxiv, 302 pages. Plate illustrations. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Bible. O. T. -- evidences, authority, etc.; Bible. O. T. -- antiquities. Very good condition. (BIBLE-5-7) (ID #21021) $30.00.

 

  1. Tyre) Fleming, Wallace Bruce. THE HISTORY OF TYRE. New York, AMS Press, 1966. Cloth, 8VO. Xiv, 165 pages, map. In English. SUBJECT (S) Geographic: Tyre (Lebanon) -- History. In very good condition (Bible6-10) (ID #21051) $45.00.

 

  1. Yadin, Yigael. editor. ERETZ-ISRAEL. ARCHAEOLOGICAL, HISTORICAL AND GEOGRAPHICAL STUDIES. (VOLUME FIVE) DEDICATED TO PROFESSOR BENJAMIN MAZAR ON HIS FIFTIETH BIRTHDAY. Jerusalem, Israel Exploration Society, 1958.   Original Publisher’s Cloth. 4to. 259, 26, 97 pages. Ill. 30 cm. In Hebrew with summaries in English.  Series: Eretz-Israel, v. 5. Publications of the Israel Exploration Society. SUBJECT(S): Mazar, Benjamin, 1906-1995.  Israel -- Antiquities.  Very good condition in good jacket. (FEST1-14). Xx (ID #27251) $30.00.

 

  1. Orlinsky, Harry Meyer. UNDERSTANDING THE BIBLE THEOUGH HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY. New York: Ktav., 1972. Cloth., 4to. Ix, 292 pages. Heavily illustrated. In English and Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Bible. O. T. -- history of Biblical events; Bible. O. T. -- archeology; Palestine – antiquities. CONTENTS: The fertile crescent: hebrew origins; Bondage, exodus, and the national covenant; Israel in Canaan: the period of the judges; The Israelite Empire under David and Solomon; The divided kingdom; Israel and Judah; The Babylonian exile and the restoration of Judah; The Hebraic spirit: the prophetic movement and social justice. ISBN: 087068096X. “Orlinsky [1908-1992] was born in Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada and went to the U. S. In 1931, later becoming a fellow at Dropsie College and Johns Hopkins University. He was professor of Bible at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York City from 1943, chairman of the Society for Biblical Literature (president 1969–70), and chairman of the American Friends of the Israel Exploration Society from 1954.” (EJ, 2007) Ex library with minimal markings. Spine faded, otherwise very good condition. (BIBLE-8-22) (ID #21134) $30.00.

 

SEMITIC LANGUAGES

 

  1. Levias, Caspar. DIKDUK ARAMIT BAVLIT. [A GRAMMAR OF BABYLONIAN ARAMAIC]. New York: Alexander Kohut Memorial Fouindation., 1930. Cloth., 8vo. 394 pages. In Hebrew. First edition. English title: A grammar of Babylonian Aramaic. SUBJECT (S): Aramaic language - grammar. SERIES: Sifre mosad le-zikhron Aleksander Kohut; Variation: Veröffentlichungen der Alexander Kohut Memorial Foundation. "Born in Zagare, Lithuania, Levias [1860-1934] studied and was a fellow in the department of Oriental languages of Columbia University and in the department of Semitic languages of Johns Hopkins University. From 1895 to 1905 he was an instructor of Semitic languages at Hebrew Union College, and from 1910 to 1920 he served as principal of the Plaut Memorial Hebrew Free School in Newark, New Jersey. An ardent Zionist, he devoted much time to the propagation of modern Hebrew literature, and together with R. Brainin and I. Schapiro he edited and published the literary journal Ha-Deror. His main interest, however, was Semitic philology and grammar, about which he contributed numerous articles to scholarly journals. His chief works were the pioneer study A Grammar of the Aramaic Idiom Contained in the Babylonian Talmud, and a Hebrew book on the same subject, Dikduk Aramit Bavlit. Only two parts of his Ozar Hokhmat ha-Lashon, a study of Hebrew philology, were ever published, and a lexicon compiled by him of medical terms in Hebrew literature never appeared at all. " (EJ, 2007) Gilt titles. Front free end paper torn out, otherwise good+ condition. (MX-21-21) (ID #23900) $45.00.

 

  1. Levisohn, Shlomo. MEHKERE LASHON KOLEL SIHAH BE-'OLAM HA-NESHAMOT U-VET HA-OSEF 'IM HE'AROT ME-ET ADAM HA-KOHEN LEBENZOHN. Vilna: Y. R. Rom., 1849. Half leather.,   16mo. Xii, 108 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Hebrew language - grammar. OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide. Ex library. Boards worn, notes on front fly leaf, good condition. (RAB-19-5) (ID #21712) $100.00.

 

  1. Shapiro, Aaron Jacob. MORE NEVUKHE HA-LASHON: OTSAR MILIM: SEFER SHIMUSHI LE-KHOL HA-KOTVIM `IVRIT.. Warsaw: No Publisher., 1909. Cloth., 8vo. Xiv, 78 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Hebrew language - style. OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide. Ex library. Pages tanned, light water stain in margins throughout, good+ condition. (RAB-21-6) (ID #21730) $75.00.

 

  1. Staerk, W. ARAMAEISCHE URKUNDEN ZUR GESCHICHTE DES JUDENTUMS IM VI UND V JAHRHUNDERT VOR CHR. Bonn: A. Marcus Und E. Weber., 1908. Paper wrappers., 8vo. 16 pages. In German and Aramaic. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Aramaic language – texts; Manuscripts, Aramaic; Jews – history – to 70 C. E. -- sources. Series: Kleine texte für vorlesungen und übungen,; 32. Ex library. Spine repaired, top edge of cover has small tear, good- condition. (BIBLE-8-4) (ID #21116) $50.00.

 

  1. Université De Paris, Institut D'Études Sémitiques. SEMITICA. I – III (3 VOLUMES). Paris, Librairie D'Amerique Et D'Orient Adrien-Maisonneuve, 1948. Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 85, iii, 72, 83 pages. Ill. 25 cm. In French. First three volumes in the irregularly issued serial published by the University of Paris’ Semitic Studies Institute. Semitica extends to all branches of Semitic Studies: linguistics, philology, history, archeology, epigraphy, and to all areas of the Semitic world, ancient and modern, and related fields. Contents Include: “Deux tablettes de fondation, en or et en argent, d' Assurnasirpal II; ” “Remarques sur le Calendrier de Gezer; ” “Un papyrus arameen d'epoque saite decouvert a Saqqara; ” “Note sur le substantif nafs "souffle vital, " "ame, " dans le Coran; ” “Cinq aiguieres de bronze archaiques: unie de l'art musulman. ” “La voyelle de secours I dans les langues semitiques; ” “Les manuscrits hebreux recemment decouverts dans le desert de Juda; ” “Hirihibi et les noces de Yarih et de Nikkal dans la mythologie d'Ugarit; ” “A propos de Ba'al Addir; ” “L'ostracon arameen du Sabbat. ” “Une epitaphe hebraique trouvee a La Martelle (Var); ” “La synagogue de Doura-Europos et les origines de la mosque; ” “La notion de "scheme" et son alteration dans diverses langues semitiques. ” SUBJECT(S): Semitic philology -- Periodicals. Semitische talen. Filologie. Philologie sémitique. Cover Subtitle: "Cahiers publiés par l'Institut d'études sémitiques de l'Université de Paris. " Front cover slightly chipping, detached but present. Internal pages are uncut; pages are darkened but all text is clear. Good+ condition. (SPEC20-23). (ID #26866) $100.00.

 

  1. Wijnkoop, J. D.; C. Van Den Biesen. MANUAL OF HEBREW GRAMMAR. London: Luzac & Co., 1898. Cloth., 12mo. Xvi, 158 pages. "Revised and improved edition. " SUBJECT (S): Hebrew language - grammar. OCLC lists 29 copies worldwide. Ex library. Light water stain in corner of first few pages, good+ condition. (RAB-21-32) (ID #21756) $30.00.

 

  1. Alon, Gedalia; Menahem Dorman; Shemuel Safrai; Menahem Stern. SEFER ZIKARON LI-GEDALYAHU ALON: MEHKARIM BE-TOLDOT YISRAEL UVA-LASHON HA-`IVRIT. Tel Aviv; Ha-Kibuts Ha-Meuhad., 1970. Cloth., 8vo. 294 pages. In Hebrew. First edition. English title: In memory of Gedaliahu Alon: essays in Jewish history and philology; Essays in Jewish history and philology. SUBJECT (S): Jews – history; Hebrew language; Alon, Gedalia – bibliography. Very good condition. (BIBLE-7-6) (ID #21092) $100.00.

 

  1. Alon, Gedalia; Menahem Dorman; Shemuel Safrai; Menahem Stern. SEFER ZIKARON LI-GEDALYAHU ALON: MEHKARIM BE-TOLDOT YISRAEL UVA-LASHON HA-'IVRIT. Tel Aviv, Ha-Kibuts Ha-Meuhad, 1970.   Original Publisher’s Cloth. 8vo. 294 pages. 23 cm. In Hebrew. First Edition. English title: “In memory of Gedaliahu Alon: essays in Jewish History and Philology; Essays in Jewish History and Philology. ” CONTENTS: Problems in the history of the Hebrew language, by J. Blau. – With respect to names of God of the Patriarchs, by that. Yibin. - Kane Area, by on. Oppenheimer. - Shimon Ben - Space Viennese King, by J. Efron. - Pharisees, Sadducees and finish Interpretation of Nahum, by Wednesday. Flusser. - Address Strabon the Jews, by date. Stern. - Citizenship status of Jews in Kirin, by that. Applebaum. - new respects the problem of status and actions of Rabbi Yohanan ben Zakkai after the destruction, by that. Safrai. - six words a great chorus, by Lieberman. - Juan Ramirez, Maiordomos of Cardinal Francisco Jimenez enough Cisneros, by H. Beianart. - Lines spiritual and social worldview of Achroniston late medieval Jews, by Ah. Ah. Ben-Sasson. - Bibliography of the Writings of Gedaliah Alon. SUBJECT(S): Jews - history; Hebrew language; Alon, Gedalia - bibliography. Very good condition. (FEST1-72) (ID #27404) $100.00.

 

  1. Dalman, Gustaf. ARAMÄISCHE DIALEKTPROBEN: LESESTÜCKE ZUR GRAMMATIK DES JÜDISCH-PALÄSTINISCHEN ARAMÄISCH ZUMEIST NACH HANDSCHRIFTEN DES BRITISCHEN MUSEUMS, MIT WÖRTERVERZEICHNIS. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs, 1896. Cloth., 8vo. Xii, 56 pages. In German and Aramaic. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Aramaic language – readers. BOUND WITH: Dalman, Gustaf. GRAMMATIK DES JÜDISCH-PALÄSTINISCHEN ARAMÄISCH: NACH DEN IDIOMEN DES PALÄSTINISCHEN TALMUD UND MIDRASCH, DES ONKELOSTARGUM (COS. SOCINI 84) UND DER JERUSALEMISCHEN TARGUME ZUM PENTATEUCH. 1894. Cloth. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs. 8vo. Xi, 348 pages. In German. First edition. SUBJECT(S): Aramaic language – grammar. Dalman (1855-1941) was a “German Protestant theologian, philologist, and Palestinologist. In his youth Dalman was closely associated with the Missionary Church Brotherhood at Herrnhut and spent his last days with them. From 1895 he was a professor at the Institutum Judaicum in Leipzig. He was the director of the German Evangelical Institute for Antiquity in Jerusalem from 1902 to 1917 where he contributed a number of important papers and subsequently served as professor and head of the Institute of Palestinology in Greifswald. ”(EJ, Garbell) Ex library. Water stains around edges throughout, pages a little tanned, good condition. (BIBLE-5-14z) (ID #21029) $100.00.

 

  1. Dalman, Gustaf. GRAMMATIK DES JÜDISCH-PALÄSTINISCHEN ARAMÄISCH: NACH DEN IDIOMEN DES PALÄSTINISCHEN TALMUD UND MIDRASCH, DES ONKELOSTARGUM (COS. SOCINI 84) UND DER JERUSALEMISCHEN TARGUME ZUM PENTATEUCH. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs., 1894. Cloth., 8vo. Xi, 348 pages. In German. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Aramaic language – grammar. BOUND WITH: Dalman, Gustaf. ARAMÄISCHE DIALEKTPROBEN: LESESTÜCKE ZUR GRAMMATIK DES JÜDISCH-PALÄSTINISCHEN ARAMÄISCH ZUMEIST NACH HANDSCHRIFTEN DES BRITISCHEN MUSEUMS, MIT WÖRTERVERZEICHNIS. 1896. Cloth. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs. 8vo. Xii, 56 pages. In German and Aramaic. First edition. SUBJECT(S): Aramaic language – readers. Dalman (1855-1941) was a “German Protestant theologian, philologist, and Palestinologist. In his youth Dalman was closely associated with the Missionary Church Brotherhood at Herrnhut and spent his last days with them. From 1895 he was a professor at the Institutum Judaicum in Leipzig. He was the director of the German Evangelical Institute for Antiquity in Jerusalem from 1902 to 1917 where he contributed a number of important papers and subsequently served as professor and head of the Institute of Palestinology in Greifswald. ”(EJ, Garbell) Ex library. Water stains around edges throughout, pages a little tanned, good condition. (BIBLE-5-14z) (ID #21028) $100.00.

 

  1. Dukes, Leopold. LITERATURHISTORISCHE MITTHEILUNGEN UEBER DIE ÄLTESTEN HEBRÄISCHEN EXEGETEN: GRAMMATIKER UND LEXICOGRAPHEN. Stuttgart: A. Krabbe., 1844. Quarter leather., 8vo. Viii, 198 pages. In German with Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Hebrew language – grammar – history; Hebrew philology. SERIES: Beiträge zur Geschichte der ältesten Auslegung und Spracherklärung des Alten Testamentes; Bd. 2. “Dukes [1810-1891] was born in Pressburg, Hungary. He was a student of R. Moses Sofer and of R. Hayyim Joseph Pollak; the latter introduced him to secular study. An inveterate, though poor, traveler, Dukes visited most of the important libraries in Europe, researching Jewish manuscripts and uncovering many hitherto unknown medieval works. His research covered various aspects of language and literature: aggadic literature, Bible exegesis, medieval Jewish literature, Hebrew grammar and the masoretic text, and talmudic maxims and truisms. Frequently, however, his research was unsystematic and his edited texts in need of correction. ” (EJ, 2007) BOUND WITH: Ewald, Heinrich. UBER DIE ARABISCH GESCHRIEBENEN WERKE JÜDISCHER SPRACHGELEHRTEN: MIT EINER ABHANDLUNG ÜBER DEN GEGENWÄRTIGEN ZUSTAND DER ALTENTESTAMENTLICHEN WISSENSCHAFT. Stuttgart: A. Krabbe, 1844. 8vo. Xxiv, 160 pages. In German with Arabic and Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Hebrew language – grammar – history. SERIES: Beiträge zur Geschichte der ältesten Auslegung und Spracherklärung des Alten Testamentes; Bd. 1. Ex library. Covers worn, occasional marginalia, good condition. (BIBLE-7-18x) (ID #21105) $145.00.

 

  1. Ewald, Heinrich. UBER DIE ARABISCH GESCHRIEBENEN WERKE JÜDISCHER SPRACHGELEHRTEN: MIT EINER ABHANDLUNG ÜBER DEN GEGENWÄRTIGEN ZUSTAND DER ALTENTESTAMENTLICHEN WISSENSCHAFT. Stuttgart: A. Krabbe., 1844. Quarter leather., 8vo. Xxiv, 160 pages. In German with Arabic and Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Hebrew language – grammar – history. SERIES: Beiträge zur Geschichte der ältesten Auslegung und Spracherklärung des Alten Testamentes; Bd. 1. Ewald (1803-1875) was a “Protestant theologian [and] scholar of the Bible, Israelite history, and Semitic languages.. He served as professor at Goettingen and Tuebingen. He was twice dismissed from his post – once in 1837 for protesting against the abolition of the Hanoverian constitution by the king, and again in 1867 for refusing to swear allegiance to the king of Prussia. Ewald viewed historical criticism not as a religious threat but as a means of reconstructing the process by which divine providence had chosen to reveal the true faith to humanity. He believed that the stories of the patriarchs could be used to reconstruct ancient Israelite tribal history, but that the patriarchs themselves were "ideal types. " Ewald was more positive in his historical assessment of Moses. As for the Hebrew prophets, it was through them that God gave the most important truths to humanity. Ewald also did research on Hebrew and Arabic grammar and on the medieval works of Hebrew grammar, which were written in Arabic. He is considered the father of the theory of Hebrew syntax. ” (EJ, 2007) BOUND WITH: Dukes, Leopold. LITERATURHISTORISCHE MITTHEILUNGEN UEBER DIE ÄLTESTEN HEBRÄISCHEN EXEGETEN: GRAMMATIKER UND LEXICOGRAPHEN. Stuttgart: A. Krabbe, 1844. 8vo. Viii, 198 pages. In German with Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Hebrew language – grammar – history; Hebrew philology. SERIES: Beiträge zur Geschichte der ältesten Auslegung und Spracherklärung des Alten Testamentes; Bd. 2. Ex library. Covers worn, occasional marginalia, good condition. (BIBLE-7-18x) (ID #21104) $150.00.

 

  1. Gesenius, Wilhelm. HEBRAISCHE GRAMMATIK. Leipzig: Renger’sche Buchhandlung, 1839. Hardcover, 8vo, x, 298 pages, 21 cm. In German. Published during Gesenius’ lifetime. Edition: 12. Verb. Aufl. Series: Hebr”aisches Elementarbuch, 1. Teil; Variation: Hebraisches Elementarbuch; 1. Teil. SUBJECT (S): Hebrew language -- Grammar -- Textbooks. Text in German and Hebrew. Gesenius (1786-1842) was a “German Orientalist, lexicographer, and Bible scholar. Born at Nordhausen, he taught in several German towns (Helmstedt, Goettingen, Heiligenstadt), and was appointed professor of theology at the University of Halle in 1811. He wrote a number of studies on Semitic languages including Versuch ueber die maltesische Sprache…, Leipzig; De Pentateuchi Samaritani origine, indole et auctoriate…, Halle; De Samaritanorum theologia ex fontibus ineditis commentatio, Halle; Palaeographische Studien ueber phoenizische und punische Schrift; Scripturae linguaeque phoeniciae monumenta quotquot supersunt edita et inedita. Gesenius’ main field of interest was the scientific investigation of biblical Hebrew based on comparison with other Semitic languages and his studies remained basic for subsequent research. His work was the first in a field of research that freed the study of Hebrew from theological considerations. His most important contributions to the knowledge of Hebrew language and grammar are Hebraeisch-deutsches Handwoerterbuch…, in two volumes; an improved edition "Hebraeisches und chaldaeisches Handwoerterbuch ue ber das Alte Testament". The book has appeared in German in 16 editions. The 16th edition was reprinted several times. Thesaurus philologicus criticus linguae Hebraeae et Chaldaeae veteris testamenti. In this dictionary, Gesenius drew on talmudic sources and quotes Jewish Bible commentators such as Rashi, Abraham Ibn Ezra, and David Kim I. Hebraeische Grammatik, a Hebrew grammar which appeared in German in 29 editions and was also translated into English. Hebraeisches Lesebuch; Geschichte der hebraeischen Sprache und Schrift. Ausfuehrliches grammatisch-kritisches Lehrgebaeude der hebraeischen Sprache mit Vergleichung der verwandten Dialekte. In it, he explained his scientific linguistic system based on comparative Semitic philology. Gesenius wrote one exegetical work, a commentary (together with a translation) on Isaiah, in three volumes. Gesenius was a close friend of W. De Wette, who greatly influenced his work on the authorship of biblical books and Israelite religion. His rationalism aroused the ire of orthodox supernaturalists. Some negative assessments of Judaism in his work were hardly unique to Gesenius’ in his own time” (Garbell in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. Ex-library with usual markings. Hinge repair. Front cover not attached to binding. Stained pages. Chipped edges and corners. Otherwise, very good condition. (Rab-40-15).  (ID #24655) $40.00.

 

  1. Jacobowitz, J. LASHON MESHUTEFET: LEKET SHEL `ARAKHIM HA-BENUYIM `AL HA-OTIYOT HA-RISHONOT SHEL HA-ALEFBET HA-`IVRIT. Jerusalem: R. Mas., 1968. Cloth.,   8vo. 214 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Hebrew language – history; Hebrew language – root. English title: Monogenesis of language; selected essays based on the first four letters of the Hebrew Alphabet. Has defective dust jacket. Very good condition. (BIBLE-5-20) (ID #21035) $30.00.

 

  1. Koehler, Ludwig and Baumgartner, Walter. LEXICON IN VETERIS TESTAMENTI LIBROS AND SUPPLEMENT. Leiden, E. J. Brill, 1958. Hardback, 8vo. 1138 pages, In German. SUBJECT (S): Hebrew language -- Dictionaries -- English.  Hebrew language -- Dictionaries -- German.  Aramaic language -- Dictionaries -- English.  Aramaic language -- Dictionaries -- German.  Hébreu (Langue) -- Dictionnaires anglais.  Hébreu (Langue) -- Dictionnaires allemands.  Araméen (Langue) -- Dictionnaires anglais.  Araméen (Langue) -- Dictionnaires allemands. About Walter Baumgartner: “From 1947, he was professor of Semitic languages at Basle. Baumgartner's position among biblical scholars and orientalists is assured by the results of his work in the field of Bible and Semitic philology. His important studies on the Aramaic sections of the Bible include: Das Buch Daniel (1926) and the Aramaic sections of L. Koehler and W. Baumgartner's Lexicon in Veteris Testamenti Libros (1953, 1958, 1967 ff. ). In his doctoral dissertation, Die Klagegedichte des Jeremia.. (1916), he employed critical methodology to prove that the monologues of Jeremiah were not later additions but may be attributed to the prophet himself. ” (EJ, Zev Garber) Ex-library with usual marks. In very good condition. Extra shipping charges apply. (MX13-5) (ID #21346) $350.00.

 

  1. Kutscher, Edward Yechezkel; Haya Nathan. TOLDOT HA-ARAMIT. HELEK 1. HA-ARAMIT HA-`ATIKAH, HA-YEUDIT, HA-ARAMIT HA-RISHMIT (LE-HOTSI HA-ARAMIT HA-MIKRAIT). Jerusalem: Akademon., 1971. Paperback., 8vo. 142 pages. In Hebrew. English title: A history of Aramaic: part I: Old Aramaic, Jaudic, Official Aramaic (Bibleical Aramaic excepted). SUBJECT(S): Aramaic language – history. “Kutscher [1909-1971] studied in his native Slovakia, in Frankfurt on the Main, and then in Jerusalem. After teaching for some time in schools in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, he was appointed secretary of the Hebrew Language Academy, lecturer in Hebrew at the Hebrew University, and professor. From 1958 he also lectured at Bar-Ilan University. Kutscher's published work includes a study of the linguistic background of the Dead Sea Isaiah Scroll; Millim ve-Toledoteihen, with a summary in English; and Language of the "Genesis Apocryphon. " He was editor of Leshonenu (the organ of the Hebrew Language Academy) from 1965. Kutscher also translated into Hebrew the German text of a number of art books, such as J. Bab's work on Rembrandt, and works by others on V. Van Gogh, and A. Rodin. A collection of Kutscher's research work in Hebrew and Aramaic edited by Ze'ev Ben Hayyim, Aharon Dotan, and Gad Ben Ami Zarfaty, was published posthumously in 1977.” (EJ, 2007) Ex library. Price sticker and moisture spot of cover, internally clean, good+ condition. (BIBLE-7-14) (ID #21100) $100.00.

 

ART

 

  1. Arnold, Thomas W. (Sir). THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT IN MUSLIM RELIGIOUS ART: SCHWEICH LECTURE BRITISH ACADEMY 1928. 1987. Cloth., London: The British Academy, 1932. First Edition. Preface by H.A.R. Gibb. Original Cloth, tall 8vo,  [xii], 47pages. Includes 19 black & white plates. Sir Thomas Walker Arnold (1864-1930) was one of the leading authorities on Islamic Art at the time of this lecture. Because of his death in 1930, H.A.R. Gibb was asked to select the illustrations and complete the necessary revision of the text for publication. Very Good Condition. (k-bible-1-4)  (ID #21164) $40.00.

 

  1. Goldman, Bernard. THE SACRED PORTAL: A PRIMARY SYMBOL IN ANCIENT JUDAIC ART. 1987. Cloth., Wayne State U. Press, 1966. First edition, first printing. Cloth, 8vo 216 pages + 15 pages. Includes 60 bladk and white plates, as well as a bibliography and index.  Very Good Condition in Very Good Jacket.  (k-bible-1-5) xx (ID #21165) $30.00.

 

  1. Sed-Rajna, Gabrielle. THE HEBREW BIBLE IN MEDIEVAL ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS. New York: Rizzoli, 1987. Hardcover, Folio, 173 pages, illustrated, some color, 36 cm. SUBJECT (S); Jewish illumination of books and manuscripts. Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval. Bible. O. T. -- Illustrations. Translation of: La bible hebraique. Includes index. Bibliography on pages 165-167. Illuminated manuscripts on each page. In dust jacket. Very good condition. (Art-9-1) xx (ID #25683) $50.00.

 

CHRISTIAN HEBRAISM

 

  1. (Asw Rosenbach Association) Lowth, Robert [with Laid In Als & Portraits]. DE SACRA POESI HEBRÆORUM. PRÆLECTIONES ACADEMIÆ OXONII HABITÆ [HEBRAEORUM. PRAELECTIONES ACADEMIAE OXONII HABITAE]. Oxonii [Oxford]; E Typographeo Clarendoniano, 1763. Period cloth. 23 cm. [8], 507, [15] pages. 8 vo. Second revised and augmented edition. Latin, with Hebrew and Greek. The last seven leaves contain the index and a final errata leaf. Laid in autograph letter by author and two portraits; laid in note dated 1790. Ex-libris, American Jewish Historical Society, gift from A. S. W. Rosenbach. The”Lectures on the Sacred Poetry of the Hebrews”, in Latin, was written by Robert Lowth, professor of poetry and bishop of Oxford, in the mid 18th century. These lectures are foundational to modern analyses of the old testament, especially that of parallelism in Hebrew Poetry: “It is now generally conceded that parallelism is the fundamental law, not only of the poetical, but even of the rhetorical and therefore of higher style in general in the Old Testament. By parallelism in this connection is understood the regularly recurring juxtaposition of symmetrically constructed sentences. … The first to see this law clearly and to distinguish between its basic forms was the Anglican bishop Robert Lowth” – (EJ). Subjects: Hebrew poetry - History and criticism. Hebrew language - Metrics and rhythmics. Bible. O. T. Psalms - Criticism, interpretation, etc. OCLC lists approximately 40 copies worldwide. Boards loose, backstrip absent, signatures loose but all present. Edges slightly bumped. Text crisp. Good condition. (CHRHEB1-31). (ID #28110) $650.00.

 

  1. Ainsworth,  henry. ANNOTATIONS UPON THE FIFTH BOOK OF MOSES CALLED DEUTERONOMIE. WHEREIN, BY CONFERENCE OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES, BY COMPARING THE GREEK AND CHALDEE VERSIONS, AND TESTIMONIES OF HEBREW WRITERS; THE HISTORIES, LAWES AND ORDINANCES, WHICH MOSES (A LITLE BEFORE. HIS DEATH) REPEATED AND ENLARGED UNTO ISRAEL IN THIS BOOK, ARE EXPLAINED. [Amsterdam]; [Imprinted By Giles Thorp], 1619. Later full leather. 4to. [292] pages. English, with some Hebrew. Two column margin throughout containing the bible in English, annotations at the end of each chapter, with an index to the Pentateuch and an advertisement to the reader. Music composition in chapter 32. The annotations upon Deuteronomie was the fifth in a series of seven annotated volumes completed by Ainsworth throughout his later life. Henry Ainsworth was a learned Hebraist and celebrated Non-conformist divine of the Brownist party. He fled to Amsterdam, where entered the service of a bookseller about 1593, and where he founded an independent church. He paid two visits to Ireland, but nearly all his labours were in the Netherlands. Subjects: Bible. O. T. Deuteronomy -- Commentaries. OCLC lists 20 copies worldwide. Minor dampstains throughout, with a minor burn mark in chapter 32, obscuring three lines; otherwise text and pages in excellent condition. Very Good Condition. (CHRHEB1-23). (ID #28106) $350.00.

 

  1. Bellarmini, Roberti. EXPLANATIO IN PSALMOS. EDITIO NOVISSIMA, AB INNUMERIS MENDIS & OMISSIONIBUS EX COLLATIONE DIVERSORUM ADINVICEM EXEMPLARIUM EXPURGATA. Lugduni [Lyon]: Sumptibus I. Bapt. Bourlier & Lavr. Avbin [Laurentii Aubin], 1675. Full leather. [16], 1086 [26] pages; 24 cm. In Latin (with Hebrew). Roman and civilite types (the lines of the Psalms) and with Hebrew type in the margin. Large title page engraving with woodcut capitals, leather gilt lettered spine. “Explanation of the Psalms, at last putting countless omissions and defects in comparison to different alternates in the exculpated copies”, written by St. Robert Bellarmine, Archbishop and Cardinal in the early 1600’s; friend and later inquisitor of Galileo, a principal Jesuit protagonist of the counter-reformation, theological scholar; the work Explanatio in Psalmos is a commentary on the 150 psalms of the Psalter written in Latin; it’s original title being that of “In Omnes Psalmos Dilucida Exposition”, written in 1611. Subjects: Bible. O. T. Psalms - Commentaries. OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide. Solid binding, with ribbons (corners bumped), crisp text with very slight foxing throughout, slight warp in body. Very good condition. (CHRHEB1-11). (ID #28083) $300.00.

 

  1. Buxtorf, Johann (The Elder). LEXICON HEBRAICUM ET CHALDAICUM: COMPLECTENS OMNES VOCES TAM PRIMAS QUÀM DERIVATAS, QUAE IN SACRIS BIBLIIS, HEBRAEÂ, & EX PARTE CALDAEÂ LINGUÂ SCRIPTIS EXTANT: INTERPRETATIONIS FIDE, EXEMPLORUM BIBLICORUM COPIÂ, LOCORUM PLURIMORUM DIFFICILIUM EX VARIIS. HEBRAEORUM COMMENTARIIS EXPLICATIONE, AUCTUM & ILLUSTRATUM. London, Printed By Jacob June And Moses Bell For Samuel Whitaker And Richard Cartwright, 1646. Period Leather with raised bands and label. 12mo. [16], 999, [70] pages. 17 cm. In Latin and Hebrew. Sixth Edition: revised, amended and enlarged. Title translates to English as, “Chaldaic and Hebrew Lexicon…. ” Johannes Buxtorf (1564-1629) was a celebrated Hebraist, born in Westphalia, member of a family of Orientalists; professor of Hebrew for thirty-nine years at Basel and known by the title, "Master of the Rabbis". According to Moritz Kayserling, he was the “principal founder of Rabbinical study among Christian scholars” (JE vol. 3, p. 444). His colossal Lexicon Chaldaicum Talmudicum was completed by his son, Johannes the Younger. Though unreliable, it served generations of Christian scholars as a guide to their studies in Talmud and rabbinics. SUBJECT(S): Hebrew language -- Dictionaries -- Latin. Boards worn, backstrip chipping slightly. Front cover detached but present. Internal pages nice and clean. Good+ condition. (CHR HEB1-34) (ID #28099) $375.00.

 

  1. Glassius, Salomon; Johann Gottfried Olearius; Johannes Franciscus Buddeus. PHILOLOGIA SACRA: QVA TOTIUS SS. VETERIS ET NOVI TESTAMENTI SCRIPTURAE TUM STYLUS ET LITERATURA, TUM SENSUS ET GENUINAE INTERPRETATIONIS RATIO ET DOCTRINA LIBRIS QUINQUE EXPENDITUR AC TRADITUR..; ADIECTA SUB FINEM HUIUS OPERIS EIUSDEM B. GLASSII LOGICA. SACRA, PROUT EANDEM EX MSTO EDIDIT JOHANNES GOTOFREDUS OLEARIUS. Lipsiae (Leipzig);gleditschius, 1725. Vellum. 25 cm [52] 2138, [107] pages. In Latin, with Hebrew and Greek. With an engraved portrait of the author, the title-page in red and black, and engraved vignettes throughout. Contains the book plate of Dr. E. F. Moldehnke, a Lutheran D. D. And pastor in NYC in the mid to late-19th century. Title roughly translates to: “Philology of the Sacred, by which the style and grammar of the old and new testament, the sense and genuine reason of the interpretation of Doctrine…”; Glassius, Professor of Theology at the Universitat Jena, Lutheran theologian, and one of the initiators of the Weimarian Bible project. His greatest scientific work is the Philologia Sacra (Jena; 1623-36), the first book which notices the grammatical peculiarities of New Testament diction, a work highly praised by his contemporaries as a key to Biblical difficulties. Subjects: Hebrew language -- Grammar -- Early works to 1800. Greek language, Biblical -- Grammar -- Early works to 1800. Bible -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. -- Early works to 1800. Binding in excellent condition, slightly rubbed corners, dampstains to the index, Otherwise, all text is clear. Very good condition. (CHRHEB1-15). (ID #28089) $225.00.

 

  1. Godwyn [Goodwin], Thomas. MOSES AND AARON: CIVIL AND ECCLESIASTICAL RITES, USED BY THE ANCIENT HEBREWS. London, Printed By S. G. For Andrew Crook And John Williams, 1662. Rebound in later quarter leather. Small 8vo. [6], 264, [10] pages. Subtitle: “Observed, and at large opened, for the clearing of many obscure Texts thorowout [sic] the whole Scripture. Which Texts are now added to the end of the Book. Wherein likewise is shewed what Customs the Hebrews borrowed from Heathen people: And that many Heathenish Customs, originally, have been unwarrantable imitations of the Hebrews. ” SUBJECT (S): Judaism, customs and practices. OCLC lists 23 copies worldwide. Front board detached; backstrip lightly worn. Internal pages lightly soiled at edges, but all text is clear. Overall, very good condition. (CHR HEB1-8) (ID #28080) $300.00.

 

  1. Godwyn [Goodwin], Thomas. MOSES AND AARON: CIVIL AND ECCLESIASTICAL RITES, USED BY THE ANCIENT HEBREWS. London, Printed By S. Griffin For Andrew Crook, 1671. Rebound in later paper wrappers. 8vo. [6], 264, [16] pages. Tenth Edition. Subtitle: “Observed, and at large opened, for the clearing of many obscure Texts thorowout the whole Scripture. Which Texts are now added to the end of the Book. Wherein likewise is shewed what Customs the Hebrews borrowed from Heathen people: And that many Heathenish Customs, originally, have been unwarrantable imitations of the Hebrews. ” SUBJECT (S): Judaism, customs and practices. Pages lightly soiled, underlining and marginalia on several pages. All text is clear. Good condition. (CHR HEB1-12A) (ID #28084) $300.00.

 

  1. Robertson, William. THE SECOND GATE, OR THE INNER DOOR TO THE HOLY TONGUE: BEING A COMPENDIOUS HEBREW LEXICON OR DICTIONARY. London, Printed By E. Tyler For Humph. Robinson, 1655.   1st edition. Original Publisher’s Cloth. 16mo. [26], 551 pages. 15 cm. In English with Hebrew. Subtitle: “In which all the roots and primitive words in the Bible, both Hebrew and Chaldee, are orderly set down and numbered..” CONTENTS: Compendious Hebrew dictionary -- [explanations of translations of O. T. Passages] -- The servile letters explained -- The affixes or suffixes delineated -- Conclusion. SUBJECT(S): Hebrew language – Dictionaries. Includes “Preface to the Reader” and Errata. Robertson (fl. 1650-80) was a Scottish Hebraist who believed Hebrew could be learned by ordinary people with a minimum of linguistic background. Educated at Edinburgh University, he taught Hebrew in London from 1653–1680, then in 1680 was appointed lecturer in Hebrew at Cambridge University. “The First Gate” was published in 1653, and again in 1654. Signatures: pi^1 s [sec. ]^8 s A^4 s B-Mm^8 s Nn^4 s. OCLC lists 18 copies worldwide. [Wing R1611, R1618], Leather worn and bumping at corners. Top of backstrip peeling; some cracking. Binding slightly loose. Light dampstains to last 100 pages, but all text is clear. Overall good+ condition. (CHR HEB1-1) (ID #28066) $400.00.

 

  1. Rouget, M. L’ESPRIT DE JOB, OU ODES IMITEES DU LIVRE DE JOB. Amsterdam, Chez E. Van Harrevelt, 1759.   1ST edition. Original Publisher’s Cloth. 8vo. [4], 77, [1] pages. In French. Title translates to English as, “The Spirit of Job, or Odes Emulating the Book of Job. ” Includes Preface. OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. Covers worn with bumping to corners. Internal pages are occasionally lightly soiled but all text is clear. Very good condition. (CHR HEB1-6) (ID #28078) $300.00.

 

  1. Otho, Johann Heinrich. IOH. HENRICI OTHONIS, HEL. BERNATIS, IN ACAD. LAUS. PHIL. PROF., LEXICON RABBINICO-PHILOLOGICUM. Genevae: Sumptibus Ioh. Herm. Widerhold, 1675. Bound in period Vellum, 12mo, 80, 682, 54 pages, 18 cm. First edition. In Latin, Greek, and Hebrew, includes Otho's Latin translation of the Mishnah Tractate Shekalim with parallel Hebrew text. SUBJECT (S): Descriptor: Latin language -- Dictionaries -- Hebrew. Hebrew language -- Dictionaries -- Latin. Engraved title page vignette (printer’s device), head- and tail-pieces, initials. Includes indexes. Added half title page. Other Titles: “Lexicon rabbinico-philologicum; Lexicon rabbinico-philologicvm, in qvo ordine alphabetico notantvr et referuntur praecipua; Mishnah; Shekalim; ” Hebrew; 1675; Mishnah; Shekalim; Latin; Otho; 1675. Ex-library with usual markings. Staining to cover. Bumped corners and edges. Very good condition. (Bib-22-9) (ID #25092) $300.00.

 

QUMRAN

 

  1. Kugel, James L. (editor). STUDIES IN ANCIENT MIDRASH. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard Univ Pr, 1st Edition. Hardcover, 200 pages. ISBN 0-674-00258-XReligion & Spirituality: Christianity: Reference: Criticism & Interpreta tion: Old Testament Studies in Ancient Midrash is the proceedings of a conference, held at Harv ard University, surveying the beginnings of ancient biblical interpretation. Essays include "Ancient Biblical Interpretation and the Biblical Sage, " b y James Kugel; "Literacy and the Polemics Surrounding Biblical Interpretati on, " by A. I. Baumgarten; "Garments of Skin, Garments of Glory, " by Gary An derson; "Leave the Dead to Bury Their Own Dead, " by Menahem Kister; "Contou rs of Genesis Interpretation at Qumran, " by Moshe Bernstein; "Qohelet's Rec eption and Interpretation, " by Marc Hirshman; "Law, Morality and Rhetoric I n Some Sayings of Jesus, " by Menahem Kister; and "Biblical Interpretation I n some Qumran Prayers and Hymns, " by James Kugel.  (ID #11111) $15.00.

 

  1. Talmon, Shemaryahu. THE "DEAD SEA SCROLLS" OR "THE COMMUNITY OF THE RENEWED COVENANT.". Tucson: University of Arizona Press., 1993. Paper wrappers., 8vo. 32 pages. “The Albert T. Bilgray Lecture, April, 1993.” SUBJECT (S): Qumran community; Dead Sea Scrolls; Bible. O. T. -- criticism, interpretation, etc., Jewish. OCLC lists 23 copies worldwide. Talmon (b. 1920) is a Polish-born Bible scholar, who moved to Palestine in 1939 and received a doctorate from the Hebrew University in 1946. He studied many areas of Biblical scholarship, and made important contributions to education and to the understanding of scripture texts. “His sociological approach to text history advanced the understanding of various aspects of the biblical text, especially with regard to the Qumran scrolls found in the Judean Desert. His interests in the texts found in Qumran and in sociological research were combined in the study of the nature and history of the Qumran monastery. ”(EJ, Hoter) Address label on back cover, very good condition. (BIBLE-5-4) (ID #21018) $30.00.

 

19TH CENTURY AMERICAN IMPRINTS

 

  1. Adler, Cyrus and Casanowitz. I.M. BIBLICAL ANTIQUITIES: A DESCRIPTION OF THE EXHIBIT AT THE COTTON STATES INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION,ATLANTA, 1895. Washington, Government Printing Office, 1898. Singerman 5305. 4to, 46 black and white plates, several of Jewish ceremonial objects-and mostly from the collections of David Sulzberger (Cyrus Adler’s brother-in-law) and Mayer Sulzberger (Adler’s uncle). Includes 46 plates. Printed wrappers, chipped, rebacked. Good Condition. (Spec-12-8) (ID #25536) $100.00.

 

  1. Szold, Benjamin. SEFER IYOV, MEVUAR ME-HADASH (DAS BUCH HIOB). Baltimore: H. F. Siemers., 1886. Cloth.,   8vo. Xxiv, 498 pages. In Hebrew. With additional title page in German. The book of Job, with a new commentary. SUBJECT(S): Bible. O. T. Job – commentaries. Benjamin Szold was a Hungarian-born rabbi who became rabbi to Congregation Oheb Shalom in Baltimore. "Oheb Shalom was then on the verge of becoming Reform, but Szold led it to a Judaism which allowed for innovations in ritual practice, but not in basic tenets. He recognized and employed the educational potential of the regular Sabbath sermon. He introduced his own prayer book, Avodat Yisrael (1867), to replace the previously used Minhag Amerikah (1857) by I. M. Wise, and the traditional siddur. The Avodat Yisrael was widely adopted by congregations throughout the country. Under Szold's leadership Oheb Shalom became one of the foremost American congregations. " (Gladys Rosen, EJ) Wear to spine and endpapers. Good condition. (SPEC-19-1) (ID #26710) $100.00.

 

  1. Boudinot, Elias. A STAR IN THE WEST; OR, A HUMBLE ATTEMPT TO DISCOVER THE LONG LOST TEN TRIBES OF ISRAEL, PREPARATORY TO THEIR RETURN TO THEIR BELOVED CITY, JERUSALEM. Trenton, N. J., D. Fenton, S. Hutchinson And J. Dunham, 1816. Hardcover, 8vo, iv, xxi, 312 pages, 21 cm. Singerman 0252. SUBJECT (S): Indians -- Origin. Lost tribes of Israel. “Mr. Nathan Whetten’s copy, Harvard Univ, Cambridge 1930” as written inside cover. Covers not attached to binding. Hinge repair. Stained and browning of some pages. Wear and chipping to cover and cover edges. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-15A-18) (ID #26037) $175.00.

 

  1. Deutsch, Solomon. A KEY TO THE PENTATEUCH - PART 1, GENESIS - EXPLANATORY OF THE TEXT AND THE GRAMMATICAL FORMS. New York, By The Author, 1890. Cloth, 8vo, 75 pages, plus paradigms. Singerman 2266. Binding repaired with cloth tape, corners bumped, other repairs, Good- Condition. (SPEC-27-15) (ID #27072) $30.00.

 

  1. Gesenius, Wilhelm, 1786-1842. Gibbs, Josiah W.; 1790-1861.; (Josiah Willard).  A HEBREW AND ENGLISH LEXICON OF THE OLD TESTAMENT:. Andover, Mass: Flagg And Gould, 1824. Hardcover, 8vo., 715 pages. Malachi [1955] # 343; Marcus [1954] # 70. Not listed in Goldman, though he does reference it. SUBJECT (S): Hebrew language -- Dictionaries - English. English language - Dictionaries -- Hebrew. Hinge repaired. Ex-library with book pocket. Soil and damp stain to pages. Covers worn, binding damaged, but quality paper remains good and solid. Fair condition overall. (BIB-12-13) We can have this rebound for you. Please enquire.  (ID #24265) $150.00.

 

  1. Jos Athias;   Johannes Leusden;   Johann Simonis;   Everardus Van Der Hooght;   Heinrich Opitz;   Wolf Heidenheim;   August Hahn;   Isaac Leeser. TORAH, NEVI’IM U-KETUVIM. BIBLIA HEBRAICA. Philadelphiæ: J. W. Moore, Edition: Editio Stereotypa, 1856. Hardback, 8vo. 1416 pages. In Hebrew and Latin. With introduction, preface and notes in Latin. SUBJECT (S): In good condition. (MX15-2).  (ID #21373) $125.00.

 

  1. Kohut, Alexander. NOTES ON A HITHERTO UNKNOWN EXEGETICAL, THEOLOGICAL AND PHILOSOPHICAL COMMENTARY TO THE PENTATEUCH. New York, A. Ginsberg, Printer, 1892. Softcover, 8vo, 56, xxxviii pages, diagr. 22 cm. SUBJECT (S): Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204. Abu Mansur al-Dhamari. Bible. O. T. Pentateuch -- Commentaries. “Appendix the first. Hebrew selections from Aboo Manzur al Dhamari’s Hebrew-Arabic commentary.. “ on pages i-xxi. Appendix the second. Arabic selections from the Sirag al-akul.. Of Aboo Manzur al-Dhamari” on pages xxiii-xxxviii. Bound in period paper wrappers. Light wear throughout pages. Otherwise, good condition. (Spec-9-6) (ID #25489) $65.00.

 

  1. Leeser, Isaac. THE TWENTY-FOUR BOOKS OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES: CAREFULLY TRANSLATED ACCORDING TO THE MASSORETIC TEXT, AFTER THE BEST JEWISH AUTHORITIES. Cincinnati: Bloch., 1894. Cloth., 8vo. Xii, 1243 pages. SUBJECT (S): Bible. O. T. OCLC lists no copies of this edition worldwide. Born in what was then Prussia, Leeser (1806-1868) had a secular and a religious education, and moved to Virginia in 1824. After an article defending Judaism, he was invited to be the hazzan at Mikvah Israel in Philadelphia. There, he introduced English sermons, and founded a monthly Jewish newspaper, The Occident, and the Jewish Publication Society of America. In 1845, he published the first American translation of the Bible, hich had taken 17 years to complete, and remained that standard until the Jewish Publication Society's 1917 translation. (EJ, 2007) Rebound. Some page corners creased, good condition. (SPEC-7-6) (ID #24234) $200.00.

 

  1. Levinski, Jacob Levi. ABRIDGED SCHOOL AND FAMILY BIBLE IN HEBREW AND ENGLISH. PART III. LATER PROPHETS AND HAGIOGRAPHIA AND APOCRYPHA. New York: L. H. Frank., 1871.  Cloth, 8vo. 292-413, 23, xii pages. In Hebrew and English. SUBJECT (S): Bible. OCLC lists 20 copies worldwide. Backstrip missing, ex library with minimal marking, bookplate, good + condition. (AMR-15-34) (ID #18663) $40.00.

 

  1. Levinski, Jacob Levi. ABRIDGED SCHOOL AND FAMILY BIBLE IN HEBREW AND ENGLISH. PART III. LATER PROPHETS AND HAGIOGRAPHIA AND APOCRYPHA. New York: L. H. Frank., 1871. 1/2 Leather, Attractive leather spine with gold lettering, 8vo. 292-413, 23, xii pages. In Hebrew and English. SUBJECT (S): Bible. OCLC lists 20 copies worldwide. Wear to spine, hinge repaired, ex library with minimal marking, bookplate, good + condition. (AMR-15-34A) (ID #25564) $150.00.

 

  1. Maurice Fluegel. SPIRIT OF THE BIBLICAL LEGISLATION IN PARALLEL WITH TALMUD, MORALISTS, CASUISTS, NEW TESTAMENT, ANCIENT AND MODERN LAW; ESPECIALLY THE SOCIAL AND POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS. Baltimore: Press Of The Sun Book And Job Printing Office, 1893. Cloth, 8vo., VI, 248 pages. Singerman title. First edition. R. Dr. Maurice Fluegel (1832-1911) was a rabbi, author, and historian. He began to write at 20 years of age and published his works successfully at Leipzig and Paris where he had studied at the Sorbonne. He immigrated to America in 1864 and occupied his time with promoting education so as to prevent his pupils from living on handouts and charity. Pages lightly tanned, Very good condition. (SPEC-13-1) (ID #26473) $45.00.

 

  1. Mitchel, O. M. THE ASTRONOMY OF THE BIBLE. New York: Blakeman & Mason., 1863. Cloth., 12mo. 322 pages. Tissue-papered frontispiece. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Astronomy in the Bible; Religion and science – 1860-1899. CONTENTS: Astronomical evidence of the being of a god; the god of the universe is Jehovah; The cosmology as revealed by the present state of astronomy; The mosaic account of creation, compared with the cosmology of the universe as revealed in he actual condition of astronomy; An examination of the astronomical allusions in the Book of Job; Ant astronomical miracles of the Bible miracles of power; The languages of the Bible. Embossed covers. Ex library. Covers faded, front hinge repaired, good condition. (BIBLE-7-12) (ID #21098) $50.00.

 

  1. Rivkind, Moses Mordecai Israel. GEDULAT MORDEKHAI:..KALUL BO SHEELOT U-TESHUVOT..VE-HARBEH HIDUSHIM..U-VE URIM U-FESHATIM AL HA-TORAH U-MIDRASHIM.. Chicago: Bi-Defus H. L. Mitas, 1904.   Hardcover, 8vo, 39 pages, 26 cm. In Hebrew. Deinard 109. Goldman 723: Rivkind “served as a rabbi and preacher in St. Paul (MN), Indianapolis (IN) (prior to 1904), Des Moines (IA), (ca. 1904) and Philadelphia, prior to being hired as the preacher of New York’s Kehal Adath Jeshurun…. [Gedulat Mordekhai] contains a commentary on the weekly lections of Genesis, on responsum (on the direction one must face when praying in America), and a poem on mussar” as well as “advice on how to raise children in America. ” In this work, Rivkind also suggests that “references to idolaters and gentiles do not pertain to those nations among whom contemporary Jews live and that Jews must pray on behalf of their host countries” (Goldman) SUBJECT(S): Bible. O. T. Genesis -- Commentaries. Wear to cover binding. Light chipping to cover corners and edges. Very good condition. (Rab-44-12) (ID #24720) $125.00.

 

SERIALS

 

  1. I. Abrahams and C.G. Montefiore. THE JEWISH QUARTERLY REVIEW. Vol. 1-20, complete with index.. KTAV, 1966. Cloth, 8vo. Originally published 1888-1908. Complete run of the old series.Reprint, bound in uniform cloth. Ex-library. Very Good Condition.(BIB7-36) (ID #20742) $400.00.

 

SERMONS

 

  1. Gross, Meshullam Zevi. SEFER ATERET TSEVI: MAHADURA TENINA LE-SEFER NAHALAT TSEVI.. PERUSHIM VE-HIDUSHIM AL HAMISHAH HUMSHE TORAH VE-LIKUTIM AL NAKH, SHAS VE-ZOH.K... New-York: Bi-Defus Ha-Achim Shulzinger, 1941. Hardcover, 18, 352 pages, 8vo, 24 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Jewish sermons. Bible. Pentateuch -- Commentaries. Other Titles: Ateret Tsevi.; Nahalat Tsevi. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide. Ex-library with usual markings. Wear to cover binding. Light wear. Otherwise, very good condition. (BIB-16-21) (ID #24331) $30.00.

 

  1. Yeshurun, Ya'akov Meir. SEFER IMRE YA`AKOV: HELEK RISHON `AL TORAH U-NEVIIM U-KHETUVIM U-DERASHOT. Warsaw: Hayyim Yeshurun., 1913. Cloth.,   8vo. 262 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Sermons, Hebrew; Bible - commentaries, homiletical. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (JTSA, Princeton). Marbled boards. Minor edgewear, soine cocked, pages tanned, moisture stains, good condition. (HebLit-2-31) (ID #24391) $35.00.

 

  1. Jellinek, Adolph. EINLEITUNG IN DIE THORA: FUNF REDEN. Wien, Herzfeld & Bauer, 1866. Cloth, Contemporary Cloth. 8vo. 72 pages. 22 cm. In German. Title translates to English as, "Introduction to the Torah: Five Speeches." CONTENTS: Die doppeltönende Stimme der Thora -- Der Mittelpunkt der Thora. Moses -- Israel -- Einem Volke, aber nicht dem einzelnen Menschen, wird die Thora vorgelegt, aber nicht aufgenötigt. Contemporary rebind, wear to boards, good, solid condition (SPEC32-15) (ID #27756) $50.00.

 

  1. Friedman, Nahum Mordekhai, Mi-Tshortkov and Yisrael Shpigel. SEFER DORESH TOV: MO'ADIM. Yerushalayim: D. M. Shpigel, 1964.   Hardcover, 8vo, 7, 212 pages, illustrated, facsim., 25 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Jewish sermons, Hebrew. Jewish festival-day sermons. Bible. Pentateuch -- Sermons. “Toldot Admore bet TshortkOv.. [me-et] David Mosheh Shpigel” on pages 145-212. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (JTS). Wear and light staining to cover. Light wear to binding. Good condition. (Hasid-4-9) (ID #27489) $100.00.

 

  1. Kovetski, Yehi’el. SEFER GORAL GEDALYAHU; SEFER TORAT GEDALYAHU. New York: Bi-Defus H. Lampert, 1914.   Hardcover, 8vo, 54, 38, 47 pages, 23 cm. In Hebrew. In Goldman. SUBJECT(S): Jewish sermons, Hebrew. Bible. O. T. Pentateuch -- Sermons. OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide. Hinge repair. Fragile front and back pages. Wear and light chipping to edges of cover. Bumped and chipped cover corners. Otherwise, very good condition. (Spec-9-12) (ID #25495) $65.00.

 

  1. Margaliyot, Gavri’el Ze’ev Ben Yehiel Yitshak. HARUZE MARGALIYOT: KOLEL DERUSHIM VOL I (OF 2). Yerushalayim, 1918.   Hardcover, 8vo, 138 pages, 1 of 2 volumes, 27 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Hebrew sermons. Jewish sermons. Bible. O. T. Pentateuch -- Sermons. Volume 2 printed in New York. Zikaron ba-sefer. OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide. Repair to binding. Edgewear, Good Condition. (Heb-43-5)  (ID #28029) $50.00.

 

  1. Moskowitz, Israel Elimelech, Meir Ben Aaron Leib. SEFER NER YISRAEL: ‘AL HA-TORAH U-MO’ADE HA-SHANAH, DERASHOT LI-MEORAOT HA-HAYIM, VE-HIDUSHE HALAKHOT VE-AGADOT BE-SEDER HA-SHAS.. GAM YAKHIL BE-TOKHO DEVARIM.. MI-ZEKENO ME’IR’L MI-PRIMISHLAN. Yerushalayim; New York: Ma’ayan Ha-Hokhmah, 1956.   Hardcover, 8vo, 3 volumes in 1; 8, 112 pages, 25 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Festival-day sermons. Jewish sermons, Hebrew. Hasidism. Bible. O. T. Pentateuch -- Sermons. Talmud -- Commentaries. Other Titles: Title on title page verso: Neir Israel. OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. Light yellowing to pages. Light wear to cover corners. Otherwise, very good condition. (Hasid-8-5) (ID #27593) $100.00.

 

  1. Stollman, Isaac. SEFER MINHAT YITSHAK: U-VO HEGYONOT MUSARIYIM VE-HASHKAFOT KELALIYOT `A. P. RUAH HA-TORAH VEHA-MITSVAH.. VOL 4 (ONLY). St. Louis: Salz & Gellman, 1956. Cloth,   8vo. 288 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S) Jewish sermons, Hebrew. Title Subject: Bible. O. T. Pentateuch -- Sermons. Contents: helek 1. Be-reshit -- helek 2. Shemot (u-mo`adim shonim) -- helek 3. Va-yikra, Ba-midbar -- helek 4. Devarim, `As. Y. T., Sh. Ha-Sh., ve-Kohelet. OCLC lists seven copies worldwide. (Bible-6-12) (ID #21053) $30.00.

 

TEHILIM/PSALMS

 

  1. Conant, Thomas J. THE PSALMS: THE COMMON VERSION REVISED FOR THE AMERICAN BIBLE UNION, WITH AN INTRODUCTION AND OCCASIONAL NOTES. New York: American Bible Union., 1869. Cloth., 8vo. Xx, 57 pages. SUBJECT (S): Bible. O. T. Psalms – English. OCLC lists no copies of this edition worldwide. All edges gilt. Ex library. Water stains throughout, extensive water damage to covers, text is complete and readable, fair condition. (BIBLE-8-5) (ID #21117) $75.00.

 

  1. Moskowitz, Meyer. IMRE MEIR: PERUSH 'AL TEHILIM. New York: Moinester Publishing Co., 1940. Paper wrappers.,   8vo. 79 leaves. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Bible. O. T. Psalms - commentaries. OCLC lists 19 copies worldwide. Covers tanned, front cover detached, otherwise good+ condition. (RAB-19-7) (ID #21714) $30.00.

 

  1. Bosniak, Jacob. The Commentary of David Kimhi on the Fifth Book of the Psalms. CVII - CL. New York, Jewish Theological Seminary of America, 1954. Hardcover, 8vo, Original Publisher's Cloth. 8vo. 256 pages. facsim. 22 cm. In Hebrew with added English title page and preface and introduction.  Inscribed by author on FEP, dated 1956.  SUBJECT(S): Bible. O.T. Psalms CVII-CL -- Commentaries.  Includes bibliographical references. Cover Title: "The Commentary of David Kimhi on Psalms."  Dust jacket slightly worn at edges, but still nice.  Book itself is a nice, clean copy in very good condition.  (HOLO2-62-27). (ID #26996) $90.00.

 

  1. Epstein, I. editor. ESSAYS IN HONOUR OF THE VERY REV. DR. J.H. HERTZ, CHIEF RABBI OF THE UNITED HEBREW CONGREGATIONS OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE, ON THE OCCASION OF HIS SEVENTIETH BIRTHDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1942 (5703). London, E. Goldston, 1942. Original Publisher’s Cloth. 8vo. Xi, 442 pages, 111 pages ports. 25cm.  Hertz (1872–1946) was the chief rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the British Commonwealth and a powerful advocacy of Zionism.  He fought courageously against Nazism and its echoes in England and strongly criticized the policies adopted by the Mandatory government in Palestine, which he visited frequently.  CONTENTS: The Chief Rabbi, by Ephraim Levine. --Talmud manuscripts and editions, by E. N. Adler. --Gnostic themes in rabbinic cosmology, by AlexanderAltmann. --Joseph da Veiga and stock exchange operations in the seventeenth century, by M. B. Amzalak. --Jewish languages, by Salomo Birnbaum. --The ethics of the rabbis, by Abraham Cohen. --The chief rabbis of Vilna, by Israel Cohen. --The meaning of "sacrifices" in the Psalms, by Samuel Daiches. --Collatio 2.6.5., by David Daube. —The so-called "science" movements and their relation to Judaism, by Bernard Drachman. --The conception of the Commandments of the Torah in Aaron Halevi's Sefer ha-hinnuk, by Isidore Epstein. --Incunables about Jews and Judaism, by Aron Freimann. --Popular proverbs in the Jerusalem Talmud, by J. H. Greenstone. --Fasts and fasting, by A. W. Greenup. --Elisha ben Abujah, by R. T. Herford. --The fantastic career of Joshua Abraham Norton, by Louis Hermann. SUBJECT(S): Jewish literature. Judaism. Littérature juive. Judaïsme. Judentum. Hertz, Joseph H. (Joseph Herman), 1872-1946. Inscription on title page, bookplate on inside cover. Some staining to spine. Otherwise very good condition.  (FEST1-15a). (ID #27253) $45.00.

 

  1. Gentilomo, Sanson. SEDER TEHILIM. Livorno: Shimshon Yentilomo, 1838.   Rebound in modern binding, 8vo., ca 100 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Bible. Psalms. Hebrew. Binding solid and tight, with title imprinted on spine. Small chips and edgewear to first few pages. One page missing a third of page. Very light staining throughout. Handwriting from 1860 on endpaper reads “Dr. Judah Israel, Gibraltar”. OCLC lists only 1 copy worldwide (JTS) Good + condition. (SEF-35-29) (ID #25393) $200.00.

 

  1. Katz, David, Of Krotoszyn. PAAMONE ZAHAV. Fyorda: Be-Vet Uvi-Defus Itsak Ben Leyb B. B., 1769.   Hardcover, 8vo, 164 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Title Subject: Bible. O. T. Psalms -- Commentaries. Homiletics based on the first book of Psalms. OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide. Repair to spine. Wear to binding. Bumped cover and page corners. Yellowing of pages. Light staining to pages. (Spec-27-12) (ID #27069) $300.00.

 

  1. Mendelssohn, Moses. SEFER ZEMIROT YISRAEL: KOLEL SEFER TEHILIM (COMPLETE IN FIVE VOLUMES). Ofenbakh: Al Yede Ha-Madpis Avraham Ben Hirsh Segal, 1825. Half leather,   Hardcover, 44, 70, 68, 42, 38, 82 pages 5 volumes in two, 8vo, 20 cm. In Hebrew and German in Hebrew characters (Judeo-German). SUBJECT(S): Bible. O. T. Psalms -- Commentaries. Other Titles: Bible. O. T. Psalms. Hebrew. 1824.; Bible.; O. T.; Psalms.; Yiddish.; 1824.; Zemirot Yisrael. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide (Harvard, Stanford, Baltimore Hebrew Univ, Gratz Col, Texas at Austin, Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom). Volume 1-2 missing backstrip, leather rubbed off of front cover. Some stained pages to Volumes 1-2. Volume 3 - 5 solid, tight binding. Good condition. (music-1-2) (ID #24176) $400.00.

 

  1. Rogers, J. SEFER TEHILIM. THE BOOK OF PSALMS: IN HEBREW, METRICALLY ARRANGED, WITH SELECTIONS FROM THE VARIOUS READINGS OF KENNICOTT AND DE ROSSI, AND FROM THE ANCIENT VERSIONS. VOLUME I. Oxford: J. H. Parker., 1833. Hardcover., 12mo. Xiii, 290 pages. In Hebrew with English preface. Volume one (of two) only. SUBJECT(S): Hebrew poetry, Biblical; Bible. O. T. Psalms. OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide. Back cover detached, spine repaired, occasional marginalia, notes back fly leaves, good condition. Ex - library. (MX-20-13) (ID #21567) $130.00.

 

 

OTHER BIBLE TITLES

 

  1. HAMISHAH HUMSHE TORAH: IM NEKUDOT U-TEAMIM, NISHLEMU MI-KAROV MUGAHIM U-NEKIYIM MI-KOL SHEGIOT. London: London Society, 1867.   Hardcover, 258 pages, 12mo, 19cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Bible. Pentateuch -- Reading. Other Titles: Bible. Pentateuch. Hebrew. 1867. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (JTS). Missing back cover. Front cover loosely attached to binding. Hinge repair. Otherwise, good condition. (london 1-5) (ID #24155) $65.00.

 

  1. HAMISHAH HUMSHE TORAH: LE-LAMED BENE YISRAEL KESET LI-KHETOV S.T. MI-MENAH TIKUN SOFRIM.. VE-NIRSHAM BE-TSIDO HA-KERI VEHA-KHETIV VE-HAFSAKOT HA-PARSHIYOT U-MINYAN HA-PESUKIM.. VOLUME 4 (ONLY, OF 5). Amsterdam: Bi-Defus Almanah.. Ya`akob Propes Kats, 1796. Hardcover, Issued in 5 volumes, 8vo, 19 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Bible. O. T. Pentateuch - Commentaries. Other Titles: Bible. O. T. Pentateuch. Hebrew. 1796.; Tikun sofrim. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Harvard, Ohio State). Hinge repair. Yellow pages. Signed inside front cover. Wear to edges of cover and cover binding. Otherwise, good condition. (rab-34-4) (ID #21787) $200.00.

 

  1. HAMISSA HUMSETORA 4. SEFER BAM-MIDBAR. Jerusalem Agudath Peneenay Hachassidut, 1989. Hardcover, 8vo, 373 pages. In Hebrew. Parallelt.: The book of Numbers. Writing in front cover. Tears to edges of dust jacket. Light wear to binding. (Hasid-9-7). (ID #27930) $50.00.

 

  1. KITVE KODESH. KERECH RISHON. KERECH SHENI. SEFER ZMIROT ISRAEL. CHELEK RISHON. Pest: Verlag Von M. E. Lowe's Son Buchhandlung, 1867. Cloth, 12mo. 112, 64, 144, 168 pages. Illustrated. In Hebrew with Judeo-German translation. Printed in Vienna by Adalbert della Torre. Includes Vol. I: Book of Yeshayahu and Vol. II: Book of Yermiyahu, with German translation and commentary by Yehuda ben Yona Eitles of Pest; Part 1: Tehilim, with German translation by Moshe ben Menachem and commentary by Yoel Bril. All volumes and parts have separate nicely engraved title pages with blue and red lettering. SUBJECT (S): Title Subject: Bible. O. T. -- Commentaries. Not on CD. OCLC lists 4 copies in libraries worldwide (California State U at Northridge, U of Florida, Gratz college, U of Texas at El Paso). Hard cover, leatherette boards and spine. Excellent condition (HEB-1-18); hard cover, leatherette boards and leather spine. The spine is missing, otherwise in excellent condition (HEB-1-20). (ID #18461) $30.00.

 

  1. SEFER BERESHIT V’SEFER SHEMOT. Amsterdam: Bi-Defus Leb Zusmansh, 1700.   Missing cover, 8vo, 330, 12, 280, 16 pages. In Hebrew. OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Two books in one – Sefer Bereshit and Sefer Shemot. Missing front and back cover – originally hard cover. Bumped page corners. Light staining to pages. Wear to binding. (Heb-37-4) (ID #27977) $250.00.

 

  1. Lawrence, Thomas. A SERMON PREACHED BEFORE THE KINGS MAIESTIE AT WHITE-HALL THE VII OF FEBRUARY, 1636. London, Printed By Richard Badger, 1637. 1st edition. Later paper wrappers. 4to. 32 Pages. 17cm. English, with Latin and Greek. Thomas Lawrence D. D., Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity and expelled Master of Balliol College, Oxford, Treasurer of Lichfield Cathedral, and held the post of private chaplain to William Herbert, 3rd Earl of Pembroke. At Oxford he was noted for his knowledge of scholastic philosophy and theology. By William Laud's influence he became chaplain to King Charles I. During Laud's trial Laurence was instanced as one "popishly affected" whom Laud had promoted. The parliamentary visitors compelled him in 1648 to resign his mastership and professorship in order to avoid expulsion, but he afterwards submitted to them, and received a certificate, dated 3 August 1648, attesting that he engaged to preach only practical divinity, and to forbear from expressing any opinions condemned by the reformed church. Dismissed from Oxford with the loss of everything, he was appointed chaplain of Colne, Huntingdonshire, by the parliamentarian, Colonel Valentine Walker, whose release Lawrence had brought about when the colonel was imprisoned by the royalists at Oxford. Charles II appointed him to an Irish bishopric, but he was never consecrated, dying on 10 December 1657. This sermon, preached before the King, concerns the Church, Liturgy, the Sacraments, with various citations from the old testament. Subjects: Bible. O. T. Exodus III, 5 - Sermons.; Church of England - Sermons.; Sermons, English -- 17th century. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (U of Illinois, Cambridge, British Lib). Minor waterstains, edges slightly browned, text very crisp. Very good condition. (CHRHEB1-5D) (ID #28073) $325.00.

 

  1. Blau, Mose J. SEFER MISHNAT MOSHEH `AL HA-TORAH. No Place: Pardes Kats., 1966. Hardcover.,   4to. 10, 281 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Bible. O. T. Pentateuch - commentaries. OCLC lists 19 copies worldwide. Embossed cover. Very good condition. (RAB-20-12) (ID #21771) $35.00.

 

  1. Budde, Karl. DIE FÜNF MEGILLOT: DAS HOHELIED, DAS BUCH RUTH, DIE KLAGELIEDER, DER PREDIGER, DAS BUCH ESTHER. VOLUME 17. ONLY. Freiburg I. B.: Mohr., 1898. Cloth., 8vo. Xxiv, 202 pages. In German. Volume 17 only. SUBJECT (S): Bible. O. T. Ruth - commentaries; Bible. O. T. Lamentations - commentaries; Bible. O. T. Esther - commentaries; Bible. O. T. Ecclesiastes - commentaries; Bible. O. T. Song of Solomon - commentaries. SERIES: Kurzer Hand-Commentar zum Alten Testament; Abt. 17. A German Protestant, Budde (1850-1933) taught Bible at Bonn, Strasbourg, and Marburg, and, in 1888-89, gave a series of lectures at Harvard. He was devoted to historical criticism; for example, in an early book he attempted to find the original sources for Genesis 1-11. He also investigated the history of Jewish literature, particularly the tradition meters in Hebrew poetry. (EJ, 2007) Covers detached, stamp on title page, pages clean, good condition. (RAB-21-9) (ID #21733) $30.00.

 

  1. De Jonge, M. TESTAMENTA XII PATRIARCHARUM: EDITED ACCORDING TO CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY MS FF I.24 FOL. 203A-262B, WITH SHORT NOTES. Leiden: E. J. Brill., 1964. Paper wrappers with library folder., 8vo. Xvi, 86 pages. In English and Modern Greek. English title: Testaments of the twelve patriarchs. SUBJECT (S): Testaments of the twelve patriarchs - criticism, interpretation, etc. SERIES: Pseudepigrapha Veteris Testamenti, v 1. Ex library. Good condition. (RAB-20-9) (ID #21768) $45.00.

 

  1. Ettelson, Harry W. THE INTEGRITY OF I MACCABEES. New Haven, Conn., Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences., 1925. Cloth., 8vo. 249-384 pages. SUBJECT (S): Bible. O. T. Apocrypha. Maccabees, 1st. SERIES: Transactions of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences,; v. 27. CONTENTS: Brief for the addendum theory; The positive evidence against the addendum theory; the fabrication-interpolation theory. Ettelson (1883-1975) was born in Mobile, Alabama and attended the University of Cincinnati, Hebrew Union College, where he was ordained in 1904, the University of Chicago, and Yale. He was a Navy chaplain in WWI, and rabbi in Hartford, CT, Philadelphia, and Memphis. In 1932, he debated Clarence Darrow on the necessity of religion. (EJ, 2007) Ex library. Hinges repaired, dent is cover fore edge, good condition. (BIBLE-8-11) (ID #21123) $30.00.

 

  1. Frenk, Ezriel Nathan. AGADOT HA-ZOHAR. Warsaw: Ahiasaf., 1923. Cloth.,   8vo. Xv, 170 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Cabala; Bible. O. T. Pentateuch - commentaries. OCLC lists 18 copies worldwide. "Frenk was born in Wodzislaw to a hasidic family, but he was influenced by the Haskalah at an early age. In 1884 in Warsaw he began to write for the Jewish press, both in Hebrew and in Yiddish, and this remained his lifelong career. He published articles about current events, stories about hasidic life, and extensive studies on various subjects, mainly past and present problems of Poland's Jewry. Some of his historical writings, which had originally appeared in the daily press, were subsequently published in book form.. However, the bulk of his writing, including important studies of Polish Jewish life in the first half of the 19th century, remains scattered in various Hebrew and Yiddish newspapers and periodicals. " (EJ, 2007) Simon Greenberg's copy, with his bookplate. Pages tanned, front hinge repaired, minor edgewear, good condition. (RAB-21-23) (ID #21747) $65.00.

 

  1. Gerber, Israel J. THE PSYCHOLOGY OF THE SUFFERING MIND. New York: The Jonathan David Company., 1951. Hardcover., 8vo. Xvi, 202 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Job, the patriarch; Bible. O. T. Job - psychology. Ex library. Occasional pencil marginalia or underlining, good condition. (RAB-21-13) (ID #21737) $30.00.

 

  1. Holzinger, H. DAS BUCH JOSUA: ERKLÄRT. Tubingen: J. C. B. Mohr., 1901. Cloth., 8vo. Xxii, 103 pages. In German. SUBJECT (S): Bible. O. T. Joshua - commentaries; Bible. O. T. Joshua - criticism, interpretation, etc. SERIES: Kurzer Hand-Commentar zum Alten Testament; Abt. 6. Ex library. Light water stain in top margin, cover edges dented, good condition. (RAB-21-20) (ID #21744) $30.00.

 

  1. Ibn Ezra, Abraham Ben Meïr. THE COMMENTARY OF IBN EZRA ON ISAIAH: EDITED FROM MSS. AND TRANSLATED, WITH NOTES, INTRODUCTIONS AND INDEXES BY M. FRIEDLÄNDER, VOL. III. London, N. Trübner and Co., 1877. Later Cloth. 8vo. 42; 115 pages. In Hebrew and English. Volume three of a three volume set published by the London Society of Hebrew Literature. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide. Ex-library with usual markings. One of two title pages is detached but present as is one in the rear. Chipping to pages but no damage to text. Overall in good condition. (SPEC23-15). (ID #17010) $75.00.

 

  1. Kahn, Zadoc. LA BIBLE DE LA JEUNESSE. TOME 1 (PENTAEUQUE - PREMIERS PROPHETES) ONLY. Paris: Durlacher., 1899. 8vo. 404 pages. Volume one (of two) only. SUBJECT(S): Bible. O. T. French. OCLC lists 13 copies worldwide. Kahn (1839-1905) was the last official chief rabbi of France, from 1889. He was educated att he yeshiva in Strasbourg and at the Ecole Rabbinique in Metz, where he also taught. Kahn never exerted great power, due to conflict with other leaders, the annexing of Alsace-Lorraine by Germany, and the influence of the Alliance Israelite Universelle over the migration of Eastern European Jews. Kahn was, however, head of Hibbat Zion in France and immersed himself in the practical issues surrounding settlement in Palestine. Against his Zionist tendencies, though, he felt that French Jews must be, first and foremost, French citizens. During the Dreyfus Affair, he wished to build a strong coalition in Dreyfus's defense, but was unable to persuade the Jewish leaders in France to do so. As a writer, Kahn edited a French translation of the Bible, helped Singer with the Jewish Encyclopaedia, and published a few sermons. (EJ) Ex library. Covers missing, good condition. We can have this expertly rebound for you. (SPEC-2-14) (ID #20123) $100.00.

 

  1. Kartsonelyon, Yehudah Mosheh. SEFER HA-MEVA'ER: MEKOMOT SHONIM BE-KHITVE HA-KODESH 'AL PI BIKORET HA-'INYANIM. Warsaw: Y. Lebenzohn., 1871. Cloth.,   8vo. 4 leaves, 326 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Bible. O. T. -- criticism, interpretation, etc, Jewish. OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. Ex library. Hinges repaired, spine torn, water stain in margins throughout, good- condition. (RAB-19-8) (ID #21715) $50.00.

 

  1. Koller, Irving. SEFER ESTER VE-ZIKATO LI-TEKUFAT EZRAH U-NEHEMYAH. Los Angeles: No Publisher., 1952. Cloth.,   8vo. 112 pages. In Hebrew. English title: The Book of Esther and its connection to the epoch of Ezra and Nehemiah. SUBJECT(S): Bible. O. T. Esther - criticism, interpretation, etc. OCLC lists 15 copies worldwide. Ex library with library binding. Waster stain on title page, good+ condition. (RAB-19-10) (ID #21717) $30.00.

 

  1. Lazarus, L., Rabbiner Dr. DAS BUCH HIOB AUF DER OBERSTUFE DER MITTELSCHULE. Wien, Der Wochenschrift, 1910., 1910. Paper Wrappers, 8vo, 15 pages. “Vortrag gehalten in Wien am Verbandstag der israelitischen Religionslebrer an den österreichischen Mittelschulen am 28. Dezember 1909.” “Separatabdruck aus ‘Dr. Blochs Oesterreich. Wochenschrift, ’ Nr. 6 und 7, vom 11. Und 18. Febuar 1910.” No copies on OCLC, nor at JTSA. Lacks original (blank?) front cover. Spine repaired. Paper brown and fragile as expected, tear to title page with some text affected. Otherwise Good Condition. Very Scarce. (BIBLE-11-1) (ID #20895) $50.00.

 

  1. Mendelssohn, Moses. SEFER ‘ETS HAYIM: DAS IZT AYN TAYTSH HUMASH OYS DER BERIHMTEN UND SHON BEKANTEN IBERZETSUNG. Zultsbakh: Zekl Aharon, 1811.   Cloth, 223, 76, 30 leaves, 18 cm. In German. In Judeo-German (German in Hebrew characters). Translated by Moses Mendelssohn. Includes translations of the Haftaroth and the Five Scrolls. Other Titles: Bible. O. T. Pentateuch. German. 1810. Mendelssohn was a “philosopher of the German Enlightenment in the pre-Kantian period, early Maskil, and a renowned Jewish figure in the 18th century. Born in Dessau, son of a Torah scribe, Mendelssohn received a traditional Jewish education under the influence of David Fraenkel, who was then rabbi of Dessau. When the latter was appointed rabbi of Berlin in 1743, Mendelssohn followed him there in order to pursue his religious studies and to acquire a general education. In 1750 he became a teacher in the house of Isaac Bernhard, owner of a silk factory; in 1754, he was entrusted with the bookkeeping of the factory and eventually he became a partner in the enterprise. In 1754 Mendelssohn began to publish – at first with the assistance of Lessing – philosophical writings and later also literary reviews. He also started a few literary projects in order to enrich and change Jewish culture and took part in the early Haskalah. In 1769, he became embroiled in a dispute on the Jewish religion, and from then on, he confined most of his literary activity to the sphere of Judaism. His most notable and enduring works in this area included the translation into German and commentary on the Pentateuch. An active intermediary on behalf of his own people in difficult times and a participant in their struggle for equal rights, he was at the same time a forceful defender of the Enlightenment against the opposition to it which gained strength toward the end of his life. In the midst of a literary battle against one of the leading figures of the counter-Enlightenment, he died in 1786” (Jospe in EJ 2010). OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (JTS, Yivo Institue for Jewish Res, Stanford, Yale). Modern binding repaired. Missing last 2 pages. Chipped corners and edges. (Heb-31-11) (ID #27988) $200.00.

 

  1. Nahmias, Joseph Ben Joseph. PERUSH MEGILAT ESTER. Krakow: Ts. D. Lindenboym., 1899. Hardcover.,   8vo. 30 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Bible. O. T. Ester - commentaries. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Brandeis, JTSA). Nahmias was a 14th century "biblical commentator in Toledo. Nahmias belonged to an ancient and distinguished Spanish family. Apart from the fact that he studied under Asher b. Jehiel, little is known of his life. His reputation rests upon his biblical commentary which apparently originally encompassed most of the Bible. The following parts have been published with introductions by M. A. Bamberger: Esther (1891), Proverbs (1912), and Jeremiah (1913). Bamberger also published Nahmias' commentaries to Avot (1907) and to the piyyut Attah Konanta (1909), on the order of the Temple service for the Day of Atonement. His commentary to the tractate Nedarim has been preserved in manuscript. Nahmias is also known to have translated many parts of Maimonides' Guide of the Perplexed. " (EJ, 2007) Pages tanned and chipped, boards worn, good- condition. (RAB-21-8) (ID #21732) $50.00.

 

  1. Nethanel Ben Isaiah; Yosef Kafah. SEFER MEOR HA-AFELAH. Jerusalem: Ha-Agudah Le-Hatsalat, Ginze Teman, 1957. Cloth.,   8vo. 12, 577 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Bible. O. T. Pentateuch - commentaries. OCLC lists 17 copies worldwide. Nethanel ben Isaiah was a 14th century Yemenite scholar, famous for his midrashic anthology Nur al-'alam. (EJ, 2007) Has dust jacket. Very good condition. (RAB-19-15) (ID #21722) $65.00.

 

  1. Patai, Raphael. HA-MAYIM: MAHOKUR IYDYAT HARETZ VELPULKOLUR AVEZYRSRALI BAT KUPUT HA-MAKARA VEHEMSHNHA. Tel Aviv: Devir., 1935. Cloth.,   8vo. Xiii, 276 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Water in the Bible; Water - religious aspects; Hydrography - Palestine. OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide (Stanford, UCLA, Library of Congress, SUNY Albany, UPenn). Born in Budapest, Patai (1910-1996) was an anthropologist. In 1936, three years after moving to Palestine, he was earned the first Ph. D. Ever granted by the Hebrew University. After, he briefly returned to his home city, and was ordained. In 1938, he returned to the Hebrew University as an instructor. In 1945, he founded the Palestine Institute of Folklore and Ethnology, and in 1947 Palestine for the US, where he taught at Dropsie College and Farleigh Dickinson University. He also worked at the Herzl Institute. His scholarship centered on two topics, ancient Jewish culture, and the modern Middle East. (EJ, 2007) Spine a little worn, tape with title on spine, good+ condition. (RAB-19-16) (ID #21723) $30.00.

 

  1. Rabinowitz, Chaim Dov. TORAH, NEVIIM, KETUVIM, `IM PERUSH DA'AT SOFERIM. GENEIS (BERESHIT) ONLY. Jerusalem: Da'at Yisrael., 1962. Hardcover.,   8vo. Single volume only. SUBJECT(S): Bible. O. T. Genesis - commentaries. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide. Ex library. Very good condition. (RAB-20-17) (ID #21776) $30.00.

 

  1. Reines, Chaim W. KOHANIM U-NEVIIM: MEHKARIM BA-MIKRA. New York: Reines., 1945. Cloth.,   8vo. 83 pages. First edition. In Hebrew. English title: Priests and prophets: Biblical studies. SUBJECT(S): Priests, Jewish; Conahim; Prophets. OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. Very good condition. (BIBLE-8-8) (ID #21120) $50.00.

 

  1. Shrira, Shmuel. MAVO LE-KHITVE HA-KODESH. Tel Aviv: Hotsaat "mevoot," Ha-Hafatsah Ha-Rashit Bi-Yede "masadah. ", 1945. Cloth.,   8vo. 4, 300, iv pages. Frontispiece. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Bible. O. T. -- introductions. OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide. Ex library. Boards worn, good condition. (RAB-21-27) (ID #21751) $40.00.

 

  1. Spiegel, Shalom. AMOS VS. AMAZIAH. New York: Jewish Theological Seminary of America., 1957. Paper wrappers., 12mo. 62 pages. SUBJECT (S): Amos (Biblical prophet); Amaziah. OCLC lists 28 copies worldwide. SERIES: Essays in Judaism; No. 3. “Born in Romania and educated in Vienna, Spiegel [1899-1984] was for a number of years a leader of Jewish youth who were preparing to live in collectives in Israel as members of Ha-Shomer ha-Za'ir. He taught in Erez Israel 1923–29, then went to New York, and was professor of medieval Hebrew literature at the Jewish Theological Seminary. Trained in art and aesthetics, among other areas, he brought the appreciation of the sensitive critic to what he taught, studied, or wrote.. He published studies on Hosea, Amos, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Job. These exhibit both his erudition and thoroughness and also his style and finesse. In 1996 the Jewish Theological Seminary established the Shalom Spiegel Institute for Medieval Hebrew Literature. The Institute provides fellowships to graduate students in the field, fosters international research projects, and provides access to Spiegel's copious collection of research materials. ” (EJ, 2007) Good condition. (BIBLE-9-2) (ID #21138) $30.00.

 

  1. Strauss, Samuel E. SEFER GAN SHEMUEL: MAAMARIM `AL NOSIM SHONIM AL KOL PARASHAH VE-PARASHAH `IM PARPRAOT HARIFOT. VOLUME 2. New York: Isaac Moinester, 1944. Cloth.,   8vo. 158 pages. In Hebrew. Volume 2 only. English title: Lectures and interpretations upon Biblical and Talmudic subjects. SUBJECT(S): Jewish sermons, Hebrew; Jewish wit and humor; Bible. O. T. Pentateuch - commentaries. OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide. Bumped corners, otherwise very good condition. (HebLit-2-41) (ID #24401) $30.00.

 

  1. Tur-Sinai, Naphtali H. 1886-1973. (Naphtali Herz). PESHUTO SHEL MIKRA: PERUSH LA-SETUMOT SHEBE-KHITVE HA-KODESH.. COMPLETE IN 4 VOLUMES IN 6. Jerusalem: Kiryat Sefer, 1968.    4 v. In 6; 25 cm. In Hebrew. Contents: A. The five books of the Torah - on. First Prophets - c 1. Isaiah, Jeremiah - c 2. Ezekiel, Minor prophet - D 1. Psalms, Proverbs - D 2. Ayoub, Five Scrolls, Daniel, Ezra, Nehemiah, Chronicles. SUBJECT(S): Bible. O. T. -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. Very Good Condition in Very Good Jackets. (LIC) (ID #24461) $175.00.

 

  1. Wicks, Henry J. THE DOCTRINE OF GOD IN THE JEWISH APOCRYPHAL AND APOCALYPTIC LITERATURE. London: Hunter & Longhurst, 1915. Cloth, 8VO. Xi, 371 pages. In English. SUBJECT (S) Apocryphal books (Old Testament) -- Theology. God (Judaism) Bible. O. T. Apocrypha -- Theology. In very good condition (Bible-6-13) (ID #21054) $40.00.

 

  1. Wulliger, Mordechai. SEFER PARDES MORDEKHAI: MAAMARIM `AL KOL HA-TORAH, HAMESH MEGILOT, MO`ADIM, U-TEKUFOT HA-SHANAH, TEHILIM, PIRKE AVOT, VE-ARBA`IM SUGYOT HA-SHAS VE-`INYANIM SHONIM. Mukacevo: No Publisher., 1928. Cloth.,   8vo. 156 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Bible. O. T. -- commentaries; Talmud - commentaries. OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide. Pages tanned, hinges repaired, good condition. (RAB-21-11) (ID #21735) $50.00.

 

  1. (Jt-B) Geiger, Abraham. URSCHRIFT UND UEBERSETZUNGEN DER BIBEL IN IHRER ABHÄNGIGKEIT VON DER INNERN ENTWICKELUNG DES JUDENTHUMS.. Breslau: Julius Hainauer, 1857. Cloth; 8vo. Viii, 500 pages. First edition. In German. Bibliographical annotations. Abraham Geiger "was a rabbi, son of an old-established family in Frankfort, one of the leaders of the Reform movement in Judaism, and an outstanding scholar of Wissenschaft des Judentums..Geiger's principal work was Urschrift und Uebersetzungen der Bibel.., in which he correlates the history of the biblical translations with the history of the sects in Israel (particularly the Pharisees and Sadducees). He also supplemented the work with comments, written in a fine rabbinic Hebrew (Ozar Nehmad, 3 (1860), 1-15, 116-21). " (Jacob S. Levinger, EJ) SUBJECT(S): Jews -- History. Bible. O. T. -- History. Bible. O. T. -- Criticism, Textual. First edition of the principal work of one of the great leaders of the German reform movement. Ex-library with minimal markings. Attractive modern binding. Damp stain at top edge of first few leaves. Pages heavily foxed. Very Good Condition. (GER-2-14RB)  (ID #16500) $200.00.

 

  1. Philo. Translated by M. R. James. THE BIBLICAL ANTIQUITIES OF PHILO--NOW FIRST TRANLSATED FROM THE OLD LATIN VERSION. London; New York, Society for Promoting Christ, 1917. 1st Edition. Cloth,  Small 8vo,  280 pages.  'Now first translated from the old Latin version by M. R. James. '  Wear on corners and edges of cover binding. Otherwise, very good condition. (k-rab-3-26)  (ID #21385) $60.00.

 

  1. Rabinowitz, E. N. MIDRASH HA-GADOL `AL HAMISHAH HUMSHE TORAH: SEFER VA-YIKRA. New York: The Jewish Theological Seminary OF America., 1932. Cloth., 8vo. 702, v pages. In Hebrew and English. SUBJECT (S): Bible O. T. Leviticus – commentaries. Good condition; edgeworn; small name stamp on flyleaf. (k-bible-1-2) (ID #21162) $50.00.

 

  1. Adar, Zvi. HUMANISTIC VALUES IN THE BIBLE. New York: Reconstructionist Press., 1967. Cloth., 8vo. 429 pages. First English edition. SUBJECT (S): Bible. O. T. -- study and teaching. CONTENTS: Trends and aims; The Biblical narrative; Prophecy; The law; Poetry; The wisdom literature; Teaching the bible: a summary. Adar (1917–1991) was an Israel educator. “He interested himself in the speculative aspects involved with Jewish identity in the past and its meaning in the present, transmitting his thoughts to the younger generation through the medium of education. He wrote extensively, his most important work being Ha-Arakhim ha-Hinnukhiyyim shel ha-Tanakh (1954; Humanistic Values in the Bible, 1968). In this work Adar attempted to use literary analysis to reveal the educational values in the biblical narrative. As the Bible was one of the main subjects of instruction in the Israel educational system Adar tried to show how the Bible could be used as a means for character education” (staff, EJ). Ex library. A little worn, with two inch long tear on back strip, good condition. (BIBLE-9-14) (ID #21150) $30.00.

 

  1. Alshekh, Moses. ZEH SEFER.. HAVATSELET HA-SHARON.. Vanzbek: Yisra'el Ben Avraham, 1727.   Hardcover, 4to, 47 leaves. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Bible. O. T. Daniel -- Commentaries. Bible.; O. T.; Daniel.; Hebrew.; 1726. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (U of Toronto). Hinge repair. Cracked cover spine. Tears to cover board edges. Top corner of first 12 leaves missing. Stained pages. Browning to some pages. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-36-17)  (ID #27623) $250.00.

 

  1. Appel, Gersion. A PHILOSOPHY OF MIZVOT: THE RELIGIOUS-ETHICAL CONCEPTS OF JUDAISM, THEIR ROOTS IN BIBLICAL LAW, AND THE ORAL TRADITION.. New York, Ktav Publishing House 1975. Paperback, 8vo, xi, 288 pages. Includes bibliographical references and indexes. ISBN 0870682504 Very Good Condition; (k-mx2-40) (ID #12920) $30.00.

 

  1. Bewer, Julius A. THE LITERATURE OF THE OLD TESTAMENT IN ITS HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT. New York: Columbia University Press., 1924. Cloth., 8vo. Xiv, 452 pages. SUBJECT (S): Bible. O. T. -- introductions. SERIES: Records of civilization: sources and studies,; [no. 5]. Ex library. Front hinge starting, spots of wear on cover edges, pages a little tanned, good condition. (BIBLE-10-2) (ID #21154) $30.00.

 

  1. Bewer, Julius A. THE LITERATURE OF THE OLD TESTAMENT IN ITS HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT. New York: Columbia University Press., 1926. Cloth., 8vo. Xiv, 452 pages. SUBJECT (S): Bible. O. T. -- introductions. SERIES: Records of civilization: sources and studies,; [no. 5]. Spots of wear on cover edges, owner's name on front flyleaf, pages a little tanned, good condition. (BIBLE-10-3) (ID #21155) $30.00.

 

  1. Blank, Sheldon H. JEREMIAH: MAN AND PROPHET. Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College., 1961. Cloth., 8vo. 260 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Jeremiah (Biblical prophet). CONTENTS: The life of a prophet; Documents of self-revelation; What Jeremiah said. “Blank was ordained at Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1923. From 1926 he taught Bible at the Hebrew Union College. Blank published numerous studies on many aspects of biblical scholarship, dealing with questions of the text and of social and political history. He made a special contribution by his insights into the religious experience of biblical personalities, especially the prophets, and by his exposition of their religious ideas. These qualities characterize his books [such as] Jeremiah: Man and Prophet. In [studies like this] he strictly followed the canons of critical scholarship. Elsewhere, however, he sought to reinterpret biblical thoughts in terms of the present day. (Bamberger, EJ) Ex library. A little worn, good condition. (BIBLE-9-4) xxx (ID #21140) $30.00.

 

  1. Blank, Sheldon H. PROPHETIC FAITH IN ISAIAH. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1958. Cloth, 8vo. X, 241 pages. In English. SUBJECT (S): Bible. O. T. Isaiah -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. In very good condition in a good jacket. (MX19-21)  (ID #21551) $30.00.

 

  1. Bloch, J. S. 1850-1923. (Josef Samuel). STUDIEN ZUR GESCHICHTE DER SAMMLUNG DER ALTHEBRÄISCHEN LITERATUR. Wien, D. Löwry, 1882. Rebound in modern paper wrappers, 8vo., 160 pages. In German. SUBJECT (S): Bible. O. T. -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. German language. Bible O. T. -- canon. Bloch was a "rabbi, publicist, and politician in Austria. He acquired distinction for his defense of Judaism against the blood libel and was praised by Adolf Jellinek as the "Hercules of the antisemitic Augean stables. " Son of a poor baker in Dukla (east Galicia), Bloch attended yeshivot at Lemberg and Eisenstadt and then the universities of Munich and Zurich. After officiating in provincial communities, he became rabbi of the Vienna suburb of Floridsdorf and a teacher at Jellinek's bet ha-midrash. During the Tisza-Eszlár blood libel trial in 1883, when August Rohling undertook to attest on oath that Jews practiced ritual murder, Bloch attacked him in the press. He challenged Rohling's competence as a scholar, accused him of lying, and offered him 3, 000 florins for translating a random page of the Talmud. Rohling was forced to sue Bloch for libel, but after two years' investigations withdrew his action 13 days before the trial was due to open..Bloch was elected in 1884, 1885, and 1891 to the Austrian Parliament from a preponderantly Jewish constituency of Galicia, and was the first parliamentarian to make Jewish affairs his main political concern, regarding himself as an interpreter and defender of Jewish thought to the non-Jewish public..Bloch saw the struggle for Jewish rights as part of the fight for the principle of equality for all nationalities in the empire, which the monarchy would have to recognize in order to exist..For his work in the Jewish cause Bloch was warmly received on visits to the United States in 1912, and again in 1920. During World War I he raised funds on behalf of the Austrian government in neutral countries. He published a compendium of apologetics, Israel und die Voelker (1922; Israeland the Nations, 1927), based on the evidence of the experts in connection with the Rohling trial, and his memoirs Erinnerungen aus meinem Leben (1922; My Reminiscences, 1927). He also wrote prolifically on Jewish lore. " (Lamed, EJ, 2007) OCLC lists just 4 copies worldwide. Pages dark but clean and intact. Good + condition. (RAB-45-9) (ID #24697) $100.00.

 

  1. Bloch, J. S. 1850-1923. (Josef Samuel). URSPRUNG UND ENTSTEHUNGSZEIT DES BUCHES KOHELET. NEUE UNTERSUCHUNGEN ZU EINER ALTEN FRAGE. [Bamberg] Bamberger Handelsdruckerei, 1872. Hardcover, 12mo., 152 pages. In German. First Edition. Title in English: Origin and formation of Ecclesiastes. New studies on an old question. SUBJECT (S): Bible. O. T. Ecclesiastes -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. Bloch was a "rabbi, publicist, and politician in Austria. He acquired distinction for his defenseof Judaism against the blood libel and was praised by Adolf Jellinek as the "Hercules of the antisemitic Augean stables. " Son of a poor baker in Dukla (east Galicia), Bloch attended yeshivot at Lemberg and Eisenstadt and then the universities of Munich and Zurich. After officiating in provincial communities, he became rabbi of the Vienna suburb of Floridsdorf and a teacher at Jellinek's bet ha-midrash. During the Tisza-Eszlár blood libel trial in 1883, when August Rohling undertook to attest on oath that Jews practiced ritual murder, Bloch attacked him in the press. He challenged Rohling's competence as a scholar, accused him of lying, and offered him 3, 000 florins for translating a random page of the Talmud. Rohling was forced to sue Bloch for libel, but after two years' investigations withdrew his action 13 days before the trial was due to open. Bloch was elected in 1884, 1885, and 1891 to the Austrian Parliament from a preponderantly Jewish constituency of Galicia, and was the first parliamentarian to make Jewish affairs his main political concern, regarding himself as an interpreter and defender of Jewish thought to the non-Jewish public. In 1884 he founded a weekly, Dr. Blochs Oesterreichische Wochenschrift, for combating antisemitism, which existed until after World War I, and also established the Oesterreichisch-Israelitische Union (from 1921: Union deutsch-oesterreichischer Juden)..For his work in the Jewish cause Bloch was warmly received on visits to the United States in 1912, and again in 1920. During World War I he raised funds on behalf of the Austrian government in neutral countries. He published a compendium of apologetics, Israel und die Voelker (1922; Israeland the Nations, 1927), based on the evidence of the experts in connection with the Rohling trial, and his memoirs Erinnerungen aus meinem Leben (1922; My Reminiscences, 1927). He also wrote prolifically on Jewish lore. " (Lamed, EJ, 2007) Spine chipped. Endpapers tanned and chipped. Very good condition. OCLC lists 13 copies worldwide. (RAB-45-2) (ID #24690) $100.00.

 

  1. Breuer, Edward. THE LIMITS OF ENLIGHTENMENT: JEWS, GERMANS, AND THE EIGHTEENTH-ENTURY STUDY OF SCRIPTURE (HARVARD JUDAIC MONOGRAPHS; 7). Cambridge, Mass., Harvard Univ Pr, 1996. Paperback, 332 pages. ISBN 0-674-53427-1Religion & Spirituality: Judaism: History of Religion Includes bibliographical references and index. Very Good Condition. (BIB-21-11) (ID #11095) $15.00.

 

  1. Cassuto, Umberto. PERUSH `AL SEFER SHEMOT. Jerusalem, Magnes, 1974.   Original Publisher’s Cloth. 8vo. [8], 351 pages. 25 cm. Sixth Edition. In Hebrew with added English title page. Title translates to English as, “A Commentary on the Book of Exodus. ” Series: Sidrat sefarim le-heker ha-Mikra mi-yesodo shel S. Sh. Peri. Photograph of author on flap of dust jacket. SUBJECT(S): Bible. O. T. Exodus -- Commentaries. Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-346). Nice, clean copy. Very good condition in like jacket. (HOLO2-70-10) (ID #27846) $30.00.

 

  1. Charles, R. H. THE GREEK VERSIONS OF THE TESTAMENTS OF THE TWELVE PATRIARCHS.EDITED FROM NINE MSS. TOGETHER WITH THE VARIANTS OF THE ARMENIAN AND SLAVONIC VERSIONS AND SOME HEBREW FRAGMENTS. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1908. Cloth, 8vo. 324 pages. Introduction in English, text mainly in Greek. In very good condition. (Bible-6-15)  (ID #21058) $45.00.

 

  1. Charles, R. H. THE GREEK VERSIONS OF THE TESTAMENTS OF THE TWELVE PATRIARCHS.EDITED FROM NINE MSS. TOGETHER WITH THE VARIANTS OF THE ARMENIAN AND SLAVONIC VERSIONS AND SOME HEBREW FRAGMENTS. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1908. Cloth, 8vo. 324 pages. Introduction in English, text mainly in Greek. In very good condition. (Bible-6-15)  (ID #21080) $45.00.

 

  1. Cohen, Jeremy. BE FERTILE AND INCREASE, FILL THE EARTH AND MASTER IT: THE ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL CAREER OF A BIBLICAL TEXT. Ithaca: Cornell University Press., 1989. Cloth., 8vo. Xiv, 375 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Theological anthropology – Christianity – history of doctrines – early church, ca. 30-600; Theological anthropology – Christianity – history of doctrines – Middle Ages, 600-1500; Bible O. T. Genesis I, 18 – criticism, interpretation, etc. – history. ISBN: 0801423074. Ex library, otherwise very good condition. (BIBLE-8-19) (ID #21131) $30.00.

 

  1. Davies, W. D. THE TERRITORIAL DIMENSION OF JUDAISM. Berkeley: University Of California Press, 1982. Cloth, 8vo. Xviii, 169 pages. In English. SUBJECT (S): Palestine in the Bible. Bijbel. Jodendom.  In very good condition.  (MX24-10) (ID #24092) $30.00.

 

  1. Delitzsch, Franz. NEUER COMMENTAR UBER DIE GENESIS. Leipzig: Dorffling Und Franke, 1887. Hardcover, 8vo, IV, 554 pages, 23 cm. In German. SUBJECT (S): Descriptor: Genesis (bijbelboek). Title Subject: Bible. O. T. Genesis -- Commentaries. Genesis. Notes bibliogr. Delitzsch was a “German Protestant theologian, Bible and Judaica scholar. Inspired by Julius Fuerst to devote himself to the study of Judaism, he was appointed professor of theology at the university of his native Leipzig in 1844. Later he taught at Rostock (1846), Erlangen (1850), and again in Leipzig (1867). Though Delitzsch was a devoted Christian and the most significant figure of the Lutheran “Mission to the Jews, ” believing in the supremacy of the New Testament over the Old, he maintained an extraordinary understanding of, and affection for, Judaism” (Breuer and Wiese in EJ 2010). OCLC lists many copies worldwide. Wear to cover spine. Wear to binding. Henry Englander Memorial Library stamp in front cover. Good condition. (Heb-31-4) (ID #27982) $50.00.

 

  1. Dessauer, Moritz. DANIEL, IN SIEBEN-KANZELREDEN FUER DAS NEUJAHRS- UND VERSOHNUNGSFEST. Breslau, H. Skutsch, 1875. Paper Wrappers, Front cover detached. Signitures of pages essentially unbound; 8vo; 55 pages; Rear page clipped, but appears to be no text loss. Small library stamp on copyright page. 22 cm. Max Freudenthal's copy, with his ownership stamp and (presumeably his) occational margin notes in pencil (GR-2-20) (ID #4916) $50.00.

 

  1. Deutsch, Emanuel. LITERARY REMAINS OF THE LATE EMANUEL DEUTSCH.WITH A BRIEF MEMOIR. London, J. Murray, 1874. Hardcover, 8vo, xx, 485 pages, 23 cm. 1st edition. SUBJECT (S): Semitic philology. Includes bibliographical references. Deutsch (1829–1873) was an “Orientalist. Born in Neisse (Upper Saxony), Deutsch studied Jewish subjects with his uncle David Deutsch at Myslowice (Poland) and classics in Berlin. He became an assistant in the Oriental department of the British Museum in 1855. Deutsch, who possessed great ability in deciphering inscriptions, cooperated in W. S. A. Vaux’s edition of Phoenician Inscriptions and in W. Smith's Dictionary of the Bible to which he contributed articles on the Targumim, the Samaritan Pentateuch, and other Bible versions. Some of his work was published posthumously in book form (Literary Remains, 1874) and edited by Lady Strangford” (Berenbaum and Skolnik in EJ 2007). Bumped corners and edges. Wear to binding. Good condition. (Spec-10-2) (ID #25502) $100.00.

 

  1. Diaz Esteban, Fernando. SEFER ‘OKLAH WE-OKLAH: COLECCION DE LISTAS DE PALABRAS DESTINADAS A CONSERVAR LA INTEGRIDAD DEL TEXTO HEBREO DE LA BIBLIA ENTRE LOS JUDIOS DE LA EDAD MEDIA. Madrid: Consejo Superior De Investigaciones Cientificas, 1975. Softcover, folio, xcvi, 334 pages, 18 leaves of plates, illustrations, facsims, 35 cm. Dissertation: Thesis--Madrid. In Spanish. Series:             Textos y estudios “Cardenal Cisneros”; 4. SUBJECT (S): Judaism -- History -- Medieval and early modern period, 425-1789. Masorah. Bible -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. -- History -- Middle Ages, 600-1500. Includes bibliographical references. Other Titles: ‘Oklah we-‘Oklah. Repair to binding. Bumped cover corners and edges. Otherwise good condition. (Sef-18-5) (ID #25513) $200.00.

 

  1. Ehrenpreis, Marcus. DE SOM BYGGT ISRAEL: VISIONER FRÅN TRE ÅRTUSENDEN (BOOK ONE ONLY). Stockholm, Hugo Gebers Forlag, 1929.  Cloth, 8vo, Later cloth. 8vo. vii, 232 pages. illus. plates. 23 cm. In Swedish. Book One of two-book set. Title translates to English as, "Those Who Built Israel: Visions from Three Millenia." SUBJECT(S): Bible. O.T. -- Biography. Includes bibliographical references. Attractively rebound in later cloth with marbled endpapers; original cover mounted on FEP. Inscription on half title page. Otherwise a nice, clean copy in very good condition. (HOLO2-65-31) (ID #27032) $45.00.

 

  1. Fleischer, Ezra and Jakob Josef Petuchowski. editors. MEHKARIM BE-AGADAH, TARGUMIM U-TEFILOT YISRAEL LE-ZEKHER YOSEF HAINIMAN = STUDIES IN AGGADAH, TARGUM, AND JEWISH LITURGY IN MEMORY OF JOSEPH HEINEMANN. Jerusalem, Magnes Press, 1981.   Original Publisher’s Cloth. 8vo. 192, 124 pages. [1] leaf of plates. Port. 24 cm. In Hebrew and English. SUBJECT(S): Aggada -- History and criticism. Judaism – Liturgy. Heinemann, Joseph. Title Subject: Bible. O. T. -- Criticism, interpretation, etc., Jewish. Spine Title: Mehkarim le-zekher Yosef Hainiman = Studies in memory of Joseph Heinemann. "Reshimat hiburav shel Yosef Hainiman": pages 185-192. Includes bibliographical references. Very good condition in good jacket. (FEST1-82). Xxx (ID #27348) $75.00.

 

  1. Gilath, Itzchak D., Howard Levine and Zvi Meir Rabinowitz. editors. `IYUNIM BE-SIFRUT HAZAL, BA-MIKRA’ UVE-TOLDOT YISRA’EL: MUKDASH LE-PROF. `EZRA’ TSION MELAMED. Ramat-Gan, Hotsa’at Universitat Bar-’ilan, 1982.   Original Publisher’s Cloth. 8vo. 397 pages. [3] pages of plates. Ill. Port. 25 cm. In Hebrew with added English title page: “Studies in Rabbinic Literature, Bible, and Jewish History. “Melamed (1903–1994) was an Israel talmudic scholar and philologist. He was awarded the Israel Prize in 1987 for Torah literature and commentary on the sources. Because of his involvement with the Persian and other Oriental communities (whom he served as honorary rabbi) and his familiarity with their traditions of custom and language, Melamed served as an important source on such community traditions. ” (EJ). SUBJECT(S): Rabbinical literature -- History and criticism. Melamed, Ezra Zion. Jews -- History. Bible. O. T. -- Criticism, interpretation, etc., Jewish. Includes bibliographical references. Very good condition. (FEST1-94).xx (ID #27360) $100.00.

 

  1. Glueck, Nelson; Alfred Gottschalk; Gerald A Larue; Elias L. Epstein. HESED IN THE BIBLE. Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College., 1967. Cloth., 8vo. Ix, 107 pages. First English edition. SUBJECT (S): Hesed (the Hebrew word); Bible. O>T. -- theology. CONTENTS: Hesed as human conduct—its secular meaning; Hesed as human conduct—its religious meaning; Hesed as divine conduct. Solid, tight binding. Very nice copy. (BIBLE-9-5) xxx (ID #21141) $30.00.

 

  1. Grintz, Jehoshua. editor. SEFER SEGAL: MUGASH LI-KHEVOD HA-PROF. MOSHEH TSEVI SEGAL `AL-YEDE HAVERAV VE-TALMIDAV. Jerusalem, Kiryat-Sefer, 1965. Original Publisher’s Cloth. 394 pages. In Hebrew with English summaries. Series: Kitve ha-Hevrah le-heker ha-Mikra be-Yisrael, 17. “Segal (1876–1968) was born in Lithuania and educated at rabbinical academies and at London and Oxford universities, serving at the latter as tutor in biblical and Semitic studies. …he maintained that the post-Mosaic sections of the Torah were erroneously associated with Moses by later generations, just as numerous additions to the Oral Law are incorrectly attributed to Moses. The result of his biblical scholarship, reflected throughout his introduction to the Bible (Mevo ha-Mikra, 4 vols., 1946–50, 19677), is the reaffirmation of the Bible's literary and artistic excellence. His other works include critical studies on the Damascus Covenant and Ben Sira as well as many articles on various books of the Bible and medieval Jewish exegetes. He was awarded the Israel Prize for Jewish Studies in 1954.” (EJ) Added English Title Page: “Studies in the Bible: Presented to M. H. Segal by his Colleagues and Students. ” Subtitle on spine: “Kovets mehkarim ba-Mikra. ” OCLC lists one copy worldwide (Unisa: Muckleneuk Main Campus). Very good condition. (FEST1-71) (ID #27403) $100.00.

 

  1. Harrelson, Walter J. FROM FERTILITY CULT TO WORSHIP. Garden City, N. Y.: Doubleday., 1969. Cloth., 8vo. Xv, 171 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Worship in the Bible; Judaism – history. CONTENTS: The Israelite worldview; The ordering of time and space; The Israelite cultus; The new year and covenant renewal; Worship and creation; Worship and the history of salvation; Worship and Torah; Worship and the end. Ex library, otherwise good condition. (BIBLE-9-7) (ID #21143) $30.00.

 

  1. Hartmann, Anton Theodor. MICHA: NEU ÜBERSETZT UND ERLÄUTERT UND MIT 5 EXKURSEN BEGLEITET. Lemgo, Meyer, 1800. Paper Wrappers with later boards. 12mo. XVI, 278, [3] pages. 1st edition. In German. Title translates to English as, “Micha: Newly Translated and Explained. Accompanied with 5 Digressions. ” “Hartmann (1774-1838) was a German author focusing primarily on the Old Testament and of Oriental languages. ” (EJ) OCLC lists 19 copies worldwide. Rebound in later, stiff boards. Brief notes from previous owner on inside of covers. Internal pages are lightly soiled with some foxing but all text is clear. Good+ condition. (HOLO2-60-5) (ID #27656) $100.00.

 

  1. Hedge, Frederic Henry. THE PRIMEVAL WORLD OF HEBREW TRADITION. Boston: Roberts Brothers., 1872. Cloth., 12mo. 283 pages. Second edition. SUBJECT (S): Bible. O. T. Genesis – criticism, interpretation, etc. OCLC lists 16 copies worldwide. CONTENTS: The world a divine creation; Man in the image of God; Man in Paradise; The brute creation; Paradise lost; Cain, or property and strife as agents of civilization; Nine hundred and sixty-nine years?; The failure of primeval society; The deluge; The great dispersion; Jehovah and Abraham – a Hebrew idyl; The heritage of the inner life. Ex library. Covers a little worn, part of front flyleaf cut out, good condition. (BIBLE-7-21) (ID #21108) $30.00.

 

  1. International Congress For The History Of Religions (8th Congress, 1955, Rome). LA REGALITA SACRA. CONTRIBUTI AL TEMA DELL' VIII CONGRESSO (ROMA, APRILE 1955) PUBBLICATI COL CONCORSO DELLA GIUNTA CENTRALE PER GLI STUDI STORICI, ROMA - CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE CENTRAL THEME OF THE VIIITH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS (ROME, APRIL 1955). Leiden, Brill, 1959. Cloth. Xv, 748 pages. 24 cm. Collection of scholarly articles in English, French, German and Italian. Israel section includes: “General Oriental and Specific Israelite Elements in the Israelite Conception of the Sacral Kingdom” by S. Mowinckel; “King David and the Sons of Saul” by A. S. Kapelrud; “Herrschaftsform und Ichbewusstsein” by J. Hempel; “Das erste Buch des Psalters. Eine Thronbesteigungsfestlitergie” by M. Bic; “Les apports de Psaume CX (vulg. CIX) a l’ideologie royale Israelite” by J. Coppens; “Hasidic Conceptions of Kingship in the Maccabean Period” by M. A. Beek; “The Consecration in the eighth Chapter of Testamentum Levi” by H. Ludin Jansen. Series: Studies in the History of Religions. "Supplements to Numen" 4. SUBJECT(S): Kings and rulers -- Religious aspects. Divine right of kings. OCLC lists 27 copies worldwide. Slightly worn cover. Nice, clean copy with tight binding. Very good condition. (BRILL 5-7) (ID #25909) $70.00.

 

  1. Kahana, Abraham. SEFER HA-HASIDUT: MIN R. YISRA’EL BESHT ‘AD R. NAHMAN MI-BRASLAV: ‘IM TSIYURIM U-FAKSIMILE. Warszawa: Levin-Epstein, 1922. Softcover, 8vo, 398 pages, illustrated, 25 cm. In Hebrew. Series: Antologyah le-miktso’ot ha-sifrut ha-Yisre’elit. SUBJECT (S): Hasidim -- Biography. Kahana (1874-1946) was a “biblical scholar and historian. Kahana, who was born in Skomorochy, Russia, was self-educated and started writing on Jewish subjects at an early date. In 1923 he emigrated to Palestine where he engaged in teaching and also served as librarian at the Sha’ar Zion library in Tel Aviv. From 1903 onward, he edited the Hebrew Bible, with a critical commentary and introductions, he himself being responsible for Genesis, Exodus, Numbers, Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Ezra, and Nehemiah. The project, with which H. P. Chajes, A. Kaminka, S. Krauss, F. Perles, M. L. Margolis, and others were associated, was, however, not completed. Kahana also edited the two-volume Apocrypha, which went through many reprints. He translated part of the Greek text into Hebrew, added commentary and introductions to each book, and took care of a considerable number of the apocryphal and pseudepigraphical books himself. Kahana wrote the introduction to D. Ginzburg’s edition of the Mantua version of Josippon. His historical writings include: Korot ha-Yehudim be-Roma based on the works of A. Berliner and that of H. Vogelstein  and P. Rieger; a biography in Hebrew of M. H. Luzzatto; an edition of Leone de Modena’s autobiography; and an edition of the travel diary of David Reuveni. Kahana also published a two-volume historical anthology, Sifrut ha-Historyah ha-Yisre’elit, and an anthology on Hasidism, Sefer ha-hasidut. His interest in the Hasidic movement is also shown by his biography of Israel b. Eliezer Ba’al Shem Tov and his edition of Sippurei Ma’asiyyot shel R. Nahman mi-Bratslav. Kahana's contribution to linguistics consisted of a Hebrew grammar, a translation into Hebrew of S. D. Luzzatto’s grammar, and a Russian-Hebrew dictionary” (Berenbaum and Skolnik in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 23 copies worldwide. Hinge repair. Book broken into sections. Wear to edges of pages. Otherwise, good condition. (Hasid-6-12) (ID #27970) $50.00.

 

  1. Kahana, Hanna. TARGUM HA-SHIV`IM LI-MEGILAT ESTER: HASHVAAH BEN HA-TARGUM LA-NUSAH HA-`IVRI VE-KOMENTAR RATSUF / \. Israel: H. Mo. L, 2000. Paper Wrappers,   4to. 5, 319, vii pages. In Hebrew. Abstract and table of contents also in English. Dissertation: Thesis (Ph. D. ) --Universitat Bar-Ilan, Ramat-Gan, 2000. SUBJECT(S) Bible. O. T. Esther. Greek -- Versions -- Septuagint. Bible. O. T. Esther -- Language, style. Bible. O. T. Esther -- Comparative studies. OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. (Bible-6-21) (ID #21064) $50.00.

 

  1. Katsh, Abraham Isaac. JUDAISM IN ISLAM, BIBLICAL AND TALMUDIC BACKGROUNDS OF THE KORAN AND ITS COMMENTARIES: SURAS II AND III. New York: Published for NYU By Bloch., 1954. Hardback, 8vo. Xxv, 265 pages. Frontispiece. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Islam - relations - Judaism; Judaism - relations - Islam; Koran. Surat al-Bagarah - commentaries; Koran. Surat Al`Imran - commentaries. "Grew out of.. [the author's] doctoral dissertation submitted in 1943 to the Dropsie College for Hebrew and Cognate Learning [under title: Aggadie background of the Qur'an, suras II and III]. " Katsh (1908-1998) was born in Poland and emigrated to the U. S. In 1925. In 1933, he began teaching at New York University, and over the following three decades taught Hebrew education, culture, language and literature there. In 1957 He founded the National Association of Professors of Hebrew in American Universities, and was elected president of Dropsie College in 1967, where he served until 1976. His scholarship won him many awards and fellowships, including the Jewish Teachers Association of New York's Avodah Award, the Rabbi Kaniel Prize of the Municipality of Haifa, and the first Charles Kramer Research Fellow of the Institute for Jewish Policy Planning and Research of the Synagogue Council of America. Katsh is well known for his studies of Hebrew manuscripts and fragments from Russia and Eastern Europe, his translations, and his essays on Jewish studies in the United States. (EJ) Has dust jacket, which is torn around the edges. Very good condition. (Katsh-1-13) x5 (ID #19591) $40.00.

 

  1. Kimhi, David) Cohen, Harry, editor. THE COMMENTARY OF RABBI DAVID KIMHI ON HOSEA; EDITED WITH CRITICAL NOTES SHOWING HIS SOURCES ON THE BASIS OF MANUSCRIPTS AND EARLY EDITIONS. New York, Columbia University Press, 1929. Cloth. 8vo. Xlii. 130 pages. In English and Hebrew. Warmly inscribed by the editor.  Series: Columbia University Oriental Studies v. 20. Rabbi David Kimhi was a late 12th-early 13th century grammarian and exegete. Cohen examines his commentary and Kimhi’s relations to his sources. Small stain on back cover and slight discoloration of pages. Very good condition. (BRILL-3-2)  (ID #25881) $35.00.

 

  1. Köster, Friedrich. DAS BUCH HIOB UND DER PREDIGER SALOMO'S NACH IHRER STROPHISCHEN ANORDNUNG ÜBERSETZT. Schleswig, 1831. Paper wrappers, 8vo. 142 pages. In German (Black letter script). Copy signed by former owner Dr. Moses Mielziner, the Rabbi and Professor of Talmud at HUC in Cincinnati and charter member of the CCAR. Title in English: “The Book of Job and the Preacher's Solomon. ” Covers fragile and chipped, some pages creased at corners. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Bayerische Staatsbibliothek) Good condition. (RAB-39-12) (ID #24640) $200.00.

 

  1. Leibowitz, Nehama; Aryeh Newman. STUDIES IN THE WEEKLY SIDRA. Jerusalem: World Zionist Organisation, Dept. for Torah Education and Culture in the Diaspora., 1961. Hardcover., 8vo. 370 pages. Volume seven? SUBJECT (S): Bible. O. T. Pentateuch – study; Bible. O. T. Pentateuch – meditations. Shortly after Leibowitz (1905-1997) and her husband had settled in Palestine in 1930, her husband became blind. To support them, she, who had earned a Ph. D. At Marburg, began teaching Bible. She taught at the Mizrachi Women Teachers Seminary, Hebrew University, and at Tel Aviv University; commented regularly on the Israel Braodcasting Service; and, via mail, taught women on kibbutzim. The Israel Prize was given to her in 1956. (EJ, 2007) Very good condition. (BIBLE-8-14) (ID #21126) $30.00.

 

  1. Levi, Israel. LE PECHE ORIGINEL DANS LES ANCIENNES SOURCES JUIVES. Paris: Leroux, 1909. Softcover, 32 pages, 12mo, 23 cm. In French. 2nd Edition. SUBJECT (S): Sin, Original -- History of doctrines. Yellow pages. Hinge repair. Stained pages. Otherwise, good condition. (mx-32-10)  (ID #25590) $50.00.

 

  1. Levita, Elijah; Christian D. Ginsburg. THE MASSORETH HA-MASSORETH OF ELIAS LEVITA: BEING AN EXPOSITION OF THE MASSORETIC NOTES ON THE HEBREW BIBLE: OR THE ANCIENT CRITICAL APPARATUS OF THE OLD TESTAMENT IN HEBREW. London: Longmans, Green, Reader & Dyer., 1867. Cloth., 8vo. Viii, 307 pages. In English with some Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Masorah; Bible. O. T. -- criticism, textual. Levita was a late-15th and early-16th century philologist, grammarian, and lexicographer. Though he was born in Germany, he spent most of his life in Italy. He taught Hebrew, wrote Hebrew and Aramaic grammars and dictionaries, and did masoretic research. He also wrote secular Yiddish works, many based upon medieval romances. Despite rabbis' objections, Levita's students included Christians; he thought that Christians' familiarity with Judaism lead to less persecution. There were mixed outcomes, including Levita's friendships with important figures like the French ambassador to Venice and Cardinal Egidius da Viterbo, and the conversion of two of Levita's grandchildren. (EJ, 2007) Ex library. Some wear, underlining and marginalia throughout, good condition. (BIBLE-7-1) (ID #21087) $125.00.

 

  1. Manzon, Levi Isaac. SEFER BEKHA YEVAREKH YISRA’EL. Yerushalayim, 1940.   Hardcover, 8vo, 61 leaves, facsims., 25 cm. In Hebrew. Series: Sifre Bet Roz’in. SUBJECT(S): Bible. O. T. Pentateuch -- Commentaries. Includes index. Other Titles: Bekha yevarekh YisraEl. Israel Friedman’s copy. Lightly bumped cover corners. Very good condition. (Hasid-12-3) (ID #27946) $50.00.

 

  1. Menachem Ben Salomo, and Salomon Buber. MIDRASH SEKHEL TOV: AL SEFER BE-RESHIT U-SHEMOT. Berlin: Bi-Defus Ts. H. B. R. Y. Ittskovski, 1900. Hardcover, 336, 344 pages, 4to, 26 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Bible. O. T. Genesis -- Commentaries. Title on added title page: Sechel tob. "Yotse atah paam rishonah le-or olam a. Pi shene kitve yad yehIdim ba-olam, me-otsar ha-sefarim be-Oksford kovets 165 ve-kovets 166." Other titles: Sechel Tob; Sekhel tov. OCLC lists 15 copies worldwide. Hinge repair. Ex-library with usual markings. Browning pages. Otherwise, good condition. (rab-33-14). (ID #24168) $60.00.

 

  1. Mielziner, M. (1828-1903). DIE VERHÄLTNISSE DER SKLAVEN BEI DER ALTEN HEBRÄERN, NACH BIBLISCHEN UND TALMUDISCHEN QUELLEN DARGESTELLT. Kopenhagen: P. G. Philipsen 1859. Rebound in modern paper wrappers, 8vo., 68 pages. First edition (?). In German. On cover: "Ein Beitrag zur hebräisch-jüdischen Alterthumskunde". A Rabbi and Professor, Mielziner "was born and educated in Germany, where he began his rabbinic career. He headed a Jewish school in Copenhagen, Denmark, while earning his Ph. D. From the University of Giessen (1859). Immigrating to the United States, Mielziner served as a congregational rabbi and educator in New York City until 1879, when Isaac Mayer Wise appointed him professor of Talmud at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati. Upon Wise's death, Mielziner was chosen interim president of the seminary, a position he held for three years, from 1900 until his death. Mielziner was a charter member of the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR), and his scholarly input on relevant subjects had an important influence on early discussions of CCAR policy. He published several treatises on Jewish law - including a volume on halakhah and divorce and marriage, as well as an overview of rabbinic civil and criminal law - but is best known for his classic work Introduction to the Talmud, published originally in 1894 and reissued three times since; the most recent edition, which appeared in 1968, contains an updated bibliography compiled by Alexander Guttmann. Mielziner's exposition of talmudic methodology - featuring a skillful dissection of the Talmud's distinctive system of technical terms and phrases adapted to its unique methods of investigation and demonstration - has been an indispensable handbook for the serious student of the Talmud for more than a century. " (Gordon, EJ, 2007) Missing original covers. Small tear to title page. Small chips to corners of a few pages. Pages brown, but in good condition and mid 19th century paper remains good. Good + condition. (RAB-45-13)  (ID #24701) $150.00.

 

  1. Morgenstern, Julian. TWO PROPHECIES OF THE FOURTH CENTURY B.C. AND THE EVOLUTION OF YOM KIPPUR. Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College., 1953. Paper wrappers., 8vo. 74 pages. “Off-print from Hebrew Union College Annual, Volume XXIV. ” SUBJECT (S): Yom Kippur; Bible. O. T. Isaiah. LV. 6-13 – commentaries; Bible. O. T. Isaiah. LVIII. 1-12 – commentaries. OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. Morgenstern (1881-1977) was president of Hebrew Union College from 1921 to 1947, where he himself had been ordained in 1902, and under him the college expanded both in scope and size. Morgenstern's approach to studying Bible was originally influenced by Wellhausen, but as he matured, he made his own path, examining economic, social, and political factors, as opposed to literary ones, when exploring sources and history. (Bamberger, EJ) Edge-worn, owner's name on front, good condition. (BIBLE-9-9) (ID #21145) $30.00.

 

  1. Neuman, Abraham A. & Solomon Zeitlin. THE SEVENTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY VOLUME OF THE JEWISH QUARTERLY REVIEW. Philadelphia, Jewish Quarterly Review, 1967. 1st Edition. Hardcover, Original Publisher's Cloth. 8vo. 592 pages. Smooth paper, very attractive printing. Contains 39 articles on Bible scholarship, medieval judaica, theology and Jewish Liturgy. Note(s): Bibliographical footnotes. Other Titles: Jewish quarterly review. Wear on cover and binding. From the Louis Littauer Foundation with bookplate. Slight yellowing of pages. Otherwise, very good condition. (FEST1-114) (ID #27368) $60.00.

 

  1. Neusner, Jacob. THE LIFE OF TORAH: READINGS IN THE JEWISH RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE. Encino, Calif,: Dickenson Publishing Co., 1974. Paperback., 8vo. Xv, 237 pages. Illustrated. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Judaism – United States. CONTENTS: The Jewish heritage; The unity of God; Four aspects of Torah; Rabbis: the men of Torah; Torah as a way of life: the joy of the commandments; Torah as a way of life: some specific commandments; Torah as a way of life: the sanctification of time; Torah in America: movements in American Judaism; Torah in the State of Israel; Zionism and Judaism. SERIES: The Religious life of man series. ISBN: 0822101246. Neusner (b. 1932) was born in Hartford, Connecticut, and was ordained rabbi at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. He served on the faculties of Columbia University, the University of Wisconsin (Milwaukee), Dartmouth College, and Brown University. He was also active in several professional organizations and learned societies; in 1968–69 he served as president of the American Academy of Religion. (Goodblatt, EJ) Ex library. Covers a little worn, good condition. (RAB-29-11)xx (ID #20713) $30.00.

 

  1. Rabinowitz, E. N. MIDRASH HA-GADOL `AL HAMISHAH HUMSHE TORAH: SEFER VA-YIKRA. New York: The Jewish Theological Seminary OF America., 1932. Cloth., Original Publisher's Cloth. 8vo. [4], 702, v pages. In Hebrew with additional English foreword. SUBJECT(S): Bible O. T. Leviticus – commentaries. Light edgewear; bookplate on inside covers. Overall very good condition. (k-bible-1-2) (ID #28020) $50.00.

 

  1. Rabinowitz, Louis I. TORAH AND FLORA. New York: Sanhedrin Press., 1977. Hardcover., 8vo. V, 167 pages. Illustrated. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Flowers in the Bible; Bible. O. T. Pentateuch. ISBN: 0884829170. “Born in Edinburgh, [Rabinowitz (1906-1984) ] served as rabbi in the London communities of Shepherd's Bush, South Hackney, and Cricklewood, successively. During World War II he was a senior Jewish chaplain with the British army in the Middle East and Normandy. In 1945 he became chief rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregation of Johannesburg and the Federation of Synagogues of Transvaal and the Orange Free State. He was appointed professor of Hebrew at the University of Witwatersrand and head of the Johannesburg bet din. In 1947, in protest against British policy in Palestine, he discarded his war decorations in public. An eloquent preacher, he was also outspoken in his criticism of the South African government's apartheid policy. Retiring in 1961, he settled in Israel and became deputy editor in chief of the Encyclopaedia Judaica. He was also a Gahal representative in the Jerusalem municipality from 1969 and in 1976 was appointed a deputy mayor of Jerusalem. ” (EJ, 2007) Ex library. Spine faded, otherwise very good condition. (BIBLE-8-20) (ID #21132) $30.00.

 

  1. Rashi. Pearl, Chaim, Trans. RASHI, COMMENTARIES ON THE PENTATEUCH. PERUSH RASHI `AL HA-TORAH. ENGLISH. SELECTIONS. New York, Norton, 1970. Cloth, 8vo. 256 pages. In English. Series: The B'nai B'rith Jewish heritage classics; SUBJECT (S): Bible. O. T. Pentateuch -- Commentaries. In very good condition in a very good jacket. Copy 2 has not dust jacket. (RAB17-6) xx (ID #21689) $30.00.

 

  1. Reggio, Isaacus (Yitshak Shemu’el Regyo). SEFER TORAT HA-ELOHIM: KOLEL HAMISHAH HUMSHE TORAH: METURGAMIM ITALKIT U-MEVO’ARIM BE’UR HADASH.. LEGGE DI DIO, OSSIA IL PENTATEUCO. TRADOTTA IN LINGUA ITALIANA. VOL 5: DEVARIM/DEUTERONIMO ONLY (OF 5). Vin (Vienna): Be-vet A. Shtrois/Strauss., 1821.   Half-leather, 12mo, 172 leaves, [3 leaves]. 1 volume of 5 only; 19 cm. In Hebrew & Italian. Reggio (1784-1855) was “one of the founders of the Collegio Rabbinico Italiano. He published an Italian translation of the Pentateuch, with a Hebrew commentary (Vienna, 1821), and wrote Ma'amar Torah min ha-Shamayim ("The Torah as Divinely Revealed," Vienna, 1818) to prove the divine authority of the Pentateuch. Among his other biblical works are a poetic version in Italian of the Book of Isaiah (Udine, 1831); a Hebrew introduction to the Scroll of Esther (Vienna, 1841); and Italian translations of the books of Joshua, Ruth, and Lamentations, and of Pirkei Avot. In Ha-Torah ve-ha-Filosfyah (Vienna, 1827), written under the influence of Mendelssohn, Reggio tried to show that reason and philosophy were compatible with the Torah. His Iggerot Yashar (1834–36) are exegetic, historical, and philosophical notes in the form of letters to friends. He also edited some of the writings of Leone di Modena and wrote Behinat ha-Kabbalah (Gorizia, 1852). Reggio published other works on Kabbalah and philosophy in Bikkurei ha-Ittim ha-Hadashim under the pseudonym Iashar. His autobiography, Mazkeret Yashar, appeared in Vienna (1849). His Hebrew correspondence with S.D. Luzzatto was collected by V. Castiglione (1902); it shows their mutual esteem and friendship. Reggio also wrote some halakhic and pedagogical works, one of which appeared in English: A Guide for the Religious Instruction of Jewish Youth (London, 1855). His views on Judaism did not always conform to tradition and led to polemics with German rabbis as well as his own father, Abraham Reggio.” (Rabello in EJ, 2007). SUBJECT(S): Bible. O. T. Pentateuch -- Commentaries. Bible. O. T. Pentateuch. Hebrew. 1821.; Bible.; O. T.; Pentateuch.; Italian.; 1821. OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide, some incomplete. Lacks final leaf of index, substantial tears to Hebrew title page with some loss of text, heavy wear to boards, but solid, Good- condition. (IT-7-1) (ID #21595) $150.00.

 

  1. Rosmarin, Aaron. MOSES IM LICHTE DER AGADA. New York, The Goldblatt Pub. Co., 1932. Cloth, 157 pages, 8vo, 23 cm. In German. SUBJECT (S): Aggada. Named Person: Moses (Biblical leader). "Literaturverzeichnis" on pages 7-14; "Bibliographie" on pages 151-152. Wear on cover and binding. Hinge repair. Otherwise, very good condition. (k-rab-2-12) (ID #21611) $40.00.

 

  1. Rozenboim, Avraham Ben Yehudah Litsh. SEFER SHOSHANAT AVRAHAM: VE-HU KOLEL SHELOSHAH SEFARIM. Presburg, 1877.   Hardcover, 4to, 1 volume, 12, 84, 19 leaves, various pagings, 30 cm. In Hebrew. Contents: Sefer Ohel Le’ah -- Sefer Me’ir ‘Enayim -- Sefer ‘AtEret Ester. SUBJECT(S): Bible. O. T. Genesis -- Commentaries. Bible. O. T. Exodus -- Commentaries. Bible. O. T. Leviticus -- Commentaries. Includes indexes. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (Princeton, Stanford, Manchester). Hinge repair. Stained pages. Crease marks. Chipping to title page. Wear to edges of cover and corners. Otherwise, good condition. (Rab-40-9) (ID #24649) $50.00.

 

  1. Samuelzohn, Ze’ev Volf [Samuelsohn, Zev Wolf]. SHIR HA-SHIRIM: IM PERUSH BE-SHEM HAVATSELET HA-SHARON. Philidelphia, S. Rubin And Chazan, 1905. Cloth, ix, 68 pages, 8vo. In Hebrew. Samuelsohn was from Kovno Province and he served as a rabbi in various Russian cities and in Baltimore. He was in Baltimore by 1898, when his daughter died. He was the father-in-law of R. Jacob Even Frommer Halevi of New Haven. This work contains the text of Songs of Songs with Samuelsohn’s commentary (Goldman 204). Includes title page, preface, table of contents. SUBJECT(S) Bible. O. T. Song of Solomon -- Commentaries. Added title page: “Songs of Solomon, with commentary Chabazeleth hashoron by Wolf Samuelson. ” OCLC lists 18 copies worldwide. Hinge repair. Wear and slight tears to cover binding. Wear to cover and edges of cover. Stained pages. Otherwise, good condition. (amr-36-21) (ID #24110) $40.00.

 

  1. Another Copy. Cloth. Writing inside front cover. Lightly bumped cover corners. Light wear to front cover. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-40-20) (ID #27912) $50.00.

 

  1. Schweizer, David. ZEEHNAH UREEHNAH. KOMMET UND SCHAUET! EIN ERBAUUNGS= UND UNTERHALTUNGSBUCH, ZUNÄCHST FÜR ISRÄELITEN. Fürth, Verlag Von S. B. Gusdorfer, 1861.   Later Cloth. 12mo. Viii, 354 pages. 19 cm. In German. An adaptation in German of the Tsenerene of Yaakov ben Yitzchak Ashkenazi, a miscellany of tales, homilies, midrashim and exegetical comments woven around a Yiddish rendering and paraphrasing of the Pentateuch. ("Aus Veranlassung des Herrn Baruch Rosenthal in Burghaslach. ") SUBJECT(S): Legends, Jewish. Title Subject: Bible. O. T. Pentateuch -- Devotional literature. Bible. O. T. Pentateuch -- Commentaries. Includes selections in German from the Pentateuch. Includes bibliographical references. Other Titles: Tse’enah u-re’enah; Tseenah u-reenah. OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide (University of California, Los Angeles; University of California, S Reg. Library Faculty; Yale University Library; Harvard University College Library; Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin). Cover is lightly soiled. Library stamps on endpages. Hebrew title, language, publisher and year on spine. Internal pages are lightly soiled but all text is clear. Very good condition. (SPEC20-18). (ID #26861) $175.00.

 

  1. Soloweitschik, Max. DIE WELT DER BIBEL: EIN BILDERATLAS ZUR GESCHICHTE UND KULTUR DES BIBLISCHEN ZEITALTERS. Berlin: Judischer Verlag, 1926. Hardcover, 240 pages, 4 leaves of plates, illustrated, some color, colored maps, 29 cm. In German. SUBJECT (S): Bible. O. T. -- Antiquities. Bible. O. T. -- History of contemporary events. Translation of: Sekhiyot ha-Mikra. Includes bibliographical references on pages 235-236 and index. Wear to cover binding. Bumped cover corners and spine edges. Light yellowing to edges of pages. Otherwise, very good condition. (Art-8-3) (ID #25670) $30.00.

 

  1. Spitz, Leon. THE BIBLE JEWS AND JUDAISM IN AMERICAN POETRY. New York: Behrman's Jewish Book Shop., 1923. Paper wrappers., 8vo. 118 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S): American poetry – history and criticism; Jews in literature; Bible – in literature. Ex-library with minimal marks, Very Good Condition. (k-amr-20-31-dw) (ID #19052) $30.00.

 

  1. Stern, Gerson. SEFER YALKUT HA-GERSHUNI: ‘AL TORAH NEVIIM U-KHETUVIM VE-HAMESH MEGILOT VOLUME III. Paks: M. Razenboim, 1986.   Hardcover, folio, 44 pages, volume 3, 32 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Title Subject: Bible. O. T. -- Commentaries. Bumped cover corners and edges. Wear to binding. Yellowing of pages. (Heb-31-23) (ID #28001) $50.00.

 

  1. The American Academy For Jewish Research. LOUIS GINZBERG: JUBILEE VOLUME ON THE OCCASION OF HIS SEVENTIETH BIRTHDAY (COMPLETE IN TWO VOLUMES). New York, The American Academy For Jewish Research, 1946. Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo. Ix, 446; ix, 446 pages. Front port. 24 cm. In English and Hebrew. “Ginzberg (1873–1953) was one of the outstanding Talmud scholars of the first half of the 20th century; leader and the major halakhic authority of the Conservative movement in North America. ” (EJ)  CONTENTS: Goldman, Solomon. The portrait of a teacher. --Cohen, Boaz. Bibliography of the writings of Prof. Louis Ginzberg. --Albright, W. F. The list of Levitic cities. --Baron, S. W. Levi Herzfeld, the first Jewish economic historian. --Bickerman, E. J. The date of Fourth Maccabees. --Cohen, Boaz. Civil bondage in Jewish and Roman law. --Efros, Israel. Saadyah's second theory of creation in its relation to Pythagoreanism and Platonism. --Gandz, Solomon. Complememtary fractons in Bible and Talmud. --Ginsberg, H. L. Psalms and inscriptions of petition and acknowledgement. --Gordis, Robert. Studies in the relationship of Biblical and rabbinic Hebrew. --Kisch, Guido.  SUBJECT(S): Jewish literature. Ginzberg, Louis, 1873-1953. Relations between Jewish and Christian courts in the Middle Ages. --Marcus, Ralph. Jewish and Greek elements in the Septuagint. --Marmorstein, A. The introduction of R. Hoshaya to the first chapter of Genesis rabba. --Neuman, A. A. The Shebet Yehudah and sixteenth century historiography. --Sonne, Isaiah. The schools of Shammai and Hillel seen from within. --Sperber, Alexander. Specimen of a Targum edition. --Spiegel, Shalom. Noah, Daniel, and Job, touching on Cannaanite relics in the legends of the Jews. --Strauss, Leo. Farabi's Plato. --Torrey, C. C. A revised view of First Esdras. --Wolfson, H. A. Maimonides on negatives attributes. Wrappers worn at edges and along spine, but still solid. Non-archival tape on spine of Hebrew volume. Internal pages are nice and clean; binding is tight. Overall, very good condition. (FEST1-50) (ID #27183) $125.00.

 

  1. Tishby, Isaiah. MISHNAT HA-ZOHAR: GUFE MAMRE HA-ZOHAR ME-SUDARIM LE-FI HA-INYANIM U METURGAMIM IVRIT BI-YEDE (ONLY VOLUME 2). Yerushalayim: Mosad Bialik, 1961.   Hardcover, 8vo, 775 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Cabala. Bible. O. T. Pentateuch -- Commentaries. Title on verso of title page: The wisdom of the Zohar, texts from the Book of Splendour. Other Titles: Zohar. Hebrew. Selections. Tishby (1908–1992), was a “scholar of Kabbalah, Shabbateanism, ethical Hebrew literature, and Hasidism. Born as Sandor Schwartz in Sanislo, Hungary, Tishby received a traditional rabbinic education but soon became interested in secular literature and scholarly work. He wrote stories, articles, and poems in Hungarian, publishing a collection of Hungarian poems. He settled in Palestine in 1933 and studied at the Hebrew University, joining its department of Hebrew literature in 1951. His main works include Zohar anthologies; Pirkei Zohar; Torat ha-Ra ve-ha-Kelippah be-Kabbalat ha-Ari; Azriel of Gerona’s exegetical Perush ha-Aggadot; and a critical edition – begun by A. Z. Schwarz – of Jacob Sasportas’ anti-Shabbatean tract Izat Novel Zevi. A collection of his studies in the fields of Kabbalah and Shabbateanism was published in 1964 as Netivei Emunah u-Minut. In 1970 Tishby published Perakim mi-Sifrei Musar Kabballiyyim, an anthology of ethical works, with prefaces and commentary, covering from Saadiah to Maimonides. He wrote the article on  Hasidic thought in the Encyclopedia Hebraica, which was also published as a separate book – Torat ha-Hasidut ve-Sifrutah. Other studies of his deal with the messianic element in Hasidism, kabbalistic messianism in 16th-century Italy, and the messianic theology of M. H. Luzzatto and his circle. In 1979 he was awarded the Israel Prize for Jewish studies” (Dan in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists five copies worldwide. Chipping to outer cover corners and edges. Very good condition. (Rab-44-18) (ID #24726) $35.00.

 

  1. Various. FESTSCHRIFT FÜR LEO BAECK: ZUM 25. JAHRESTAGE SEINER TÄTIGKEIT AN DER LEHRANSTALT FÜR DIE WISSENSCHAFT DES JUDENTUMS. Berlin, Schocken Verlag, 1938. Original Publisher’s Cloth. 8vo. 181 pages. Port. 23 cm. In German. Title translates to English as, “Festschrift for Leo Baeck on the 25th Anniversary of his work at the School of Jewish Studies. ”  “Baeck (1873–1956) was a German rabbi, religious thinker and leader of Progressive Judaism. ” (EJ)  CONTENTS: “Chazor in den Briefen von Tell el-Amarna, ” Eugen Täubler; “Zu Motivproblemen in der Bibel, ” Moses Sister; “Die Stilmittel im Deuteronomium, ” Gustav Ormann; “Der Minhag der Bibel im Spiegelbild des Talmuds, ” Alexander Guttmann; “Die Uberlieferung von Hillel, ” Ismar Elbogen; “Zur Analyse des Mischnatraktates Middot, ” Arthur Spanier; “Bibel und klassisches Altertum im englischen Hochmittelalter, ” Hans Liebeschütz; “Der Dekalog in Josef Albos dogmatischem System, ” Max Wiener; “Vom ontologischen Gottesbeweis, ” Hans Friedländer; “Schaffen und Schöpfung als rechtliche Kategorien, ” Friedrich Caro; “Zur Erklärung einiger jüdischer Namen, ” Jechiel Fischer; “Zur Herkunft des altsemitischen Alphabets, ” Ernst Grumach; “Zur Frage der Bildung des arabischen Elativs, ” Franz Rosenthal.  SUBJECT(S): Judaism. Semitic philology. Baeck, Leo, 1873-1956.  Includes bibliographical references.  Spine sunned and lightly worn. Very good condition.  (FEST1-23) (ID #27261) $65.00.

 

  1. Wiener, Harold Marcus. EARLY HEBREW HISTORY: AND OTHER STUDIES. London: Robert Scott., 1924. Cloth., 12mo. Ix, 117 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Jews – history – 586 B. C. E-70 C. E.; Jewish law; Ethics in the Bible. CONTENTS: Some factors in early Hebrew history -- Appendix -- The law of change in the Bible -- The Biblical doctrines of joint, hereditary and individual responsibility -- Index I. Biblical texts. II. General. “Wiener [1875-1929] was born in London. Although a lawyer by profession, he devoted most of his life to biblical research. He settled in Palestine in 1924, believing that a religious renaissance was imminent. His main objective was to minimize the conflict between the various religions in the land, and he devoted the last five years of his life to a rapprochement between Arabs and Jews. He supported an Arab school and provided funds for scholarships for young Arabs. His house was called the House of Humanity. Despite these activities, Wiener was killed by an Arab gang on Aug. 13, 1929. He said to his attackers, who did not recognize him, ana yahud ("I am a Jew"), and these words sealed his fate. In his studies Wiener insisted that the Pentateuch was written by Moses, but developed a critical method of biblical interpretation, by which, using the ancient versions, he attempted to establish a correct text. Wiener was prominent among those who opposed the J. Wellhausen school of Bible research by scholarly methods. ” (EJ, 2007) Ex library. Very good condition. (BIBLE-7-24) (ID #21111) $18.00.

 

  1. Wiland, Saul. A MODERN VERSION OF GENESIS: OUR LIKENESS. New York: Shapolsky., 1987. Cloth., 8vo. 148 pages. Illustrated. First edition, first impression. SUBJECT (S): Bible. O. T. Genesis – miscellanea. OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. ISBN: 0933503989. Ex library, otherwise very good condition. (BIBLE-10-6) (ID #21158) $55.00.

 

  1. Willett, Herbert Lockwood. STUDIES IN THE FIRST BOOK OF SAMUEL: FOR THE USE OF CLASSES IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS AND IN THE SECONDARY DIVISION OF THE SUNDAY SCHOOL. Chicago: University of Chicago Press., 1909. Cloth., 12mo. Xxxviii, 305 pages. Illustrated. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Bible. O. T. Samuel, 1st – study and teaching; Bible. O. T. Samuel, 1st – textbooks. SERIES: Constructive Bible studies [ed. By E. D. Burton] Secondary series. Ex library. Covers a little worn, good condition. (BIBLE-7-22) (ID #21109) $30.00.

 

  1. Yitshak Ben Nisan Ben Shemu’el Ne’eman. SEFER KOHELET YITSHAK: AL HA-TORAH. Vilna: Bi-Defus Ha-Almanah V’eha-Ahim Re’em, 1897.   Hardcover, 8vo, 224 pages, 23 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Festival-day sermons. Bible. O. T. Pentateuch – Sermons. Other Titles: Sefer kehilat Yitshak ‘al h-Torah. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (Stanford, JTS, YU). Hinge repair. Browning to edges of pages. Some stained pages. Notes on inner title page. Chipping and wear to edges of cover and cover corners. Otherwise, good condition. (Rab-40-19) (ID #24659) $50.00.