CATALOG 161:

90 WORKS IN HEBREW BIBLE

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Nrs 27-29. Raban, Ze'ev, illustrator. SONG OF SONGS. Berlin & Jerusalem, 1923 & 1930.

 

 

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  1. (Ladino Bible) ספר תורה, נביאים וכתובים:‏ ‏איל ליברו די לה ליי, לוס פרופיטאס, אי לאס איסקריטוראס, טראזלאדאדו אין לה לינגואה איספאנייולה. SEFER TORAH, NEVIʼIM U-KHETUVIM: EL LIVRO DE LAH LE, LOS PROFEṬAS, I LAS ESḲRIṬURAS, ṬRAZLADADO EN LAH LENGUAH ESPANYOLAH. COMPLETE IN 2 VOLUMES. Constantinople, A. H. Boyagian, 1905... 8vo, Original Cloth, 560 + 634 leaves. Bible in Hebrew and Ladino (in rabbinic type) on facing pages. Arabic text on title page as well. Old stamp (Turkish? ) on end paper, Very Good Condition, a beautiful set. (SPEC-35-8) (ID #30791) $500.00.
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  3. ANOTHER COPY… VOLUME 2 ONLY (OF 2). Constantinople, A. H. Boyagian, 1905... 8vo, Original Cloth, 634 leaves. Light wear, one gathering of pages starting, otherwise Very Good Condition. (SPEC-35-9) (ID #30792) $200.00.
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  5. (First Bloch-Leeser Bible) Leeser, Isaac. THE TWENTY-FOUR BOOKS OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES, CAREFULLY TRANSLATED ACCORDING TO THE MASSORETIC TEXT, AFTER THE BEST JEWISH AUTHORITIES. TORAH, NEVI'IM VE-KHETUVIM. Cincinnati; Chicago: From the American Hebrew Pub. House, the Bloch Pub. and Print. Co., 1853 [1870s?]. Original Full Leather, 16mo, [6], iii-xii, 1243 pages. 17 cm. Title in Hebrew at head of title. Other Titles: Bible. O. T. English. Leeser. 1853.; 24 books of the Holy Scriptures. The scarce Chicago Bloch edition, retaining the copyright page date of 1853, but probably published in the 1870s given the inclusion of the “Advertisement to the London Edition" (which appeared in 1865, 7 holdings in OCLC, ) and its mid-19th Century calf binding. Bloch’s first office in Chicago dates to the 1870s, and Bloch did also publish an 1884 edition, but, unlike our copy, it lists the 1884 date and only Cincinnati (not Chicago, as this copy does) and contains 1236 pages (not 1243). Singerman writes that “The quest by the American Jewish community for inexpensive editions of the Hebrew Scriptures was met by the Union of American Hebrew Congregations [UAHC]when it obtained from Montreal's Rabbi Abraham de Sola, [the deceased] Isaac Leeser's executor permission to sell the Leeser Bible. Bloch was well-positioned to act as the UAHC's distributor and sole agent. ” An edition of the Leeser bible was published by the UAHC in 1878 [5638], preceded by theDeSola editions of 1869 & 1873. In our Bloch copy, the copyright is still held by Isaac Leeser, for it was not until 1888 that “his [Bloch’s] firm obtained the copyright of this popular and frequently reprinted landmark text. ” A Bloch publication of Leeser’s bible could almost certainly not have occurred before Leeser’s death in 1868, given the bad feeling between the Leader of American Orthodoxy and the Reform-oriented publishing house owned by Isaac M. Wise’ brother-in-law. Leeser, famously, had printed an “anonymous attack on Wise signed ‘Lawyers’ in the pages of his Occident shortly after the appearance of Minhag Amerika in 1857; this anti-Reform rejoinder singled out Bloch & Co. For allegedly keeping its store open on the Jewish Sabbath and closing it on Sunday, the Christian Sabbath” (Singerman). OCLC lists only 2 holdings of our Bloch edition with the copyright date of 1853 (Andrews University in Michigan and the Community of Christ library in Missouri), both in the Midwest, perhaps reflecting Bloch’s still-Midwestern orientation at the time. Indeed, not many years later, Bloch eschewed Chicago completely and moved its second headquarters to New York. Not listed in Singerman nor in Goldman. Edgewear to leather boards and many pages. Spine professionally rebacked. Good Condition thus. (AMR-38-23) (ID #30983) $1750.00.
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  7. חמשה חומשי תורה HAMISHAH HUMSHEI TORAH. Antwerp: Cristofori Plantin, [1573-74]. Embossed leather, 12mo., In Hebrew. 389 pages. Hebrew bible [Megillot, Nevi'im Rishonim, Nevi'im Aharonim, Sefer Ketuvim]. Beautifully embossed leather covers. In double columns. Includes the five books of Moses, the Writings and the Prophets. Other titles: Bible. O. T. Hebrew. OCLC notes that “No general t[itle] p[age] was apparently issued. ” Missing backstrip. Light wear to leather. On some pages, text is closely shaved on top or bottom, mostly effects headings and page numbers only. Handwriting on the inside front cover and endpaper. OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide. Very good condition. (DREYFUS-2-2) (ID #28631) $1000.00.
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  9. Piza, Yehudah. זה ספר עזרת הסופר:‏ ‏חמשה חומשי תורה תקון סופרים עם הגהות אור תורה נכון הוא להגות בו ולהעתיק ממנו ספר תורת ה׳ ... ‏ ZEH SEFER ʻEZRAT HA-SOFER: ḤAMISHAH ḤUMSHE TORAH TIḲUN SOFRIM 'IM HAGAHOT 'OR TORAH NAKHON HU LEHAGOT BO ULE-HA'ATIK ME-MENU SEFER TORAT HASHEM ... (COMPLETE IN FIVE VOLUMES). Amsterdam: [Gerard Yohan Yanson Uve-Vet Yisra'el Mondavi], 1767-1769. Leather, 8vo., 5 volumes: I: (11), 65, 26 leaves. II: (1), 67-121, (2), 28 leaves. III: (1), 123-163, (2), 24 leaves. IV: (1), 165-221, (2), 16 leaves. V: (2), 224-272, (4), 277-290, (8) leaves. In Hebrew. Ornamental border on title pages. With Nikud and cantalization points. Each volume has Haphtarot in the back with separate title page. Volume 5 bound with: Calendario facil & curiozo em Hebraico & Portuguez. Prepared by Judah Piza, an 112-year Calendar. Amsterdam, 1769. SUBJECT(S): Bible. O. T. Pentateuch. OCLC lists 12 sets worldwide. [Vinograd, Amsterdam 1942; Kayserling, 91; not in Darlow & Moule]. Rare to appear for sale, a comparable set sold at auction for over 900 USD in 2004. Light wear to leather binding, small pieces of backstrip missing on each volume. Light staining to pages from age. Very good condition. (DREYFUS-2-3) (ID #28630) $850.00. ‏
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  11. Ehrlich, Arnold B. RANDGLOSSEN ZUR HEBRÄISCHEN BIBEL; TEXTKRITISCHES, SPRACHLICHES UND SACHLICHES. (COMPLETE IN 7 VOLUMES). 1908-1914. Leipzig, J. C. Hinrichs, 1908-14. 7 volumes, 25 cm. Contents 1. Bd. Genesis und Exodus. --2. Bd. Levitius, Numeri, Deuteronomium. --3. Bd. Josua, Richter, I. U. II. Samuelis. --4. Bd. Jesaia, Jeremia. --5. Bd. Ezechiel und die kleinen Propheten. --6. Bd. Psalmen, Sprüche und Hiob. --7. Bd. Hohes Lied, Ruth, Klagelieder, Koheleth, Esther, Daniel, Esra, Nehemia, Könige, Chronik, Nachträge und Gesamtregister. Subject: Bible. -- O. T. -- Hebrew -- Criticism, Textual. Marbleized edges. Spines repaired, binding tight and text pages in excellent condition. Very Good condition(BIBLE-12-18) (ID #31030) $150.00.
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  13. 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.
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  15. Dalman, Gustaf. ARAMÄISCH-NEUHEBRÄISCHES WÖRTERBUCH ZU TARGUM, TALMUD UND MIDRASCH: MIT VOKALISATION DER TARGUMISCHEN WÖRTER NACH SÜDARABISCHEN HANDSCHRIFTEN UND BESONDERER BEZEICHNUNG DES WORTSCHATZES DES ONKELOSTARGUM. Part II only. Frankfurt A. M.: J. Kauffmann., 1901... Cloth., 8vo. 182-447 pages. In German and Aramaic. Part II only. SUBJECT(S): Aramaic language – dictionaries – German; Hebrew language, post-Biblical – dictionaries – German; Abbreviations, Hebrew; Midrash; talmud; Bible. O. T. Aramaic. 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) Cloth is starting to fade away and is partly detached, inner-pages clean (GER-39-8) (ID #28767) $50.00.
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  17. Narkiss, Bezalel; Gabrielle Sed-Rajna. INDEX OF JEWISH ART: ICONOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF HEBREW ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS [VOLUMES I-IV]. Jerusalem; Israel Academy Of Sciences And Humanities, 1976-1988. Loose index cards. 8vo. 15 x 21 cm. In English, French and Hebrew. Each volume consists of a text booklet containing introductory material and index, together with cards containing descriptions and cross-references for the individual art objects. Volume 1 is housed in an archival box. Volume 1: Four Haggadot (Birds' Head Haggadah; Erna Michael Haggadah; Chantilly Haggadah; Greek Haggadah) “This is a detailed study with photographs of an important selection of Haggadot. The famous 13th-century Bird's Head Haggadah of Franconia, at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, is probably the earliest of all illuminated haggadot known, beginning a tradition of illumination. The mid-14th century Erna Michael Haggadah, also at the Israel Museum, is unique in its school. The remaining two haggadot are Cretan, one at the Musee Conde in Chantilly and the Greek dated 1583 at the Bibliothèque nationale in Paris. They reflect a Byzantine influence in their style but have traditional iconography. The volume includes a detailed reference section. ” - Volume 2: Three Haggadot (Hileq and Bileq Haggadah; 2nd Nurnberg Haggadah (in 2 parts); Yahuda Haggadah (in 2 parts) ) “A study of the Yahuda, the Second Nurnberg and the Hileq and Bileq Haggadot. All three come from the same school of illumination of the first half of the 15th century in Southern Germany. The works are illustrated profusely with ritual, biblical and messianic depictions. Included in this set are 426 cards as well as a detailed reference section. ” - Volume 3: The Rothschild Miscellany (in 3 parts) “An in-depth account of this exciting manuscript, which once belonged to the Rothschild family. They presented it to the Bezalel National Museum which became part of the Israel Museum's collection, where it is today. The Miscellany consists of over 70 books on biblical, historical, philosophical and theological topics. The pages are adorned with over 1000 illustrations by Renaissance artists of the Veneto area who worked in the 1480s. A full reference section is included. ” Volume 4: The Kaufmann Collection “An account of nine precious Hebrew illuminated manuscripts from the Kaufmann Collection in the Hungarian Academy of Science in Budapest. Six of them are Ashkenazi manuscripts from Germany and France, including the Maimuni Codex of Mishneh Torah and the first volume of the Tripartite Mahzor. Also included are the Spanish Kaufmann Haggadah and two Italian manuscripts (including the Pesaro Siddur, which has since disappeared from the library). The volume contains 283 cards. ” (All quotations from The Jerusalem Index of Jewish Art at the Center for Jewish Art at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem). Compiled by Bezalel Narkiss, an historian who taught at “the department of art history at the Hebrew University, serving as chairman from 1974 to 1976. His positions included serving as art editor of Masada Press (1963–73) and foreign editor of Gesta International Center of Medieval Art (1973–80). He was the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Jewish Art (1974–86) and director of the Catalogue of Hebrew Illustrated Manuscripts of the British Isles. He was illustrations consultant and art editor of the first edition of the Encyclopaedia Judaica (1970). He was also the art adviser to the Diaspora Museum (Beth Hatefutsoth), and sat on the boards of the Israel Museum and the Wolf Foundation. Narkiss' unique contribution was as the founder of the Index of Jewish Art in 1974, thus undertaking the task of indexing all works of Jewish art worldwide. Through Narkiss' seminal work, the study of Jewish art has been transformed into a specialized academic discipline. He stressed the relationship of the style to that of the general art of the region, while pointing to specific Jewish elements and iconography. The Center for Jewish Art at the Hebrew University, founded and initially led by him (1979–91), established the Journal of Jewish Art (now Jewish Art) and he served as its editor in 1974–86. He worked towards the computerization of the Index, while concomitantly encouraging the continuing documentation of Jewish art around the world. ” (EJ 2008) Subjects: Jewish art - Indexes. Jewish art and symbolism - Indexes. Jewish illumination of books and manuscripts - Indexes. Clean and fresh; archival box for the first volume has been repaired with tape. Very good condition. (ART-20-9) (ID #30621) $400.00.
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  19. Galling, Kurt. BIBLISCHES REALLEXIKON. Tübingen, Mohr, 1937. 1st Edition. Cloth, Very Good Condition. A beautiful copy.; 8vo; vi, 647 pages; In German. Handbuch zum Alten Testament. 1. Reihe, 1. Includes 133 illustrations, as well as bibliographies and an index. Shalom Spiegel's copy with his bookplate. Excellent Reference work. (GER-37-35) (ID #8390) $50.00.
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  21. Kasher, Menahem. ENCYCLOPEDIA OF BIBLICAL INTERPRETATION: A MILLENNIAL ANTHOLOGY. VOLUMES 1 & 2. (ONLY, OF 9). New York: American Biblical Encyclopedia Society., 1953, 1955... Cloth., 4to. Xxi, 262, xiv, 272 pages. Included volumes one and two (of nine) only. 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 an demigrated 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 Isreal Prize in 1962. (EJ, 2007) Ex library. Corners bumped, good condition. Price is for both vols. (BIBLE-9-10) (ID #21146) $80.00.
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  23. Levy, Jacob. WÖRTERBUCH ÜBER DIE TALMUDIM UND MIDRASCHIM. NEBST BEITRÄGEN VON H.L. FLEISCHER. ZWEITE AUFLAGE MIT NACHTRÄGEN UND BERICHTIGUNGEN VON LAZARUS GOLDSCHMIDT. Complete in 4 volumes. Berlin, Vienna, Benj. Harz Verlag, 1924, Original publisher’s cloth, x,572; 546; 742; 748 pages. 4to. The revised and enlarged version of the Neuhebraeisches und chaldaeisches Woerterbuch ueber die Talmudim und Midraschim (1876-89).This outstanding lexicon for talmudic and rabbinical literature is of particular importance because of the comparative study of its quotations; various versions from different manuscripts are given, explained and translated. Stanley Dreyfus’ set, with his stamp. Very Good Condition. (BIBLE-12-15A) $400.00
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  25. Pierpont Morgan Library. EARLY PRINTED BOOKS: MAJOR ACQUISITIONS OF THE PIERPONT MORGAN LIBRARY, 1924-1974. New York; Pierpont Morgan Library, 1974. Original stiff wraps. 4to. XVI, [105] pages. 30 cm. First edition. Bound in brown wraps with gilt title; decorative endpages. An introduction to the Pierpont Morgan Library, with 50 plates and descriptive notes of incunabula; including early vernacular bibles, latin missals, and various historical works. Subjects: Incunabula - New York (State) - New York - Bibliography - Catalogs. Early printed books - New York (State) - New York - Bibliography - Catalogs. Incunables - Pierpont Morgan Library - Catálogos. Pierpont Morgan Library - Catalogs. Light wear to covers, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (BIBLIOG-29-4) (ID #29993) $30.00.
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  27. Zuckermann, Benedict. KATALOG DER SEMINAR-BIBLIOTHEK: ERSTER THEIL. VORWORT. HANDSCHRIFTEN. DRUCKWERKE: BIBEL. Breslau; Grass, Barth Und Comp, 1870. Later wrappers. 8vo. X, 66 pages. 22 cm. First edition. In German, with some Hebrew. Title translates as: “Catalog of the Seminary Library: First part; Preface; Manuscripts; Printing works: Bible. ” In the Series: Jahresbericht des jüdisch-theologischen Seminars "Fraenckelscher Stiftung" (Annual Report of the Jewish Theological Seminary "Fraenckelscher Foundation"). Catalog compiled by Benedict Zuckerman, “German scientist; born at Breslau Oct. 9, 1818; died there Dec. 17, 1891. He received a thorough Hebrew and secular education at the institutions of his native city, and devoted himself at the university to the study of mathematics and astronomy. In 1845 he joined Graetz in agitating for an address to Zacharias Frankel to congratulate him on the conservative stand which he had taken against the Frankfort Conference; and when Frankel assumed the management of the Breslau seminary he appointed Zuckermann on the teaching staff. He gave instruction in mathematics to those of the students who had not had a regular school training, and taught calendric science in the academic department, at the same time acting as librarian and administrator of the stipendiary fund. He wrote: ‘Ueber Sabbathjahrcyclus und Jubelperiode, ’ Breslau, 1859 (translated into English by A. Loewy, London, 1866); ‘Ueber Talmudische Münzen und Gewichte, ’ Breslau, 1862; ‘Katalog der Seminarbibliothek’" part i., ib. 1870 (2d ed., ib. 1876); ‘Das Mathematische im Talmud, ’ ib. 1878; ‘Tabelle zur Berechnung des Eintrittes der Nacht, ’ ib. 1892; ‘Anleitung und Tabellen zur Vergleichung Jüdischer und Christlicher Zeitangaben, ’ ib. 1893. He also contributed occasionally to the ‘Monatsschrift für Geschichte und Wissenschaft des Judenthums. " (1906 Jewish Encyclopedia) Subjects: Manuscripts, Hebrew - Catalogs. Jüdisch-Theologisches Seminar (Breslau, Germany). Jahresbericht. Bible. O. T. - Bibliography. OCLC lists 15 copies. Outer edges bumped, title page lightly soiled, otherwise fresh and clean. Good + condition. Scarce. (BIBLIOG-29-39) (ID #30034) $165.00.
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  29. Neufeld, E. THE HITTITE LAWS. London: Luzac, 1951. Hardcover, xi, 209 pages, l leaves of plates, illustrated, 8vo, 25 cm. Azriel Eisenberg's copy, warmly inscribed to him by the author. Eisenberg was a dean at Gratz College and the author of more than 60 books. SUBJECT (S): Law, Hittite. Hettitisch. Oudhebreeuws. Wetten. Hettieten. Includes bibliographical references and indexes. Very good condition in Very Good Jacket. A beautiful inscribed copy. (Bible-12-15) (ID #31018) $45.00.
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  31. Sulzberger, Mayer. THE STATUS OF LABOR IN ANCIENT ISRAEL. Philadelphia, Dropsie College For Hebrew And Cognate Learning., 1923... Cloth., 8vo. 128 pages. SUBJECT (S): Judaism and labor; Labor laws and legislation (Jewish law). Very good condition; slightly worn on ends of spine. Sulzberger (1843–1923) was “born at Heidelsheim, Germany. He studied law in the office of Moses A. Dropsie, was admitted to the bar in 1865, and became one of the leading lawyers of Philadelphia…. In 1909 President William Howard Taft wished to appoint him U. S. Ambassador to Turkey but Sulzberger preferred to remain a judge. He served until 1915 when he refused to run for reelection so that he might devote himself to his Hebrew studies. In 1906 he helped organize, and was the first president of, the American Jewish Committee. As its president, he helped bring about the abrogation of the commercial treaty between the United States and Russia because of Russia's refusal to recognize U. S. Passports when issued to Jewish citizens. He was also a founder and the first president of the Young Men's Hebrew Association of Philadelphia, a vice-president of the Philadelphia Jewish Hospital and a trustee of the Baron de Hirsch Fund. He was one of the founders of the Jewish Publication Society of America and, for many years, chairman of its Publication Committee. He helped reorganize, in 1901, the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York, and was a governor of Dropsie College in Philadelphia. He had been secretary of the Board of Trustees of Maimonides College, the first Jewish seminary in the United States (1867–73), and was a trustee of Gratz College from its foundation. He was also one of the original members of the American Jewish Historical Society…. Sulzberger lectured on Hebrew jurisprudence and government at Dropsie College and at the Jewish Theological Seminary. The lectures, based principally on a study of the text of the Bible, were published as The Am Ha-Aretz—the Ancient Hebrew Parliament, a Chapter in the Constitutional History of Ancient Israel (1909); The Policy of the Ancient Hebrews (1912); The Ancient Hebrew Law of Homicide (1915); and The Status of Labor in Ancient Israel (1923). It was in this last volume that he pointed out that ‘a great movement for the protection and improvement of the laboring mass was initiated in Israel more than three thousand years ago, and continued to promote its life and literature, becoming indeed a part of the mental condition of the people’”(Reznikoff, EJ). Very good condition. (RAB-12-9) (ID #18260) $25.00.
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  33. Cross, Jr., Frank Moore. THE ANCIENT LIBRARY OF QUMRAN AND MODERN BIBLICAL STUDIES. Garden City, N. Y.: Doubleday., 1958... Cloth., 8vo. 196 pages. Maps. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Qumran community; Dead Sea scrolls - relation to the New Testament. SERIES: The Haskell lectures, 1956-1957; Qumran is the area on the northwest shore of the Dead Sea where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered, with the first being found in 1947. In the 1950s, archaeologists realized that they were actually excavating a large complex. The oldest artifacts showed the community occupied during the 8th-7th century B. C. E. Iron Age, with later remnants from Greco-Roman times through about 135 C. E. The chronology of the Scrolls, found in caves nearby the complex, "agrees remarkably well" with the complex itself; "[a] close connection between the occupants of the building and the manuscripts in the caves is cogently indicated. "(Bruce, EJ) with Ex library, letters partially worn off spine, very good condition. (BIBLE-3-8) (ID #24187) $30.00.
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  35. Wieder, Naphtali. THE JUDEAN SCROLLS AND KARAISM. London, East And West Library, 1962. Hardcover, 8vo, 296 pages, 23 cm. SUBJECT (S): Karaites. Qumran community. Dode-Zeerollen. Karaieten. Dead Sea scrolls. Includes bibliographical references and indexes. Ex-library. Lightwear to dustjacket. Very good condition. (SEF-50-3) (ID #31027) $35.00.
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  37. Abraham ben Meïr Ibn Ezra; Translated by H. Norman Strickman & Arthur M. Silver. פירוש התורהIBN EZRA'S COMMENTARY ON THE PENTATEUCH. PERUSH HA-TORAH. Complete in 5 volumes. New York: Menorah Pub. Co., 1988-2004. Cloth, 8vo. Contents: [1] Genesis (Bereshit) -- [2] Exodus (Shemot) -- [3] Leviticus (Va-yikra) -- [4] Numbers (Ba-midbar) -- [5] Deuteronomy (Devarim). rush ha-Torah. Errata slip inserted. Includes bibliographical references. “The importance of the exegesis of Ibn Ezra consists in the fact that it aims at arriving at the simple sense of the text, the Peshat, on grammatical principles. It is in this that, although he takes a great part of his exegetical material from his predecessors, the originality of his mind is everywhere apparent, an originality which displays itself also in the witty and lively language of his commentaries. Ibn Ezra is claimed by the proponents of the higher biblical criticism of the Pentateuch as one of its earliest pioneers. Baruch Spinoza, basing his opinion on verses cited by Ibn Ezra in the beginning of Deuteronomy, concludes that Moses did not author the Pentateuch and that the Pentateuch was written much later. Spinoza and later scholars were able to expand on several of Ibn Ezra's hints and provide much stronger evidence for Non-Mosaic authorship. Some Orthodox writers have recently addressed one of Ibn Ezra's hints that can be interpreted to be consistent with the Orthodox Jewish creed that the entire Pentateuch was divinely dictated in a word-perfect manner to Moses. Ibn Ezra's commentaries, and especially some of the longer excursuses, contain numerous contributions to the philosophy of religion. …In his commentary, Ibn Ezra adheres to the literal sense of the texts, avoiding Rabbinic allegories and Cabbalistic interpretations, though he remains faithful to the Jewish traditions. This does not prevent him from exercising an independent criticism, which, according to some writers, borders on rationalism” (Wikipedia 2013). Subject: Bible. O.T. Pentateuch -- Commentaries -- Early works to 1800. New Condition in Dust Jackets. (BIBLE-12-16) $100.00 per volume (may be ordered as a set or individually)
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  39. Kimhi, David; Michael Celniker. PERUSH RADAK ‘AL SEFER SHOFTIM: ’A. P. KITVE YAD SHONIM VEHA-DEFUSIM HA-RISHONIM ‘IM HILUFE NUSHA’OT U-MAR’EH MEKOMOT VE-NISPEHE HOSAFOT LA-PERUSH HA-NIMTSA’OT BE-KH. Y. UVA-DEFUSIM. Toronto; Rabbi Dr. M. Celniker Book Committee, 1983. Original Cloth. 8vo. 269, cxxxiv pages. 24 cm. First edition. Text of Kimhi's commentary and critical apparatus in Hebrew; introduction and explanatory matter in English. Added title page: The Commentary of Rabbi David Kimhi on the Book of Judges. Originally presented as a thesis (Ph. D. ) to the University of Toronto. Subjects: Bible. O. T. Judges - Commentaries. Bible.; O. T.; Judges.; Hebrew.; 1983.; Commentary of Rabbi David Kimhi on the Book of Judges. New Condition. (JTS-2-9) (ID #31024) $35.00.
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  41. Arama, Isaac Ben Moses; Hayim Yosef Pollak. ספר עקידת יצחק: על חמשה חומשי תורה ועל חמש מגלות SEFER `AKEDAT YITSHAK: `AL HAMISHAH HUMSHE TORAH VE-`AL HAMESH MEGILOT. COMPLETE IN 5 VOLUMES. Pressburg: Victor Kittseer., 1849... Cloth., 8vo. In Hebrew. 5 Volumes. Guido Kisch's copy. SUBJECT(S): Jewish sermons, Hebrew; Arama, Isaac ben Moses, ca. 1420-1494; Bible. O. T. Pentateuch - sermons; Philosophy, Jewish. OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. Arama (c. 1420-1494) was a Spanish rabbi. "In order to counteract the effects of conversionist sermons to which the Jews of Aragon were compelled to listen, Arama delivered sermons on the principles of Judaism. These sermons became the basis of his later works and contain interesting data on the history of the Jews in Spain prior to their expulsion. Arama engaged in several public disputations with Christian scholars. After the expulsion of the Jews from Spain, in 1492 Arama settled in Naples where he died. Arama is best known as the author of Akedat Yizhak which exercised great influence on Jewish thought. Written in the form of philosophical homilies and allegorical commentaries on the Pentateuch, the work consists of 105 "Portals. " Each portal forms a complete sermon which is divided into two parts: derishah, and perishah. In the derishah, the author examines a philosophical idea in the light of his chosen texts, biblical and rabbinic, with which the sermon opens. In the perishah, the Scriptural commentary predominates and the difficulties which seem to appear in the text are solved with the aid of the central idea of the derishah. Thus, the gap between the two parts of the sermon is skillfully closed, and they merge into one harmonious whole. " (Heller-Wilensky, EJ) Covers a little worn, endpapers and edges tanned, hinges starting, pages bright, some stains, good condition. (HEBLIT-7-1) (ID #29894) $200.00.
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  43. Chavel, Charles B.; Nahmanides. COMMENTARY ON THE TORAH: GENESIS. New York: Shilo Publishing House., 1971... Cloth., 8vo. Xiii, 621 pages. SUBJECT (S): Bible. O. T. Pentateuch - commentaries. Dust jacket has three 1-2 inch long tears on the front and several small tears on the back along the top edge. Chavel (1906-1982), a Polish immigrant, "was one of the most productive American writers in rabbinical literature. " After bring ordained in Chicago at the Hebrew Theological College, he was a rabbi in Louisville and Edgemere, Long Island. He published early commentaries on the Bible and Talmud and more than half a dozen books on Nahmanides, the 13th century Spanish rabbi. (Hurvitz, EJ) Ex library, very good condition. (BIBLE-3-5) (ID #24184) $30.00.
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  45. Arama, Isaac Ben Moses; Hayim Yosef Pollak. ספר עקידת יצחק: על חמשה חומשי תורה ועל חמש מגלות SEFER `AKEDAT YITSHAK: `AL HAMISHAH HUMSHE TORAH VE-`AL HAMESH MEGILOT. VOLUMES 2 & 3. Pressburg: Victor Kittseer., 1849... Cloth., 8vo. In Hebrew. Volume two and three (of five) only. SUBJECT(S): Jewish sermons, Hebrew; Arama, Isaac ben Moses, ca. 1420-1494; Bible. O. T. Pentateuch - sermons; Philosophy, Jewish. OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. Arama (c. 1420-1494) was a Spanish rabbi. "In order to counteract the effects of conversionist sermons to which the Jews of Aragon were compelled to listen, Arama delivered sermons on the principles of Judaism. These sermons became the basis of his later works and contain interesting data on the history of the Jews in Spain prior to their expulsion. Arama engaged in several public disputations with Christian scholars. After the expulsion of the Jews from Spain, in 1492 Arama settled in Naples where he died. Arama is best known as the author of Akedat Yizhak which exercised great influence on Jewish thought. Written in the form of philosophical homilies and allegorical commentaries on the Pentateuch, the work consists of 105 "Portals. " Each portal forms a complete sermon which is divided into two parts: derishah, and perishah. In the derishah, the author examines a philosophical idea in the light of his chosen texts, biblical and rabbinic, with which the sermon opens. In the perishah, the Scriptural commentary predominates and the difficulties which seem to appear in the text are solved with the aid of the central idea of the derishah. Thus, the gap between the two parts of the sermon is skillfully closed, and they merge into one harmonious whole. " (Heller-Wilensky, EJ) Covers a little worn, tape label across spine, endpapers and edges tanned, hinges starting, pages bright, good condition. (HebLit-2-29) (ID #24389) $50.00.
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  47. (Rashi) תורת יהוה תמימה: ... חמשה חומשי תורה: גם תרגום אונקלוס ... וביאור ... רש"י ... עם חמש מגילות והפטרות ... TORAT YHVH TEMIMAH: HAMISHAH HUMSHE TORAH: GAM TARGUM ONKELOS... U-VE'UR... RASHI... IM HAMESH MEGILOT VA-HAFTAROT (COMPLETE IN FIVE VOLUMES). Linevil: Avraham Prizek, 1807-1809. Half leather, 8vo., 5 volumes. In Hebrew. References: Vinograd:; Luneville 24. SUBJECT(S): Bible. O. T. Pentateuch -- Commentaries. The Haftarot at the end of each vol. Have a separate title page. Other titles: Bible. O. T. Pentateuch. Hebrew. 1807.; Torat H. Temimah; Hamishah Humshe Torah; Haftarot.; 1808.; Seder Hafat? Rot... Ke-minhag k? Ehilot ha-Ashkenazim veha-Sefardim ve-Italyani... U-shemot ha-te’amim ke-minhage k. Kha-nal. Responsibility: asher hemahos´im... Yekl,... Mosheh,... Lima... Be-mitsvat uve-hotsa'ot, be-vet uvi-defus avihem... Avraham Prizek. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (JTS, Universitat Leipzig). Embossed leather spines. Wear to spines and covers. Text in very good condition. (DREYFUS-4-6) (ID #28583) $450.00.
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  49. חמשה חומשי תורה וחמש מגילות ובסןפו הפטרות לכל השנה כמנהג הקהילות ... HAMISHAH HUMSHE TORAH VE-HAMESH MEGILOT: UVE-SOFO HAFTAROT LE-KHOL HA-SHANAH KE-MINHAG HA-KEHILOT. COMPLETE IN 2 VOLUMES. Bi-Dihernfurt: Bi-Defus Yehiel Mikhal Mai, 1790. Hardcover, 2 volumes, 152, 49 pages, 16mo, 14 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Bible. O. T. Pentateuch -- Commentaries -- Early works to 1800. Haftarot -- Commentaries -- Early works to 1800. Other Titles: Bible. O. T. Pentateuch. Hebrew. 1790. Bible. O. T. Five Scrolls. Hebrew. 1790. Haftarot. Hebrew. Bible. O. T. Pentateuch. Aramaic. Onkelos. 1790. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (JTS). Front cover missing. Wear and chipping to spine and back cover. Stained pages. Notes inside back cover. Chipping to top left corner of title page, slight text loss. Otherwise, good condition. (Rab-37-20) (ID #24607) $250.00.
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  51. Leun, Johann Georg Friedrich. HANDBUCH ZUR KURSORISCHEN LEKTÜRE DER BIBEL A. B. [DES ALTEN BUNDES] FÜR ANFÄNGER AUF SCHULEN UND UNIVERSITÄTEN. VORREDE VON HEZEL. TEIL 1: DIE FÜNF BÜCHER MOSES [ONLY]. Lemgo, Meyer., 1788. Original boards, 12mo, 19 cm. (8), 398 pages. Includes two illustrations. In german with Hebrew. Notes on endpaper, light wear to boards, otherwise a Very Good copy. (SPEC-35-7) (ID #30790) $50.00.
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  53. Raban, Ze'ev, illustrator. Song of Songs. Jerusalem: Bezalel; Berlin: Hasefer Publising House, S.D. Saltzman., 1923. Hardcover, 4to , Clothbound. Folio. [62] pages. 34 cm. First trade edition. In English and Hebrew on opposite pages. Cream cloth over boards with decorative silver and gold gilt lettering on cover (gold lettering and silver doves within a rondel) and backstrip. Endpages printed with decorative plates as well, in blue ink on silver background. With 26 color plates depicting the artist’s engraved renditions of the Song of Solomon, with decorative tissue protecting each plate (at the bottom of each tissue is a finely printed plate of the Song of Solomon Publishing Company linocut). "Born and initially trained in Lodz, Poland, Ze'ev Raban (1890-1970) studied in a variety of academies around Europe - the School of Applied Art in Munich, the Beaux-Arts Academy in Paris, and the Royal Academy of Art in Brussels. In 1911 he met Boris Schatz, the founder of the Bezalel Academy, a Zionist inspired school begun in 1903 to encourage a new Jewish cultural/art/craft tradition in the Jewish homeland. Schatz's goal for the Bezalel Academy and Workshops, in which Raban participated starting in 1912, was to establish a Jewish arts and crafts tradition that combined the best of European and indigenous Middle-Eastern cultures. Raban soon became a major influence at the Bezalel. He played a central role at the Academy teaching repoussé work, painting, and sculpture and then directing the Graphics Press and the Industrial Art Studio of the Bezalel Academy. By 1914 the majority of works produced in the Bezalel workshops were designed by Raban. But arguably his most important contributions were the illustrations he made for the various books he published - the Song of Songs, the Book of Ruth, the Book of Esther, the Book of Job, and the Passover Haggadah. These illustrations represent the pinnacle of the "Bezalel Style" - a fusion of ‘oriental' art and Jugendstil. (Art at the Center Judaica Gallery) Subjects: Bible. O. T. Song of Solomon. Hebrew. Raban.; Bible.; O. T.; Song of Solomon.; English.; Raban. Colorful endpapers. In excellent condition A beautiful copy, much better than usually seen. (ART-19-8) (ID #31032) $500.00.
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  55. ANOTHER COPY. Also First Trade Edition, Berlin, 1923. Owner's name (Sam Minskoff, NYC Pre-war Real Estate Developer) imprinted on front cover. Lacks rear endpaper, front endpaper repaired (ART-19-7) (ID #31031) $250.00.
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  57. ANOTHER COPY. 1st Jerusalem Edition. Jerusalem; "Song Of Songs" Publishing Company, 1930. Clothbound. Folio. [62] pages. 34 cm. First edition. In English and Hebrew on opposite pages. Blue cloth over boards with decorative silver and gold gilt lettering on cover (gold lettering and silver doves within a rondel) and backstrip. Previous owner's name on endpage, that of "Abraham H. Israelitan" author of "Israel Speaks for Democracy" written in 1943. Light ageing to cloth; with multiple tears at the bottom, along the edge and at the top of the backstrip. Backstrip shaken, but binding firm. First silver endpage loose, with torn edge. Pages aged, but fresh. Some protective tissues creased, some with a light tear. Good condition. (ART-14-2) (ID #28932) $225.00.
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  59. Raban, Zeev. THE STORY OF RUTH. New York; American-Palestine Art Pub. Co, 1930. Publishers cloth. 4to. [42] pages. 32 cm. First edition. Original cloth with color illustration pastedown on front board and gilt lettering on cover; decorative endpages; title-page in elaborate frame; with decorative historiated initials and 10 tipped in color illustrations by Zeev Raban, the famous artist of the Bezalel Art School of Jerusalem. Each tipped in illustration has the Hebrew text, and on the facing page, calligraphed English text with pictorial borders. Subjects: Ruth - Art. Bible. O. T. Ruth - Illustrations. Cloth cover previously repaired with tape, leaving tape remainders around edges, gilt faded, light wear to outer edges. Internally clean and fresh. Good condition. (ART-18-19) (ID #30576) $100.00.
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  61. Küsel, Melchior; Johann Baptista Croph; Georg Laub. ICONES BIBLICÆ VETERIS ET NOVI TESTAMENTI: FIGUREN BIBLISCHER HISTORIEN ALTEN UND NEUEN TESTAMENTS [BIBLICAE]. Augustae Vind [Augsburg: A Melchoire Kysel], 1679-1680. Vellum binding. 4to. 245 leaves. 24 cm. First edition. In Latin and German. Five parts in one volume. Later Vellum with marbled endpages, gilt title on leather on spine, many pages throughout restored and repaired at time of vellum binding. The “Biblical Icons of the Old and New Testament” is engraved with 241 images throughout, except 4 leaves with dedication and a preface by Georgius Laub dated Jan. 1, 1680. Latin and German verses by Johannes Crophius are engraved on each leaf. There are also illustrated half-titles and title pages to each Testament, bordered half-titles to part two and three of the Old Testament and part two of the New Testament, with a concluding leaf for the Old Testament, and a final leaf dated 1679. A few of the engravings are signed: Melchior Küsell sculpsit. Subjects: Bible -- Illustrations. Bible -- Picture Bibles. Illustrated works -- 17th century. Engravings -- Germany -- 17th century. A copy sold at auction in 2011 for 1200 E-U-R. Vellum soiled, binding very steady. Pages restored, but heavily soiled, edges wavy and soiled. Slight wormholing at edge of a few pages. Text crisp, images crisp. Very good condition. (DREYFUS-5-17) (ID #28603) $1500.00.
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  63. Baskin, Leonard. LEONARD BASKIN'S THE FIVE SCROLLS...: FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 1988, AT 10: 00 A.M. New York; Christie's East, A Division Of Christie Manson & Woods International, Inc., 1988. Illustrated wraps. 4to. 38 pages. 26 cm. Auction catalogue; Christie’s East Sale catalog number 6529. An illustrated catalog of thirty-eight works by Leonard Baskin, with descriptions and prices. Ten illustrations are reproduced in color. All illustrations were reproduced in the illustrated book “The Five Scrolls” by Baskin. Subjects: Art auctions - New York (State) - New York - Catalogs. Jewish art. Baskin, Leonard - Art collections - Catalogs. OCLC lists 16 copies. Light wear to covers. Very good condition. (ART-20-4) (ID #30616) $30.00.
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  65. Rosensaft, Jean Bloch; Marc Chagall. CHAGALL AND THE BIBLE. New York; Universe Books, 1987. Illustrated stiff wraps. 4to. 159 pages. 29 cm. First edition. Exhibition of Chagall's etchings at the Jewish Museum, New York. Includes 105 full page black and white facsimile reproductions of the etchings; with a concluding section of biblical and artistic analysis of each illustration. “The Bible - The celebrated artist Marc Chagall began illustrating the Bible in 1931 and it became his lifelong passion. … Chagall's illustrations reflect his Jewish heritage and his view of the complex relationship between God and man, presaging many of the subjects and themes in his later work. Originally published in France, this extensively illustrated, hand-sized book is a delightful combination of the popular artist's evocative style alongside the most familiar stories from the Bible. ” (Jewish Museum of New York) Subjects: Chagall, Marc, 1887-1985 - Exhibitions. Chagall, Marc, 1887-1985. Bible. O. T. - Illustrations - Exhibitions. Great condition. (ART-18-21) (ID #30578) $30.00.
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  67. Barnett, Richard David. ILLUSTRATIONS OF OLD TESTAMENT HISTORY. London; British Museum, 1966. Illustrated wraps. 8vo. 91 pages. 25 cm. First edition. Handwritten dedication from the author on endpage. Includes 53 plates depicting tablets, pots, swords, coffins, reliefs, and other ancient works which are brought into perspective to illuminate certain facets of the narratives in the old testament. Richard David Barnett (1909–1986), “like his father, made his career at the British Museum. Born in London, he began in 1932 as assistant keeper in the department of Egyptian and Assyrian antiquities and in 1955 was appointed head of the newly established department of Western Asiatic antiquities. From 1933 to 1935 he was secretary of the British School in Athens. Richard Barnett's research extended to Assyriology, the cultures of Syria, Phoenicia, and Asia Minor as well as biblical archaeology. In 1956 he organized the special exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London commemorating the tercentenary of the resettlement of Jews in the British Isles, and his catalog of the exhibition was one of his most distinguished publications. He was president of the Jewish Historical Society of England (1959–61) and contributed several important papers on the history of the Sephardim in England to its transactions. His publications include: Carchemish: Report on the Excavations at Djerabis (vol. 3 (with Sir L. Woolley, 1952) ); Catalogue of the Nimrod Ivories in the British Museum (1957); Assyrian Palace Reliefs and Their Influence on the Sculptures of Babylonia and Persia (1960); The Sculptures of Aššur-nasir apli II… (1962); and Illustrations of Old Testament History (1966). After his death the Jewish Historical Society of England established an annual lectureship in his honor. ” (EJ 2008). Subjects: Bible. O. T. - Antiquities. Light wear to covers, otherwise clean. Very good condition. (ART-20-2) (ID #30614) $30.00.
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  69. Dodwell, Charles Reginald. THE GREAT LAMBETH BIBLE. London; Faber And Faber, 1959. Publishers cloth. 4to. 38 pages. 29 cm. First edition. Eight colored reproductions of miniatures from the Lambeth Bible, with an introduction and commentary. From the Faber Library of Illuminated Manuscripts. “The Lambeth Bible is a 12th Century illuminated manuscript (probable date 1150-1170) considered to be among the finest surviving giant bibles from Romanesque England. It exists in two volumes. The first volume exists in the Lambeth Palace library (MS3) and covers Genesis to Job and is 328 pages of vellum measuring 518 x 353 mm. Originally this first volume was paired with another volume (MS4) in the Lambeth Palace Library but in 1924 it was realised that the correct pairing was with a second incomplete volume now held in the Maidstone Museum & Art Gallery (MS P.5). ” (wikipedia; lambeth bible) Subjects: Illumination of books and manuscripts, English - England - Canterbury. Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval - England - Canterbury. Bijbels. Lambeth-bijbel. Lambeth Bible. Bible - Illustrations. Bible - Manuscripts, Latin. Great condition in good jacket. (BIBLIOG-29-1) (ID #29990) $30.00.
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  71. Estabrook, Helen Slocum Nichols. SEVENTY STORIES OF THE OLD TESTAMENT; ILLUSTRATED WITH REPRODUCTIONS FROM WORK OF MASTER WOODCUT ARTISTS OF THE FIFTEENTH AND SIXTEENTH CENTURIES, COMPILED BY HELEN SLOCUM ESTABROOK. Portland, Maine: The Bradford Press., 1938... Cloth., 4to. Xiii, 161 pages. Woodcut reproduction illustrations. SUBJECT (S): Bible stories, English - O. T.; Bible. O. T. -- illustrations. Ex library, gilt design in cover, very good condition. (BIBLE-3-16) (ID #24194) $30.00.
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  73. Grafman, R; Vivian B Mann. CROWNING GLORY: SILVER TORAH ORNAMENTS OF THE JEWISH MUSEUM, NEW YORK. New York; Jewish Museum, New York, Under The Auspices Of The Jewish Theological Seminary Of America, 1996. Publishers cloth. 4to. XV, 398 pages. 32 cm. First edition. “Featuring essays by Vivian B. Mann tracing the history of Torah ornaments, and Rafi Grafman analyzing the styles and development of the pieces themselves, "Crowning Glory" will prove invaluable for scholars and collectors of Judaica, as well as an indispensable reference work for anyone concerned with silver, Jewish decorative art, or with fine art in general. ” (Publishers note) A gorgeous book which showcases the finely wrought silver Torah ornaments housed in New York's Jewish Museum. Includes over 800 duotone illustrations and 33 color plates, as well as descriptions of almost a thousand specimens. Some of the catalog listings give the inscriptions in Hebrew and English: in the "Index of person and place. Names in the inscriptions" the "Names in the inscriptions" is in Hebrew only. Subjects: Torah ornaments - Catalogs. Jewish art and symbolism - New York (State) - New York - Catalogs. Zilversmeedkunst. Tora. Ornamentiek. The Jewish Museum. Art juif - Collectionneurs et collections - États-Unis - New York (N. Y. ). Jewish Museum (New York, N. Y. ) - Catalogs. Jewish museum (New York, N. Y. ) -Catalogues. Without jacket; previous owners bookplate on endpage; otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (ART-18-40A) (ID #30598) $30.00.
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  75. Gutmann, Joseph. ANCIENT SYNAGOGUES: THE STATE OF RESEARCH. Chico, CA, Scholars Press, 1981. Original Softcover. 8vo. X, 121 pages. Illlus. 24 cm. Series: Brown Judaic Studies, 22. CONTENTS: Synagogue Origins: Theories and Facts by Joseph Gutmann; The Symbolism of Ancient Judaism: The Evidence of the Synagogue by Jacob Neusner; Censoring In and Censoring Out: A Function of Liturgical Language by Lawrence A. Hoffman; Ancient Synagogue Architecture: An Overview by Andrew R. Seager; First-Century Synagogue Architecture: Methodological Problems by Marilyn J. Chiat; Ancient Gush Halav (Giscala), Palestinian Synagogues and the Eastern Diaspora by Eric M. Meyers; Social Systems of Six Diaspora Synagogues by A. Thomas Kraabel. Covers lightly rubbed. Underlining and marginalia on a few pages. Good+ condition. (SEF39-9) (ID #28541) $35.00.
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  77. Mel, Conrad. SALEMS TEMPEL: ODER BESCHREIBUNG DES HERRLICHEN TEMPELS SALOMONS, WIE AUCH DES VON ZOROBABEL WIEDER AUFGERICHTETEN, UND VON HERODE VERBESSERTEN HAUSES GOTTES ZU JERUSALEM ... Franckfurt, Leipzig; Cramer In Cassel, 1724. Modern cloth. 8vo. [10] 192, [16] pages. 21 cm. First edition. In German. Modern blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Contains over a dozen beautiful plates, including many fold out plates, detailing Solomon’s Temple. Title translates as: “Salem's Temple: or description of the magnificent temple of Solomon, as well as that re-erected by Zerubbabel. And on the improved house of God by Herod in Jerusalem. ” Conrad Mel (1666-1733) was a reform Lutheran theologian and enlightenment philosopher, who studied in Germany and Amsterdam. He was a devotee of the old testament, a friend of Leibniz, as well as a writer on mathematics, and many of his sermons were printed in various languages. Subjects: Jews -- Antiquities -- Early works to 1800. Temple of Jerusalem (Jerusalem). OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide. Title page missing, otherwise complete. Cloth binding and endpages fresh. Pages lightly aged and lightly foxed, otherwise crisp and clean. Good condition. (GER-38-47) (ID #29049) $350.00.
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  79. Moore, Albert C. ICONOGRAPHY OF RELIGIONS: AN INTRODUCTION... Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1977. 1st American Edition. Cloth, 8vo, vi, 337 pages, illustrations, 26 cm. Includes index. Bibliography on pages 323-325. Subject: Religions -- Pictorial works. Ex library copy with minimal marks. Mint condition. (ART-17-5) (ID #11041) $50.00.
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  81. Schubert, Ursula; Kurt Schubert. JÜDISCHE BUCHKUNST [ERSTER TEIL]. Graz, Austria; Akademische Druck- U. Verlagsanstalt, 1983. Publishers cloth. 4to. 159, 72 pages. 28 cm. First edition. In German. Jewish Book Art; Volume One. The second volume was published in 1993. An extensive study of Hebrew illustrated manuscripts. Includes 72 full page plates, 24 in color. Written by two major figures in post-war central Europe Jewish Studies, Kurt Schubert (1923-2007) founder of the Institute for Jewish Studies at Vienna University, and Ursula Schubert (1927-1999) an assyrologist and art historian. “The year 1978 brought a major exhibition curated by the Schuberts and held at the Castle of Halbturn, in Burgenland, Austria. The exhibition, entitled Judentum im Mittelalter, was in part dedicated to Hebrew manuscript painting of the Middle Ages, and the contribution by the two scholars to the catalogue summarized their methodology and conclusions of the past years. The work on Hebrew manuscript painting finally led to the publication of two survey volumes on Jewish book art. The first, published in 1983, was co-authored by Ursula and Kurt, and discussed medieval manuscripts; the second, on early modern books, was written entirely by Ursula and appeared in 1992 (later translated into Hebrew). ” (Kurt and Ursula Schubert – In Memoriam) Subjects: Jewish illumination of books and manuscripts. Manuscripts, Hebrew - History. Joodse boeken. Illustraties. Joden. Great condition in great jacket. (ART-20-12) (ID #30624) $55.00.
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  83. סדר תהלים: מסודר כפי ימי השבוע: והאומרם בכל יום מובטח לו שהוא בן העולם הבא SEDER TEHILIM: MESUDAR KEFI YEME HA-SHAVU’A: VEHA-OMRAM BE-KHOL YOM MUVTAH LO SHE-HU BEN HA-‘OLAM HA-BA. Amsterdam, S. Prups, 1712-1713?. Softcover, 12mo, 128 leaves, 22 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Bible. O. T. Psalms. 1712 or 1713. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Penn). Added later outer cover. Stained pages. Browning to pages. Good condition. (Heb-22-2) (ID #26937) $350.00.
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  85. Houbigant, Charles-François. PSALMORUM ET CANTICORUM: VERSIO VULGATA ET VERSIO NOVA, AD HEBRAICAM VERITATEM FACTA. Paris, Le Mercier Et Desaint & Saillant, 1755. Original Publisher’s Cloth. 32mo. [4], 391, [13] pages. 13 cm. Second Edition [“Editio Altera”]. In Latin. Title translates to English as, “Psalms and Song of Songs: The Vulgate [Official translation of the Catholic Church] And a New Translation According to the Hebrew Truth. ” OCLC lists 15 copies worldwide. All gilt edges. Leather boards and gilt decorations worn on covers and backstrip; decorative endpages. Internal pages nice and clean. Very Good Condition. (DREYFUS-3-9) (ID #28658) $175.00.
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  87. Mendelssohn, Moses. DIE PSALMEN. Berlin; Bey Friedrich Maurer, 1783. Full calf. 12mo. XII, 354 pages. 18 cm. First Edition. In German. Marbled endpages. The Book of Psalms, translated into German by Moses Mendelssohn, was the result of ten years of work, completed shortly after his masterful translation of the Pentateuch into German, which caused a stir of denunciation amongst both conservative Rabbis and Gentiles of the time. Subjects: Bible. O. T. Psalms. Early printed books - 1783. Covers worn, binding still very tight. Very light foxing throughout; in remarkably clean condition. Very good condition. (GER-39-19) (ID #29066)xx $400.00.
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  89. Mosheh Ben Gershon and Jacob Ben Joseph Ben Jawb. [PSALMS] TEHILIM: ‘IM SEFER MISHPAT TSEDEK... Wien: Nidpas A. Y. Meshulam Hiller Mi-Tshernovits, 1856. Hardcover, half leather, 8vo, 187 leaves. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Bible. O. T. Psalms -- Commentaries. Prayers for various occasions at beginning of volume. Other Titles: Bible. O. T. Psalms. Hebrew. 1856.; Mishpat tsedek; Naveh tehilah. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (NYPL). Stained pages. Wear to cover binding. Bumped corners. Repair to title page. Wear to pages. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-22-1A) (ID #26936) $150.00.
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  91. Shemen, N. (Nachman). BATSIUNG TSU DER FROY: LOYT TANAKH, TALMUD, YAADES UN LITERATUR SHTUDYES [2 VOLUME SET]. Buenos Ayres; Yidisher Visnshaftlekher Institut-Yivo, 1968-1969. Publishers cloth. 8vo. XX, 581; 673 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. Argentiner YIVO-bibliotek; no. 30. Spanish title page: Enfoque de la mujer en el judai´smo; segu´n el Antiguo Testamento, Talmud, judaica y estudios literarios. English title page: Woman's place in law, letters and lore; based on biblical, talmudic, rabbinic and literary studies. Written by the orthodox Rabbi Nachman Shemen (1912-1993) Talmudic scholar, journalist and the author of more than 20 books; he was a cornerstone of the Toronto Orthodox community and executive director of the Orthodox division of the Canadian Jewish Congress. “When he was just over 17 years old, he received rabbinic ordination from the chief rabbi of Warsaw, Rabbi Eliezer Ezra Kershenbaum of Lublin and also from the famous scholar Rabbi Pinchas Eliezer Grosfershtand. In 1930, he came to Canada with his family and became a disciple of the world respected rabbinic authority and author, Rabbi Yehuda Leib Graubart. In 1936, he married Toby (Rosenberg) and they have four children. Shortly after his arrival to Canada, Shemen embarked on a journalistic career with the Toronto Hebrew Journal, working with editors Avraham Reinwein (Rhinewine) and Shmuel Mayer Shapiro. Writing under seven pen names, the prolific writer’s works appeared in numerous Yiddish dailies, weeklies and periodicals throughout North America, Israel, Europe and South America. Among his numerous books are: Fascism in Europe; Jewish Attitude Toward the Non-Jew; Lublin, a best seller in Yiddish literature which received an award from the Canadian Jewish Congress; Jewish Attitudes Toward Labour, which received the Zvi Cassel award in Mexico; The Role of the Woman in Jewish Life; Literature and Lore, for which he was awarded the J. J. Segal Award in Montreal; and Sanctity of Jewish Family Life. For over 40 years, Shemen has served as director of the Kashruth Council and Rabbinical Vaad Hakashruth of the Canadian Jewish Congress and the Toronto Jewish Congress. He is one of the founders of Congregation Torah V’Avoda and he is associated with the Eitz Chaim Schools where he taught for over 25 years. ” (Canadian Jewish News, 1989, “Toronto’s Rabbi Shemen adds to Jewish scholarship” by Cynthia Gasner). Subjects: Jewish women. Women (Jewish law) Women in the Bible. Women in rabbinical literature. First endpage torn out from both volumes, light soiling to cloth of volume two, otherwise, near fine. Very good + condition. (YID-16-29) (ID #30831) $75.00.
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  93. Noble, Shlomo. HUMESH-TAYTSH: AN OYSFORSHUNG VEGN DER TRADITSYE FUN TAYTSHN HUMESH IN DI HADORIM. Nyu York; Yidisher Visnshaftlekher Institut, Filologishe Sektsy, 1943. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 87, [1] pages. 24 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. Khumesh-Taytch: The Traditional Language of the Yiddish Pentateuch Translation. Includes one fold out map. “Dr. Noble, who earned his doctorate at Ohio State in 1941, was associated with YIVO from 1944 until his death in 1986. He was a respected scholar who published one book, as well as more than a dozen articles in YIVO-bleter and Yidishe shprakh, served on the editorial boards of said publications, was active at YIVO conferences and was widely known for his erudition in both Jewish and secular subjects. He was the English-language translator of Max Weinreich’s History of the Yiddish Language, published by the University of Chicago, 1980. … His book Khumesh-taytsh was based on his dissertation, which brought together his interests in language, traditional Jewish learning and Jewish folkways. Noble had a keen ear for the nuances of the folk and its speech. He wrote about the history of Yiddish literature, the influence of Ashkenazim on early Zionism, the prehistory of Yiddishism and the influence of Yiddish on Hebrew. He worked as assistant to the editor of YIVO-bleter from 1945-1955, was on the editorial board 1955-1980, and was the editor-in-chief for one issue. Likewise, Noble was editor-in-chief of Yidishe shprakh. ” (YIVO News; No. 201, Spring 2006) Subjects: Yiddish language - Glossaries, vocabularies, etc. Bible. O. T. Pentateuch. Yiddish - Glossaries, vocabularies, etc. Light soiling to cloth, extensive penciled notes on endpages, pen mark on title page, otherwise fresh and clean. Good + condition. (YID-16-28) (ID #30830) $35.00.
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  95. Guénée, Antoine; Philip Le Fanu. LETTERS OF CERTAIN JEWS TO MONSIEUR VOLTAIRE, CONTAINING AN APOLOGY FOR THEIR OWN PEOPLE, AND FOR THE OLD TESTAMENT. Philadelphia; H. Hooker: Cincinnati; G. G. Jones, 1848. Clothbound. 8vo. XII, [13]-612 pages. 24 cm. Third American Edition. Title page lists: “With critical reflections, and a short commentary extracted from a greater; with Christian notes and additions on various parts of the work. Translated by the Rev. Philip Lefanu. ” Antoine Guenée (1717–1803) was a French priest and Christian apologist, born at Étampes. He wrote, besides various apologetic works, Lettres de Quelques Juifs Portugais, Allemands et Polonais, à M. De Voltaire, Paris, 1769, often reprinted and translated into English and other languages. These letters are a defense of the Bible, not of Judaism; they serve as an attack on Voltaire, “who replied in a pamphlet, "Un Chrétien Contre Six Juifs" (1776), without taking up the Jewish question. ” (Jewish Encyclopedia 1906) Subjects: Judaism. Voltaire, 1694-1778. Bible. O. T. -- Evidences, authority, etc. With light soiling to covers, some foxing on endpages and light foxing throughout. Pages water damaged at some point, but not stained, with some pages wavy, but still fresh and clean. Edges bumped and soiled. Very good condition. (GER-36-3) (ID #28853) $45.00.
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  97. Heller, Nahman. DANIYEL VE-‘EZRA: IM TARGUM ‘IVRI LA-PARSHIYOT HA-ARAMIYOT. New York, 1905. English copyright is noted as 1905, but Hebrew publication date is 5673 (1913) which corresponds to approbations at the rear of the book. Original Hardcover, 136 pages, 23 cm. Goldman 210. Includes approbations (favorable opinions given by rabbis or scholars as recommendation for a book composed wholly or partly in the Hebrew language) of W. Loeb, on behalf of Pres. Theodore Roosevelt (27 Oct 1904), and Charles D. Dorton, on behalf of Pres. William Taft (27 June 1910). SUBJECT(S); Bible. O.T. Daniel -- Commentaries. Bible. O.T. Ezra -- Commentaries. Other Titles: Bible. O.T. Daniel. Aramaic. 1905.; Bible.; O.T.; Ezra.; Aramaic.; 1905.; Bible.; O.T.; Daniel.; Hebrew.; 1905.; Bible.; O.T.; Ezra.; Hebrew.; 1905. Reference to President (Theodore) Roosevelt in Approbations. OCLC lists 19 copies worldwide. Hinge repair. Chipping to cover corners and edges. Wear to outer cover and cover binding. Wear to inner cover section. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-22-7) (ID #26942) $100.00.
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  99. Rabinovits, Natan Yehudah Leyb. ספר יד יהודה:‏ ‏כולל דרושים על סדר הפרשיות SEFER YAD YEHUDAH: KOLEL DERUSHIM AL SEDER HA-PARASHIYOT VE-GAM PERUSH AL HA TORAH. Nuyork: Bi-Defus A. H. Rozenberg, 1897. Rebound, 8vo, xi, 156 pages, 25 cm. Hebrew. Be-reshit to Haye Sarah. SUBJECT(S): Jewish sermons, Hebrew -- United States. Jewish sermons, American. Bible. Other Title Genesis -- Sermons. “Helek rishon. ” No more published. “Rabinovitz, a preacher in Slobodka, became the rabbi of Providence, RI, ca. 1887. He died in 1898 at the age of fifty-two. Sefer Yehudah contains homilies on the first five lections of the Pentateuch. Rabinovitz hoped to publish his manuscript on the rest of the Pentateuch and the Talmud, to which he would append additional approbations. Such a volume never appeared” (Goldman). OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. Rebound. Bumped corners and edges with wear to binding. Brittle pages. Goldman 702. Judaica America 5245. E. Deinard 341. (Heb-43-1) (ID #28026) $50.00.
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  101. Sack, Baruch Joseph. ספר ברכת יוסף:‏ ‏חידושים ... על התורה ומועדים וספורי חסידות ... SEFER BIRKAT YOSEF: HIDUSHIM YEKARIM ‘AL HA-TORA VE-‘AL HA-MO’ADIM. Nuyork [New York]: Defus A. H. Rozenberg, 1919. Hardcover, 8vo, 120 pages, 26 cm. In Hebrew. Goldman 813: Sack “immigrated to the Land of Israel in 5673 [1913]. Sack was in the process of establishing a settlement for Hasidism when World War I broke out and he was exiled to Egypt. Sack remained there until he was brought by Hasidism of Kobrin to America…his followers later established a synagogue for him, Degel Mahane Yisrael, in Brooklyn. ” This work “contains homilies on the Bible that Sack wrote while in Egypt and sermons he delivered in America. ” SUBJECT(S): Bible. O. T. Pentateuch -- Commentaries. OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide. Repair to spine& hinges. Wear to binding. Lightly bumped corners and edges. Otherwise Good Condition. (Heb-33-15) (ID #28044) $125.00.
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  103. Wise, Isaac Mayer. PRONAOS TO HOLY WRIT: ESTABLISHING ON DOCUMENTARY EVIDENCE, THE AUTHORSHIP, DATE, FORM, AND CONTENTS OF EACH OF ITS BOOKS, AND THE AUTHENTICITY OF THE PENTATEUCH. Cincinnati: R. Clark, 1891. Hardcover, original boards, 8vo, 193 pages, 24 cm. Singerman title. SUBJECT (S): Bible. O. T. -- Introductions. Includes bibliographical references. Wise (1819–1900) was a “U. S. Reform rabbi, architect of Reform Judaism in America. Wise was born in Steingrub, Bohemia, and studied at yeshivot in Prague and Vienna. In 1843, he became the rabbinical officiant (Religionsweiser) in Radnitz, Bohemia. Disillusioned about career prospects for Jews in central Europe, he emigrated to the United States in 1846. He became rabbi of Congregation Beth El in Albany, N. Y., introducing reforms such as mixed seating, choral singing, and confirmation. In 1847, he joined a bet din in New York, presided over by Max Lilienthal, and conceived the idea of its authorizing a single ritual for the American Jewish community. In 1854, Wise became rabbi of Congregation B'nai Jeshurun in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he remained for the rest of his life. Within a few months of his arrival, he began to publish a national weekly, The Israelite, later renamed the American Israelite, and a German supplement Die Deborah. By the end of the year, he had founded Zion College, which combined Hebrew and secular studies. Although known more as a leader than a scholar, Wise did write a number of books: History of the Israelitish Nation (1854), Minhag America (1856), Minhag America (1866), The World of My Books (n. D. ), Selected Writings of Isaac M. Wise, with a Biography (ed. Philipson and Grossman, 1900, rev. 1969), and Reminiscences (ed. David Philipson, 1901, rev. 1945) ” (Gordon in EJ 2007). Lightly bumped corners. Excellent condition. (Heb-14-7) (ID #25815) $100.00.
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  105. Belen’kiy. ЧТО ТАКОЕ ТАЛМУД. CHTO TAKOE TALMUD. Moscow, Publshing House Of The Academy Of Sciences Of The USSR [Izdatel’stvo Akademii Nauk SSSR], 1963. Original Softcover. 8vo. 140 pages. 20 cm. In Russian. Soviet anti-Judaism tract. Title translates to English as, “What is the Talmud? ” CONTENTS: Istoricheskie Usloviya I Ideologicheskie Predposylki Vozniknovenniya Talmuda [Historical Terms and Ideological Premises Occurring in the Talmud] -- Istoriya Talmuda [History of the Talmud] -- Mirovozzrenie Talmuda [The Worldview of the Talmud] -- Talmud I Drugaya Religioznaya Literatura [The Talmud and other Religious Literature] -- Talmud I Sovremennyy Iudaizm [The Talmud and Modern Judaism] -- Antitalmudicheskie I Antiravvinistskie Religioznye Dvizheniya [Anti-Talmudic and Anti-Rabbinic Religious Movements] -- Kritiki Biblii I Talmuda [Critics of the Bible and Talmud]. SUBJECT(S): Judaism -- Controversial literature. Title Subject: Talmud -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. Light wear to cover with small, closed tear on back. Internal pages are slightly darkened, but not fragile. All text is clear. Very Good Condition. (HOLO2-93-1) (ID #30229) $100.00.
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  107. Glaser, Moishe. מעשי בראשית MAYSE BREYSHES. Los Angeles: Farlag "moishe", 1959. Original stiff wrappers. 8vo. 16 pages. 17 x 24 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. On back cover: “Bible Stories from the Book of Genesis: (cosmogony). ” One of Moishe Glaser’s annually self published works of literature; cover designed by B. Malchi; contains four illustrations. Subjects: Children's poetry, Yiddish. OCLC lists 7 copies. Light ageing to outer edges of covers, otherwise fine. Very good + condition. (YIDCHI-6-25) (ID #29830) $30.00.
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  109. Löw, Leopold. HA-MAFTEAH: PRAKTISCHE EINLEITUNG IN DIE HEILIGE SCHRIFT UND GESCHICHTE DER SCHRIFTAUSLEGUNG: EIN LEHRBUCH FÜR DIE REIFERE JUGEND, EIN HANDBUCH FÜR GEBILDETE. Gross-Kanischa; J. Markbreiter, 1855. Clothbound. 8vo. IX, 355 pages. 21 cm. Only Edition. In German and Hebrew. Title roughly translates as: “Practical Introduction to the Scripture and History of the Interpretation of Scripture: a Textbook for Mature Youth, a Manual for the Educated. ” Leopold Low (1811-1875) was a Hungarian Rabbi, committed to Jewish emancipation (he was arrested and imprisoned for two months owing to his part in the 1848 revolution), and influential in the letters of Hungarian reform: “Löw brought his thorough knowledge of history, theology, and esthetics to bear upon the reform of the ritual in agreement with modern views. He was the foremost preacher of Hungary, especially in the vernacular, and was invited to participate in nearly all the patriotic celebrations and synagogal dedications. His Hungarian sermons (1870) formed the first Jewish collection of the kind issued in that language. Löw combined the careful, logical arrangement of the Christian sermon with a clever analysis of complicated haggadic sentences. His studies, beginning with the history of the Halakah, subsequently included the entire Jewish archeology of post-Talmudic time. He endeavored to determine the development of Jewish life and law as it appears in the halakic literature, and to disprove, in the interest of Judaism, the view that Judaism remained stationary in its manners and customs down to the beginning of the Reformation in Germany. His most important archeological studies and responsa were written for the purpose of proving the development of various institutions and of showing the influence, in many cases, of foreign customs. Löw was a leading authority both from a scientific point of view and in questions of practical theology. The absolute (1850-66) as well as the constitutional government (1867) of Austria and especially that of Hungary were guided by the replies he gave to their questions in matters referring to the organization of the Jewish ritual and schools. Jewish education throughout Hungary owes much to him. Down to his death he was the leader of the progressive Hungarian Jews, especially after the general congress—which was convened against his advice and in which he did not take part—had resulted in a schism among the Jews of Hungary instead of the union that had been anticipated. Aside from his works on the Halakah, Löw left only one other larger work, "Ha-Maftea?" (1855), a history (in German) of exegesis among the Jews: this is still authoritative. After the emancipation, when he gave up the editorship of "Ben Chananja, " he devoted himself to larger archeological monographs, of which the following were published: "Die Graphischen Requisiten" (1870-71) and "Die Lebensalter in der Jüdischen Literatur" (1875). Fragments of a third volume, "Der Synagogale Ritus, " were published posthumously (1884). His smaller works have appeared in five volumes (Szegedin, 1889-1900), the last of which contains a complete bibliography of his works. “ (From the 1906 Jewish Encyclopedia) Subjects: Bible. O. T. -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. -- History. Bible -- Hermeneutics. OCLC lists 23 copies worldwide. Backstrip torn, covers worn, edges bumped. Binding shaken. Pages lightly foxed throughout, edges bumped, but pages clean and crisp. Last 60 pages upper right corner folded over. Good condition. (GER-36-27) (ID #28878) $175.00.
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  111. Plessner, Salomon. DAS MOSHE VE-YEHIEDIT: ODER JÜDISCH-MOSAISCHER RELIGIONSUNTERRICHT FÜR DIE ISRAELITISCHE JUGEND. Berlin L. Fernbach, 5599 (1838). Clothbound. 8vo. [2], xxxviii, 291, [4] pages. 21 cm. First edition. In German and Hebrew. Title translates as: “Moses and the Jewish Religion: or Judeo-Mosaic religious instruction for the youth of Israel. ” Salomon Plessner (1797-1883) was a German orthodox preacher and Bible commentator. Plessner published his "Dat Mosheh wi-Yehudit" in 1838, a catechism in twelve parts, preceded by an introduction, on the nature and history of Jewish religious instruction. Includes bibliographical references (pages [xxxv]-xxxviii). Subjects: Jewish religious education. Judaism - Study and teaching. Quarter leather backstrip absent. Cloth covers worn and soiled, with chipped edges near backstrip. Pages lightly soiled and lightly foxed throughout, with some water stains on the endpages and titlepage, and a light stain in upper corner from pages 125-195. Binding firm, text and pages crisp. Fair condition. (GER-38-50) (ID #29052) $80.00.
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  113. Crown, Alan D.; and Lucy Davey, editors. ESSAYS IN HONOUR OF G.D. SIXDENIER: NEW SAMARITAN STUDIES OF THE SOCIETE D'ETUDES SAMARITAINES, VOLUMES III AND IV... Sydney, N. S. W., University of Sydney, Mandelbaum Publishing, 1995. Paperback, 618 pages. ISBN: 0867589809, 0867589817. Includes illustrations & portraits; 26 cm. Series: Studies in Judaica (Sydney, N. S. W. ); no. 5. Notes: Title on added title page: Essays in honour of G. D. Sixdenier: new Samaritan studies of the Societe d'Etudes Samaritaines, III & IV. Proceedings of the Congresses of Oxford 1990... And Paris 1992. Includes index, list of contributors. Bibliographical references throughout. OCLC lists 16 copies worldwide. Subjects: Sixdenier, Guy Dominique, 1917- Samaritans--History--Congresses. Samaritans--Religion--Congresses. Samaritan literature--History and criticism--Congresses. Other Authors: Crown, Alan David. Davey, Lucy A. (Lucy Anne) Societe d'Etudes Samaritaines. Congress ([3rd]:, 1990: Oxford) Societe d'Etudes Samaritaines. Congress ([4th]:, 1992: Paris) Wavy cover. Very Good Condition. (MX-35-1) (ID #21423) $100.00.
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  115. Kaufmann, Yehezkel. THE BIBLICAL ACCOUNT OF THE CONQUEST OF PALESTINE. Jerusalem: Magnes Press, Hebrew University., 1953... Hardback., 8vo. vi, 98 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Bible. O. T. Joshua – criticism, interpretation, etc. Kaufmann (1889-1963) was aUkraine-born scholar and essayist, who received a Ph. D. From the University of Berne in 1918, and moved to Erez Israel in 1928. He was a professor at the Hebrew University from 1949 until the end of his life. “Kaufmann's main contribution to the study of biblical religion is his thesis that Israel's monotheism was not a gradual development away from paganism but an entirely new beginning, sui generis, in religious history. ”(Green, EJ) Has jacket. Wear to jacket, tanning, otherwise good condition. (BIBLE-12-16) (ID #31028) $30.00.
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  117. Cassuto, Umberto. THE DOCUMENTARY HYPOTHESIS AND THE COMPOSITION OF THE PENTATEUCH; EIGHT LECTURES. 1961. Jerusalem, Magnes Press, Hebrew University, 1961. Cloth, 8vo, 1st English Edition. 117 pages, 26 cm. Includes bibliography. Subjects: Bible. O. T. Pentateuch -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. Translated from the Hebrew by Israel Abrahams. Wear and tanning to jacket. Very good condition. (BIBLE-12-17) (ID #31029) $40.00.
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  119. SEFER TORAT ELOHIM: KOLEL HAMISHAH HUMSHE TORAH…... Prag, S. Freund's Witw & Comp., 1865. Cloth, 16mo (pocket size), aprox. 200 pages. "Zweite auflage. Neue Taschen-Ausgabe." Nice pocket-sized collection of Bible commentaries. We were unable to locate a copy anywhere. Subject: Bible. O.T. Pentateuch - Commentaries. Heavy wear as one would expect, but complete, binding easily shored up. (RAB-54-7) (ID #15571) $50.00.
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  121. Landa', Mosheh [Landau, Moses Israel], editor. SIFRE KODESH: `IM TARGUMIM UVE'URIM MI-MEHABRIM SHONIM: SEFER MELACHIM [only]. M. I. Landau, 1836. Prag: Druck und Verlag des M.I. Landau, 1836. Quarter-Leather, 8vo, aprox 300 pages. 23 cm. Includes engraving on title page. 23 cm. Full set includes a German version of the Old Testament together with the Hebrew text and commentaries, of which this is one. Edited by Moses Landau and published in 19 volumes. The Pentateuch, Psalms and the Five Scrolls are of Mendelssohn's version; the Minor Prophets are reprinted from a Dessau edition of 1805, which gave a translation by M. Philippson, Joseph Wolf, Gotthold Salomon, Israel Neumann and Joel Löwe. The remainder was prepared by the editor, with the help of Wolf Mayer, Joseph Weisse, Solomon b. David Sachs, Abraham Benisch and Mordecai Goldmann Parallel titles to each volume romanised, [i.e. "MELACHIM"]. Subject: Bible. O.T. Hebrew, Commentaries, Jewish Bible. O.T. Aramaic - Criticism, interpretation, etc Bible. O.T. German - Versions Rashi, Ex-library with minimal marks. Good, solid condition. (RAB-54-6) (ID #15569) $75.00.
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  123. Levi, Gerson B. (Gerson Baruch). GNOMIC LITERATURE IN BIBLE AND APOCRYPHA: WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE GNOMIC FRAGMENTS AND THEIR BEARING ON THE PROVERB COLLECTIONS... Chicago: No Publisher, 1917. Cloth, 8vo, 113 pages, 20 cm. Bibliographical notes on pages 83-105. Subjects: Bible. -- O. T. -- Criticism, interpretation. Bible. -- O. T. -- Apocrypha -- Criticism, interpretation. Gnomic poetry, Hebrew. Proverbs, Hebrew. Bible as literature. Ex library copy with usual marks. Good condition. (BIBLE-12-5) (ID #11020) $50.00.
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  125. Rüthy, Albert Emil. DIE PFLANZE UND IHRE TEILE IM BIBLISCH-HEBRÄISCHEN SPRACHGEBRAUCH. Bern; A. Francke A. -G., 1942. Paper wrappers. 8vo. 82 pages.24 cm. First edition. In German and Hebrew. Holocaust-era imprint. Title translates as: “The plant and its components in biblical Hebrew language. ” Albert Emil Rüthy (1901-1980), studied theology and Semitic languages at Bern, Leipzig and Basel, where in 1940 he received a doctorate in philosophy. In 1924 he was ordained a catholic priest. First a curate in Biel and Bern, and then pastor in Kaiseraugst, in the years 1929-1938, pastor at St. Immer in the years 1938-1941 and in the years 1941-1951 at Bern. Since 1940 Associate Professor and from 1951 to 1971 Professor of Old Testament knowledge and liturgy in the Christian Theological Faculty of the University of Bern. In the years 1958-1959 he was rector of the University. He died in Bern. Subjects: Hebrew language - vocabulary - Individual words. Plants - Bible. Plant Names - Hebrew. Bible - plants. Covers lightly soiled, edges bumped. Covers starting. Pages clean, with very light aging. Very good condition. (GER-33-44) (ID #28839) $30.00.
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  127. SIFRE ARBA AH VE- ESRIM. VOLUME II ONLY. Hrodna; Vilna, 1820. Hardcover, 8vo, 310 pages, volume II. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S): Bible. O. T. Prophets -- Commentaries. Other Titles: Bible. O. T. Hebrew. 1820. Wear to binding. Light staining to pages. Chipped corners and edges. Good condition. (Rab-50-2) (ID #25833) $60.00.
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  129. Taub, Israel. ספר דברי ישראל SEFER DIVRE YISRAEL. New York: Taub., 1930... Cloth., 8vo. 128 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Hasidism - sermons; Bible. O. T. Pentateuch - commentaries; Jewish sermons, Hebrew. OCLC lists 15 copies worldwide. Gilt titles. Very good condition. (HebLit-2-38) (ID #24398) $50.00.
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  131. Yeshurun, Ya'akov Meir. ספר אמרי יעקב: חלק ראשון, על תורה ונביאים וכתובים ודרשות 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.
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  133. Cohen, Burton I.; Adina A Ofek. ESSAYS IN EDUCATION AND JUDAISM IN HONOR OF JOSEPH S. LUKINSKY. New York; Jewish Theological Seminary of America, 2002. Original Cloth. 8vo. Xii, 405 pages. 23 cm. First edition. With frontispiece portrait. Commemoration Book for Professor Joseph S. Lukinsky, emeritus professor of Jewish education at the Jewish Theological Seminary, who passed away in 2009. Contains the following essays: Whose discipline is it anyway? By Barry W. Holtz - An accidental teacher researcher looks at a synagogue Talmud study circle by Burton I. Cohen - Teaching the akedah by Neil Gillman - New look at old Hebrew textbooks: salient features and underlying principles of Hebrew textbooks, 1830-1930 by Adina A. Ofek - Emerging role of Jewish women as providers and recipients of education, 1840-1920 by Eduardo Rauch - Differences between chapter divisions and the parashiyyot: the case of Va'era (Exodus 6: 2) by David Marcus. With bibliography of the "Publications of Joseph Sander Lukinsky". Subjects: Jewish religious education - United States. Education - Israel. Education - Philosophy. Bible - Criticism, interpretation, etc. Lukinsky, Joseph. OCLC lists 12 copies. In fine dustjacket. New Condition. (JTS-2-5) (ID #31020) $30.00.
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  135. [JT] Wanefsky, David. THE HEBREW SCRIPTURES REAPPRAISED. VOLUME 1. New York: Shulsinger Bros., 1955... Cloth., 8vo. Ix, 335 pages. Volume 1 only. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Bible. O. T. Poetical books - commentaries. Errata page laid in. Ex library, spine worn, very good condition. (BIBLE-12-3) (ID #28768) $30.00.
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  137. Aptowitzer, Victor. KAIN UND ABEL IN DER AGADA, DEN APOKRYPHEN, DER HELLENISTISCHEN, CHRISTLICHEN UND MUHAMMEDANISCHEN LITERATUR. Wien, Leipzig; R. Löwit, 1922. Later Cloth. 8vo. VIII, 184 pages. 23 cm. First Edition. In German, Hebrew, and Greek. Title translates as: Cain and Abel in the Agadah; the Apocrypha, Hellenistic, Christian and Muslim literature. ” Vigdor (Victor) Aptowitzer (March 16, 1871 - December 5, 1942) was a rabbinic and talmudic scholar, professor of Talmud, Bible, Midrash and Jewish Philosophy at the Jewish Theological Seminary, and member of the Mizrachi Zionist movement; he died in Palestine in 1942. Subjects: Cain (Biblical figure). Very light pen and pencil marks scattered throughout, mostly in margins, with some underlining. Covers and endpages lightly soiled. First endpage shaken, with slight tear. Pages fresh otherwise. Very good condition. (GER-33-36) (ID #28831) $75.00.
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  139. Avseyewitz, Aaron Meir. מטע אהרן: כולל חמשה מאמרים ... ונספח אליהם ספור מתמונת ההשכלה המזוייפת בימינו חולם בהקיץ MATA AHARON: KOLEL HAMISHAH MAAMARIM... VE-NISPAH ALEHEM SIPUR MI-TEMUNAT HA-HASKALAH HA-MEZUYEFET BE-YAMENU HOLEM BE-HAKITS... Berditshov: Bi-Defus H. Y. Sheftil, 1892. Later paper wrappers, 12mo, 81, 88 pages, 18 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Commandments (Judaism). Other Titles: H? Olem be-hakits. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (NYPL, Heb Col). Fascimilie of title page and first 2 pages. Browning of pages. Wear to binding. Ex-library. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-20-10) (ID #26925) $100.00.
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  141. Bacher, Wilhelm. DIE PROÖMIEN DER ALTEN JÜDISCHEN HOMILIE: BEITRAG ZUR GESCHICHTE DER JÜDISCHEN SCHRIFTAUSLEGUNG UND HOMILETIK. Leipzig; J. C. Hinrichs, 1913. Later Cloth. 8vo. 126 pages. 23 cm. In German and Hebrew. Title translates as: “The Proömien the ancient Jewish homily: contribution to the history of Jewish exegesis and homiletics.” Wilhelm Bacher was a “Hungarian scholar and Orientalist; son of the Hebrew writer Simon; born in Liptó-Szent-Miklós, Hungary, Jan. 12, 1850; he attended the Hebrew schools in Szucsán and in his native town, and passed through the higher classes of the Evangelical Lyceum at Presburg from 1863 to 1867, at the same time diligently prosecuting Talmudic studies. In 1867 he began the study of philosophy and of Oriental languages—the latter under Vámbéry—at the University of Budapest, and also attended the lectures on the Talmud given by Samuel Löb Brill. In 1868, he went to Breslau, where he continued the study of philosophy and philology at the University, and that of theology at the Jewish-Theological Seminary. He graduated at the University of Leipsic in 1870. His graduation thesis, "Nizâmî's Leben und Werke, und der Zweite Theil des Nizâmî'schen Alexanderbuches, " appeared in 1871, and was translated into English in 1873 by S. Robinson. This was afterward incorporated in the collection entitled "Persian Poetry for English Readers. " In 1876, Bacher graduated as rabbi, and shortly afterward was appointed to the rabbinate in Szegedin, which had become vacant in consequence of the death of Leopold Löw. On July 1, 1877, together with Moses Bloch and David Kaufmann, he was appointed by the Hungarian government to the professorship of the newly created Landesrabbinerschule of Budapest. This institution was inaugurated Oct. 4, 1877, Bacher delivering the address in the name of the faculty, and since that time he has been teacher of the Biblical sciences, of Jewish history, and of various other branches at that institution” (1906 Jewish Encyclopedia) This volume was one of his last works published before his death in 1913. Subjects: Jewish preaching - History. Exegese. Homiletik. Judentum. Bible. O. T. - Hermeneutics. Cloth lightly soiled, endpapers chipped or torn, light pen of previous owner on title page, fresh and clean throughout. Very good + condition. (GER-33-38) (ID #28833) $40.00.
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  143. Barr, James. THE SEMANTICS OF BIBLICAL LANGUAGE. London: Oxford University Press., 1962... Cloth., 8vo. X, 313 pages. SUBJECT (S): Biblical theology; Semantics; Bible - language, style; Bible - versions. CONTENTS: Importance of the problem -- Current contrast of Greek and Hebrew thought -- Problems of method -- Verbs, action and time -- Other arguments from morphological and syntactic phenomena -- Etymologies and related arguments -- 'Faith' and 'Truth'-- an examination of some linguistic arguments -- Some principles of Kittel's Theological Dictionary -- Language and the idea of 'Biblical Theology' -- Detached note on the non-use of certain words in the Greek Bible -- Languages and the Study of Theology -- Abbreviations -- Bibliography -- Index of Hebrew words -- Index of Greek words -- Index of persons and subjects. Ex library, gilt lettering on spine, very good condition. (BIBLE-3-13) (ID #24191) $30.00.
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  145. Blank, Sheldon H. JEREMIAH: MAN AND PROPHET. Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College., 1961... Cloth., 8vo. 260 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Jeremiah (Biblical prophet). "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, faint moisture spots on covers, light wear at ends of spine, summary from jacket taped to front end paper, very good condition. (BIBLE-3-14) (ID #24192) $30.00.
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  147. Cassel, Paulus. ZWEITES TARGUM ZUM BUCHE ESTHER: IM VOCALISIRTEN URTEXT MIT SACHLICHEN UND SPRACHLICHEN ERLÄUTERUNGEN. Leipzig; W. Friedrich, 1885. FT) Later Cloth. 8vo. XIV, 74 pages. 22 cm. First Edition. In Hebrew and German. Bound in later black cloth with marbled endpages. Title translates as: “Second Targum of the Book of Esther: the vocalists Original text with professional and linguistic explanations. ” Paulus Stephanus Cassel, “convert to Christianity and missionary to the Jews; born Feb. 27, 1821, in Gross-Glogau, Silesia; died Dec. 23, 1892, in Friedenau, near Berlin. His father was a sculptor, and his brother David was docent at the Berlin "Hochschule für die Wissenschaft des Judenthums. " Cassel studied at the gymnasium at Schweidnitz and at the University of Berlin, where he followed with special attention the lectures of Leopold Ranke. In 1849 he edited in Erfurt "Die Constitutionelle Zeitung, " and in 1850-56 "Die Erfurter Zeitung, " in a royalist spirit. He was baptized May 28, 1855, in Buessleben, near Erfurt, and became librarian of the Royal Library and secretary of the Academy in Erfurt in the following year. He remained in Erfurt till 1859. Frederick William IV bestowed the title of professor on Cassel in recognition of his loyal labors. In 1860 he removed to Berlin, where he was a teacher at a gymnasium for a short time, and occupied himself with literary work. In 1866-67 he was a Conservative member of the Prussian Chamber of Deputies. In 1867 Cassel was appointed missionary by the London Society for Promoting Christianity Among the Jews, a position which he retained till March, 1891. At the same time (1867) Cassel was assigned to the pastorate of the Christuskirche in Berlin, remaining in service for twenty-four years. In a pamphlet published a short time before his death, he complains of the inconsiderate treatment he had received at the hands of his Christian friends (see "Sendschreiben an Freunde in Deutschland und England über die Christuskirche in Berlin und Ihr Martyrium Durch die London Society, " Berlin, 1891). H. L. Strack confesses that it is not clear what induced Cassel to join the Christian Church, though he contends that Cassel's reasons were obviously not mercenary (see Herzog-Hauck, "Real-Encyc. " iii. 744). Cassel combated anti-Semitism with considerable warmth (in "Wider Heinrich von Treitschke für die Juden, " Berlin, 1880; "Die Antisemiten und die Evangelische Kirche, " 2d ed., Berlin, 1881; "Ahasverus, die Sage vom Ewigen Juden mit einem Kritischen Protest Wider Ed. Von Hartmann und Adolf Stöcker, " Berlin, 1885; also "Der Judengott und Richard Wagner, eine Antwort an die Bayreuther Blätter"). … The original text of the Second Targum Cassel published in "Aus Litteratur und Gesch. " Berlin and Leipsic, 1885: "Zweites Targum zum Buche Esther, im Vocalisierten Urtext mit Sachlichen und Sprachlichen Erläuterungen Herausgegeben. " An English translation by Aaron Bernstein was published in Edinburgh in 1888.” (From the 1906 Jewish Encyclopedia). The volume we have is solely that of the “Zweites Targum. ” Subjects: Bible. O. T. Esther -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. Original paper wrapper cover and back page aged, covers very lightly soiled. Near fine condition. (GER-33-37) (ID #28832) $75.00.
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  149. Cohen, Hermann. דת התבונה ממקורות היהדות DAT HA-TEVUNAH MI-MEKOROT HA-YAHADUT. Jerusalem: Mosad Byalik, 1971. Cloth with dust jacket, 8vo, 566 pages. In Hebrew. Portrait. On title page verso, original German title: Religion der Vernunft aus den Quellen des Judentums. Translated into Hebrew by Tzvi Vislavsky. Edited with notes by Shmuel Hugo Bergman and Nathan Rotenstreich. The last book by this important theorist was published posthumously in 1919 and later translated into other languages. It reflects Cohen’s shift to a focus on Judaism and its sources as the Urquelle, ground-sources, of religion of reason (EJ). Ex libris stamp (private) and pencil inscription of owner on flyleaf. Dust jacket partially faded, with slight wear at edges. Cloth cover stamped in silver. Clean and tight, very good condition. (Spec-15-2) (ID #30642) $30.00.
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  151. Delitzsch, Franz; Driver, S. R. BIBLICAL COMMENTARY ON THE PROPHECIES OF ISAIAH. VOLUME 2. Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark., 1892... Cloth., 8vo. 473 pages. Volume 2 only. SUBJECT (S): Bible. O. T. Isaiah - commentaries. SERIES: Clark's foreign theological library; new series, v. 42, 44; Though he was a proselytizing Protestant, Delitzsch (1813-1890) was dedicated to studying Judaism, influenced by Julius Fuerst. He knew Hebrew and was familiar with the Talmud and medieval Jewish literature, and taught theology at Leipzig, Rostock, and Erlangen. Though he had an "affection" for Judaism and fought against anti-Semitism, he also published pamphlets, founded a magazine, and began the Institutum Judaicum in Leipzig all with the goal of conversion to Christianity. His Biblical commentaries, including on Isaiah, are rooted in philology, and took a conservative, traditional approach. (Breuer, EJ) Hinges and joints have been repaired, label with title, author, etc. On front cover, bumped corners, ex library, good condition. (BIBLE-3-6) (ID #24185) $30.00.
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  153. Fluegel, Maurice. EXODUS, MOSES AND THE DECALOGUE LEGISLATION. THE CENTRAL DOCTRINE AND REGULATIVE ORGANUM OF MOSAISM. Baltimore: M. Fluegel, Privately Printed., 1910... Paper wrappers., 8vo. 308 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Jews - history - to 1200 B. C. E.; Moses (Biblical leader); Ten commandments. Edges foxed, chipped corners, spine worn and has title written on it, good condition. (BIBLE-4-4) (ID #24198) $30.00.
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  155. Friedemann, Walter. FISCH UND RING. Berlin; Reuss & Pollack, [1920]. Paper wrappers. 8vo. 18 pages. 21 cm. Only edition. In German. Title translates as: “Fish and Ring. ” This short monograph on the metaphor of fish and rings in the Bible and Talmud and various ‘popular’ manifestations of the usage and understanding of these symbolic forms, was written by Walter Friedemann, a now forgotten German-Jewish novelist. With authors handwritten dedication from February 1920. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (STAATSBIBLIO ZU BERLIN, NATL LIBR OF ISRAEL). Covers worn and aged, with slight chipping to backstrip and outer edges. Corners bumped; crease-fold in the middle of the publication, resulting in a few page tears along crease in the margins of last few pages. Very good condition. (GER-36-48) (ID #28899) $75.00.
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  157. Ginsberg, H. Louis. STUDIES IN DANIEL. New York: Jewish Theological Seminary Of America., 1948... Cloth., 8vo. Xiv, 92 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Bible. O. T. Daniel - criticism, interpretation, etc. SERIES: Texts and studies of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America,; v. 14; Variation: Jewish Theological Seminary of America.; Texts and studies; v. 14. "Born in Montreal, Ginsberg [1903-1990] studied at the University of London, then went to the United States in 1936, where, from 1941, he was professor of Bible at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, New York. While the bulk of his publications in the biblical field are philological-word studies, text restorations, and exegesis-he also elucidated problems of biblical history religion. Ginsberg made contributions to Aramaic linguistics, and was a pioneer in the interpretation of Ugaritic texts and their application to the Bible. His Semitistic and exegetical skills are combined luminously throughout his work. "(Greenberg, EJ) OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide. Ex library, very good condition. (BIBLE-3-11) (ID #24189) $75.00.
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  159. Ginsberg, Harold Louis. NEW TRENDS IN THE STUDY OF THE BIBLE. New York: Jewish Theological Seminary Of America., 1968... Paper wrappers., 12mo. 25 pages. SUBJECT (S): Bible - study and teaching. OCLC lists 25 copies worldwide. SERIES: Essays in Judaism series,; no. 4. "Born in Montreal, Ginsberg [1903-1990] studied at the University of London, then went to the United States in 1936, where, from 1941, he was professor of Bible at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, New York. While the bulk of his publications in the biblical field are philological-word studies, text restorations, and exegesis-he also elucidated problems of biblical history religion. Ginsberg made contributions to Aramaic linguistics, and was a pioneer in the interpretation of Ugaritic texts and their application to the Bible. His Semitistic and exegetical skills are combined luminously throughout his work. "(Greenberg, EJ) Very good condition. (BIBLE-4-6) (ID #24200) $30.00.
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  161. Hoschander, Jacob. THE PRIESTS AND PROPHETS. New York: Jewish Theological Seminary Of America., 1938... Cloth., 8vo. Xviii, 362 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Judaism; Jews - history - to 586 B. C. E.; Priests, Jewish; Prophets. "Hoschander [1874-1933] was born in Teschen, Silesia (now Poland). He went to the U. S. In 1909 and in 1910 began teaching at Dropsie College in Philadelphia. He also lectured at the Jewish Theological Seminary on biblical archaeology and exegesis. From 1923 he taught biblical literature and exegesis at the Seminary. He influenced a generation of rabbis by his kindly and pious character and personality as well as by his scholarship. He was the pure cloistered scholar, completely absorbed in his studies... While he subscribed to the critical approach to the Bible, he was very conservative in his outlook and most critical of the Wellhausen school. "(Kalugai, EJ) Ex library. Front hinge split, edgeworn, good condition. (BIBLE-4-8) (ID #24202) $30.00.
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  163. Irwin, William Henry. ISAIAH 28-33: TRANSLATION WITH PHILOLOGICAL NOTES... Rome: Biblical Institute Press, 1977. Paperback, 8vo, xvii, 211 pages, 24 cm. Added title: Bible. O. T. Isaiah XXVIII-XXXIII. English. 1977. Series: Biblica et orientalia; 30. "Revised Version of a dissertation presented in 1973 to the Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome. " Includes indexes. Bibliography on pages 178-184. Subjects: Bible. O. T. Isaiah XXVIII-XXXIII -- Criticism, Textual. Ex library copy with usual marks. (BIBLE-12-4) (ID #10936) $40.00.
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  165. Jacob Ben Zvi Hirsh, Of Mir. SEFER ATERET TSEVI: LE-HAVIN DIVRE RASHI AL NEVIIM U-KHETUVIM... Vilna: M. Man Ve S. Zimel, 1834. Hardcover, 8vo, 41 leaves. In Hebrew. OCLC list only one copy worldwide (UCLA, ). In paperback cover. Stained pages. Hinge and binding repair. Lightwear to edges. Good condition. (Heb-18-7) (ID #26732) $150.00.
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  167. Knobel, August Wilhelm. DER PROPHETISMUS DER HEBRAER VOLLSTANDIG DARGESTELLT (TWO VOLUMES IN ONE). Breslau, J. Max Und Komp, 1837. Hardcover, 8vo, 2 volumes in 1, 22 cm. In German. SUBJECT (S): Prophecy, Biblical. Bumped cover corners. Wear to binding. Good condition. (Heb-15-10) (ID #25829) $100.00.
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  169. Levene, Abraham. THE EARLY SYRIAN FATHERS ON GENESIS. FROM A SYRIAC MS. ON THE PENTATEUCH IN THE MINGANA COLLECTION. London: Taylor's Foreign Press., 1951... Cloth., 8vo. Viii, 352 pages. SUBJECT (S): Christian literature, early - Syriac authors; Bible. O. T. Genesis - commentaries. Ex library, bumped corners, very good condition. (BIBLE-3-2) (ID #24181) $75.00.
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  171. Morgenstern, Julian. THE MESSAGE ON DEUTERO-ISAIAH IN ITS SEQUENTIAL UNFOLDING. Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College., 1961... Cloth., 8vo. 169 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Bible. O. T. Isaiah - criticism, interpretations, etc. 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. This book, The Message on Deutero-Isaiah, was originally published in the Hebrew Union College Annual, which, began under Morgenstern in 1924, "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, summary from dust jacket taped inside front cover, very good condition. (BIBLE-3-7) (ID #24186) $30.00.
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  173. Mowinckel, Sigmund. ERWÄGUNGEN ZUR PENTATEUCH QUELLENFRAGE... Oslo: Universitetsforlaget, 1964. Paperback, 8vo, 138 pages, 22 cm. Errata slips inserted. Includes index. Bibliography on pages 119-134. Subjects: Bible. -- O. T. -- Pentateuch -- Criticism, interpretation. Ex library copy with usual marks. Good condition. (BIBLE-12-13) (ID #30164) $35.00.
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  175. Rudolph, Wilhelm. JEREMIA. Tübingen, Mohr, 1958. 2nd Revised Edition. Cloth, Very Good Condition; Large 8vo; XXIV, 301 pages; In German. Handbuch zum Alten Testament Reihe 1, 12. Shalom Spiegel's copy with his bookplate. (GER-37-34) (ID #8300) $50.00.
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  177. Sabottka, Liudger. ZEPHANJA: VERSUCH EINER NEUÜBERSETZUNG MIT PHILOLOGISCHEM KOMMENTAR. Rome, 1972. Rom: Biblical Institute Press, 1972. Paperback, 8vo, xix, 177 pages, 25 cm. Added title: Bible. O. T. Zephaniah. German. Sabottka. 1972. Series: Biblica et orientalia; Sacra Scriptura antiquitatibus orientalibus illustrata, 25. Includes index. Bibliography on pages 149-156. Subjects: Bible. -- O. T. -- Zephaniah -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. Bible. -- O. T. -- Zephaniah -- Language, style. Ex library copy with usual marks. Good condition. (BIBLE-12-6) (ID #10935) $40.00.
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  179. Wanefsky, David. THE HEBREW SCRIPTURES REAPPRAISED. VOLUME 1. New York: Shulsinger Bros., 1955... Cloth., 8vo. Ix, 335 pages. Volume 1 only. First edition. SUBJECT (S): Bible. O. T. Poetical books - commentaries. Errata page laid in. Ex library, spine worn, very good condition. (BIBLE-3-15) (ID #24193) $30.00.