CATALOG 191:
RARE & IMPORTANT BOOKS IN HEBREW BIBLE

 

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  1. [First Hebrew Bible Published in the Americas]. TORAH, NEVI'IM U-KHETUVIM. BIBLIA HEBRAICA, SECUNDAM ULTIMAM EDITIONEM JOS. ATHIAE, A JOHANNE LEUSDEN DENUO RECOGNITAM RECENSITA VARIISQUE NOTIS LATINIS ILLUSTRATA AB EVERARDO VAN DER HOOGHT, V.D.M. Philadelphiae [Philadelphia]: Cura et Impensis Thomae Dobson Edita Ex Aedibus Lapiddeis. Typis Gulielmi Fry, 1814. "Editio prima Americana, sine punctis Masorethicis." An absolutely stunning copy of the first Hebrew Bible to be printed in America. Beautiful period-style tooled calfskin, 8vo, [6] 296 + [4] 312 pages. 22.5cm. 2 Vols. In Hebrew without vowels. Latin annotations in margins. BHB2, Singerman 236; Deinard 848, 851 (same?); Wright, Early Bibles in American 122; Vinograd Philadelphia, 6; Rosenbach, American Jewish Bibliography: 171; Wright, Early Bibles of America, 123-24; Darlow and Moule 5168a; Shaw & Shoemaker 30857; Wolf & Whiteman, History of the Jews of Philadelphia, 306; Goldman, Hebrew Printing in America, 4. When Jonathan Horwitz, a young devout Jew, arrived in America in the early 19th century, he brought with him a complete font of Hebrew type. In 1812, Horwitz proposed the publication of an edition of the Hebrew Bible using his precious type, but soon discovered that he was not alone in his desire to produce such a bible for the American market. In early 1813, in the face of stiff competition, Horwitz sold the Hebrew type to William Fry and transferred his right to publish and the subscription lists to Philadelphia publisher Thomas Dobson. It was Dobson who eventually succeeded in bringing out the present edition in 1814. Horwitz decided instead to pursue a career in medicine, enrolling in the medical school at the University of Pennsylvania. This two-volume work was a reprinting of the second edition of the Athias Amsterdam Hebrew Bible, edited by Johannes Leusden with Latin notes by Van der Hooght. The final product included masoretic notations in Hebrew as well as Van Der Hooght's Latin preface and marginalia. This edition of the Hebrew bible marked an important milestone in the advancement of American biblical scholarship as well as inter-denominational cooperation. For more on this Bible, See Karp (1991), 290-2; Karp (2000), 13-6; Vaxer; Wegelin. A not nearly as nice set sold at auction in 2007 for USD 12000. Very Good+ Condition. We have never seen a nicer copy. Outstanding. (kh-2-12) (ID #34939) $11500.00.
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  3. [First Hebrew Bible Published in New York] Hooght, Everardus Van Der. THE HEBREW BIBLE; FROM THE EDITION OF EVERARDO VAN DER HOOGHT. New-York: Published By Whiting & Watson: Composed And Printed By Fanshaw And Clayton; Stereotyped By D. & G. Bruce, 1815. Original Boards. 4to. [6], 41, 112 pages. 27 cm. First Edition of First Hebrew Bible Published in New York; the second Hebrew Bible published anywhere in the Americas. In Hebrew. Title page, Whiting & Watson's "Advertisement" to subscribers, and "Note of the editors" in English. Hooght's preface in Latin and Hebrew. Text in Hebrew with caption titles also in Latin. Rosenbach, A. S. W. American Jewish bibliography, 175. The Hebrew Bible: nos. 1 and 2. “This edition of the Hebrew Bible, which was to be published in sixteen installments was proposed as early as 1812. Nos. 1-2, containing Genesis and Exodus until chapter fourteen, were issued as a prospectus; no more numbers were issued.” - Goldman, number 5, Hebrew Printing in America. Subjects: Bible. Old Testament. Hebrew. Hooght. Selections. 1815. OCLC lists 21 copies. A copy sold at auction in 2010 for USD 1700. Institutional stamps on endpage of rear board, otherwise light foxing throughout, Spine rebacked; clean and fresh. Good condition. (BIBLE-13-28) (ID #34828) $1300.00.
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  5. Letteris, Meir. THE HEBREW BIBLE. New York; J. Wiley, 1869. Original Cloth. 8vo. 1384 pages. 22 cm. First American edition. Singerman 2114. In Hebrew, with English title page, pagination, and section headings in English. 'Revised and carefully examined by Myer Levi Letteris. ' The Letteris Bible was frequently reissued by both Jewish and Christian publishers; it was published in a Yiddish version in 1912; the first edition was published in Vienna in 1852, based on the 1705 Bible of van der Hooght…. It is probably the most widely reproduced text of the Hebrew Bible in history, with many dozens of authorised reprints and many more pirated and unacknowledged ones. Compiled by Meir Halevi Letteris (1800? –1871), an influential “Hebrew poet; editor and translator of poetry and dramatic works. Me’ir (Max) ha-Levi Letteris was born in Zólkiew, eastern Galicia, into a family of Hebrew publishers … When Letteris was 11 years old, he met Nahman Krochmal—a meeting that turned out to be significant. Krochmal became Letteris’s rabbi, mentor, and close friend, and when Krochmal’s Moreh nevukhe ha-zeman (Guide of the Perplexed of Our Time) was published (posthumously), Letteris wrote his biography (1851). Letteris’s translation from German into Hebrew of a speech by David Friedländer, and the production of a new edition of the publication Ha-Me’asef, brought him close to the world of maskilim in Germany, and the appearance of his own poetry collection, Divre shir (Collection of Poems) in 1822 established his reputation as a poet. In 1823, Letteris published the anthology Ha-Tsefirah, to which some of the leading maskilim of his generation contributed. In 1846, Letteris published his article 'Toldot ha-filosof Barukh Spinozah zikhrono li-verakhah' (Biography of the Philosopher Barukh Spinoza of Blessed Memory). Unaware of the Jewish community’s sensitivity about Spinoza, Letteris was dragged, at great personal cost, into a tumultuous debate that caused his friends, even those who were more moderate maskilim, to draw away from him…. Only after his death in 1871 did critics judge him more positively, at which point even long-standing opponents such as Perets Smolenskin acknowledged his talent. Through his original and translated poetry, Letteris paved the way for romantic poetry in Hebrew literature. His collections of Hebrew verse (which include original poems as well as translations) are Divre shir, Ayelet ha-sha’ar (Morning Star; 1824), ‘Afrot zahav (Gold Ore; 1852), and Tofes kinor ve-ugav (One Who Plays the Harp and Pipe; 1860). Letteris wrote poems in German as well, and his publication of Sagen aus dem Orient (Legends of the Orient; 1847) earned him a gold medal from Emperor Franz Joseph. … He translated many European literary classics, lyrical poems, and plays, including works by Virgil, Lucian, Racine, Byron, Goethe, Schiller, and the Austrian Jewish poet Ludwig August Frankl. Additionally, he translated (from German) the satire Alexander the False Prophet by the Greek satirist Lucian (in Ha-Tsefirah; 1823), thus contributing to the infusion of European satire into contemporary Hebrew. ” (YIVO Encyclopedia). Bound in original black tooled calf, gilt lettered spine. Subjects: Bible. Old Testament. Hebrew. Letteris. 1869. OCLC lists 11 copies. Calf rubbed at extremities, otherwise fresh. Good + condition, a nice copy. (RAB-56-2) (ID #32619) $900.00.
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  7. [Harris, Sarah] [edited by Isaac Leeser]. THOUGHTS SUGGESTED BY BIBLE TEXTS ADDRESSED TO MY CHILDREN. Philadelphia: Hebrew Sunday School Society, 1869. 2nd US edition (1st is 1861). Original Publisher’s cloth, 16mo, 138 pages. 12 cm. Singerman 1658 (for 1st printing; 2nd printing is unknown to him). Book’s preface mentions Leeser as the editor who has made corrections and added subject headings. Jacob Rader Marcus notes that “The year the Civil War erupted, he [Leeser] edited a work by one Sarah Harris, Thoughts Suggests by Bible Texts, etc, a series of edifacatory sermonettes followed by a prayer of an ethical nature....As was his wont, when he saw a good English book, Leeser reprinted it" (Marcus, UNITED STATES JEWRY, p. 301). “Three of the many themes treated here are neighborly love, immortality, truth and falsehood. " First published in England in 1859 and then reprinted in America by Leeser and the Hebrew Sunday School Society. SUBJECT(S): Jewish religious education of children. OCLC lists only 2 copies worldwide (YU & Penn), and only 3 copies of the first edition of 1861 (Penn, Southern Baptist, HUC). Light wear, a very clean copy of this exceedingly scarce Leeser title. (amr-45-24) (ID #33781) $1000.00.
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  9. Abravanel, Isaac; Moses Alshekh; Constantijn L'Empereur; R. Simeon. DON YITSHAK ABRAVANI'EL VE-R. MOSHEH ALSHEKH 'AL HA-NEVU'AH HA-30 MI-YESHA'YAHU HA-NAVI GAM NITVASEF MAH SHE-HIBER R. SHIM'ON MI-DIVRE HA-KADMONIM. = D. ISAACI ABRABANIELIS & R. MOSIS ALSCHECHI COMMENT. IN ESAIAE PROPHETIAM 30:. CUM ADDITAMENTO EORUM QUAE R. SIMEON E VETRUM DICTIS COLLEGIT; SUBIUNCTA HIUSMODI REFUTATIONE & TEXTUS NOVA VERSIONE AC PARAPHRASI. Lugduni Batavorum; Ex Officina Bonaventurae & Abrahmi Elzevir, 1631. Later cloth. 12mo. [16], 291, [13] pages. 17 cm. First edition. Text in Latin and Hebrew. Imprint date in Roman numerals. Title page in red and black. Published in Leiden. Commentaries on Isaiah 30, by Isaac Abravanel (1437-1508) and Moses Alshekh (1507-1600). Translated by Constantijn L'Empereur (1591–1648), a promiment Dutch Hebraist. The translation “is coupled with an attempt at refuting the positions and views of Abravanel and Alshekh. The goal is ‘to give a complete understanding of the satisfaction of Christ. ’ Both Abravanel and Alshekh deal extensively with the nature of the Messiah and the messianic era. Their commentaries were extremely well-known to both Jewish and Christian audiences. Alshekh, in his Bible commentaries, resorted to many allegorical and spiritual interpretations. Moreover, Alshekh himself had been influenced by Abravanel, the statesman, philosopher, and exegete, who fled Spain for Italy in 1492. Abravanel’s lucid style, influenced by Renaissance literary trends, and his elaborate treatment of issues of common concern to both Christians and Jews, together with his citation of Christian views, made him, from a Christian Hebraist perspective, possibly the most significant of Jewish authors, apart from Maimonides. ” (Entry 91, ‘Christian Hebraism: the study of Jewish culture by Christian scholars in medieval and early modern times, proceedings of a colloquium and catalogue of an exhibition’; 1998). Bound in later cloth, with gilt panel title on spine. Subjects: Bible. Isaiah - Commentaries. Bible. O. T. - Criticism, interpretation, etc, Jewish. Bible. O. T. Isaiah - Commentaries. A fine copy, clean and fresh. Great condition. (KH-1-50) (ID #32116) $1000.00.
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  11. Abravanel, Isaac. ATERET ZEKENIM: OD LIMED DAAT ET HA-AM MAH HEM TSUROT HA-YESODOT ASHER ADAM TOEH MI-DEREKH HA-SEKHEL VE-YADUA OTAM. Amsterdam; Bi-Defus Yetome Shelomoh Propes, 1739. Later quarter leather and boards. 12mo. [114] pages. 18 cm. Metaphysical disquisitions in the form of a commentary on Exod. 23: 20. Followed by the author's Tsurot ha-yesodot. 'Ateret Zekenim’ (Crown of the Ancients), first published 1557; written by Isaac Abravanel; “statesman and Bible commentator, son of the Portuguese treasurer, Dom Judah, was born in the year 1437 at Lisbon, and died at Venice in 1508. He was buried in Padua. … In like manner Abravanel exceeded all his predecessors in combating Maimonides' theory of the ‘Heavenly Chariot’ in Ezekiel ('Ateret Zekenim, ’ xxiv, and commentary on the ‘Moreh, ’ part iii. 71-74, ed. Warsaw). Indeed the most noteworthy feature of all Abravanel's philosophical disquisitions is the success with which he demonstrates the weak points in the Maimonidean system. ” (1906 Jewish Encyclopedia; Abravanel). Printed at the Amsterdam Ashkenazic Press of Solomon Proops: “The Hebrew press at Amsterdam had become entirely dominated by mercantile considerations, and was represented by the publishing- and printing-houses of Solomon ben Joseph Proops, whose printed catalogue ‘Appiryon Shelomoh, ’ 1730 (the first known of its kind), shows works published by him to be mainly rituals and a few responsa, two editions of the 'En Ya'akob, ’ the ‘Hobot ha-Lebabot,’ and the ‘Menorat ha-Ma'or,’ two editions of the Zohar (1715), and the Judæo-German ‘Ma'asehbuch.’ Proops was evidently adapting himself to the popular taste from 1697 onward. The house established by him continued to exist down to the middle of the nineteenth century, Joseph and Jacob and Abraham being members thereof from 1734 until about 1780. They were followed by Solomon ben Abraham Proops in 1799, while a David ben Jacob Proops, the last of the family, died in 1849, and his widow sold the business to I. Levisson.” (1906 Jewish Encyclopedia; Typography). Subjects: Bible. O. T. Exodus xxiii, 20 - Commentaries. Jewish philosophy - Early works to 1800. 1739, printing date. Form (Philosophy) - Early works to 1800. Later boards worn at edges, rebacked, light soiling in margins, overall fresh and clean. Good condition. (CJH-1-23) (ID #32296) $350.00.
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  13. Simon, Richard; Isaac Vossius. DISQUISITIONES CRITICAE DE VARIIS PER DIVERSA LOCA & TEMPORA BIBLIORUM EDITIONIBUS: QUIBUS ACCEDUNT CASTIGATIONES THEOLOGI CUJUSDAM PARISIENSIS AD OPUSCULUM ISA. VOSSII DE SIBYLLINIS ORACULIS, ET EJUSDEM RESPONSIONEM AD OBJECTIONES NUPERAE CRITICAE SACRAE. Londini; Impensis Richardi Chiswel, Ad Insigne Rosæ Coronatæ In Coemeterio Paulino, 1684. Original Full calf. 8vo. [14], 279 pages. 21 cm. First edition. In Latin. Published in London. An English translation was published in the same year, with the title: “Critical enquiries into the various editions of the Bible printed in divers places and at several times: together with Animadversions upon a small treatise of Dr. Isaac Vossius concerning the Oracles of the sibylls, and an answer to the objections of the late Critica sacra”. Isaac Vossius (1618-1689) was a biblical scholar, friend and translator of Manasseh ben Israel. Richard Simon, “French scholar and Orientalist; born at Dieppe May 13, 1638; died there April 21, 1721. After studying at the Sorbonne he joined the Congregation of the Oratory, in the library of which he studied Oriental works and manuscripts. When a certain Jew was condemned to the pyre at Metz on a blood accusation, Simon wrote a strong opinion in protest (1670). He translated Leon of Modena's ‘Historia dei Riti Ebraici, ’ etc. (1674), and wrote ‘Comparaison des Cérémonies des Juifs et de la Discipline de l'Eglise’ (1681). His chief work, however, was his ‘Histoire Critique du Vieux Testament’ (1678), practically the first introduction to the Old Testament written. It dealt with the books of the Old Testament as if they were ordinary writings, and by this means aroused the enmity of Bossuet and the Port Royal, through whose influence the whole edition of 1, 300 copies was seized and destroyed and Simon was expelled from the Oratory (May 21, 1678). Notwithstanding the destruction of his book, several pirated editions appeared in Holland. Simon wrote several pamphlets defending his views against the attacks of contemporary writers, such as Vossius, Spanheim, Jurien, Colomies, Le Clerc, and others. ” (1906 Jewish Encyclopedia). On first endpage Ex libris: "Ex bibliotheca FF. Praedicatorum Sti Jacobi". Bound in original full calf, with gilt panels on spine. Wing; S3801. Subjects: Vossius, Isaac, 1618-1689. De Sibyllinis aliisque quæ Christi natalem præcessere oraculis. Bible - Versions. Bible - Manuscripts - Early works to 1800. Oracula. Sibyllina - Early works to 1800. Light wear to edges of leather, gilt lightly rubbed, internally very clean and fresh. Very good + condition. (KH-1-45) (ID #32111) $600.00.
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  15. Bagster, Samuel. BIBLIA SACRA POLYGLOTTA: TEXTUS ARCHETYPOS VERSIONESQUE PRAECIPUAS AB ECCLESIA ANTIQUITUS RECEPTAS COMPLECTENTIA [THREE FASCICLES; 1-3, LACKING THE FOURTH]. Londini; Sumptibus Samuelis Bagster, 1827-1828. Original boards. 4to. 400, 400, 399, 399 pages. 29 cm. First edition. First edition of the Biblia Sacra Polyglotta, with advertisements on rear board for further volumes soon to be printed in other languages; text block with wide margins pages uncut, boards measure 29 cm. Printed in Hebrew, English, Greek, and Latin. Opposite pages bear duplicate numbering, and each page includes four numbered texts in two columns. Concordance to the following: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy; Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 Samuel (Vulgate 1 Kings), 2 Samuel (Vulgate 2 Kings), 1 Kings (Vulgate 3 Kings), 2 Kings (Vulgate 4 Kings), 1 Chronicles (Vulgate 1 Paralipomenon), 2 Chronicles (Vulgate 2 Paralipomenon), Ezra (Vulgate 1 Esdras), Nehemiah (Vulgate 2 Esdras), Esther, Job, Psalms. Ending with Psalms [CXIX], remaining fourth volume absent. Three volume set only (missing Hagiography and New Testament; also without prolegomena from Samuel Lee). The most inclusive of the great Polyglots since the London, or Walton's, Polyglot of 1657, it was printed by Samuel Bagster of Paternoster Row: The first issue [our set] of the ‘Biblia Sacra Polyglotta Bagsterianaâ€&tm; appeared between 1817 and 1828, four volumes in foolscap octavo and quarto form, containing, besides the prolegomena of Dr. Samuel Lee, the Hebrew Old Testament with points, the Samaritan Pentateuch, the Septuagint Greek version of the Old Testament, the Latin Vulgate, the authorised English version, the Greek Textus Receptus of the New Testament, and the Peshito or ancient Syriac version. However, due to a fire at the printers in March 1822, very few of these sets were actually distributed; In particular, Lowndes states only twenty-three copies of the New Testament portion [the one volume missing in our set] were preserved. A folio edition of the polyglot was published in 1828, repeated in 1831, and subsequently, presenting eight languages at the opening of the volume, and including all the ancient and modern versions above mentioned. Copies of the different texts and translations were brought out separately, and in various combinations. The two volume folio edition (1828; printed many times thereafter), encompassing the complete old and new testament in eight languages, is more commonly found. The third fascicle in the set has a pasted in advertisement on verso of board, announcing that the polylglott bible will soon be issued in a two part series. Subjects: Polyglot Bible – 1827-1828. Biblia sacra polyglotta Bagsteriana. Not a single set of the first issue listed on OCLC. A single listing exists for a single volume, which survives at a library in Scottland. Original printed Boards worn and rubbed at edges, outer edges of leaves lightly bumped, spine rebacked, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (SPEC-39-20) (ID #33106) $1750.00.
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  17. Ottensoser, David; Moses Mendelssohn. DEREKH SELULAH: HU HIBUR KOLEL HAMISHAH HUMSHE TORAH: ‘IM PERUSH RASHI VE-TARGUM ONKELOS, VE-TIRGUM ASHKENAZI, U-VE'UR VE-TIKUN SOFRIM. COMPLETE. 1823. Original full calf. 4to. Various paginations. 26 cm. In Hebrew, with Judeo-German (German translation in Hebrew characters). Second edition. Moses Mendelssohn's 'Derech Selulah' (The Pentateuch, Haftorot, and five scrolls, in five volumes) with Targums and German translation in Hebrew characters, the commentary of Rashi, and the commentary of Maimonides, Moreh nevukhim. Five volumes complete, each volume has engraved titlepage, printed on ragpaper; Sefer Bereshit (Genesis), Sefer Shemot (Exodus), Sefer Vayikra (Leviticus), Sefer Bamidbar (Numbers) and Sefer Devarim (Deuteronomy). Subjects: Bible. O. T. Pentateuch - Commentaries. Bible. Pentateuch - Commentaries - 18th century. Pentateuch. Yiddish. 1823. Bible. Pentateuch. Hebrew. 1823. OCLC lists 15 copies worldwide. Rear board absent from Sefer Vayikra, all boards loose on each volume, backstrips absent; internally clean and fresh. Other than boards; good condition. (Heb-31-17) (ID #32545) $600.00.
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  19. Shim'on, Ha-Darshan, Mi-Frankfort, Active 11th Century. YALKUT SHIM'ONI 'AL HA-TORAH: TSILUM HA-DEFUS HA-RISHON, SALONIKI R.P.'A-R.P.Z. [FIVE VOLUME SET]. Yerushalayim; No Publisher, [1967]. Original Cloth. 4to. [132]; [176]; [177 – 418]; [419-596] pages. 28 cm. Limited edition of 200 copies. Fascimile reprint of Salonika, 1521-1527 edition. Five volume complete set: Volume 1: Sefer Bereshit; Volume 2: Ve-'Elu Shemot; Volume 3: Va-yikra'; Volume 4: Sefer Ba-midbar Sinai; Volume five: Sefer 'Eleh ha-Devarim. Yalkut Shimoni (usually referred to as 'the Yalkut' of Simeon of Frankfurt) the best known and most comprehensive midrashic anthology, covering the whole Bible. Subjects: Manuscripts, Hebrew - Facsimiles. Bible - Commentaries - Early works to 1800. Light wear to cloth, overall very fresh and clean. Very good condition. (RAB-55-18) (ID #32570) $500.00.
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  21. Morais, Sabato; Julius H Greenstone; Samuel David Luzzatto. ITALIAN HEBREW LITERATURE. New York; Jewish Theological Seminary Of America, 1926. Publishers cloth. 8vo. VI, 244 pages. 24 cm. First separate edition. With essays on the writings of Shabbetai Donnolo, Nathan Ben Yehiel, Immanuel of Rome, Elias del Medigo, Azariah de Rossi, David Nieto, Samuel David Luzzatto, Philoxene Luzzatto; biographical sketches of Samuel Alatri, Isaac Artom, Allesandro Malvano, etc. By Sabato Morais; edited by Julius H. Greenstone; with a foreword by Henry S. Morais. Includes "A critical and hermeneutical introduction to the Pentateuch, " by S. D. Luzzatto: p. [93]-152. The author, Sabato Morais was an “American rabbi; born at Leghorn, Italy, April 13, 1823; died at Philadelphia Nov. 11, 1897. The Morais family came originally from Portugal, being probably among the large number of Jews who fled thence from the Inquisition. At the time of Sabato's birth Italy was in the thick of her great struggle for freedom … he formed a close friendship with Joseph Mazzini; and that patriot's struggle for Italian freedom was warmly seconded by Morais. … In 1850, owing to the withdrawal of Isaac Leeser, the pulpit of the Mickve Israel congregation at Philadelphia, Pa, became vacant, and Morais was an applicant for the post. He arrived in Philadelphia on March 17, 1851, and was elected April 13 following, the synagogue services in the interval being conducted by him. … When, in 1867, Maimonides College was established in Philadelphia, Morais was made professor of the Bible and of Biblical literature; and he held the chair during the six years that the college existed. For a number of years thereafter he felt the urgent need of an institution for the training of Jewish ministers on historical and traditional lines; and the declarations of the Pittsburg Conference in 1885 urged him to immediate action. After a considerable agitation of the subject he succeeded, in conjunction with a few others, in establishing (Jan, 1886) the Jewish Theological Seminary at New York. He was at once made president of the faculty and professor of Bible, holding both posts until his death. Unquestionably the establishment of the seminary constitutes Morais' most lasting influence upon Judaism in America. The directors of that body have fittingly recognized his memory by naming the chair of Biblical literature and exegesis ‘the Sabato Morais professorship. ’ In 1887 the University of Pennsylvania conferred upon him the honorary degree of doctor of laws, he being the first Jew so honored by that institution. ” (1906 Jewish Encyclopedia) Subjects: Hebrew literature - Italy. Jews - Italy - Biography. Bible. O. T. Pentateuch - Criticism, interpretation, etc. With the signature of previous owner (Ravid) on endpage. Very fresh and clean. Great condition. (BIBLIOG-33-50A) (ID #31956) $75.00.
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  23. Roth, Cecil. THE ABERDEEN CODEX OF THE HEBREW BIBLE [WITH LAID IN PHOTOS]. Edinburgh, Published For The University Of Aberdeen By Oliver And Boyd, 1958. Original Cloth. 8vo. 37 pages; 25 plates. 24 cm. First edition. Includes 7 added laid in photographs, of pages of the Aberdeen Codex. The 'Hebrew Bible' was the creation of a scribe, Isaac ben David Balansi. His name indicates that his family derived from Valencia in Spain but he was almost certainly a victim of the expulsion of the Jews from Spain in 1492. It is know that the Bible was created over the winter of 1493 / 1494 and that it may have been completed in exile in Naples following the expulsion of the Jews from Spain after the collapse of Moorish Granada, and over 20 years after Hebrew printing began. Masora: various readings by Rabbi Asher, Rabbi Naphtali and others, 1494. Handwritten Bible in Hebrew, dedicated, "I, Isaac the Scribe, son of R. David (may he rest in Eden!) Balsani wrote this volume, which contains the twenty-four books [of the bible], on the instructions of the exalted, eminent and distinguished patron, R. Joseph (may his latter end be good) son of the honoured and venerable and beloved R. Jacob (may he rest in eden!) Albelia. May the Almighty emmerit him to study it, he and his sons and his sons' sons, until the end of all generations..." [Translation from 'The Aberdeen Codex of the Hebrew bible', by Cecil Roth, published by Oliver and Boyd for the University of Aberdeen, 1968]. The first dozen pages, the tables of variants which precede the biblical text, are lavishly decorated with illuminated images of birds, flowers and fabulous beasts. The script is in a Sephardi (Spanish) hand. Although no place of production is indicated, evidence points to Naples. Introduced by Cecil Roth. Subjects: Bible. Manuscripts, Hebrew. Old Testament. Aberdeen codex. Bible. Old Testament - Manuscripts, Hebrew. Bookstamp on endpage, notes on front leaf, otherwise clean and fresh in great jacket. Very good condition. (BIBLE-13-44) (ID #34845) $50.00.
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  25. Adler, Elkan Nathan. ABOUT HEBREW MANUSCRIPTS. London; H. Frowde, 1905. Original Cloth. 8vo. 177, [6] pages. 23 cm. First edition. With 6 pages of fascimiles. Collection of bibliographic essays: Some missing chapters of Ben Sira - Karaitica - An ancient bookseller's catalogue - Professor Blau on the Bible as a book - A letter of Menasseh ben Israel - Jewish literature and the diaspora - The humours of Hebrew mss. - The romance of Hebrew printing - Zur jüdisch-persischen litteratur / Prof. Bacher. The author, Elkan Nathan Adler (1861–1946), was an “Anglo-Jewish bibliophile, collector, and author. Adler, the son of Chief Rabbi Nathan Marcus Adler, was a lawyer by profession and had unusual opportunities to travel under favorable conditions and to build up a remarkable library. He was among the first persons to realize the importance of the Cairo Genizah. He visited Egypt in 1888 and 1895–96 and brought back approximately 25, 000 fragments from the Genizah. His library ultimately included about 4, 500 manuscripts of which he published a summary Catalogue of Hebrew Manuscripts in the Collection of E. N. Adler (1921). He also had a collection of some 30, 000 printed books in Judaica and in general fields. In order to make good the embezzlements of a business associate he sold his library in 1923 to the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York and the duplicates of the printed books (including many incunabula) to the Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, thus helping to raise both of these libraries to positions of significance. By an agreement made at that time, the manuscripts that he subsequently collected passed after his death to the Jewish Theological Seminary. Adler's published writings were mainly based on his travels and on materials in his own collection. Among them are About Hebrew Manuscripts (1905), a collection of bibliographical essays; A Gazetteer of Hebrew Printing (1917); Jews in Many Lands (1905); Auto de Fé and Jew (1908); History of the Jews of London (1930); Jewish Travellers (1930, repr. 1966); and articles on the Samaritans and on the Egyptian and Persian Jews. Adler played an active role in English-Jewish communal affairs, especially as regards educational and overseas matters, and was an early member of the Hovevei Zion in England. His personal archives are at the library of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. ” - EJ 2008. Subjects: Manuscripts, Hebrew - Bibliography. Hebrew literature - Bibliography. Hebrew literature. Manuscripts, Hebrew. Bibliography. Light soiling to cloth, minor wear to first hinge; pages uncut, never before read; very clean and fresh. Very good condition. A Beautiful copy. (BIBLIOG-35-5) (ID #34231) $100.00.
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  27. Deutschländer, Leo. BIBLISCH-TALMUDISCHE SENTENZEN UND MOTIVE IN DER WELTLITERATUR:. Frankfurt A. M.; [J. Kauffmann], 1931. Original Wraps. 8vo. 73 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Offprint. In German. 'Biblical-Talmudic sentences and motifs in World Literature. ' "Sonderdruck aus: Festschrift für Jacob Rosenheim. " Inscribed by the author, dated Janurary 1932, on title page. Collections of excerpts from 'world literature' which directly or indirectly cite or paraphrase passages in the Talmud and Bible; including excerpts from Kant, Machiavelli, Pascal, Shakespeare, Dante, Schiller, Goethe, Cervantes, Carlyle, etc. The author, Leo Deutschlander (1888–1935), was an “educationist and writer. Born in Berlin, he became head of Jewish education in Lithuania during World War I, first as appointee of the German occupation authorities. He was co-founder of the first Orthodox secondary school Yavneh in Kaunas (Kovno). When director of the Keren ha-Torah of Agudat Israel, he helped Sara Schnirer to develop the Beth Jacob Orthodox girls' education network, mainly in Poland, and headed its Teachers Training College for women in Cracow. ” - 2008 EJ. Subjects: Talmud in literature. Bible - In literature. Oclc lists 10 copies. Rear wrap torn, top edge bumped, front wrap soiled, otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (BIBLE-14-33) (ID #34901) $35.00.
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  29. Narkiss, Bezalel. HEBREW ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS. Jerusalem [New York]: Encyclopedia Judaica, Macmillan, 1969. First edition. Cloth; large 4to. 175 pages. Beautifully bound in beige cloth with deep red endpapers. Ornate pictorial dust jacket. Illustrated with 60 tipped-in plates. Foreword by Cecil Roth. Notes, glossary, bibliography, and index. "First of a series of publications in various spheres of Judaica which the publishers are issuing in advance of the Encyclopaedia Judaica. " A survey of Hebrew illuminated manuscripts from the earliest period [10th century] through the Renaissance in the Orient, Spain, France, Italy and Germany. Shunami 5845. SUBJECT (S) Illumination of books and manuscripts, Jewish -- Catalogs. Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval -- Catalogs. Bible. O. T. -- Illustrations. With Bookplate on first page. Very good condition in Very good dust jacket. (BIBLIOG-34-13) (ID #31901) $60.00.
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  31. Rosenau, William. JEWISH BIBLICAL COMMENTATORS. Baltimore, Md.; The Lord Baltimore Press; The Friedenwald Co, 1906. Original Cloth. 12mo. 153 pages. 19 cm. First edition. Lectures delivered before the Oriental seminary of the Johns Hopkins University during the winter of 1905-1906. Contents: The Talmudic period. - Karaites and Saadia. - Grammarians and lexicographers. - Rashi and the tossafists. - Ibn Ezra and the Kimchis. -Maimonides and Nachmanides. - Mendelssohn and the biurists. - The nineteenth century critics. William Rosenau (1865–1943), “Reform rabbi. Born in Wollstein, Prussia, the son of a rabbi, he was educated in public school and came to the United States with his family in 1876, first to Boston and then to Philadelphia. Rosenau received his B. A. From the University of Cincinnati (1888) and was ordained a year later from HUC in Cincinnati. He served congregations in Omaha, Nebraska, for three years beginning in 1889 and then went to Baltimore as rabbi of Ohev Shalom where he served for almost half a century until his retirement in 1939. Concurrently he studied at Johns Hopkins University where he received his Ph. D. In 1900 in Semitics and then joined its faculty, where he served until 1932.” - 2008 EJ. Subjects: Criticism, interpretation, etc. History. Bible. Old Testament - Criticism, interpretation, etc. - History. Bible. Old Testament. Light wear to cloth, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (BIBLE-13-31) (ID #34831) $30.00.
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  33. Rumball-Petre, Edwin A. R. 1881-1954. AMERICA'S FIRST BIBLES, WITH A CENSUS OF 555 EXTANT BIBLES. Portland, Me, Southworth-Anthoensen Press, 1940. Original Cloth. 8vo. XI, 184 pages. 25 cm. First edition. Limited edition, one of 500 copies printed. Beautifully printed volume on the earliest complete bibles printed in America, with major focus on the typography and the lives of the book printers and translators. The author worked as a bookdealer, specializing in rare bibles from the period. Emphasises seventeenth century refugee bible printers and translators (various denominations). Contents: America's First Bible, America's First Bible in a European Language, Census of the First Saur Bible, First Bible printed on American Paper, Bibles Bullets and Bibliographers, First Bible Printed with American Type, First Bible Printed in the English Language, Rarest American Bible and its Printer, Certain Agreeable Experiences in the Making of a Bible Census, Bibles Associated with the Mayflower and George Washington, Importing Europe's First Bibles for America. Subjects: Bibliography. Bible - Bibliography. Bible. United States of America – Earliest Bibles. Americana – Bibles. Very clean and fresh; pages uncut, cloth wrapped in glassine protective paper, never before read. Great condition. (BIBLIOG-35-50) (ID #34278) $75.00.
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  35. Foah, Shmuel. [HUMASH] 'IM HAFTAROT KOL HA-SHANA ... HAFTAROT LE-SHABATOT HA-MEYUHADOT 'IM PARASHAT HA-MAFTIR ... BE-SEFER HA-ZEH. (COMPLETE IN 5 VOLUMES). Pisa [Piza]: Bi-Defus Gad Ben Shemuel Foah, 1795. Hardcover, 12mo, 17 cm. 76, 74, 49, 64, 64 leaves. 5 volumes of the Torah, bound in 5 attractive matching late 18th Century bindings. In Hebrew. Other Titles: Bible. Pentateuch. Ex-library. OCLC lists only one copy worldwide (JTSA). Some light wear to coves. Internal hinge repair. Staining to some pages. Otherwise, Very Good condition. (Hasid-6-13) (ID #27587) $475.00.
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  37. (Germany), Vaad Hatzala. HAMISHAH HUMSHE TORAH. Minkhen; Nidpas A. Y. Ha-Va’ad Le-Hotsa'at Sefarim Etsel Va’ad Ha-Hatsalah, 1947. Original Cloth. 12mo. 120, 194, 194 pages. 18 cm. Survivors Bible, printed by Vaad Hatzala. Pentateuch, Haftarot and Megilot with commentary of Rashi and Targum. 'Matanah me-et Va’ad ha-hatsalah le-she'erit ha-peletah.' Title page has coloured illustration. Lacks dedication page (to President Harry Truman) with superimposed American Flag, found in other copies. Subjects: Haftarot - Commentaries. Bible. Pentateuch - Commentaries. Bible. Five Scrolls - Commentaries. Pentateuch. Hebrew. 1947.; Holy Bible: Vaad Hatzala, Germany. OCLC lists 15 copies. Light wear to boards, endpages repaired, missing dedication page, otherwise fresh and clean. Fair condition. (HOLO2-117-58) (ID #34144) $400.00.
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  39. Zunz, Leopold. HAMISHAH HUMSHE TORAH… [PENTATEUCH] [GERMAN-JEWISH REFUGEE BIBLE]. Basel; David-Verlag, 1943. Original Publishers cloth. 8vo. [4], 520, 340, [4] pages. 22 cm. First edition. Hebrew and German on facing pages. German-Jewish Refugee Pentateuch published in Switzerland in 1943. The Forward states, in part: “Das Wort, das dem Moses am Sinai verkuendet wurde, hielt das Volk aufrecht in gluecklichen und fast noch mehr in schweren Zeiten....Die frueheren Zentren juedische Bildung und juedischer Kultur in Europa sind zerstoert, und den wenigen, die noch frei schaffen koennen, obliegt die Pflicht, die unvergaenglichen Geistesgueter des Judentums zu neuer Geltung zu bringen....Gemaess dem Wort, das das Studium der Gotteslehre fuer groesser und wichtiger als alle uebrigen heiligen Pflichten bezeichnet, hofft der Verlag, dass die vorliegende Neuasugabe sich die Sympathie aller fest an der Thora haltenden Glaubensbrueder erringen wird.” ("The Word, which was proclaimed to Moses on Mount Sinai, has sustained the Jewish people in happy and, even more so, in hard times.... The earlier centers of Jewish learning and Jewish culture in Europe have been destroyed, and the few people who are still free to create have the duty to give the undying spirit of Judaism a new legitimacy.... As the Word states that the study of the Holy teachings is more important than all the other sacred duties, the publisher hopes that the present edition will win strong favor with all Torah-true co-religionists"). The Five Books of Moses contain Hebrew with continuous facing page German translation; Seder Ha-Haftarot (Haftaroh; selections from the books of Nevi'im - ‘Prophets’), contains separate title page, in Hebrew only. Numbered continuously in German and Hebrew throughout. With 4 pages at rear containing cantorial music notations from Haftaroh. The publisher also issued the Book of Psalms in German-Hebrew in this year, according to OCLC, they printed nothing else during the 1940-45 period. Stamped ‘Imprime en Suisse’ on first and last pages. Subjects: Bible. Pentateuch - Versions, German. Switzerland – Holocaust- Refugees. OCLC lists one copy (Natl Library Israel). Light wear to cloth, hinges starting, otherwise fresh and clean. Good + condition. (HOLO2-104-16) (ID #32970) $1500.00.
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  41. Zunz, Leopold. TORAH NEVI'IM KETUVIM. DIE VIER UND ZWANZIG BÜCHER DER HEILIGEN SCHRIFT: NACH DEM MASORETISCHEN TEXTE. Berlin: Veit, 1837. (ft) 8vo. Iv, 815, 14 pages. In German. First edition. SUBJECT(S): Bible. O. T. -- German. OCLC lists 15 copies worldwide. Zunz (1794-1886), born and educated in Germany, was a well-known historian. An heir to European Enlightenment, he was a founded of the idea of the "Science of Judaism. " In that vein, he fruitlessly hoped that Jewish studies would be taught in universities as a regular academic discipline, and that he'd be able to do the teaching. He believed that Jewish literature and learning was part of the broader scope of human affairs, including the sciences, and should not be shut up merely in discussions of religious matters. For his seventieth birthday, a foundation was set up to fund Zunz's and other similar scholarship. He continued to work until 1874, when his wife's death left him seriously depressed. (Glatzer, EJ) BAckstrip absent. Very light foxing. Clean and fresh. good condition. Scarce. (GER-42-33) (ID #33561) $300.00.
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  43. Gabrielle Sed-Rajna; Samuel Ben Samuel Ibn Musa. TANAKH LISBON 243: LONDON HA-SIFRIYAH HA-BRITIT OR 2626 = LISBON BIBLE, 1482: BRITISH LIBRARY OR. 2626. Tel-Aviv; Nahar-Miskal, 1988. Original Full Leather. 4to. 21, 18 pages, 184 leaves. 30 cm. Facsimile of 1482 edition. Full color fascimile reproduction. Text in Hebrew; introduction in Hebrew and English. Original blind-tooled brown leather with gold lettering on front cover and spine. Facsimile copy of the strikingly colorful Hebrew Lisbon Bible manuscript of 1482. “The Lisbon Bible is the most accomplished dated codex of the Portuguese school of medieval Hebrew illumination. Its three volumes comprise all 24 books of the Hebrew Bible. Volume One contains the Torah, or the Five Books of Moses, also known as the Pentateuch. The second and third volumes contain the Prophets and the Hagiographa (Writings or Holy Writings) respectively. Added to the manuscript are lists of the Commandments in the Torah, as well as masoretic material, which give information on the correct spelling, reading and pronunciation of the biblical text. Samuel ben Samuel Ibn Musa, known as Samuel the Scribe, copied the biblical text in an elegant square script for the manuscript's patron Yosef ben Yehudah al-Hakim. The sumptuous decorations were created by a team of skilled artists. Completed in 1482, the Lisbon Bible is a testimony to the rich cultural life the Portuguese Jews experienced prior to the expulsion and forced conversions of December 1496. The British Museum (now the British Library) bought the manuscript in 1882. The present binding was crafted in 1954 and replaced the 16th century leather covers. Since Hebrew is written from right to left, the openings in the manuscript follow the same orientation. ” (British Library). Subjects: Bible. - Old Testament - Manuscripts, Hebrew. Manuscripts, Hebrew - Portugal – Lisbon. Jewish illumination of books and manuscripts. Light shelf wear, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good + condition. (RAB-55-32) (ID #32584) $145.00.
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  45. Leeser, Isaac. THE PENTATEUCH AND THE HAPTORATH; CAREFULLY TRANSLATED ACCORDING TO THE MASSORETIC TEXT, AFTER THE BEST JEWISH AUTHORITIES, AND SUPPLIED WITH SHORT EXPLANATORY NOTES [FIVE VOLUME SET]. Cincinnati, OH: American Hebrew Pub. House, 1893?. Publishers cloth. 12mo. X, 175, 175; 168, 168, [1]; 153, 153; 140, 140; 136, 147 pages. 19 cm. Hebrew text and English translation on opposite pages. Singerman 4474. Undated, but 1890’s printing of the Isaac Leeser Hebrew-English Pentateuch, published by Bloch in Chicago for the American Hebrew Publishing house in Cincinnati; Leeser’s Pentateuch and Haptorath (Haftoroh) was originally printed in 1845, and is known as the “First Jewish translation of the Pentateuch in English” (Goldman #7), meaning the first publication by an American Jew of any portion of the Hebrew Bible. It was frequently reissued owing to the beauty of its layout and printing, and remained the standard English version of the five Books of Moses until the Jewish Publication Society edition of 1917. Bound in black cloth with gilt title on backstrip. Gift dedication to ‘Carrie Hammerschlag’ (a 1903 graduate of Gratz College) inscribed on endpage of all volumes, dated 1901. Subjects: Bible. O. T. Pentateuch. 1893. OCLC lists five copies of this edition. (Suny Buffalo, HUC, New Haven Pub Libr, Reconstructionist Rab Coll, Saint Gregory Sem). Light wear and soiling to cloth, with lightly bumped edges. Overall, very fresh and clean. Very good + condition. (AMR-39-49) (ID #31441) $200.00.
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  47. Desoi, Mosheh [Moses Mendelssohn]. DEREKH SELULAH: HU HIBUR KOLEL HAMISHAH HUMSHE TORAH: IM PERUSH RASHI VE-TARGUM ONKELOS: VE-TARGUM ASHKENAZI U-VE'UR: VE-TIKUN SOFRIM: VE-HAFTAROT VE-HAMESH MEGILOT [BOOK THREE ONLY OF 5: LEVITICUS]. Fyorda; Be-Vet Uvi-Defus... Itsak Ben David Tserndorf, 1802. Original full calf. 8vo. [316] pages. 25 cm. Sixth edition. In Hebrew, with translation in German in Hebrew characters. Sefer Vayikra (Book of Leviticus). Volume three only of the five books of the Hebrew Pentateuch published by David Tsendorf in Furth in 1800-1802, edited by Isaac Premsla and Moses Mendelssohn, with Rashi's commentary, and German translation in Hebrew characters in corner margins of text. Includes separate title page for Haftorot. “Moses Mendelssohn (Moses ben Menahem-Mendel; abbreviated RaMBeMaN); German Philosopher, translator of the Bible, and commentator; the 'third Moses, ' with whom begins a new era in Judaism. He was called also, after his birthplace, Moses Dessau, with which name he signed his Hebrew and Judæo-German letters; born at Dessau Sept. 6, 1729; died at Berlin Jan. 4, 1786.” (1906 EJ) Mendelssohn's “translation of the Pentateuch is worthy of more than a passing notice. It had a special importance in that it not only aroused an esthetic interest in literature on the part of those who read it, but also paved the way for a more general use of High German among the Jews of Germany, among whom it may be said to have introduced a new literary era. Mendelssohn undertook the work for the instruction of his own children; but upon the advice of Solomon Dubno, consented to its publication on condition that Dubno should write a commentary explaining the reasons why Mendelssohn chose his various renderings. A specimen, 'Alim li-Trufah, ' was edited by Dubno (Amsterdam, 1778), and aroused the liveliest interest on the part of Christians as well as of Jews. It was natural that it should also evoke strenuous opposition, especially on the part of those Jews who feared that the reading of High German would cause the Jewish youth to neglect their Hebrew studies. Foremost in this opposition were the rabbis Ezekiel Landau (d. 1793) of Prague, Raphael ha-Kohen (1722-1803), of Hamburg, Altona, and Wandsbeck, Hirsch Janow (1750-85) of Fürth, and Phineas Levi Horwitz (1740-1803) of Frankfort-on-the-Main. In June, 1799, the proposed translation was put under the ban at Fürth. It was also forbidden in some cities of Poland, and is said even to have been publicly burned. An additional ban was laid upon it by Raphael ha-Kohen. Work on it was, however, continued with the assistance of Solomon Dubno, Hertz Homberg, and Aaron Jaroslav. Dubno became frightened at the continued opposition, and retired, forcing Mendelssohn himself to do an additional share of the work. Though the translation was in High German, it was printed in Hebrew characters under the title, with a Hebrew commentary or 'biur, ' the commentaries of Rashi, etc, and an introduction by Naphtali Hertz Wessely. It appeared in parts—Genesis, Berlin, 1780; Exodus, ib. 1781; Leviticus, ib. 1782; Numbers and Deuteronomy, ib. 1783—and has often been republished both in German and in Hebrew characters. ” (1906 JE). Moses Mendelssohn Bibliographie nr. 253. Attractive title page illustration, printed on rag paper. Subjects: Bible. O. T. Pentateuch – Commentaries. 1800. Hebrew. Biurist. Mendelssohn. OCLC lists 17 copies. Boards loose; leather backstrip absent, light tear to corner of title page, minor edge wear, some stains throughout, overall fresh and clean. Good condition. (RAB-56-17) (ID #32634) $75.00.
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  49. Mendelssohn, Moses. DEREKH SELULAH: HU HIBUR KOLEL HAMISHAH HUMSHE TORAH... MEGILOT SEFER SHEMOT (EXODUS) ONLY, OF 5 VOLUMES,. Fyorda: Be-Vet Uvi-Defus Itsak Ben David Tserndorf, 1802. Original boards. 8vo. [400, 52] pages. 23 cm. In Hebrew. Sefer Shemot. Moses Mendelssohn's commentary on the Pentateuch, with his translation into Judeo German (German printed in Hebrew characters). Originally published in five volumes; volume two, Sefer Shemot, only. Contains: Shemot & errata list & list of subscribers, preface by Shelomoh Dubno & Dubno’s “Tikun sofrim” & Haftarot & Megilat Ester & Targum sheni & Seder ha-Tefilah. Attractively printed on ragpaper. Subjects: Bible. O. T. Pentateuch - Commentaries. Bible. O. T. Pentateuch. Hebrew. 1800; Bible; O. T.; Pentateuch; Judeo-German; 1800.; Haftarot; Hebrew.; 1800.; Haftarot; Judeo-German; 1800; Bible; O. T.; Five Scrolls; Hebrew; 1800; Bible; O. T.; Five Scrolls; Judeo-German; 1800; Tikun sofrim. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide. Back board absent, front board lightly rubbed, backstrip absent, lightly bumped edges, light soiling in margins, overall clean. Fair condition. (Heb-35-12) (ID #32547) $75.00. [Complete set, above, in Special section]
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  51. Mendelssohn, Moses. DEREKH SELULAH: HU HIBUR KOLEL HAMISHAH HUMSHE TORAH... SEFER DEVARIM (DEUTERONOMY) ONLY, OF FIVE. Fyorda: Be-Vet Uvi-Defus Itsak Ben David Tserndorf, 1803. Original boards. 8vo. [5], 177, 20 leaves. 24 cm. In Hebrew. Sefer Devarim only. Moses Mendelssohn's commentary on the Pentateuch, with his translation into Judeo German (German printed in Hebrew characters). Originally published in five volumes; volume five only, Sefer Devarim, only. Contains: Devarim & list of subscribers, errata list & preface by the printer Itsak ben David Tserndorf & Haftarot & Megilat Ekhah & Megilat Kohelet & Seder ha-Tefilah. Attractively printed, with blue rag paper title page and first few leaves, bound in half calf and marbled boards. Subjects: Bible. O. T. Pentateuch - Commentaries. Other Titles: Bible. O. T. Pentateuch. Hebrew. 1800; Bible; O. T.; Pentateuch; Judeo-German; 1800.; Haftarot; Hebrew.; 1800.; Haftarot; Judeo-German; 1800; Bible; O. T.; Five Scrolls; Hebrew; 1800; Bible; O. T.; Five Scrolls; Judeo-German; 1800; Tikun sofrim. OCLC lists 6 copies. Boards and leather rubbed, lightly bumped edges, light soiling in margins, overall very fresh and clean. Good condition. (Heb-35-13) (ID #32548) $75.00.
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  53. SEPHER TORAH NEVI’IM UKETHUVIM - IL LIBRO DI LA LEHASHEM, LOS PROPHITOS… VOLUME 2 ONLY (OF 2). Constantinople, A. H. Boyagian, 1905. 8vo, Original Cloth, 634 leaves. In Hebrew and Ladino (in rabbinic type) on facing pages. Arabic on title page. Heavy wear to boards; some damage to page edges, significantly so on page 283 and 304; otherwise clean. Fair Condition. (SPEC-35-9A) (ID #34196) $150.00.
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  55. Rosenberg, D.; Max Wolff. EXPLICATION OF AN ENGRAVING CALLED THE ORIGIN OF THE RITES AND WORSHIP OF THE HEBREWS; TOGETHER WITH REMARKS ON CREATION, AND A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF SOME OBSERVANCES AND THEIR SYMBOLICAL SIGNIFICATION. New York; Printed At The Office Of The "jewish Messenger", 1859. Publishers cloth. 12mo. 112 pages. 19 cm. First edition. Singerman 1599. Added title page in Hebrew. In English, with Hebrew. “From the original French of D. Rosenberg, of Paris. With additional remarks and investigations, notes and diagrams, by Max Wolff. ” Includes illustration: “Table of the Ten Cabbalistic Spheres” pg. 13. “Dr. D Rosenberg of Paris published an illustrated lithograph based on a kabbalistic understanding of Judaism in 1851. It was so complicated and laden with details that he also had to publish an explication (in French). After Wolff decorated his house with the illustration, non-Jewish acquaintances urged him to publish an English version of the lithograph and the explication. Wolff’s edition of the lithograph was ‘the most crowded with detail of Hebrew prints published in America’ (Karp). He added his own comments in his English translation of the explication. Among the subscribers were many non-Jews, including Samuel S. Powell, the major of Brooklyn. [Origins and Rites] contains Hebrew poems composed by Wolff and this volume is the earliest book-length work with original Hebrew poetry published in America. ” (Yosef Goldman, Hebrew Printing in America, entry 1015). Our copy, 112 pages, includes the “Reference Guide to the Chart and Book Entitled Origin of the Rites and Worship of the Hebrews, by Max Wolff”, on pages 107-112. “Origin of the Rites and Worship of the Hebrews, by M. Wolff, New York 1859, is the most crowded with detail of Hebrew prints published in America. So complex is the medley of law and lore, literature and mysticism, that a special 112-page booklet, Explication of An Engraving.., was published with it. The history of its publication, given in the words of its publisher, Max Wolff, ‘formerly Minister of the Congregation 'Ohabei Shalom, ' Boston, Massachusetts, ’ is revealing: ‘This pictorial representation was originally composed by the learned and accomplished Dr. Rosenberg, and by him published in Paris in the year 5611-1851. Some two years ago [1857] a copy... Was presented to me.... Many called upon me to explain the plan; others, again desired to possess copies with an explication in the vernacular tongue, and urged me to undertake an Anglo-American edition from the French original; and when I reflected how little the spirit and profound character of the institutions of Israel are known among Gentiles, while even among Hebrews, here, in the United States, the study of the sacred language and literature... [and] the Talmud, is so greatly neglected... It struck me that I would be doing a good service... To edit and to publish. ’ A 112 -page booklet went with this massively detailed engraving, which was so complex, filled with information, and replete with symbols of the Jewish tradition. Its publisher and author was Max Wolff, a religious functionary-a cantor in Boston and San Francisco. ” (Abraham J. Karp, From the Ends of the Earth: Judaic Treasures of the Library of Congress, 1991). A second edition was printed by J. A. H. Hasbrouck & Co in 1861. Our copy contains the signature of Irving Levitas. Subjects: Judaism - Customs and practices. Worship in the Bible. Kabbalah. Hebrew Poetry. OCLC lists 19 copies. Original cloth rubbed at edges, internally very fresh and clean. Very good + condition. (KH-1-43) (ID #32109) $300.00.
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  57. Adolph Moses; Henry Gersoni. THE RELIGION OF MOSES [BOUND WITH] SKETCHES OF JEWISH LIFE AND HISTORY. New York; Louisville, 1873; 1894. Later cloth. 16mo. XIII, 138; V, (3) 9-224 pages.16 cm. Singerman 4734 (Moses) & Singerman 2391 (Gersoni) The Religion of Moses, printed in Louisville, Kentucky by Flexner Brothers, 1894, first edition; by Adolph Moses, a rabbi, author, and editor of the journal Zeitgeist. He became a medical doctor later in life. He was head of Congregation K. K. Adath Israel, Louisville, Kentucky. ‘Sketches of Jewish Life and History’, by Henry Gersoni, printed in New York by Hebrew Orphan Asylum Printing Establishment, 1873, first edition; contains seven illustrations; stories of Jewish Lithuania, written by Henry Gersoni, an American rabbi and journalist; born in Wilna, Russia, 1844; died in New York June 17, 1897. “Sketches of Jewish Life and History’ (New York), of which the first, ‘The Singer's Revenge, ’ is an adaptation from the Hebrew of M. A. Ginzburg's ‘Tikkun Laban ha-Arami, ’ and the second, ‘The Metamorphosis of a Lithuanian Boy, is to some extent autobiographical. ” (1906 Jewish Encyclopedia). Both volumes bound in later cloth, with gilt title on spine. Subjects: Judaism - Reform movements. Moses (Biblical leader). Fiction (American). OCLC lists 8 copies of Sketches, 28 copies of Religion of Moses. Light soiling to title page of Sketches, otherwise both volumes fresh and clean. Great condition (AMR-44-10) (ID #31548) $150.00.
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  59. Central Conference Of American Rabbis. Committee On Church and State. WHY THE BIBLE SHOULD NOT BE READ IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS. [Cincinnati?], 1906. Original Wraps. 8vo. 16 pages. 23 cm. First separate edition. Reprinted from the yearbook of the CCAR volume 16, 1906. Important pamphlet sent to Jewish communities across the country, as well as politicians and senators, in order to assist in removing sectarian literature (christmas songs, hymn books, etc.) from public school curriculums. Important text in the struggle for secular and non-christian public education in the United States. Subjects: Religion in the public schools - United States. Church and state. Church and state. Religion in the public schools. OCLC lists 12 copies. Very clean and fresh. Very good condition. (BIBLE-13-40) (ID #34840) $75.00.
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  61. Deutsch, Gotthard. PHILOSOPHY OF JEWISH HISTORY. Cincinnati; Bloch Pub. Co, [1897]. Original Wraps. 8vo. VII, 102 pages. 23 cm. First edition. Singerman 5150. A lengthy essay on Jewish historiography, through the Bible, middle ages, and the rise of the modern study of the field in the 19th century under Zachariah Frankel and S. D. Luzatto. Gotthard Deutsch (1859-1921) rabbi and professor of Jewish history and philosophy of religion in the Hebrew Union College of Cincinnati. “Deutsch was well-known as a writer. He succeeded Isaac Mayer Wise as editor of the German language publication, Die Deborah in 1901. He was a contributor to the American Israelite, the American Hebrew, the Jewish Chronicle of London. He was an original member of the board of editors for the Jewish Encyclopedia, responsible for the articles dealing with modern Jewish history. His major publications were Scrolls and History of the Jews (1904). At the time of his death, there was general regret he had been unable to publish a major book on modern Jewish history. ” (A Finding Aid to the Gotthard Deutsch Papers, Manuscript Collection No. 123; American Jewish Archives). Subjects: Jews - Historiography. History - Philosophy. Jüdische Philosophie. OCLC lists 11 copies. Front wrap loose; light soiling to wraps, with previous owners signature in corner; internally very fresh. Very good condition. (AMR-39-41) (ID #31434) $65.00.
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  63. Deutsch, Solomon. BIBLICAL HISTORY IN BIBLICAL LANGUAGE WITH COPIOUS EXTRACTS FROM THE PROPHETICAL AND POETICAL BOOKS, EXPLANATORY NOTES, ONE THOUSAND EXAMINATION QUESTIONS AND NUMEROUS ILLUSTRATIONS. A BOOK FOR SCHOOLS AND FAMILIES. Hartford, CT; Case, Lockwood, And Brainard Co, 1878. Publishers boards. 8vo. 371 pages. Illustrated. 20cm. Singerman # 2502. Fold out frontispiece map titled “A Map of Canaan: With the Supposed Portions of the Tribes. ” Historical descriptions for younger readers from Genesis to the Book of Job. Illustrated throughout with line drawings depicting various ancient tools and weapons with full page drawings of biblical and historical scenes. Subjects: Bible. O. T. -- history of Biblical events; Bible. O. T. -- study; Bible. O. T. -- textbooks; Bible. O. T. -- examinations, questions, etc. Rubbing and wear to boards. Pencil markings and previous owner’s inscription on endpages. Pasted in giftplate from Bloch Publishing. Front and rear hinge starting. Small tear to fold-out map. Text block is fresh and clean. Good + condition. (AMR-43-32) (ID #31467) $50.00.
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  65. Deutsch, Solomon. BIBLICAL HISTORY IN BIBLICAL LANGUAGE WITH COPIOUS EXTRACTS FROM THE PROPHETICAL AND POETICAL BOOKS, EXPLANATORY NOTES, ONE THOUSAND EXAMINATION QUESTIONS AND NUMEROUS ILLUSTRATIONS. A BOOK FOR SCHOOLS AND FAMILIES. Hartford, CT; Case, Lockwood, And Brainard Co, 1914. Publishers boards. 8vo. 371 pages. Illustrated. 20cm. Later edition. Later reissue of Singerman # 2502. Historical descriptions for younger readers from Genesis to the Book of Job. Illustrated throughout with line drawings depicting various ancient tools and weapons with full page drawings of biblical and historical scenes. Subjects: Bible. O. T. -- history of Biblical events; Bible. O. T. -- study; Bible. O. T. -- textbooks; Bible. O. T. -- examinations, questions, etc. Light rubbing and wear to boards. Previous owner’s inscription in pencil on top corner of endpage. Front and rear hinge starting. Text block is fresh and clean. Very Good condition. (AMR-43-33) (ID #31468) $30.00.
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  67. Kraus, Walter Max. Ed. THE SAINT CHARLES. VOL. 1, NO. 1 (JAN. 1935). Camden, N. J.; Gibbten Co, 1935. Cloth. 8vo. 161 pages. 24 cm. First edition. "Named to commemorate the ship which brought the first group of Jewish settlers to America in September, 1654; devoted to the history and genealogy of the ancestors, founders and descendants of those Jewish families which settled in America prior to 1789." The first issue appears to the the only one published, though it was announced as a quarterly. The contributing editors include Cecil Roth and David de Sola Pool. Includes color and black and white illustrated plates, and large fold out geneaological chart. Includes essays on 'New York's Oldest Existing Jewish Cemetery', 'Coats of Arms Attributed to Moses Levy', 'The Bible of Joshua Isaacs the Second; a Grandson of Joseph Isaacs, made a Freeman at New York in 1698', The Will of Abraham de Lecuna of New York'. Subjects: Jews - United States - Genealogy - Periodicals. Jews - United States - History – Periodicals. Clean and fresh. Great condition. (SEF-46-21) (ID #32971) $135.00.
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  69. Marsh, John. AN EPITOME OF GENERAL ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY, FROM THE EARLIEST PERIOD TO THE PRESENT TIME. WITH AN APPENDIX, GIVING A CONDENSED HISTORY OF THE JEWS FROM THE DESTRUCTION OF JERUSALEM TO THE PRESENT DAY. ILLUSTRATED WITH MAPS AND ENGRAVINGS. New York; Printed By Vanderpool & Cole, 1828. Contemporary Calf. 12mo. [13]-449, [1] pages. 19 cm. Singerman 0449. Added engraved title page. Includes map and table engraved by Eleazar Huntington, and woodcuts by John Warner Barber; with six engraved plates at front, fold out historical and ecclesiastical chart, and one (damaged) fold out map of Palestine. Written by Reverend John Marsh (1788-1868), who served as the minister of Haddam's First Congregational Church in the 1820s; this history, first printed in 1827, went through at least eight printings before 1870; the Epitome condenses a narrative overview of biblical history, history of the second temple period, early Christian doctrines and tendencies, martyrs, Anabaptist, Unitarian, and other early protestant tendencies, and contemporary protestant denominations and missionary activities; appendices details Jewish history since the exile. Subjects: Church history. Jews - History. OCLC lists 24 copies of this edition. Rubbing to calf, especially along edges, outer edges worn, map defective; very light foxing throughout, otherwise fresh and clean. Good + condition. (AMR-44-3) (ID #31540) $145.00.
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  71. Union Of American Hebrew Congregations. National Advisory Board. SECTARIAN READINGS AND OBJECTIONABLE LITERATURE IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS. [Cincinnati]; Union Of American Hebrew Congregations. National Advisory Board, 1916. Original Wraps. 4to. 16 pages. 26 cm. First edition. A Survey conducted by the National Advisory Board of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations with results obtained concerning efforts to change the laws and practices of teaching sectarian literature -specifically the New Testament, christian hymn books, the Merchant of Venice - in public schools across the United States; contains summaries from members of the Union in about fifty American cities (Albany, Boston, Buffalo, Charleston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dayton, Columbus – both Ohio and Georgia – Des Moines, Duluth, El Paso, Erie, Evansville, Ft Wayne, Ft. Worth, Galveston, Gary, New York City, Newport News, Milwaukee, Jackson, Kalamzoo, Kansas City, Hartford, Houston, Mobile, New Haven, Omaha, Pine Bluff, Rochester, Portland, Salt Lake City, San Diego, Spokane, Springfield, Washington DC, Terra Haute, Youngstown, and smaller towns in Washington State, Mississippi, etc.) in their successes and prospects of removing objectionable literature such as christmas songs, the bible, etc. Subjects: Religion in the public schools -- United States. Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Merchant of Venice. OCLC lists one copy (HUC), none outside Cincinnati. Wraps soiled, internally clean and fresh. Good condition. Very Scarce. (BIBLE-13-39) (ID #34839) $100.00.
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  73. Aaron, David H. BIBLICAL AMBIGUITIES: METAPHOR, SEMANTICS, AND DIVINE IMAGERY. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2001. Original Hardback. 8vo. IX, 221 pages. 24 cm. First edition. “Biblical Ambiguities poses as its central question: When we read a passage in the Hebrew Bible, how do we know whether the passage was meant literally or metaphorically? This study argues that our assumptions as to how language works influences the way we interpret biblical texts. Drawing upon contemporary linguistic theory, Aaron seeks to place before the reader a strategy for deciphering biblical idioms within a theory of semantics, using divine imagery in the Hebrew Bible as the primary focal point. This book presents a gradient model of meaning based on Relevance Theory and the writings of Ray Jackendoff. While numerous biblical passages are considered in detail, the main test case for Aaron’s approach to meaning and metaphor is the Israelite attitude toward idols. Although biblical ideology is usually portrayed as contrasting a literalist idolatry with a more sophisticated Israelite theology, Aaron argues that policies regarding icons had less to do with theology than the politics of governance and language. Part of that critique regards common scholarly assumptions about the literal or metaphorical character of divine imagery and idols. The metaphorization or the literalization of biblical images has served as a reading strategy since ancient times, and often persists in scholarly discourse today. Perhaps as important as Aaron’s suggestion of an alternative approach to the problem of distinguishing metaphorical from literal language, is that his argument raises our consciousness of how we go about interpretive acts when writing the history of Israelite theology. ” - Publishers Description. Subjects: Metaphor in the Bible. Biblical Criticism & Interpretation - Old Testament. Bible. Old Testament - Language, style. Near Fine condition. (BIBLE-13-53) (ID #34854) $30.00.
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  75. Agnon, Shmuel Yosef. ATEM REITEM: PESHATIM U-MIDRASHIM. Jerusalem; Shoken, 1959. Publishers cloth. 4to. [226] pages. 30 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. Attem Re'item (Atem Reitem - Ye Have Seen; You are witnesses), a collection of Midrashic commentaries related to the revelation (the giving of the torah) at Sinai, collected and poetically rendered by Nobel Prize winning author S. Y. Agnon. This was later translated into English as “Present at Sinai: The Giving of the Law” translated by Michael Swirsky (Jewish Publication Society, 1994). Shmuel Yosef Agnon (1888–1970) was a “Hebrew writer; Nobel Laureate in literature. One of the central figures in modern Hebrew fiction, his works deal with major contemporary spiritual concerns: the disintegration of traditional ways of life, the loss of faith, and the subsequent loss of identity. His many tales about pious Jews are an artistic attempt to recapture a waning tradition. ” (EJ 2008). Subjects: Revelation on Sinai. Aggada. Aggadah. Light soiling to original jacket and outer edges, otherwise very clean and fresh. Very Good Condition in Very Good- Jacket. (SPEC-36-42) (ID #32130) $200.00.
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  77. Kaatz, S. DAS WESEN DES PROPHETISCHEN JUDENTUMS: EIN BEITRAG ZUM VERSTÄNDNIS DER PROPHETEN. Berlin; M. Poppelauer, 1907. Later Cloth. 8vo. 109 pages. 23 cm. First edition. In German. 'The Essence of Phrophetic Judaism. ' Study on the phrophets by Saul Kaatz (1870–1942?), “rabbi and scholar. Kaatz, who was born in Schwersenz (Swarzedz), Poznania, served as rabbi at Hindenburg, Upper Silesia, from 1895. When the validity of the Nazis' anti-Jewish legislation in Upper Silesia was contested before the League of Nations in 1933 (the Bernheim Petition), Kaatz was among those who courageously resisted the German government's intimidation. He spurned the possibility of emigration and was deported to his death with his congregation in 1942. Kaatz was an individualist and often upheld unpopular ideas against his fellows in the Orthodox rabbinate, just as he opposed, in 1897, the anti-Zionist line of the Allgemeiner Rabbinerverband. His published writings include Die Scholien des Gregorius Abulfaragius Bar Hebraeus zum Weisheitsbuch des Josua ben Sira… (1892); Das Wesen des juedischen Religionsunterrichts (1904); Wesen des prophetischen Judentums (1907); Abraham Geigers religioeser Charakter (1911); Die muendliche Lehre und ihr Dogma… (2 vols, 1922–23); Weltschoepfungsaera und Wissenschaft (1928); and Sendschreiben an den Vorstand… der Vereinigung traditionellgesetzestreuen Rabbiner Deutschlands, in which he opposed the custom of abbreviating the name of God in non-Hebrew languages. Kaatz was a regular contributor to Wohlgemuth's Jeschurun and the weekly Israelit. He also wrote short stories (Alter Vogel, 1919) and a play, Alexander der Grosse vor Jerusalem. ” - EJ 2008. Alexander Marx’s copy, with his bookstamp on front endpage. OCLC lists 28 copies worldwide. Subjects: Prophets. Criticism, interpretation, etc. Bible. Prophets - Criticism, interpretation, etc. Bible. Prophets. Bound in later cloth, cloth soiled, light soiling to a few margins, and some wavy pages, overall sturdy and clean, in good condition. (BIBLE-13-43) (ID #34844) $75.00.
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  79. Neusner, Jacob. COMPARATIVE MIDRASH: THE PLAN AND PROGRAM OF GENESIS RABBAH AND LEVITICUS RABBAH. Atlanta, Ga.; Scholars Press, 1986. Softbound. 8vo. XIII, 211 pages. 23 cm. First edition. Brown Judaic studies no. 111. Subjects: Midrash rabbah. Genesis - Criticism, interpretation, etc. Midrash rabbah. Leviticus - Criticism, interpretation, etc. Midrash rabbah. Genèse - Critique, interprétation, etc. Midrash rabbah. Lévitique - Critique, interprétation, etc. Genesis Rabba. Midras Way-yiqra Rabba. Light shelf wear. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-1-44) (ID #32762) $50.00.
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  81. Neusner, Jacob. CONFRONTING CREATION: HOW JUDAISM READS GENESIS: AN ANTHOLOGY OF GENESIS RABBAH. Eugene, Or.: Wipf And Stock, 2004. Softbound. 8vo. XII, 385 pages. 23 cm. Second edition. “By setting forth the book of Genesis as it is re-presented in the rabbinic statement Genesis Rabbah, Neusner demonstrates the way in which Judaism confronted creation and the Genesis story. In 'Confronting Creation', the author presents a new, analytical translation of Genesis Rabbah, a document that came to closure around 400 C. E. What made that particular time crucial in the life of Israel and the Jewish people is an event that also helped shape the entire history of Western civilization - the rise of Christianity to the status of the official religion of the Roman Empire. The Judaic sages' rereading of the Torah's accounts of the beginning of the world and of Israel took place during a time of significant change in Western civilization. That fact explains the importance of this reading of Genesis to Western civilization, because Genesis Rabbah illuminates the Judaic tradition in contemplating God's creation of the world. ” (Publishers Description) Originally published 1991 by University of South Carolina Press. Subjects: Midrash rabbah. Genesis - Commentaries. Bible. Genesis - Commentaries. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-2-25) (ID #32807) $30.00.
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  83. Neusner, Jacob. GENESIS RABBAH: THE JUDAIC COMMENTARY TO THE BOOK OF GENESIS: A NEW AMERICAN TRANSLATION [THREE VOLUME SET]. Atlanta, Ga.; Scholars Press, 1985. Softbound. 8vo. 360; 430; 398 pages. 23 cm. First edition. Three volume set: Volume 1. Parashiyyot one through thirty-three on Genesis 1: 1 to 8: 14 - Volume 2. Parashiyyot 34 through 67 on Genesis 8: 15 to 28: 9 - Volume 3. Parashiyyot 68 through 100 on Genesis 28: 10 to 50: 26. Brown Judaic studies no. 104-106. Subjects: Genesis (bijbelboek) Midrasch. Kommentar. Midrash rabbah. Genesis - Commentaries. Bible. Genesis - Commentaries. Midrash rabbah. Genèse - Commentaires. Bible. A. T. Genèse - Commentaires. Genesis Rabba. Light shelf wear. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-1-7) (ID #32725) $150.00.
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  85. Neusner, Jacob. THE INTEGRITY OF LEVITICUS RABBAH: THE PROBLEM OF THE AUTONOMY OF A RABBINIC DOCUMENT. Chico, Calif.; Scholars Press, 1985. Softbound. 8vo. 234 pages. 23 cm. First edition. Brown Judaic studies no. 93. Subjects: Midrash rabbah. Leviticus - Criticism, interpretation, etc. Midrash rabbah. Leviticus - Criticism, Redaction. Midrash rabbah. Lévitique - Critique, interprétation, etc. Midrash rabbah. Lévitique - Critique rédactionnelle. Light edge wear, clean and fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-1-36) (ID #32754) $50.00.
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  87. Neusner, Jacob. MEKHILTA ACCORDING TO RABBI ISHMAEL: AN ANALYTICAL TRANSLATION [TWO VOLUME SET]. Atlanta, Ga.; Scholars Press, 1988. Original Cloth. 8vo. 268; 266 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Two volume set: Volume 1. Pisha, Beshallah, Shirata, and Vayassa - Volume 2. Amalek, Bahodesh, Neziqin, Kaspa and Shabbata. Brown Judaic Studies 148, 154. Subjects: Bible. Exodus - Commentaries - Early works to 1800. Mekhilta - Commentaries. Mekhilta des Rabbi Jischmael. Clean and fresh. Great condition. (NEUSNER-1-2) (ID #32720) $120.00.
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  89. Neusner, Jacob. RUTH RABBAH: AN ANALYTICAL TRANSLATION. Atlanta, Ga.: Scholars Press, 1989. Original Cloth. 8vo. XII, 209 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Brown Judaic studies no. 183. Subjects: Bible. Ruth - Commentaries - Early works to 1800. Midrash rabbah. Ruth. English. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-1-35) (ID #32753) $100.00.
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  91. Neusner, Jacob. SIFRA IN PERSPECTIVE: THE DOCUMENTARY COMPARISON OF THE MIDRASHIM OF ANCIENT JUDAISM. Atlanta, Ga.: Scholars Press, 1988. Original Cloth. 8vo. XXI, 249 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Brown Judaic studies no. 146. Subjects: Sifra (anoniem) Sifre. Midrasch. Sifra - Criticism, interpretation, etc. Bible. Leviticus - Criticism, interpretation, etc, Jewish. Light smudge mark on cloth, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-1-17) (ID #32735) $100.00.
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  93. Perowne, J. J. Stewart; John William Donaldson; Thomas Hartwell Horne. REMARKS ON DR. DONALDSON'S BOOK ENTITLED "JASHAR" [BOUND WITH] A BRIEF EXPOSURE OF THE REV. J.J.S. PEROWNE [BOUND WITH] BIBLIOGRAPHICAL NOTES ON THE BOOK OF JASHER. London: Bell And Daldy; Cambridge: Deighton, Bell, & Co, 1855; 1855; 1833. Later Wraps. 8vo. 46; 16; 11 pages. 21 cm. 2nd edition; “with an appendix containing some observations on Dr. Donaldson's reply to the First edition”. Contains Perowne's Remarks (1855, London); Donaldson's A Brief Exposure of the Rev. J. J. S. Perowne (London, 1855), and Bibliographical notes on the Book of Jasher (London, 1833). Consists of an angry polemic written by English bishop John James Stewart Perowne (1823-1904) in regards to Donaldson's 'Jashar; Fragmenta archetypa carminum Hebraicorum', 1854. Donaldson wrote a reply considering Perowne's vitriolic response to be near-slanderous, and Perowne wrote a rebuttal, attaching it to the second edition. John William Donaldson (7 June 1811 – 10 February 1861) was an English philologist and biblical critic; A brilliant and original scholar; one of the pioneers in applying comparative methods to Greek and Latin Philology. In Jashar (published 1854) he advanced the bold critical theory that fragments of a book of Jashar are to be detected throughout the Old Testament up to and including the reign of Solomon, and that they are 'the religious marrow of the scriptures. ' The outcry which this provoked very possibly precipitated his resignation as Head Master at King Edward's School. Subjects: Donaldson, John William, 1811-1861. Jashar. Sefer ha-yashar (Quasi-historical work) Bible. Old Testament - Criticism, interpretation, etc. Bible. Old Testament. Hebrew - Criticism, interpretation, etc. OCLC lists 10 copies. Previous disbound, rebacked with wraps. Pages lightly soiled, some wavy edges, otherwise clean and fresh. Good condition. (BIBLE-13-21) (ID #34821) $200.00.
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  95. Abraham Ben Moses Ben Maimon; E J Wiesenberg; Solomon David Sassoon. PERUSH 'AL BERESHIT U-SHEMOT: HA MAKOR HA-ARAVI MUGA MSUDAR U-METURGAM LLHK [I.E. HEBREW] BETOSEFET MAVO VE-HEAROT MAHO SHRAGA AL YDEI. London; L. Honig & Sons, Ltd, 1959. Original Cloth. 8vo. 63, 539 pages. 25 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. R. Solomon David b. David Solomon Sassoon has here collected the commentary of R. Abraham b. Moses’s commentary on Genesis and Exodus, from a Bodleian manuscript. This has been published for the first time in its entirety from a manuscript (Oxford no. Hunt 166). It contains a facsimile of a page of the manuscript. The frontispiece is a color copy of a drawing from page 73 of Tanakh Bet Pirhei (Sassoon manuscript no. 368). R. Solomon David Sassoon (1915–1985), son of David Solomon and Selina Sassoon, was ordained as a rabbi in 1936. He lived in Letchworth outside London until 1970 when he settled in Jerusalem. He inherited his father's valuable collection of Hebrew manuscripts and increased the total collection to 1, 350 items. He retained his father's scholarly tastes and published Moshav Zekenim (1959), a commentary of the tosafists on the Pentateuch from a manuscript in his collection; Abraham b. Maimon’s commentary on Genesis and Exodus, from a Bodleian manuscript (1965); and an elegant facsimile edition of the Mishnah commentary of Maimonides (3 vols, 1956–66), with an introduction, from manuscripts in his collection and in Oxford, which are claimed to be autographs of Maimonides. He wrote a Critical Study of Electrical Stunning and the Jewish Method of Slaughter (1955) and The Spiritual Heritage of the Sephardim (1957). Subjects: Bible. Genesis - Commentaries. Bible. Exodus - Commentaries. Bodleian Library. Manuscript. Hunt 166. Sassoon Manuscripts. OCLC lists 15 copies. Light shelf wear to outer edges. Very good condition in vg jacket. (RAB-55-52) (ID #32608) $125.00.
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  97. Asher Evan Hulda Ben Behi. SEFER RABENU BAHYE: BE'UR ‘AL HA-TORAH. Korets; Ha-Madpisim Avraham Ben Yitshak Ayzik Ve-Eliyahu Ben Ya’akov Segal, 1799. Later Cloth. Folio. [252, 124] pages. 36 cm. In Hebrew. Sefer Rabenu Bahye be'ur ‘Al ha-Torah. By Bahya ben Asher ben Hlava: “one of the most distinguished of the Biblical exegetes of Spain; born about the middle of the thirteenth century at Saragossa; died 1340. … Bahya's principal work was his commentary on the Pentateuch, in the preparation of which he thoroughly investigated the works of former Biblical exegetes, using all the methods employed by them in his interpretations. He enumerates the following four methods, all of which in his opinion are indispensable to the exegete: (1) The 'Peshat, ' or the simple and direct exposition advocated by Rashi and Hananel ben Hushiel, whom Bahya recognizes as authorities, and whose works he industriously employs. (2) The 'Midrash, ' or the haggadic exegesis, accorded considerable space in his commentary; there being scarcely a haggadic work which has not been employed by him. However, he usually confines himself to a literal quotation without further exposition. (3) The method of Reason, or philosophical exegesis, the aim of which is to demonstrate that philosophical truths are already embodied in Holy Writ, which as a work of God transcends all the wisdom of man. He therefore recognizes the results of philosophical thought only in so far as they do not conflict with Scripture and tradition. (4) The method of the Cabala, termed by him 'the path of light, ' which the truth-seeking soul must travel. It is by means of this method, Bahya believes, that the deep mysteries hidden in the Scriptural word may be revealed, and many a dark passage elucidated. Bahya's commentary derives a particular charm from its form. Each parashah, or weekly lesson, is prefaced by an introduction preparing the reader for the fundamental ideas to be discussed; and this introduction bears a motto in the form of some verse selected from the Proverbs. Furthermore, by the questions that are frequently raised the reader is compelled to take part in the author's mental processes; the danger of monotony being also thereby removed. The commentary was first printed at Naples in 1492; and the favor which it enjoyed is attested by the numerous supercommentaries published on it. Owing to the large space devoted to the Cabala, the work was particularly valuable to cabalists, although Bahya also availed himself of non-Jewish sources. Later editions of the commentary appeared at Pesaro, 1507, 1514, and 1517; Constantinople, 1517; Rimini, 1524; Venice, 1544, 1546, 1559, 1566, and later. Not less than ten supercommentaries are enumerated by Bernstein, which give further evidence of the popularity of the work. ” (1906 JE). Printed in Korets, Ukraine. Bound in later cloth with gilt and red title on spine, finely printed on blue ragpaper. Title page previously repaired. SUBJECT(S): Bible. Pentateuch - Commentaries. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (National Library of Israel, Jewish Theological Seminary). Library plate in front cover. Title page repaired – some parts unreadable, information handwritten in. Light soiling throughout, otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (Heb-35-1) (ID #32534) $225.00.
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  99. Azikri, Eleazar Ben Moses; Moses Isserles. SEFER HAREDIM [BOUND WITH] SEFER MEHIR YAYIN. No Publisher, 1865. Mid 19th Century (?) Quarter leather and boards. 8vo. [90; 48] pages. 20 cm. In Hebrew. Sefer Haredim by Azikri, Eleazar ben Moses (date publish and location unknown), one of the great Safed Kabbalists of the late 1500s; Spiritual and ascetic manual, arranged according to the mitzvot in usage at the time and their division according to the limbs of the body and according to time. This book had a wide circulation and was printed in over 27 editions. Bound with Sefer Mehir Yayin (1865; place unknown), a philosophical, allegorical, and kabbalistic commentary on the Book of Esther. The author, R. Moses ben Israel Isserles (Rema, c. 1530-1572), a student of R. Shalom Shachna of Lublin (d. 1558), among the foremost halakhic authorities, is better known for his Haggahot or ha-Mappah, glosses on the Shulhan Arukh. It was the addition of the Mappah to the Shulhan Arukh that made that work acceptable to Ashkenazim and an authoritative halakhic source to this day. Subjects: Kabbalists. Bible. - Esther - Commentaries - Early works to 1800. Purim - Early works to 1800. Staining to top of pages. Yellowing of pages. Wear to binding. Taping to first three pages. Bumped cover corners and edges. Otherwise fresh. Good condition. (Heb-35-3) (ID #32537) $100.00.
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  101. Azulai, Abraham Ben Mordecai. BAALE BERIT AVRAM: PERUSH AL TORAH, NEVIIM U-KHETUVIM. Vilna: Bi-Defus Ha-Almanah Veha-Ahim Rom, 1873. Original Cloth. 8vo. 340, 78 pages. 22 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. First appearance of Ba’ale berit Avram, a Kabbalist commentary on the Bible, by Abraham Ben Mordecai Azulai (c. 1570–1643). Bound in original boards and quarter leather. Printed on rag paper. Subjects: Commentaries. Bible. Old Testament - Commentaries. Bible. Old Testament. Cabala - 1677-1800. OCLC lists 10 copies. Light soiling and foxing to pages. Otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (RAB-58-37) (ID #34476) $175.00.
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  103. Benjamin, Charles Dow, 1894-. THE VARIATIONS BETWEEN THE HEBREW AND GREEK TEXTS OF JOSHUA: CHAPTERS 1-12. Leipzig; W. Drugulin, 1921. Original Wraps. 8vo. 46 pages. 24 cm. First edition. 'Compliments of the Author' signed on front wraps. “The attempt is here made to explain the variations between the Hebrew and Greek texts of Joshua 1-12. Both have suffered largely from similar causes, and the recognition and elimination of faults will enable us to recover the Hebrew text as it existed at the time the Greek translation was made. ” - p. 1. Orthographic study of the Greek text of Joshua, with extensive commentary on various glosses. Subjects: Criticism, interpretation, etc. Bible. Joshua -- Criticism, Textual. Bible. Joshua - Criticism, Textual. Bible. Joshua. Clean and fresh, with minor chip to front wrap at corner. Very good condition. (BIBLE-13-5) (ID #34805) $50.00.
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  105. Carlebach, Joseph. DAS BUCH KOHELETH: EIN DEUTUNGSVERSUCH. Frankfurt A. M.; Hermon, 1936. Original Cloth. 8vo. 77 pages. 23 cm. First edition. In German. 'Book of Ecclesiastes, an interpretation. ' Commentary on Koheleth, with a major emphasis on the pessimistic worldview, the writings of Schopenhauer, and the struggle for life; by Joseph Carlebach (1882–1942), rabbi and educator … Carlebach published commentaries on the Song of Songs, the Prophets (1932), and Ecclesiastes (1936), and his thesis on Levi b. Gershom as a mathematician, besides many articles in German-Jewish periodicals. ” - EJ 2008. Subjects: Commentaries. Criticism, interpretation, etc. Bible. Ecclesiastes - Commentaries. Bible. Ecclesiastes - Criticism, interpretation, etc. Light soiling to cloth, previous owners name on endpage, otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (BIBLE-14-12) (ID #34880) $30.00.
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  107. Ehrlich, Arnold B. מקרא כפשוטו : והוא מקרא מפורש ושום שכל MIKRA KI-FESHUTO; VE-HU, MIKRA MEFORASH = MIKRA KI-PHESCHUTO (DIE SCHRIFT NACH IHREM WORTLAUT) [THREE VOLUME SET, COMPLETE] [PESHUTO]. Berlin; M. Papfeloyer's Bukhhandlung, 1899-1901. Original Cloth. 8vo. X, 384; XI, 470; 518 pages. 25 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. Three volume set. [1] Divre Torah - [2] Divre Sofrim - [3] Divre Nevu’ah. Attractively bound, with gilt title and marbling to outer edges. Arnold Bogumil Ehrlich (1848–1919), “biblical exegete. … From 1899 to 1901 his Hebrew commentary on the Bible Mikra ki-Feshuto was published in Berlin in three volumes. He subscribed the title page with the pseudonym 'Shabbetai b. Yom Tov ibn Boded. ' In the introduction he explained that he had written the commentary in Hebrew so that the Hebrew reader would study his words and comments. His book, however, received only scant attention. The Jewish press on the whole reacted to the book with exceptionally sharp criticism (also because of his skeptical attitude to tradition and his attacks on the medieval commentators), and the Christian scholars, who had great difficulty with Modern Hebrew, almost completely disregarded the commentary. ” - 2008 EJ. Subjects: Commentaries. Bible. Old Testament - Commentaries. Bible. Old Testament. Light wear to cloth, very clean and fresh. Very good + condition. (BIBLE-13-25) (ID #34825) $295.00.
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  109. Garr, W. Randall. IN HIS OWN IMAGE AND LIKENESS: HUMANITY, DIVINITY, AND MONOTHEISM. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2003. Original Hardback. 8vo. XX, 306 pages. 25 cm. First edition. “This book is about nothing less than Genesis 1, or human creation. Humanity, the author convincingly argues, is created within the Priestly tradition as a replacement of God's divine community; human creation marks the decisive moment that P's God separates himself from other gods and institutes monotheism. After discussing the references of God's self-inclusive yet plural first person speech and examining the ramifications of this speech pattern in other biblical texts, Randall Garr discusses the divine-human relationship as it is represented by carefully analysing the prepositions and nouns that characterize it. After highlighting some themes and theological concepts elaborated in Gen 1, it clearly situates the creation of humanity within the programmatic agenda of the Priestly tradition. ” - Publishers Description. Subjects: Monotheism - History. Theological anthropology - Judaism. Humanity. Bible. Genesis - Criticism, interpretation, etc. Near fine condition. (BIBLE-13-52) (ID #34853) $95.00.
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  111. Geiger, Abraham. PARSHANDATA: 'AL HAKHME TSARFAT MEFARSHE HA-MIKRA = PARSCHANDATHA; DIE NORDFRANZÖSISCHE EXEGETENSCHULE; EIN BEITRAG ZUR GESCHICHTE DER BIBEL-EXEGESE UND DER JÜDISCHEN LITERATUR. Leipzig; Leopold Schnauss / Hevrat Mahazike Hokhmat Yisra'el, 1855. Later wraps. 12mo. 54, 34 pages. 19 cm. First edition. In Hebrew and German. 'Parshandata: The North French Exegetical School; A Contribution to the History of Bible Exegesis and Jewish Literature. ' Studies in the history of exegesis, concentrating on Rashi and the school of tosafists of which Rashi was the founder. “Rashi's qualifications for his task, and even his faults, have made his commentaries on the Bible, particularly on the Pentateuch, especially suitable for general reading and edification, and have won for him the epithet of 'Parshandatha' (Esth. Ix. 7), taken by some writers as 'parshan data' (= 'interpreter of the Law'). ” -1906 JE. Written by Abraham Geiger (1810–1874), pioneer of the Wissenschaft des Judentums and founder of Reform Judaism. Subjects: Jewish learning and scholarship - History. Jews - France. Jewish learning and scholarship. Rashi. Jews. Criticism, interpretation, etc. History. France. Bible. Old Testament - Criticism, interpretation, etc. - History. Pages lightly foxed and lightly soiled, overall very clean and fresh. Good + condition. (GER-45-21) (ID #33827) $95.00.
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  113. Goldin, Judah. THE SONG AT THE SEA; BEING A COMMENTARY ON A COMMENTARY IN TWO PARTS. New Haven; Yale University Press, 1971. Original Cloth. 8vo. XXII, 249 pages. 23 cm. First edition. Contents: Part. 1. An introduction to Shirta. - Part 2. Shirta: A new translation with commentary. Commentary and new translation on the Shirta, the oldest complete and extant commentary on the Song at Sea (Exodus 15: 1-21) - the Fifteeth chapter of the book of Exodus, which records 'the song' that Moses and the Israelites sang when they were delivered from the Egyptians. Rabbi Judah Goldin (1914–1998), a Jewish scholar and professor at Penn, Yale, Iowa, Duke, and the JTSA. Subjects: Mekhilta of Rabbi Ishmael. Shirata - Commentaries. Bible. Exodus, XV, 1-21 - Commentaries. Shirta - Commentaries. Bible. Old Testament. Exodus XV, 1-21 - Commentaries. Exodus. Jacket soiled, with light tears to edges. Previous owners name on endpage, with minor markings and notes to a few pages in pen and pencil, otherwise fresh and clean. Good condition. (BIBLE-14-26) (ID #34894) $30.00.
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  115. Gordis, Robert. קהלת KOHELETH, THE MAN AND HIS WORLD; A STUDY OF ECCLESIASTES. New York; Published For The Jewish Theological Seminary Of America By Bloch Pub. Co, 1955. Original Cloth. 8vo. XI, 404 pages. 24 cm. Second augmented edition. Includes the text of Ecclesiastes in Hebrew and English. First published 1951. “The frame within which Dr. Gordis presents his new translation consists of an excellent introduction which discusses the thought and personality of Koheleth in relation to his milieu, and a long, very learned technical commentary of almost two hundred pages in which the introductory generalizations are patiently substantiated by the exegesis of chapter and verse. Quite obviously very little, either ancient or modern, that has ever been written about any part of the text has escaped his research. … he offers a most plausible defense of the view that Koheleth wrote not in Aramaic but in the Hebrew of the present text, an opinion in which Dr. Gordis has been joined by W. F. Albright. Those difficult passages which others have explained as misunderstandings or literal translations from a conjectured Aramaic original are, in Dr. Gordis’s view, examples of a stage in the development of the Hebrew language somewhere between the late classical and the Hebrew of the Mishnah. ” - A Contemporary Koheleth; review of Gordis by Arthur Hertzberg, Commentary Magazine, September 1952. Robert Gordis (1908–1992), was a “U. S. Bible scholar, author, and rabbi. ” - 2008 EJ. Subjects: Commentaries. Bible. Ecclesiastes - Commentaries. Bible. A. T. Ecclesiaste - Commentaires. Kohelet. Previous owners name (Rabbi Martin A. Cohen) and citation of secondary sources in pen on endpage; otherwise very fresh and clean. Very good condition. (BIBLE-14-17) (ID #34885) $30.00.
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  117. Graetz, Heinrich. קהלת ; שיר השירים KOHÉLET = [KOHELET]: ODER DER SALOMONISCHE PREDIGER: ÜBERSETZT UND KRITISCH ERLÄUTERT [BOUND WITH] SCHIR HA-SCHIRIM, ODER, DAS SALOMONISCHE HOHELIED. Leipzig; C. F. Winter; Wien; Wilhelm Braumüller, 1871. Original Cloth and quarter leather. 8vo. VIII, 200; VI, 219 pages. 23 cm. First edition. In German and Hebrew, commentary in German. Two Volumes bound together. Translation of and commentaries on Ecclesiastes and Canticles by Heinrich Graetz (1817-1891), German historian and exegete. Schir Ha-Schirim contains mounted label, imprint reads: Breslau, 1885, W. Jacobsohn. Both volumes with the private library stamp of Rabbi Jacob Marcus, Elmira, NY. Jacob Marcus (1862-1918) was Rabbi of Temple Children of Israel, Elmira, N. Y. From 1894, a native of Kovno, he studied in Germany before emigrating to America. Subjects: Criticism, interpretation, etc. Bible. Ecclesiastes - Criticism, interpretation, etc. Bible. Song of Solomon -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. Bible. Song of Solomon – Commentaries. Light ageing to pages, light rubbing to leather, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (BIBLE-13-24) (ID #34824) $55.00.
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  119. Hoffmann, David. MEKHILTA DE-RABI SHIMON BEN YOHAI ‘AL SEFER SHEMOT: MELUKETET MI-TOKH MIDRASH HA-GADOL = MECHILTA DE-RABBI SIMON B. JOCHAI [BOUND WITH] ZUR EINLEITUNG IN DIE MECHILTA DE-RABBI SIMON BEN JOCHAI. Frankfurt A. M.; Y. Koyffmann, 1905, 1906. Period Cloth. 4to. XVI, 180; 15 pages. 26 cm. First edition. In Hebrew and German. Mekhilta of Rabbi Simeon ben Yohai; 180 pages, in Hebrew. A reconstructed collection of biblical interpretations ascribed to Simeon ben Yohay. Bound with: Hoffman, “Zur Einleitung in die Mechilta de-Rabbi Simon ben Jochai” (15 pages, 1906, in German), "Sonderabdruck aus dem Jahrbuch der Jüdisch-literarischen Gesellschaft in Frankfurt a. M, 1906." David Zevi Hoffmann (1843–1921), rabbi and biblical and talmudic scholar; Rector of the Rabbinical Seminary in Berlin. The Mekhilta of Rabbi Simeon ben Yohai is “a halakhic Midrash on Exodus from the school of R. Akiva, which is attributed to R. Simeon b. Yohai because of his exposition at the beginning of the book. … This Midrash was subsequently lost, and only portions were found by modern scholars. Meir Freidmann (Ish Shalom) was the first to collect the quotations from MS that were known in his time, and his list was augmented by a number of items by Hoffmann in his pioneering study of the tannaitic Midrashim. Israel Lewy then discovered that large portions of the Midrash had been cited by R. David ha-Adani in Midrashha-Gadol on Exodus, and Schechter published a few fragments from MS itself that he uncovered in the Cairo Genizah. The first edition of MS was published by Hoffmann (Frankfurt, 1905), based on Midrash ha-Gadol and a small number of Genizah fragments identified by Schechter. ” - 2008 EJ. Attractively bound in period marbled boards and cloth. Subjects: Commentaries. Bible. Exodus - Commentaries. Bible. Exodus. Mekhilta of Rabbi Simeon ben Yohai – Commentaries. Midrash. Haggada. OCLC lists 23 copies of the Zur Einleitung and 29 copies of the Mekhilta; not commonly bound together, according to oclc listings. Light wear to edges of binding, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (GER-44-60) (ID #33799) $175.00.
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  121. Ibn Ezra, Abraham Ben Meir; Leo Prijs. ABRAHAM IBN ESRA'S KOMMENTAR ZU GENESIS, KAPITEL I; EINLEITUNG, EDITION UND SUPERKOMMENTAR. Wiesbaden, F. Steiner, 1973. Original Cloth. 8vo. LIX, 80 pages. 25 cm. First edition. Introductory material in German; commentary and supercommentary in Hebrew. In the series: Verzeichnis der orientalischen Handschriften in Deutschland. Supplementband; 17. Leo Prijs “was research fellow at Yeshiva University, New York, and at the Institutum Judaicum, Muenster (Westphalia), Germany. From 1957 to 1960 he was lecturer in Bible at Bar-Ilan University and from 1968 professor at Munich University. Among his published works are Juedische Tradition inder Septuaginta (1948), Die grammatische Terminologie des Abraham ibn Esra (1950), and Die Jeremia Homilie, Pesikta Rabbati 26 (1966), a critical edition with German translation and commentary. ” - 2008 EJ. Subjects: Bible - Genesis, I – Commentaries. Ibn Ezra, Abraham ben Meir - 1089-1164. Light soiling to cloth, overall very fresh and clean. Very good + condition. (BIBLE-14-34) (ID #34902) $30.00.
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  123. Jacob Ben Hayyim Ibn Adonijah; Norman H Snaith; Christian D Ginsburg; Elijah Levita. מסורת המסורת JACOB BEN CHAJIM IBN ADONIJAH'S INTRODUCTION TO THE RABBINIC BIBLE. New York: Ktav Pub. House, 1968. Original Cloth. O. XXXVI, 91, VIII, 307 pages. 23 cm. Jacob ben Chajim ibn Adonijah's Introduction to the Rabbinic Bible, Hebrew and English, with explanatory notes by Christian D. Ginsburg. And, the Massoreth ha-Massoreth of Elias Levita: being an exposition of the Massoretic notes on the Hebrew Bible, or, The ancient critical apparatus of the Old Testament, in Hebrew / with an English translation and critical and explanatory notes by Christian D. Ginsburg; prolegomenon by Norman H. Snaith. Reprint (1st work). Originally published: 2nd ed. London: Longman, Green, Reader and Dyer, 1867. Reprint (2nd work). Originally published: London: Longman, Green, Reader and Dyer, 1867. Jacob Adonijah's “edition of the Rabbinical Bible (1524-25), which he supplied with Masoretic notes and an introduction which treats of the Masorah, of 'kere' and 'ketib, ' and of the discrepancies between the Talmudists and the Masorah. The value of his activity as a Masorite was recognized even by Elijah Levita, who, however, often finds fault with his selections (second introduction to 'Massoret ha-Massoret, ' ed. Ginsburg). Jacob's introduction to the Rabbinical Bible was translated into Latin by Claude Capellus ('De Mari Rabbinico Infido, ' vol. Ii, ch. 4, Paris, 1667), and into English by Christian D. Ginsburg (Longham, 1865). " - 1906 JE. Subjects: Masorah. Bible. Old Testament - Criticism, Textual. Very clean and fresh. Previous owners signature on endpage. Very good + condition. (BIBLE-14-5) (ID #34873) $75.00.
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  125. Japheth Ben Ali, Ha-Levi; Philip Birnbaum. THE ARABIC COMMENTARY OF YEFET BEN ‘ALI THE KARAITE ON THE BOOK OF HOSEA. Philadelphia; Dropsie College For Hebrew And Cognate Learning, 1942. Original Stiff Wraps. 8vo. LXII, 247, [2] pages. 21 cm. First edition. Text in Judeo-Arabic in Hebrew characters. Introduction and notes in English. With two pages of fascimile (of manuscript copies held in the Leningrad library). The Arabic commentary of Yefet ben 'Ali the Karaite on the Book of Hosea; edited from eight manuscripts and provided with critical notes and an introduction by Philip Birnbaum. Dissertation of Philip Birnbaum; a critical, scientific edition of the Arabic commentary of the Karaite Yefet Ben Ali, on the Book of Hosea. Birnbaum's edition of Yefet Ben Ali's work, edited from eight manuscripts and included an English language introduction, a translation into Hebrew of the Arabic original, and critical notes on the text. Japheth ben Ali Ha-Levi (second half of tenth century) was a “Karaite scholar in Jerusalem. Details of his life are not known. He was the only Karaite who wrote biblical commentaries in Arabic... His commentaries are unparalleled in size and diversity of the aspects discussed in relation to the biblical text: language, halakhah, history, theology and much polemics against Rabbinic Judaism and also against other religions, notably Islam and Christianity. Messianic aspects of the biblical text are adduced in certain contexts, sometimes extensively. ” - 2008 EJ. Subjects: Karaite. Bible. Hosea – Commentaries. Light wear to wraps, internally very clean and fresh. Very good + condition. (RAB-58-6) (ID #34445) $50.00.
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  127. Jonah Ben Abraham Gerondi; Elijah Ben Solomon. SHAARE TESHUVAH + SEFER HA-YIRAH + BARAK HA-SHAHAR [THREE VOLUMES BOUND TOGETHER]. Konigsberg; Gruber et Langrien + Vilna: Rom, 1859-1863. Original mixed boards. 12mo. 56, 8, 16 leaves [i.e. 112, 16, 32 pages]. 17 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. Three books bound in one. Sha’are teshuvah and Sefer Ha-Yirah both by Jonah ben Abraham Gerondi – the cousin of Nahmanides; the last by the Vilna Gaon, Elijah ben Solomon. Gerondi titles often printed together throughout the nineteenth century, only four listings on oclc for the Konigsberg printing. The first work, Sefer sha’are teshuvah, is missing the title page and approbation verso, otherwise complete (likely a Konigsberg printing); second titled, Sefer Ha-Yir'ah, is complete; third title, Barak Ha-Shahar by the Vilna Gaon is complete as well. The latter two volumes have separate title pages. Subjects: Jewish ethics - To 1492. Fear of God - Judaism. Repentance - Judaism Bible. Proverbs - Commentaries. Bible. Lamentations - Commentaries. Bible. Ecclesiastes - Commentaries. Bible. Ezekiel - Commentaries. Pages lightly soiled and aged; later boards worn, loose. Otherwise fresh and clean. Scarce volumes. Good condition. (RAB-58-31) (ID #34470) $400.00.
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  129. King, Edward G. THE YALKUT ON ZECHARIAH. Cambridge; Deighton, Bell, 1882. Original Cloth. 8vo. VIII, 122 pages. 23 cm. First edition. Translated from the Hebrew. The Yalkut on Zechariah, from the Yalkut Shimoni, translated from the Hebrew with notes and appendices by Edward G. King. The Yalkut Shimoni “usually referred to as 'the Yalkut' of Simeon of Frankfurt, the best known and most comprehensive midrashic anthology, covering the whole Bible. ” - EJ 2008. Translated by Edward G. King, Vicar, and Hebrew lecturer at Sidney Sussex College. Subjects: Bible. Zechariah - Criticism, interpretation, etc, Jewish. OCLC lists 24 copies. Cloth lightly soiled, otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (BIBLE-13-3) (ID #34803) $110.00.
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  131. Levi Isaac Ben Meir, Of Berdichev. KEDUSHAT LEVI AL HA-TORAH:... GAM KAMAH LIKUTIM AL PESUKIM U-GEMAROT U-MIDRASHIM. Lemberg; Bi-Defus Grosman, 1850. Original Boards. 8vo. 98 leaves [i.e. 196 pages]. 24 cm. Second edition. 2 parts in 1 volumes. Hasidic commentarty on the Torah, by Levi Isaac ben Meir of Berdichev (c. 1740–1810), hasidic haddik and rabbi; one of the most famous personalities in the third generation of the hasidic movement. His "Kedushshat Levi" (Berdychev, 1816), the first part of which contains a homiletic commentary on the Pentateuch, the second being miscellaneous in character. Vinograd, Lemberg 1023. Subjects: Hasidism. Sermons. Bible. Pentateuch - Sermons. Bible. Pentateuch. OCLC lists 7 copies. Boards worn, pages lightly foxed and stained throughout; minor wormholing on spine. Otherwise fresh. Good + condition. (RAB-58-15) (ID #34454) $300.00.
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  133. Levisohn, Shlomo. SEDER HA-KINOT LE-TISH’AH BE-AV. Vienna: Gedrukt Bay A. Shmid, 1815. Original boards. 8vo. 128 pages. 21 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. Commentary and festival prayers for the 9th of Ab, by Solomon Lowisohn: “Historian and poet; born in Mor, district of Stuhlweissenburg, Hungary, in 1788; died there April 27, 1821. He studied at the yeshibah of Prague, among his fellow students being his relative Moses Saphir, the humorist. He subsequently became a corrector in the printing establishment of Anton Edler von Schmid in Vienna. Löwisohn's works include: 'Sihah be-'Olam ha-Neshamot' (Prague, 1811); 'Melizat Yeshurun' (Vienna, 1816), poems; 'Mehkere Erez, ' treating of the topography of the Bible. He wrote also for the Mishnah edition published in 1815 an essay on the language of the Mishnah. Further, he translated and annotated the festival prayers, and part of the ritual for the 9th of Ab (Vienna, 1819). His most important work is 'Vorlesungen über die Neuere Gesch. Der Juden' (ib. 1820), of which the first volume only was published' (1906 JE). Bound in attractive marbled boards and quarter calf, printed on ragpaper. Subjects: Judaism - Liturgy – Texts. Bible. O. T. Lamentations - Commentaries. OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. Wear to binding. Light staining to some pages. Overall very fresh and clean. Very good condition. (Heb-35-20) (ID #32544) $100.00.
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  135. Lowenthal, Eric I. THE JOSEPH NARRATIVE IN GENESIS: AN INTERPRETATION. New York, NY; KTAV Publ. House, 1973. Original Cloth. 8vo. IX, 212 pages. 24 cm. First edition. "Book interprets... Genesis 37-50, omitting chapters 38 and 49: 1-27." Subjects: Joseph (Son of Jacob) Bible. Genesis XXXVII-L - Commentaries. Bible. A. T. Genèse XXXVII-L - Commentaires. Josefserzählung. Bible. Genesis xxxvii-l - Commentaries. Clean and fresh. Very good + condition. (BIBLE-14-3) (ID #34871) $30.00.
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  137. Maybaum, Siegmund. DIE ENTWICKELUNG DES ISRAELITISCHEN PROPHETENTHUMS. Berlin; F. Dümmler, 1883. Later Cloth. 8vo. VIII, 162 pages. 22 cm. First edition. In German. 'The Development of the Israelite Prophethood'. A historical and philological analysis of the Biblical Prophets and the Priesthood. Sigmund Maybaum (1844–1919), “rabbi and lecturer on homiletics. … He officiated as rabbi in Dolni-Kubin, Hungary (1870–73), and Zatec, Bohemia (1873–81). In 1881 he was called to Berlin, where from 1888 he also lectured on homiletics at the Hochschule fuer die Wissenschaft des Judentums. In 1903 he was appointed professor. Active in the association of rabbis in Germany, in 1897 Maybaum was among those rabbis who protested against the idea of convening the Zionist Congress in Germany. ” - EJ 2008. Subjects: Prophets - Palestine - History. Judaism - History - To 70 A. D. Judaism. Middle East - Palestine. Bound in later cloth. First and last leaf soiled, some soiling in margins throughout, otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (BIBLE-14-7) (ID #34875) $100.00.
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  139. Munk, Elie. קול התורה [KOL HA-TORAH] = LA VOIX DE LA THORA: COMMENTAIRE DU PENTATEUQUE [FOUR VOLUMES OF FIVE, LACKING GENESIS]. Paris; Fondation Samuel Et Odette Levy, 1978-1985. Original Cloth. 8vo. 457; 273; 367; 383 pages. 25 cm. In Hebrew and French. Four volumes: L'Exode - Le Lévitique - Les Nombres – Le Deuteronome. The call of the Torah: an anthology of interpretation and commentary on the Five books of Moses. Commentary by Elie Munk, based in the commentary of Rashi, this set not including commentary on Genesis. Elie Munk 1900–1981) “a rabbi and writer, was district rabbi of Ansbach (Bavaria) from 1926, and from 1937 was rabbi of the Communauté Israélite de la Stricte Observance in Paris. ” - Ej 2008. Bound in attractive blue cloth and gilt binding. Subjects: Bible. Pentateuch - Commentaries. Bible. A. T. Pentateuque - Commentaires. Bible. A. T. - Commentaires. Bible. Pentateuch. Light shelf wear to cloth, very good condition. (BIBLE-14-9) (ID #34877) $100.00.
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  141. Newman, Louis I.; William Popper. STUDIES IN BIBLICAL PARALLELISM. PT. I. PARALLELISM IN AMOS, BY LOUIS I. NEWMAN. PT II. PARALLELISM IN ISAIAH, CHAPTERS 1-10, BY WILLIAM POPPER. Berkeley; University Of California Press, 1918. Original Cloth. 4to. X, 388 pages. 28 cm. 1st edition. University of California publications. Semitic philology. V. 1, no. 2 and 3. Semicentennial publication of Univ. Of Calif. 1868-1918. Studies on internal parallelism in Isaiah and Amos. William Popper (1874–1963), U. S. Orientalist and biblical scholar. … Popper's biblical research centered on the literary and stylistic aspects of Isaiah (Parallelism in Isaiah, 1923), whose text he tried to reconstruct, publishing with an English translation of his own (The Prophetic Poetry of Isaiah, 1931). ” - 2008 EJ. Louis Israel Newman (1893–1972), “U. S. Reform rabbi and author. ” - 2008 EJ. Subjects: Criticism, interpretation, etc. Bible. Amos - Criticism, interpretation, etc. Bible. Isaiah - Criticism, interpretation, etc. Bible. Amos. Bible. Isaiah. Cloth soiled, otheriwise clean and fresh. Very good + condition. (BIBLE-13-20) (ID #34820) $40.00.
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  143. Peiser, F. E. DER PROPHET HABAKUK. EINE UNTERSUCHUNG ZUR KRITIK DES ALTEN TESTAMENTS. Berlin, W. Peiser, 1903. Original Cloth. 8vo. 38 pages. 25 cm. First edition. In German. Contains two fold out pages. “Habakkuk: Prophet; author of the eighth in the collection of the twelve minor prophetical books. The etymology of the name of the prophet is not clear. It seems to be a loan-word representing the Assyrian 'hambakuku, ' a garden-plant, and has the appearance of being a writer's pseudonym (F. E. Peiser, 'Der Prophet Habakuk, ' in 'Mitteilungen der Vorderasiatischen Gesellschaft, ' 1903, i. 12)... Peiser (l. C.) contends that Habakkuk is the pseudonym of a Judean prince held as a hostage in Nineveh, and who witnessed the attack of the Medes, in alliance with Chaldea and Babylon, in 625 B. C. But his book announces a second attack. This prince may have been the son or grandson of Manasseh. Peiser shows that Habakkuk displays remarkable familiarity with Assyrian literature, his similes indicating quotations from, and adaptations of, Assyrian mythological writings. ” - 1906 JE. Subjects: Criticism, interpretation, etc. Bible. Habakkuk. Bible. Old Testament - Criticism, interpretation, etc. Bible. Habakkuk. Bible. Old Testament. Light soiling to wraps, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (BIBLE-14-28) (ID #34896) $30.00.
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  145. Salmon Ben Yeroham; Lawrence Marwick. THE ARABIC COMMENTARY OF SALMON BEN YERUHAM THE KARAITE ON THE BOOK OF PSALMS, CHAPTERS 42-72. Philadelphia, Dropsie College For Hebrew And Cognate Learning, 1956. Original Stiff Wraps. 8vo. 121 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In Judeo-Arabic in Hebrew characters. Edited from the unique manuscripts in the State Public Library in Leningrad by Lawrence Marwick. Solomon ben Jeroham was a “Karaite exegete and controversialist; flourished at Jerusalem between 940 and 960. He was considered one of the greatest authorities among the Karaites, by whom he is called 'the Wise' ('ha-Hakam') … His commentary on the Psalms breathes a deep hatred of all foreign nations; and he repeatedly denounces the study of secular subjects. He would not allow the Karaites to study even foreign languages, still less philosophical works. The theories of Euclid and Ptolemy were, in his opinion, contrary to the teachings of the Law. ” - 1906 JE. The editor, Lawrence Marwick, was head of the Hebraic section of the Library of Congress for thirty years, and served for 17 years as adjunct professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies at Dropsie College for Hebrew and Cognate Learning in Philadelphia and taught courses in Semitic languages and Israeli literature at New York University. Subjects: Karaites. Exegese. Karaites. Commentaries. Bible. Psalms – Commentaries. Light soiling to wraps, otherwise very clean and fresh. Very good condition. (RAB-58-7) (ID #34446) $60.00.
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  147. Samuel Ben Meir; Martin I Lockshin. RASHBAM'S COMMENTARY ON EXODUS: AN ANNOTATED TRANSLATION. Atlanta, Ga.; Scholars Press, 1997. Original Cloth. 8vo. X, 452 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Translation of Rashbam's commentary Perush ha-Torah, Shemot. “This book makes Rabbi Samuel's work on Exodus available to the English reader for the first time in a readable translation, with helpful notes and illustrations. Primarily of interest to students of biblical exegesis, this work will also be useful for students of rabbinics, medieval Jewish intellectual history, history of Hebrew language, and Jewish-Christian polemics. Award-winning author Martin I. Lockshin is Associate Professor of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics, and Director of the Centre for Jewish Studies, at York University in Toronto. ” - Publishers Description. Subjects: Rashbam. Bible. Exodus - Commentaries. Bible. Old Testament. Exodus - Commentaries. Bible. Exodus. Clean and fresh. Very good + condition. (RAB-58-27) (ID #34466) $90.00.
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  149. Spiegel, Shalom. EZEKIEL OR PSEUDO-EZEKIEL?. Cambridge, Mass; [Harvard University Press], 1931. Original Wraps. 8vo. [245]-321 pages; i.e. 76 pages total. 24 cm. First separate edition. Reprinted from the Harvard Theological Review, vol. XXIV, no. 4, October, 1931. Major survey of Rabbinic sources on Ezekiel, and a critique of certain interpretations of 'pseudo-ezekiel', especially that of Charles Cutler Torrey. Shalom Spiegel (1899–1984), was a “scholar, writer, and educator. Born in Romania and educated in Vienna, Spiegel was for a number of years a leader of Jewish youth who were preparing to live in collectives in Israel as members of Ha-Shomer ha-Za'ir. He taught in Erez Israel 1923–29, then went to New York, and was professor of medieval Hebrew literature at the Jewish Theological Seminary (1944–84). Trained in art and aesthetics, among other areas, he brought the appreciation of the sensitive critic to what he taught, studied, or wrote. ” - EJ 2008. Contains laid in Compliments of the Author card. Subjects: Criticism, interpretation, etc. Bible. Ezekiel - Criticism, interpretation, etc. Bible. Ezekiel. OCLC lists 12 copies. Light soiling to wraps, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (BIBLE-13-4) (ID #34804) $30.00.
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  151. Szold, Benjamin. ספר איוב : ‏מבואר מחדש על פי כללי הדקדוק וחוקי המליצה של שפת עבר SEFER IYOV: MEVOʼAR ME-HADASH ʻAL PI KELALE HA-DIKDUK VE-HUKE HA-MELITSAH SHEL SEFAT ʻEVER = THE BOOK OF JOB, WITH A NEW COMMENTARY. Baltimore; H. F. Siemers, 1886. Original Cloth. 8vo. XXIV, 498 pages. 24 cm. 1st edition. In Hebrew, with two color illustrations; commentary in Rashi type. Szold's Commentary on Job' (Baltimore, 1886), written in classical Hebrew and conceived in an original and deeply Jewish spirit, attests the accuracy of his scholarship. ” - 1906 JE. “This commentary on Job was both the first volume of Biblical exegesis as well as the first scientific work published by a Jew in America. ” - Goldman, #197, Hebrew Printing in America. “Benjamin Szold was born in Hungary in 1829. After becoming a rabbi, Szold led Congregation Oheb Shalom in Baltimore, shaping it into a leading U. S. Congregation. Szold was a Zionist, communal leader, and Hebraist. He was the father of Henrietta Szold, herself a leading Zionist. Benjamin Szold died in 1902.” - A Finding Aid to the Benjamin Szold Papers. 1855-1902. Subjects: Commentaries. Bible. Job – Commentaries. Light wear to cloth, otherwise very fresh and clean. Very good condition. (BIBLE-13-30) (ID #34830) $120.00.
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  153. Wolfenson, Louis Bernard. THE BOOK OF RUTH: INTRODUCTION, CRITICALLY-REVISED TEXT, CRITICAL NOTES, TRANSLATION, AND EXPLANATORY NOTES. Baltimore; [Printed At The University Of Chicago Press], 1911. Original Wraps. 8vo. III, 27 pages. 25 cm. First edition. Contains selections of the author's dissertation, a detailed philological and historical survey of the Book of Ruth. Subjects: Commentaries. Criticism, interpretation, etc. Bible. Ruth - Commentaries. Bible. Ruth - Criticism, interpretation, etc. Bible. Ruth. OCLC lists 23 copies. Light wear to wraps, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (BIBLE-13-2) (ID #34802) $100.00.
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  155. Zimmern, Heinrich; Jane Hutchinson. THE BABYLONIAN AND THE HEBREW GENESIS. London, D. Nutt, 1901. Original Cloth. 12mo. 64 pages. 20 cm. First edition. Translated by Jane Hutchinson (Biblische und Babylonische Urgesch; Leipsic, 1901). Comparative analysis of story of Creation, the Fall, the Patriarchs, and the Flood, in Bablyonian and Hebrew tradition; written by Heinrich Zimmern, professor of Semitic languages at Leipzig, and first professor of Assyriology at Leipzig University. “It is maintained by many that the Hebrew tradition...was directly borrowed from the Babylonian at the time of the ascendency of Assyria, that is, about 700 B. C, when Judah was a vassal kingdom of Assyria. It is, however, more correct to assume with Zimmern ('Biblische und Babylonische Urgesch. ' p. 40) that these Babylonian legends were first made known about the Tell el-Amarna period among the original Canaanite inhabitants of Palestine, from whom they passed to the Israelites when the latter settled in the land...In the Babylonian, and especially in the Hebrew, tradition there is the blending of two still earlier legends, the one of the destruction of mankind, wholly or in part, by the punitive judgment of the divine powers, owing to man's wickedness—a legend of a character similar to that of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, or the story of Philemon and Baucis in classic lore; the other, that of a flood as such, either local or universal. The Flood was not in the tradition's view universal, as 'universal' would be understood at present, simply because the world of the early writers was a totally different world from that of to-day. This latter legend again undoubtedly goes back ultimately to a nature-myth representing the phenomena of winter, which in Babylonia especially is a time of rain. The hero rescued in the ship must originally have been the sun-god. Thus the Deluge and the deliverance of Pêr-napishtim are ultimately but a variant of the Babylonian Creation-myth (Zimmern). ” - 1906 JE. Subjects: Cosmogony, Babylonian. Creation. Cosmogony, Babylonian. Creation. Criticism, interpretation, etc. Bible. Genesis - Criticism, interpretation, etc. Bible. Genesis. Light soiling to cloth, pages lightly foxed in margins, overall very clean and fresh. Very good + condition. (BIBLE-13-17) (ID #34817) $30.00.
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  157. Goldberg, H. SEFER KEREM TSEVI: ‘AL HA-TORAH. New York; Goldberg, 1921. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 185 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. Two columns per page. “Goldberg was born in Przedborz, Poland (near Cracow). He lived at 314 Angelique St, West Hoboken, NJ, and was a merchant (pp. 1, 3). Praising Goldberg, Plotzky wrote in an approbation, ‘the scholarly author is a merchant who regularly sets aside time for Torah; this is a big deal in this age, and particularly in New York’ (p. 3). Sefer Kerem Tsevi contains novellae on the lections of the Pentateuch, the Scroll of Esther, Tractate Avot (Ethics of the Fathers/Pirkei Avot) and the Talmud. ” (Goldman, Hebrew Printing in America, entry #838). Subjects: Bible. O. T. Pentateuch - Sermons. Derash. OCLC lists 13 copies. Light wear to edges of cloth, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (AMR-39-28A) (ID #31602) $125.00.
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  159. Teitelbaum, Lipa. SEFER KEDUSHAT YOM TOV: AL HA-TORAH [TWO VOLUMES IN ONE]. Maramaroshsiget: Bi-Defus Avraham Koifman, 1905. Later Cloth. 8vo. 2, 137, 65 leaves [i.e. 4, 274, 130 pages]. 24 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. Kedushat Yom Tov, two parts, on the Torah and Kedusha Shenia on Rosh Hashana and festivals. By Rebbe Chananya Yom Tov Lipa Teitelbaum Rabbi of Sighet. Maramaros-Sighet, 1905. Introduction by the author's sons - Rebbe Chaim Zvi author of Atzei Chaim and his brother Rabbi Yoel of Satmar. The siddur is comprehensive, the liturgy accompanied by the commentary Keter Nohora. At the end are the Torah readings, Psalms, and Ma’amadot. Hasidic discourses following the weekly portion by R. Hananiah Yom Tov Lipa Teitelbaum (1836-1904), Admor of Sighet. R. Teitelbaum was born in Stropkow, and first served as rabbi in Tecso, but after his father's death in 1883 left for Sighet. He was known for his great piety, as a learned man and zaddik, and many sought him out. He wrote Kedushat Yom Tov, on the Torah and festivals (in two parts, 1895). R. Teitelbaum was the son of R. Yekusiel Yehudah Teitelbaum (Yetev Lev), Rebbe of Siget, a student of R. Hayyim of Sanz (Divrei Hayyim) and father of R. Joel Teitelbaum (Divrei Yoel and VaYoel Moshe) of Satmar (1888-1979), the renowned Satmer Rav, Grand Rebbe of Sighet. R. Hananiah Yom Tov Lipa Teitelbaum served as Grand Rabbi of Sighet. Subjects: Jewish sermons, Hebrew. Jewish festival-day sermons. Jewish festival-day sermons. Jewish sermons, Hebrew. Bible. Pentateuch – Sermons, Hasidic. OCLC lists 7 copies. Pages lightly aged, light soiling to cloth, overall very clean and fresh. Very good condition. (RAB-58-35) (ID #34474) $125.00.
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  161. SEDER TEFILOT: 'IM PARSHIYOT U-MA'ARVOT YOTSROT V-SELIHOT TEFILAT YO.K. KATAN, SHIR HA-YIHUD VE-TEHILIM. [Offenbach] Ofibakh; Tsevi Hirsh Segal Shepits U-Beno Avraham Segal, 1806. Later Cloth. 8vo. [6], 296, 272, 72, 16; 232, 32 pages. 20 cm. First edition. Hebrew with commentary in Yiddish. Two volumes in one. Separate title page for volume two: Seder Tehilim, 1802. Both title pages have ornamental border. Vinograd, Offenbach 172. Printed on fine ragpaper. Printed at the press of Hirsch Spitz, established in Offenbach in 1767 by Hirsch Spitz of Pressburg (Bratislava); the press continued to operate until 1832, when competition from Roedelheim became too strong. Subjects: Bible. Psalms. Hebrew. 1802. Bible. Psalms. Yiddish. 1802. Tefillot. Siddur. 1802, printing date. 1806, printing date. OCLC lists three copies (Bar Ilan, Spertus Inst, Natl Libr Israel). Later cloth solid and firm. Later first front endpage loose; light soiling and very light foxing throughout, overall very fresh and clean. Very good condition. (GER-43-52) (ID #33640) $200.00.
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  163. Braude, William Gordon. THE MIDRASH ON PSALMS. VOLUME 1. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1959. 8vo. Xxxvi, 56 pages. Volume 1 (of 2) only. SUBJECT(S): Bible. O. T. Psalms – commentaries. SERIES: Yale Judaica series;; v. 13; “Braude was born in Telz, Lithuania, and was taken to the United States in 1920. He was ordained at Hebrew Union College in 1931. After a year in Rockford, Illinois, he served as rabbi of Temple Beth El, Providence, Rhode Island, from 1932. Rabbi Braude was one of the leaders of the right wing within the Reform movement and advocated a return to traditional practices and became known as one of the leading students of rabbinics in the Reform movement. He was a leading supporter of the Hebrew day school concept, reintroduced the head covering at his services, and argued for respect of the dietary laws and other observances. In 1965 he participated in the civil rights demonstration led by Martin Luther King in Montgomery, Alabama. A member of various scholarly bodies, he also served on many civic agencies, and has lectured widely. Rabbi Braude wrote Jewish Proselyting in the First Five Centuries of the Common Era (1940); a translation with critical notes of Midrash on Psalms (1959); and a translation with critical notes of the Pesikta Rabbati (1968). The latter two books represent important contributions to the study of midrashic literature and are based on manuscripts and early printed editions. ”(Reimer, EJ) Light shelf wear and age toning. Some very light soiling. Previous owner's signature on front free edge paper. Very good condition. (MX-9-14A) (ID #34773) $50.00.
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  165. Ginsburg, Christian D. [SEFER TEHILIM] = THE PSALMS. Vienna; London; C. Fromme: Luzac,. [1894]. Original Cloth. 8vo. [1124]-1354 pages [ie. 230 pages]. 24 cm. First edition. Interleaved with blank tracing pages throughout. Printed in Vienna, no date. On title page: “Psalms: revised according to the Massorah and the early printed editions, with various readings &c. From mss. And the ancient versions by C. D. Ginsburg; being a reprint from the Massoretico-critical text by the same editor. ” Interleaved 'massoretico-critical text' edition of the psalms, with copious notes by previous owner in pen in Hebrew and English on first few interleaves. Christian David Ginsburg (1831–1914), was a “Bible scholar. Born in Warsaw, he converted to Christianity in 1846 and soon afterward moved to England. … Ginsburg devoted himself to research on the masoretic text of the Bible; The Massorah (his magnum opus), published between 1880–1905 in four volumes, is the fruit of his labor. In the first two volumes, the original text of the masorah (in Hebrew) is arranged alphabetically with many additional notes drawn from manuscripts. The third volume contains supplements, and some masoretic tractates; the fourth renders into English all Hebrew entries of the first volume up to the letter 'yod, ' with explanatory notes. In his work, Ginsburg amassed rich and rare material; some of it, however, is not accurate. He also published two standard editions of the Hebrew Bible (1894, 1911) based on the same research. In Introduction to the Massoretico-Critical Edition of the Hebrew Bible (1897, repr. 1966) and in A Series of 15 Facsimiles of MSS of the Hebrew Bible (1897; second edition: A Series of 18 Facsimiles …, 1898), he explains his system. In 1904, on the occasion of its centennial, the British Bible Society entrusted Ginsburg with the publication of a new critical Hebrew Bible text; it was completed only in 1926.” - 2008 EJ. Subjects: Bible. Psalms – Texts. OCLC lists only two copies (Natl Libr Israel, Natl Libr Scotland) of this scarce 1st edition, from Vienna. Pages aged, edges lightly browned, otherwise clean and fresh. Good condition. (BIBLE-14-19) (ID #34887) $135.00.
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  167. Churgin, Pinkhos. TARGUM JONATHAN TO THE PROPHETS. New Haven, Yale University Press, 1907 [1927]. Original Cloth. 8vo. 152 pages. 25 cm. First edition. Yale oriental series-Researches XIV. Dating error on title page. Important study by Pinkos Churgin on the historical background, textual variants, peculiarities, interpolations, and exegesis in Targum Jonathan, and argues that this Targum is an essential part of Aggadic Literature. Pinkhos Churgin, (1894–1957), educator, scholar, religious Zionist leader, and founder of Bar-Ilan University. Subjects: Targum Jonathan. Light soiling to boards and outert edges; boards previously bowed; leaves 121-126 corners previously torn and repaired; otherwise clean and fresh. Good condition. (BIBLE-13-19) (ID #34819) $30.00.
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  169. Ginsburger, M. תוספות וחילופין : תרגום ירושלמי לתורה ... עם תוספות הגהות ותקונים DAS FRAGMENTENTHARGUM. (THARGUM JERUSCHALMI ZUM PENTATEUCH) = TOSAFOT VE-HILUFIN TARGUM YERUSHALMI LA-TORAH. Berlin; S. Calvary & Co, 1899. Later Wraps. 8vo. XVI, 122 pages. 22 cm. First edition. Text in Aramaic, with introductory material in German. “In addition to the complete Palestinian Targum (pseudo-Jonathan) there exist fragments of the Palestinian Targum termed 'Targum Yerushalmi'; but of these fragments, comprised under the generic term 'Fragment-Targum, ' only those were until recently known which were first published in Bomberg's 'Biblia Rabbinica' in 1518 on the basis of Codex Vaticanus No. 440. A few years ago, however, Ginsburger edited under the title 'Das Fragmententhargum' (Berlin, 1899) a number of other fragments from manuscript sources, especially from Codex Parisiensis No. 110, as well as the quotations from the Targum Yerushalmi found in ancient authors. This work rendered a large amount of additional material available for the criticism of the Palestinian Targum” - 1906 JE. Subjects: Targum. Bible. Pentateuch. Aramaic. Targum Yerushalmi. 1899. Targum Yerushalmi la-Torah; Fragmententhargum; Targum Jeruschalmi. Light foxing throughout, overall very clean and fresh. Good + condition. (BIBLE-13-8) (ID #34808) $40.00.
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  171. Heller, Hayyim. על התרגום הירושלמי לתורה A CRITICAL ESSAY ON THE PALESTINIAN TARGUM TO THE PENTATEUCH = AL HA-TARGUM HA-YERUSHALMI LA-TORAH. New York; Alpha Press, 1921. Original Wraps. 12mo. 62 pages. 20 cm. First edition. In Hebrew with English foreword. "A reprint from the Hebrew weekly 'Haibri'. " A critical essay on the Palestinian Targum. Hayyim Heller (1878–1960), rabbinical and biblical scholar. Heller was born in Bialystok. From 1910 Heller served as rabbi in Lomza, Poland. In 1917 he settled in Berlin, where in 1922 he established a new type of yeshivah (Bet ha-Midrash ha-Elyon) for research in Bible and Talmud … In 1929 he joined the faculty of the Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary, New York. After a short sojourn in Palestine, he returned to the United States, living first in Chicago and then New York. ” - 2008 EJ. Subjects: Targum Yeruschalmi. Bible. Pentateuch. Aramaic - Versions. Bible. Pentateuch. Aramaic. Targum Yerushalmi. OCLC lists 12 copies. Light chipping to wraps, light soiling to outer edges, otherwise very clean and fresh. Very good condition. (BIBLE-13-18) (ID #34818) $80.00.
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  173. Huebsch, Adolph. חמש מגלות עמ תרגום סורי המכונה פשיטא : יוצא עתה ראשונה בכתב אשורית מנוקד היטה HAMESH MEGILOT ʻIM TARGUM SURI HA-MEKHUNEH PESHITA : YOTSE ʻATAH RISHONAH BI-KETAV ASHURIT MENUKAD HETẸV = DIE FUNF MEGILLOTH NEBST DEM SYRISCHEN THARGUM GENANNT "PESCHITO.” Prag; Bi-Defus Senders ‘et Brandais, 1866. Later Cloth. 8vo. XIV; 76 leaves [152] pages. 24 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. Added German title page: Die funf Megilloth, nebst dem syrischen Thargum genannt Peschito, zum ersten Male in hebräischer Quadratschrift mit Interprunktation edirt; ferner mit einem Kommentare zum Texte aus einem handschriftlichen I entateuch-Codex... Und einem Kommentare zum Thargum... Von Adolf Hubsch. Adolph Huebsch (1830–1884), “rabbi and Orientalist. … Huebsch's main work was his edition of the Syriac Peshitta on the Five Scrolls, Hamesh Megillot im Targum Suri (1866), translated as Fuenf Megilloth nebst dem Syrischen Thargum (1866). ” - EJ 2008. Subjects: Bible. Five Scrolls - Commentaries. Bible. Five Scrolls. OCLC lists 26 copies. Light soiling to a few margins, firmly bound and very clean and fresh for its age. Very good condition. (BIBLE-13-60) (ID #34861) $125.00.
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  175. Klein, Michael. GENIZAH MANUSCRIPTS OF PALESTINIAN TARGUM TO THE PENTATEUCH [TWO VOLUME SET]. Cincinnati; Hebrew Union College Press, 1986. Original Cloth. 4to. LI, 363; 131, [91] pages. 32 cm. First edition. In English and Aramaic. Edited and translated by Michael L. Klein. Volume 1. Introduction, etc, texts and translation - volume 2. Notes and comments, 182 plates. Michael L. Klein, Ph. D. (1979), Hebrew University of Jerusalem, held the Effie Wise Ochs Chair in Biblical Literature at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Jerusalem. He published critical editions of several important versions of the Palestinian Targums. Subjects: Cairo Genizah. Manuscripts, Aramaic. Bible. Pentateuch. Aramaic - Versions - Targum Yerushalmi. Bible. Pentateuch. Aramaic. Targum Yerushalmi - Translations into English. Bible. A. T. Pentateuque. Arame´en. Targum Yerushalmi - Critique, interpre´tation, etc. Light wear to edges of cloth, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (RAB-55-6) (ID #32558) $60.00.
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  177. Klein, Michael L. THE FRAGMENT-TARGUMS OF THE PENTATEUCH: ACCORDING TO THEIR EXTANT SOURCES [TWO VOLUME SET]. Rome; Biblical Institute Press, 1980. Original Wraps. 8vo. 260; IX, 199, 8 pages. 25 cm. First edition. In English and Hebrew. Analecta biblica, 76. Edited and translated by Michael L. Klein. Volume 1. Texts, indices, and introductory essays - Volume 2. Translation. With 8 pages of plates at rear of volume two. During his life, Michael Klein played a key role in helping establish the foundation for the modern study of the Targums. He was known for his thorough studies of targumic translation techniques and for his editions of the Fragment Targums and the Cairo Geniza fragments of Palestinian Targums. Michael L. Klein, Ph. D. (1979), Hebrew University of Jerusalem, held the Effie Wise Ochs Chair in Biblical Literature at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Jerusalem. He published critical editions of several important versions of the Palestinian Targums. Subjects: Targum. Bible. Pentateuch. Aramaic. Targum Yerushalmi. Bible. A. T. Pentateuque - Critique, interprétation, etc. Bible. Pentateuch. Light soiling to wraps, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (BIBLE-14-10) (ID #34878) $45.00.
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  179. Smolar, Leivy; Moses Aberbach; Pinkhos Churgin. STUDIES IN TARGUM JONATHAN TO THE PROPHETS. New York; Ktav Pub. House: Baltimore Hebrew College, 1983. Original Cloth. 8vo. XXXIII, 435 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Studies in Targum Jonathan to the Prophets by Leivy Smolar and Moses Aberbach. Targum Jonathan to the Prophets by Pinkhos Churgin. "Pinkhos Churgin's Targum Jonathan to the Prophets, originally published in 1927 by Yale University Press". Subjects: Rabbinical literature - History and criticism. Targoem Pseudo-Jonathan. Bible. Prophets (Neviim). Aramaic - Versions - Targum Jonathan. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (BIBLE-14-4) (ID #34872) $30.00.
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  181. Stenning, John Frederick. THE TARGUM OF ISAIAH. Oxford; Clarendon Press, 1949. Original Cloth. 8vo. XXVII, 232 pages. 23 cm. First edition. Aramaic, with facing English translation. Edited with a translation by J. F. Stenning. Critical edition of Targum Isaiah in Aramaic. Subjects: Bible. Isaiah. Aramaic. Light wear to jacket, otherwise very fresh and clean. Very good condition. (BIBLE-14-36) (ID #34904) $40.00.
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  183. Weintraub, William. TARGUME HA-TORAH LA-LASHON HA-GERMANIT = THE GERMAN TRANSLATIONS OF THE PENTATEUCH [AUTHOR INSCRIBED]. Chicago; The College Of Jewish Studies Press, 1967. Original Cloth. 8vo. 16, 252 pages. 25 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. Contains bookstamp with penned gift dedication from the author on front endpage. Errata slip laid in. “The German Translations of the Pentateuch by William Weintraub discusses the history, methods, tendencies, and problems of the various German translations ofthe Bible. Weintraub distinguishes two major trends in these works: the attempt to achieve literal faithfulness and the desire to reflect certain ideologies. Analyzing the translations by Luther, Mendelssohn, Zunz, Hirsch, Buber-Rosenzweig and Tur-Sinai, the author cites the sources used and points to discernible influences. The treatments by the various translators of certain grammatical categories, personal names, Divine names, and anthropomorphistic, philosophical, and polemical passages take up a considerable portion of the book. ” - Jewish Scholarship in the United States: Selections from the Literature, 1967-1969; pg. 322, American Jewish Year Book 1970. Subjects: Bible. Pentateuch. German - Versions. Light wear to cloth, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (BIBLE-13-50) (ID #34851) $30.00.
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  185. Neusner, Jacob. CANON AND CONNECTION: INTERTEXTUALITY IN JUDAISM. Lanham, MD; University Press Of America, 1987. Original Cloth. 8vo. XVI, 300 pages. 24 cm. First edition. “Raises the contemporary issue of intertextuality, while analyzing the canonical writings of Judaism. These writings provide an ideal example of the meaning and uses of the critical initiative represented by intertextuality. In this book, the author asks in reference to these texts, how one document relates to others, thus a community of texts. He agrees that the shared conventions of rhetoric, topic and logic validate an approach to the canonical texts that ignores all social dimensions, for intrinsic to the writings are formal points of intersection and connection. ” (Publishers Description) Subjects: Rabbinical literature - History and criticism. Judaism - Sacred books. Intertextuality. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-2-41) (ID #32823) $30.00.
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  187. Neusner, Jacob. JUDAISM AND SCRIPTURE: THE EVIDENCE OF LEVITICUS RABBAH. Eugene, Oregon; Wipf And Stock, 2003. Softbound. 8vo. 664 pages. 23 cm. Second edition. “This groundbreaking work continues Jacob Neusner's multi-volume examination of the main texts of Judaism in its formative years. The first two parts of the project—'Judaism: The Evidence of the Yerushalmi'—examined the Mishnah and the Talmud of the Land of Israel and placed them in the social, intellectual, and religious contexts of their time. In 'Judaism and Scripture' Neusner moves from the study of ancient Judaism in society at large to an analysis of Rabbinic Judaism in relation to Scripture itself. Neusner accomplishes this both through close analysis and through the first English translation of the critical text of the Leviticus Rabbah. Tracing the relationship between the actual Book of Leviticus and its rabbinic commentary, Neusner asks how the rabbis who stand behind the text make use of Leviticus and how, through their comments on it, they make intelligible and comprehensible statements of their own. In answering these two questions Neusner shows, through a prime example, exactly how Scripture enters Judaism and how rabbis of the formative age of Judaism chose and taught the lessons they deemed critical to the life of Israel, the Jewish people. ” (Publishers description) First published by University of Chicago, 1986. Subjects: Judaism - History - Talmudic period, 10-425. Judaïsme - Histoire - 10-425 (Période talmudique) Geschichte 10-425. Judaism; Midrashim - Critical studies. Midrash rabbah. Leviticus - Commentaries. Midrash Rabbah. Lévitique – Commentaires. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-2-24) (ID #32806) $55.00.
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  189. Neusner, Jacob. THE MEMORIZED TORAH: THE MNEMONIC SYSTEM OF THE MISHNAH. Chico, Calif.; Scholars Press, 1985. Softbound. 8vo. 138 pages. 23 cm. First edition. Brown Judaic studies no. 96. Subjects: Mishnah - Mnemonic devices. Mishna - Mnémotechnique. Mishnah. Light shelf wear. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-1-45) (ID #32763) $50.00.
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  191. Neusner, Jacob. THE TORAH IN THE TALMUD: A TAXONOMY OF THE USES OF SCRIPTURE IN THE TALMUD: TRACTATE QIDDUSHIN IN THE TALMUD OF BABYLONIA AND THE TALMUD OF THE LAND OF ISRAEL [VOLUME TWO ONLY]. Atlanta, Ga.; Scholars Press, 1993. Original Cloth. 8vo. 194 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Volume 2. Yerushalmi Qiddushin chapter one and a comparison of the uses of Scripture by the two Talmuds. South Florida studies in the history of Judaism 70. Subjects: Talmud. Kiddushin I. - Criticism, interpretation, etc. Talmud Yerushalmi. Kiddushin I - Criticism, interpretation, etc. Bible. Old Testament - Quotations in rabbinical literature. Talmud. Kiddouchin I - Critique, interpétation, etc. Talmud de Jérusalem. Qiddouschin I - Critique, interprétation, etc. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-1-19) (ID #32737) $100.00.
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  193. Neusner, Jacob. TORAH: FROM SCROLL TO SYMBOL IN FORMATIVE JUDAISM. Philadelphia; Fortress Press, 1985. Original Cloth. 8vo. XXI, 181 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Contents: The Mishnah and the Torah - Abot: from the Torah to Torah - Tosefta: Torah in the Mishnah's first Talmud - The Talmud of the land of Israel - The compilations of scriptural exegesis - The Talmud of Babylonia. Subjects: Judaism - History - Talmudic period, 10-425. Rabbinical literature - History and criticism. Torah (The Hebrew word). Light wear to jacket. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-2-45) (ID #32828) $30.00.
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  195. Neusner, Jacob. UNITING THE DUAL TORAH: SIFRA AND PROBLEM OF THE MISHNAH. Cambridge; Cambridge University Press, 1990. Original Cloth. 8vo. XI, 233 pages. 24 cm. First edition. “In this book Jacob Neusner analyzes the text of Sifra, a commentary on the book of Leviticus, arguing that Sifra should be understood as successfully relating the Mishnah, the authoritative writing down of the Oral Torah, to Jewish Scripture, or the written Torah. Neusner shows how Sifra's authors adopted a mediating position between the written Torah and the Mishnah, reconstructing large tracts of the Mishnah according to the logic and program of the written Torah of Leviticus. ” (Publishers Description). Subjects: Tradition (Judaism). Sifra - Relation to Mishnah. Mishnah - Relation to Sifra. Talmud - Commentaries. Fresh in good jacket. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-2-44) (ID #32827) $30.00.
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  197. Aptowitzer, Victor. DAS SCHRIFTWORT IN DER RABBINISCHEN LITERATUR [VOLUME 6 - PROLEGOMENA]. New York: Ktav Publishing House, 1970. Clothbound. 8vo. XLV, 406 pages. 24 cm. Only volume six. In German, with some Hebrew and Greek. Title translates as 'The Written Word in Rabbinic Literature." The author, 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; whom died in Palestine in 1942. This volume contains his comprehensive work in German on the readings of Holy Scripture in rabbinic literature. Subjects: Rabbinical literature - History and criticism. Bible. O. T. - Criticism, interpretation, etc, Jewish. Clean and fresh, in very good condition +. (RAB-57-6) (ID #32470) $135.00.
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  199. Jacob Ben Hayyim Ibn Adonijah; Christian D Ginsburg. HAKDAMAT YAAKOV BEN HAYIM N. ADONIYAHU HA-NIMTSET BE-MIKRAOT GEDOLOT = JACOB BEN CHAJIM IBN ADONIJAH'S INTRODUCTION TO THE RABBINIC BIBLE. London; Longmans, Green, Reader, And Dyer, 1867. Original Cloth. 8vo. VIII, 91 pages. 23 cm. Second edition. Hebrew and English in parallel columns; with explanatory notes by Christian D. Ginsburg. Jacob Ben Hayyim ben Isaac Ibn Adonijah was a Masorite and printer; born about 1470 at Tunis (hence sometimes called Tunisi); died before 1538. He left his native country in consequence of the persecutions that broke out there at the beginning of the sixteenth century. After residing at Rome and Florence he settled at Venice, where he was engaged as corrector of the Hebrew press of Daniel Bomberg. Late in life he embraced Christianity. Jacob's name is known chiefly in connection with his edition of the Rabbinical Bible (1524-25), which he supplied with Masoretic notes and an introduction which treats of the Masorah, of 'kere' and 'ketib, ' and of the discrepancies between the Talmudists and the Masorah. The value of his activity as a Masorite was recognized even by Elijah Levita, who, however, often finds fault with his selections (second introduction to 'Massoret ha-Massoret, ' ed. Ginsburg). Jacob's introduction to the Rabbinical Bible was translated into Latin by Claude Capellus ("De Mari Rabbinico Infido, " vol. Ii, ch. 4, Paris, 1667), and into English by Christian D. Ginsburg (Longham, 1865). ” - 1906 JE. Subjects: Masorah. Criticism, interpretation, etc. Bible. Old Testament. - Criticism, Textual. Very clean and fresh in original binding. Very good + condition. (RAB-58-13) (ID #34452) $125.00.
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  201. Kimhi, David. PERUSH RADAK AL HA-TORAH: SEFER BE-RESHIT. Presburg; Gedrukt Bay A. Fon Shmid, 1842. Later Boards. 8vo. 91 leaves [i.e. 182 pages]. 22 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. First appearance of Commentary of Radak on Genesis. Published from a manuscript from the Royal Library of Paris, edited by A. Ginsburg. Rabbi David Kimhi (1160? –1235?), grammarian and exegete of Narbonne, Provence. Subjects: Bible. Genesis - Commentaries. OCLC lists 12 copies. Very clean and fresh. Very good + condition. (RAB-58-10) (ID #34449) $200.00.
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  203. Bosniak, Jacob. The Commentary of David Kimhi on the Fifth Book of the Psalms. CVII - CL. New York, Jewish Theological Seminary of America, 1954. Original Publisher's Cloth. 8vo. 256 pages. facsim. 22 cm. In Hebrew with added English title page and preface and introduction. SUBJECT(S): Bible. O.T. Psalms CVII-CL -- Commentaries. Includes bibliographical references. Cover Title: "The Commentary of David Kimhi on Psalms." Dust jacket slightly torn, but still nice. Book itself is a nice, clean copy in very good condition. (RAB-57-11A). (ID #32532) $90.00.
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  205. Kimhi, David; Alexander McCaul. RABBI DAVID KIMCHI'S COMMENTARY UPON THE PROPHECIES OF ZECHARIAH. London; J. Duncan, 1837. First Edition. Original Boards. 8vo. XI, 188 pages. 23 cm. Translated from the Hebrew, with notes and observations on the passages relating to the Messiah, by A. M'Caul. Translation of a commentary on Zechariah written by RaDaK, translated from the portions printed in Buxtorf's Bible. Printed affectionate dedication page to the People of Israel. Contains an biographical introduction on David Kimhi by Alexander McCaul, who was “born at Dublin May 16, 1799; died at London Nov. 13, 1863. He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin. Becoming interested in the Jews, he was sent as a missionary to Poland in 1821, where he studied Hebrew and German at Warsaw. In 1822 he went to interview the czar in regard to the conversion of the Jews. He continued to live at Warsaw for ten years, interesting the grand duke Constantine, the crown prince of Prussia, and Sir Henry Rose in his work. … McCaul wrote vigorously against the blood accusation, and refused the Protestant bishopric of Jerusalem, on the ground that it should be held by a Jew by birth, recommending M. S. Alexander for that post. He became professor of Hebrew and rabbinical literature at King's College, London. ” - 2006 JE. Subjects: Bible. Zechariah – Commentaries. Front board loose, backstrip absent, light foxing throughout, otherwise very clean and fresh. Good condition. (BIBLE-13-42) (ID #34843) $225.00.
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  207. Kimhi, David; Joshua Baker; Ernest W Nicholson. THE COMMENTARY OF RABBI DAVID KIMHI ON PSALMS CXX-CL. Cambridge [England] University Press, 1973. Original Cloth. 8vo. XXXII, 190 pages. 23 cm. First edition. Includes Hebrew text and English translation of Perush Radak `al Tehilim. Edited and translated by Joshua Baker and Ernest W. Nicholson. Subjects: Bible. Psalms, CXX-CL - Commentaries - Early works to 1800. Bible. Psalms, CXX-CL – Commentaries. Light wear to jacket. Very good + condition. (BIBLE-14-35) (ID #34903) $40.00.
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  209. Michaelis, Johann Heinrich. GRÜNDLICHER UNTERRICHT VON DEN ACCENTIBUS PROSAICIS UND METRICIS, ODER, DISTINCTIONIBUS DER HEIL. SCHRIFT A.T.:. NEBST EINIGER APPLICATION UND BETRACHTUNG ÜBER DEN ANFANG DES I. BUCHS MOSIS UND DEN LXXXII. PSALM: WIE AUCH MIT EINEM VERZEICHNISS DER ANGEFÜHRTEN SCHRIFT-STELLEN. Halle; Gedruckt Und Verlegt Im Wäysenhause, 1755. Contemporary Boards. 12mo. [14], 124, [12] pages. 18 cm. In German, with Latin and Hebrew. With two fold out charts displaying Hebrew Accent Marks. Hebrew Grammar in the Book of Moses (Institutio de Accentibus Prosaicis et Metricis) written by Johann Heinrich Michaelis, (1668-1738) a “German Christian theologian and Hebraist; born at Kletterberg July 26, 1668; died at Halle March 10, 1738. He studied Ethiopic under Ludolf at Frankfort-on-the-Main, and became assistant professor of Oriental languages at Halle in 1699 and professor of theology in 1709. His chief work was a text of the Hebrew Bible founded on Jablonski, but with a comparison of nineteen printed editions and five manuscripts of Erfurt. This was published in 1720 at Frankfort-on-the-Main and was reprinted throughout the eighteenth century. Some of his critical annotations were published separately in the same year. Michaelis wrote also a Hebrew grammar (1702); and two works on Hebrew accents (1696, 1700), the latter of which, ‘Institutio de Accentibus Prosaicis et Metricis, ’ went through five further editions, and was for a long time the standard authority on the subject. ” (1906 Jewish Encyclopedia). Subjects: Hebrew language - Accents and accentuation. OCLC lists 10 copies (of this edition). Boards lightly rubbed, very light foxing throughout, overall very fresh and clean. Very good + condition. (KH-1-29) (ID #32095) $175.00.
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  211. Fuchs, Hugo. PESIQ EIN GLOSSENZEICHEN: INAUGURAL-DISSERTATION ZUR ERLANGUNG DER DOKTORWÜRDE DER HOHEN PHILOSOPHISCHEN FAKULTÄT DER UNIVERSITÄT LEIPZIG. Breslau; H. Fleischmann, 1907. Original Wraps. 8vo. VII, 149 pages. 23 cm. First edition. In German and Hebrew. 'Pesiq [Hebrew Accent Mark] as Gloss-Sign' Dissertation for the University of Leipzig. Hugo Fuchs (1878-1949) “studied philology and history at the universities of Berlin and Leipzig, receiving his doctorate from the University of Leipzig in 1907. Fuchs continued his studies at the Lehranstalt für die Wissenschaft des Judentums (Institute for the Study of Judaism). In 1907 Fuchs became the rabbi of Chemnitz, a position he would hold until 1938. He also headed the Zentralstelle für jüdische Wohlfahrtspflege (Central Agency for Jewish Welfare) in Chemnitz. Fuchs was a liberal rabbi, and influenced by theologians like Abraham Geiger. His interest in the subject of Jewish resettlement in Palestine was evidenced by his support of the activities of organizations such as Keren Hayesod, a fundraising organization for Palestine, and the Central-Verein deutscher Staatsbürger jüdischen Glaubens (Central Association of German Citizens of Jewish Faith). A prolific writer, Fuchs's articles on various aspects of Judaism and Jewish life often appeared in various newspapers. Among these were Liberales Judentum, the Jüdisch-liberale Zeitung, the Israelitisches Familienblatt, and others. He also wrote the Lehrbuch der jüdischen Geschichte, first published in 1922, which gave an overview of the history of the Jewish people and their religion. After Kristallnacht, during which the Chemnitz Synagogue was destroyed, Hugo Fuchs was arrested and sent to a concentration camp. In 1939 he was permitted to leave Germany, and emigrated to Argentina. He led the Jewish community of Buenos Aires until his death in 1949.” - Guide to the Papers of Hugo Fuchs, CJH. Subjects: Paseq (The Hebrew accent). Hebrew language - Writing. Philology. Hebrew Grammar. Light soiling to wraps, lightly bumped edges, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (GER-45-15) (ID #33821) $30.00.
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  213. Kogut, Simcha. המקרא בין תחביר לפרשנות : סוגיות בתחביר המקרא באספקלריה של הפרשנות היהודית הקלסית HA-MIKRA BEN TAHBIR LE-FARSHANUT: SUGYOT BE-TAHBIR HA-MIKRA BA-ASPAKLARYAH SHEL HA-PARSHANUT HA-YEHUDIT HA-KLASIT = SYNTAX AND EXEGESIS; STUDIES IN BIBLICAL SYNTAX AS REFLECTED IN TRADITIONAL JEWISH EXEGESIS. Yerushalayim; Hotsa’at Sefarim ‘a. Sh. Y. L. Magnes, Ha-Universitah Ha-‘ivrit, 2001. Original Cloth. 8vo. 271 pages. 23 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. Simcha Kogut is Professor Emeritus of the Bible and Hebrew Language Departments at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and former Chair of its Bible Department. This study looks at Biblical syntax and how Jewish commentators explain certain structures, analyses of the structures as well as lists of the exegetes who discuss those structures. Subjects: Hebrew language - Syntax. Bible. Old Testament. - Language, style. Bible. Old Testament. - Criticism, interpretation, etc. Near fine in very good jacket. (BIBLE-13-56) (ID #34857) $30.00.
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  215. Lettinga, J. P.; Takamitsu Muraoka; W Th Van Peursen. GRAMMATICA VAN HET BIJBELS HEBREEUWS [AND] HULPBOEK BIJ DE GRAMMATICA VAN HET BIJBELS HEBREEUWS [TWO VOLUMES]. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1996. Original Wraps. 8vo. XII, 218; VII, 117 pages. 25 cm. Tenth edition. In Dutch and Hebrew. Two Volumes, Grammar of Biblical Hebrew and accompanying volume Helpbook on Grammar of Biblical Hebrew. Concentrates on the syntax and grammar of classical Hebrew. An “extensively revised version of the ninth edition of Lettinga's Biblical Hebrew grammar, which has served generations of Dutch-speaking students. In addition to substantive alterations and expansions, the mode of presentation and the style have been made more user-friendly. ” - Publishers Description. Subjects: Hebrew language – Grammar. Light wear to wraps, very clean and fresh. Very good condition. (BIBLE-13-54) (ID #34855) $30.00.
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  217. Lettinga, Jan Pieter; Annie Schoors; Antoon Schoors. GRAMMAIRE DE L'HÉBREU BIBLIQUE: VOLUME COMPLÉMENTAIRE; EXERCISES, EXTRAITS DE L'ANCIEN TESTAMENT ET VOCABULAIRES. Leiden; E. J. Brill, 1980. Original Wraps. 8vo. VI, 89 pages. 23 cm. First french edition. In French and Hebrew. Supplementary volume only. “The appended Volume complémentaire contains a considerable amount of exercise material and a selection of biblical texts and an inscription with annotations and cross-references to the main body of the grammar. Furthermore, there are a glossary, a set of paradigms, a subject index, and a list of technical terms with explanatory notes drawn on non-Hebrew examples. ” - Publishers description. Subjects: Hebrew language - Grammar. Hébreu (langue), biblique - Grammaire. Light wear to wraps, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (BIBLE-13-55) (ID #34856) $35.00.
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  219. Wickes, William; Aron Dotan. טעמי אמת - טעמי כ״א ספרים TWO TREATISES ON THE ACCENTUATION OF THE OLD TESTAMENT: TAʻAME EMET ON PSALMS, PROVERBS, AND JOB; TAʻAME KAF-ALEF SEFARIM ON THE TWENTY-ONE PROSE BOOKS. New York, Ktav Pub. House, 1970. Original Cloth. 8vo. XLVI, 119, 155 pages. 23 cm. Second edition. [Ta'ame emet] on Psalms, Proverbs, and Job - [Ta'ame kaf-alef sefarim] on the twenty-one prose books. "First published [in] 1881 [and] 1887”. Major treatises on cantillation marks by William Wickes. “The most important books on this subject in English (and indeed very important generally), are those of W. Wickes…. Wickes based his work on the study of the MSS and the printed editions. He describes the forms of the accent signs, their names, and their use, with a detailed description of the conjunctives used with each disjunctive. The main part of each book describes the combinations in which the accents can occur. ” - p. 163, Yeivin, Introduction to the Tiberian Masorah. Subjects: Hebrew language - Accents and accentuation. Hebrew language - Accents and accentuation. Very good condition. (BIBLE-14-11) (ID #34879) $45.00.
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  221. Rehkopf, Johann Friedrich; Christianus Reineccius. IANUA HEBRAEAE LINGUAE VETERIS TESTAMENTI [BOUND WITH] LEXICON HEBRAEO-CHALDAICVM IN QVO OMNES RADICES HEBRAEAE ET CHALDAICAE. Lipsiae; Svmt. Joannis Friderici Ivnii, 1769. Contemporary half vellum. 12mo. [1], XVIII, [2], 1168; 310 pages. 18 cm. Seventh (amended and corrected) edition. In Latin, Hebrew, and Aramaic. Two works bound together; with separate title page, though same author, printer and year. With engraved frontispiece. “Hebrew in the Old Testament”, and “Lexicon Hebrew – Aramaic”. Two different Christian Hebraic lexicons compiled by Christianus Reineccius. Bound in half vellum and marbled paper over boards. Subjects: Bible. Old Testament - Dictionaries. Hebrew. Bible. Old Testament - Dictionaries. Latin. Hebrew language - Dictionaries - Latin. Latin language - Dictionaries - Hebrew. Hebrew language - Inflection. Aramaic language - Inflection. OCLC lists 20 copies (of this edition). Light rubbing to vellum, minor wear to edges of boards, with some paper loss, light wormholing to first and last pages, ex-libris stamp on endpage, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (KH-1-28) (ID #32094) $125.00.
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  223. Eitan, Israel. A CONTRIBUTION TO BIBLICAL LEXICOGRAPHY. New York: Columbia University Press, 1924. Original Wraps. 8vo. 66, [2] pages. 23 cm. First edition. Contributions to oriental history and philology, no. 10. Published also as thesis (Ph. D.) Columbia university, 1924. "Etymological studies": p. 29-66. Comparative lexicographic study of biblical terms, with Hebrew roots compared to Assyrian, Arabic, Ethiopic, Greek, Coptic, and Syriac, with a major focus on rabbinic sources. Contains a biography of the author at rear (born in Warsaw, attended Heder, studied in France, member of the lexicographical committee headed by Ben Yehuda in Jerusalem, Hebrew teacher in Palestine and Syria, etc.). Subjects: Hebrew language - Lexicography. Hebrew language - Etymology. Criticism, interpretation, etc. Bible. Old Testament - Criticism, Textual. Wraps worn, with tears at edges, internally clean and fresh. Very good condition. (BIBLE-13-7) (ID #34807) $40.00.
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  225. Gesenius, Wilhelm. HEBRÄISCHES UND ARAMÄISCHES HANDWÖRTERBUCH ÜBER DAS ALTE TESTAMENT. Heidelberg [U. A. ]: Springer, 2013. Hardback. 4to. XLVIII, 1624 pages. 26 cm. Eighteenth edition. In German, Hebrew, and Aramaic. Complete edition, including supplements. Hebrew and Aramaic Dictionary of the Old Testament. Wilhelm Gesenius 1786–1842), German Orientalist, lexicographer, and Bible scholar. Born at Nordhausen, he taught in several German towns (Helmstedt, Goettingen, Heiligenstadt), and was appointed professor of theology at the University of Halle in 1811. … His most important contributions to the knowledge of Hebrew language and grammar are (1) Hebraeisch-deutsches Handwoerterbuch…, in two volumes (Leipzig, 1810–12); an improved edition 'Hebraeisches und chaldaeisches Handwoerterbuch ue ber das Alte Testament' (Leipzig, 1815; after the tenth edition aramaeisches was substituted for chaldaeisches). The book has appeared in German in 16 editions. The 16th edition (1915) was reprinted several times. ” EJ 2008 Subjects: Aramäisch. Deutsch. Hebräisch. Wörterbuch. Altes Testament. Hebrew language - Dictionaries - German. Brand new. Publisher’s price is more than double ours. New Condition. (SPRINGER-1-10) (ID #33461) $54.00.
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  227. Köhler, Ludwig; Walter Baumgartner. LEXICON IN VETERIS TESTAMENTI LIBROS [TWO VOLUME SET]. Leiden; E. J. Brill, 1951-1953. Later Cloth. 4to. LXVI, 1138 pages. 27 cm. First edition. In Hebrew, Aramaic, German, and English. The Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament. Worterbuch zum hebraischen Alten Testament in deutscher und englischer Sprache = A dictionary of the Hebrew Old Testament in English and German / edidit Ludwig Koehler. Worterbuch zum aramaischen Teil des Alten Testaments in deutscher und englischer Sprache = A dictionary of the Aramaic parts of the Old Testament in English and German / Walter Baumgartner. “This lexicon broke with the classic lexicographical tradition of Gesenius … and took a fresh look at all the lexical evidence. One advantage of the Koehler-Baumgartner Lexicon was immediately evident to everyone who used it: it offered a strictly alphabetical order of entries rather than an arrangement by verbal roots, an innovation (along with the provision of generous cross-references) which saved the user much time. More fundamentally, the lexicon took full advantage of the colossal increase in our knowledge of Semitic linguistics (exemplified by the discovery of Ugaritic). ” - pg. V, A Concise Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament, edited by William Lee Holladay. Subjects: Hebrew language - Dictionaries - English. Hebrew language - Dictionaries - German. Hebrew language. Aramaic language - Dictionaries - English. Aramaic language - Dictionaries – German. Bound in later cloth, bookstamp. Lightly aged, but very firm, and clean and fresh. Very good condition. (BIBLE-14-8) (ID #34876) $30.00.
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  229. Cathcart, Kevin J. NAHUM IN THE LIGHT OF NORTHWEST SEMITIC. Rome, Biblical Institute Press, 1973. Original Wraps. 8vo. 171 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Based on the author's thesis, Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome. Biblica et orientalia, Sacra Scriptura antiquitatibus orientalibus illustrata, 26. Includes bibliographical references (pages 15-26). “This study attempts to explain many of the “difficulties” on Nahum by utilizing the materials now available as a result of epigraphical discoveries and subsequent advances in the study of comparative Semitic philology and comparative ancient Near East literatures. The author believes that grammatical, syntactical and lexical problems can often be adequately explained by comparative Northwest Semitic philology, thus removing the necessity for 'improvement' of the text. The first part of each chapter presents the Hebrew text with syllable and stress counts and a new translation. The second part of each chapter is a philological commentary in which grammatical, syntactical and lexical problems are examined in the light of North-west Semitic. ” - Publishers Description. Subjects: Nahum (bijbelboek). Noordwest-semitische talen. Criticism, interpretation, etc. Bible. Nahum - Criticism, Textual. Bible. A. T. Nahum - Critique textuelle. Bible. Nahum. Nahum (Buch). Institutional stamps on endpages, some edgewear to wraps, internally clean and fresh. Good condition. (BIBLE-13-1) (ID #34801) $30.00.
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  231. Heller, Hayyim. PESHITA, HU HA-TARGUM HA-SURI LA-TANAKH: MU’ATAK LI-KHETAV ‘IVRI ‘IM HE’AROT VA-HAGAHOT U-VE'URIM = PESHITTA, IN HEBREW CHARACTERS WITH ELUCIDATORY NOTES BY CH. HELLER; PT. II EXODUS. Berlin; Drukerei Gutenberg, 1929. Original Wraps. 4to. 128 pages. 30 cm. First edition. Part two only (Shemot). Text in Syriac in Hebrew letters. Peshitta, in Hebrew characters with elucidatory notes by Ch. Heller. Hayim Heller (1879–1960), “rabbi and biblical scholar. Born in Bialystok, Hayim Heller earned a doctorate from the University of Würzburg in Germany and was appointed rabbi of Lomza in 1912, a position that he resigned from within months. In 1914, he was elected rabbi of Suwalki, but World War I broke out before he could accept the position, and he moved to Gomel. At the end of the war, Heller returned to Warsaw, where in 1920 he was invited to head the Judaic studies program of the Tahkemoni rabbinical seminary, which had been established by Mizrahi. Because of the impossibly high standards that Heller set for accepting students, he did not find candidates he considered worthy of admission, and the offer of his appointment was rescinded. In 1922 he established the Bet ha-Midrash ha-‘Elyon in Berlin, a yeshiva that stressed a scientific approach to the Bible and rabbinic literature. The majority of the students were graduates of yeshivas in Lithuania and Poland. In 1929, Heller was appointed as a lecturer in biblical studies at the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary at Yeshiva University in New York, and during the 1930s he lived intermittently in Palestine and in Europe. In 1937, he returned to the United States, where he lived first in Chicago and later settled in New York, returning to lecture at Yeshiva University and other institutions. His research, mainly on the text of the Bible and its translations, was geared toward the defense of the traditional Masoretic text and against biblical criticism. ” (Yivo Encyclopedia). Subjects: Bible. Pentateuch. Syriac. Peshitta - Criticism. Bible. Genesis. Syriac. Peshitta - Criticism, Textual. Bible. Exodus. Syriac. Peshitta - Criticism, Textual. OCLC lists 30 copies. Edges lightly bumped, backstrip absent, light soiling to upper edge, otherwise fresh and clean. Good condition. (SPEC-39-18) (ID #32930) $75.00.
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  233. Lucian Of Antioch, Saint; George Henry Gwilliam; F Crawford Burkitt; John F Stenning. BIBLICAL AND PATRISTIC RELICS OF THE PALESTINIAN SYRIAC LITERATURE: FROM MSS. IN THE BODLEIAN LIBRARY AND IN THE LIBRARY OF SAINT CATHERINE ON MOUNT SINAI?. Oxford; The Clarendon Press, 1896. Later cloth. 8vo. 113, [3] pages. 23 cm. First edition. Text in Syriac, with notes and translation in English. Bible, Syriac (Palestinian) Selections, edited by G. H. Gwilliam, F. Crawford Burkitt, and John F. Stenning; with three facsimiles. Contents: Exodus XXVIII. 1-12a; transcribed and edited by G. H. Gwilliam, John F. Stenning - Wisom IX. 8b-X.2 - 3 Kings II.10b-15a and IX. 4, 5a; transcribed and edited by John F. Stenning - Job XXII. 3b-12; transcribed and edited by F. Crawford Burkitt - Fragments of ancient homilies; transcribed by Agnes Bensly; with translation and notes by G. H. Gwilliam, F. Crawford Burkitt - Palestinian handwriting: the periods to which our fragments may be assigned. "The Palestinian version, Anecdota Oxoniensia, 1893: Additions and corrections": pages [107]-110. Anecdota Oxoniensia. Texts, Documents and Extracts chiefly from Manuscripts in the Bodleian and other Oxford Libraries. II. Semitic series. Volume I-part IX. Subjects: Bible. O. T. Syriac (Palestinian) Selections. 1896. Syriac language, Palestinian - Texts. Manuscripts, Syriac - Facsimiles. Paleography, Syriac. Manuscripts - Facsimiles. Palimpsests. Saint Catherine (Monastery: Mount Sinai). Library. Bodleian Library. Cloth, later endpages, title page, lightly soiled. Institutional stamps on endpages. First few leaves lightly shaken. Light soiling to outer edges. Otherwise clean and fresh. Good condition. (CJH-1-14) (ID #32276) $90.00.
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  235. Dukes, Leopold. ZUR KENNTNISS DER NEUHEBRÄISCHEN RELIGIÖSEN POESIE: EIN BEITRAG ZUR LITERATURGESCHICHTE, NEBST HEBRÄISCHEN BEILAGEN [BOUND WITH]:. RABBINISCHE BLUMENLESE, ENTHALTEND: EINE SAMMLUNG, ÜBERSETZUNG UND ERLÄUTERUNG DER HEBRÄISCHEN UND CHALDÄISCHEN SPRÜCHE DES SIRACH, TALMUDISCHER SPRICHWÖRTER, SENTENZEN UND MAXIMEN, NEBST EINEM ANHANGE, LEICHENREDEN UND EINEM GLOSSAR. Frankfurt Am Main; Bach / Leipzig; Hahn, 1842 / 1844. Original marbled boards and quarter leather. 8vo. VII, [5], 175 / VIII, 333 pages. 23 cm. First edition. In German and Hebrew. Two volumes bound together in quarter leather and cloth, with decorative gilt lettering on backstrip. The titles of the volumes translate as: “For the knowledge of modern Hebrew poetry. A contribution to literary history, together with Hebrew inserts” And “Rabbinic anthology containing: A collection, translation and explanation of the Hebrew and Chaldean Proverbs of Sirach, Talmudic proverbs, aphorisms and maxims, together with an appendix and a funeral orations. ” Leopold Dukes was a “Hungarian historian of Jewish literature; born at Presburg, Hungary, 1810; died at Vienna Aug. 3, 1891. He studied Talmudical literature in the yeshibah of Moses Sofer, rabbi of Presburg; but his passion for Biblical studies, which found no sympathy in his native town, led him to the yeshibah of Wörzburg, where he also devoted himself to the acquisition of a secular education. After a prolonged stay at Wörzburg he returned home; but displeased with the manners of his fellow citizens, and impelled by a thirst for knowledge, he visited the principal European cities in which there were libraries containing Hebrew manuscripts. He lived successively at Munich, Tübingen, Hanover, Hamburg, Paris, Leipsic, Oxford, and then spent about twenty years in London. Dukes was an original character, a fact due probably to his solitary life and privations. His scholarship was extensive and exact, and his works cover the fields of exegesis, Haggadah, grammar, Masorah, the history of literature, ethics, and poetry. In all of these he made many ingenious and important discoveries; and his books became indispensable supplements to those of Zunz, Rapoport, and Krochmal. ” (1906 Jewish Encyclopedia) Subjects: Jewish religious poetry, Hebrew -- History and criticism. Jewish religious poetry, Hebrew. Hebrew poetry -- History and criticism. Proverbs, Hebrew. Bible.; O. T.; Apocrypha.; Ecclesiasticus.; Hebrew.; Selections.; 1844.; Bible.; O. T.; Apocrypha.; Ecclesiasticus.; Aramaic.; Selections.; 1844.; Talmud.; Selections.; Hebrew & German. Cloth previously rebacked with tape. Pages very lightly foxed throughout. Pages very clean and fresh. Good condition. (GER-42-32) (ID #33560) $80.00.
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  237. Neusner, Jacob. ANCIENT JUDAISM: DEBATES AND DISPUTES. Chico, Calif.; Scholars Press, 1984. Original Cloth. 8vo. 283 pages. 23 cm. First edition. Brown Judaic studies no. 64. Subjects: Judaism - History - To 70 A. D. - Book reviews. Judaism - History - Talmudic period, 10-425 -- Book reviews. Jews - History - Book reviews. Light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-1-27) (ID #32745) $100.00.
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  239. Neusner, Jacob. APPROACHES TO ANCIENT JUDAISM. NEW SERIES. VOLUME FIFTEEN. Atlanta, Ga.; Scholars Press, 1999. Cloth. 8vo. VII, 249 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Studies in the History of Judaism Number 195. Subjects: Rabbinical literature - History and criticism. Judaism - Book reviews. Judaism - History - Talmudic period, 10-425 - Historiography. Jewish learning and scholarship - United States. Light wear to cloth, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-1-31) (ID #32749) $100.00.
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  241. Neusner, Jacob. APPROACHES TO ANCIENT JUDAISM. NEW SERIES. VOLUME SEVEN. Atlanta, Ga.; Scholars Press, 1995. Original Cloth. 8vo. X, 255 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Studies in the History of Judaism Number 110. Subjects: Rabbinical literature - History and criticism. Judaism - Book reviews. Judaism - History - Talmudic period, 10-425 - Historiography. Jewish learning and scholarship - United States. Light wear to cloth, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-1-30) (ID #32748) $100.00.
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  243. Neusner, Jacob. JUDAIC PERSPECTIVES ON ANCIENT ISRAEL. Philadelphia; Fortress Press, 1987. Original Cloth. 8vo. XVIII, 318 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Edited by Jacob Neusner, Baruch A. Levine, and Ernest S. Frerichs; literary editor, Caroline McCracken-Flesher. “This volume assembles for the first time a representative statement of Judaic learning on the Old Testament as it is studied today by many of the most important Jewish Bible scholars of the age. A host of internationally known scholars - American, European, and Israeli - here present a variety of rich perspectives on the study and interpretation of the Scriptures revered by both Judaism and Christianity. These studies make clear that no single Jewish school of biblical scholarship exists. Rather there is a Jewish approach, involving appreciation for Hebrew as a living language; the reality of Jewish settlement in the Land of Israel; the continuity of Scripture in the life of Israel, the Jewish people, and the state of Israel; and a complete and healthy adaptation of the critical perspectives of contemporary scholarship. ” (Publishers description). Subjects: Bible. Old Testament - Criticism, interpretation, etc. Bible. Old Testament - Criticism, interpretation, etc, Jewish - History - 20th century. Light wear to jacket, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-3-8) (ID #32853) $30.00.
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  245. Neusner, Jacob. METHOD AND MEANING IN ANCIENT JUDAISM [THREE VOLUMES; SERIES 1-3]. Missoula, MT; Scholars Press, 1979-1981. Softbound. 8vo. VII, 211; 223; 247 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Three volumes; first through third series of Method and Meaning in Ancient Judaism. Brown Judaic studies no. 10, 15, 16. Subjects: Mishnah - Criticism, interpretation, etc. Talmud - Criticism, interpretation, etc. -- History. Pharisees - Historiography. Light wear to wraps, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-1-25) (ID #32743) $150.00.
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  247. Neusner, Jacob. READING AND BELIEVING: ANCIENT JUDAISM AND CONTEMPORARY GULLIBILITY. Atlanta, Ga.; Scholars Press, 1986. Softbound. 8vo. 129 pages. 23 cm. First edition. Brown Judaic studies no. 113. Subjects: Judaism - History - To 70 A. D. - Historiography. Judaism - History - Talmudic period, 10-425 - Historiography. Light wear to wraps. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-1-50) (ID #32768) $50.00.
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  249. Neusner, Jacob; Ernest S Frerichs. APPROACHES TO ANCIENT JUDAISM: THEORY AND PRACTICE; VOLUME VI; STUDIES IN THE ETHNOGRAPHY AND LITERATURE OF JUDAISM. Atlanta, Ga; Scholars Press, 1989. Original Cloth. 8vo. XIV, 204 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Approaches to Ancient Judaism, Volume Six, Studies in the Ethnography and Literature of Judaism. Brown Judaic Studies 192. Subjects: Rabbinical literature - History and criticism. Rabbinical literature - Study and teaching (Higher) Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-1-29) (ID #32747) $100.00.
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  251. Biran, Avraham. TEMPLES AND HIGH PLACES IN BIBLICAL TIMES: PROCEEDINGS OF THE COLLOQUIUM IN HONOR OF THE CENTENNIAL OF HEBREW UNION COLLEGE-JEWISH INSTITUTE OF RELIGION, JERUSALEM, 14-16 MARCH 1977. Jerusalem, Israel; Nelson Glueck School Of Biblical Archaeology Of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute Of Religion, 1981. Original Cloth. 8vo. VII, 182 [24] pages. 25 cm. First edition. With 24 pages of black and white plates. Contains the texts of the opening and closing remarks, lectures, synopses of lectures, and discussions following the lectures of the colloquium, with subjects ranging from the Chalcolithic to Byzantine periods, 'Bible-Lands' as well as Anatolia and the Aegean, etc. Subjects: Temples - Middle East - Congresses. High places (Shrines) - Congresses. Antiquities. High places (Shrines) Religion. Temples. Conference proceedings. Middle East - Religion - Congresses. Middle East - Antiquities - Congresses. Light wear to jacket, previous owners name on endpage, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (BIBLE-13-26) (ID #34826) $30.00.
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  253. Ginsberg, Harold Louis. THE ISRAELIAN HERITAGE OF JUDAISM. New York; Jewish Theological Seminary Of America, 1982. Original Cloth. 8vo. VII, 145 pages. 23 cm. Edition. Study by Harold Louis Ginsberg (1903-1990), Sabatao Morais Professor Emeritus of Bible at the Jewish Theology Seminary, on the emergence of Judaism, with major analysis of and the direct influences upon Deuteronomy Exodus, Isaiah, Hosea. The “late Professor of Bible at JTS, H. L. Ginsberg, had suggested that the impulse behind Deuteronomy derived not from political ambition (to fill the void left up north by the destruction of Samaria and the temporary inattention of Assyria) but from religious remorse. In the decades prior to Samaria's fall, the prophet Hosea inveighed against its rampant pagan practices. 'For Ephraim [the Northern Kingdom] has multiplied altars - for guilt. Israel has ignored his Maker and built temples' (8: 11, 14). Implicit in this denunciation was the ideal of a single central sanctuary dedicated to the universal God who had redeemed Israel from Egypt. After 722 BCE, Hosea's cultic indictment filtered south to Jerusalem to inspire a religious revolution that might spare Judah the fate of its estranged sibling (Israelian Heritage of Judaism). ” - Ismar Schorsch, Vanquishment Through the Written Word. Subjects: Document (Biblical criticism) Theology. Bible. Old Testament - Theology. Bible. Old Testament. Light wear to cloth, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (BIBLE-13-41) (ID #34841) $30.00.
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  255. Ginsberg, Harold Louis. THE ISRAELIAN HERITAGE OF JUDAISM. New York; Jewish Theological Seminary Of America, 1982. Original Cloth. 8vo. VII, 145 pages. 23 cm. Edition. Study by Harold Louis Ginsberg (1903-1990), Sabatao Morais Professor Emeritus of Bible at the Jewish Theology Seminary, on the emergence of Judaism, with major analysis of and the direct influences upon Deuteronomy Exodus, Isaiah, Hosea. The “late Professor of Bible at JTS, H. L. Ginsberg, had suggested that the impulse behind Deuteronomy derived not from political ambition (to fill the void left up north by the destruction of Samaria and the temporary inattention of Assyria) but from religious remorse. In the decades prior to Samaria's fall, the prophet Hosea inveighed against its rampant pagan practices. 'For Ephraim [the Northern Kingdom] has multiplied altars - for guilt. Israel has ignored his Maker and built temples' (8: 11, 14). Implicit in this denunciation was the ideal of a single central sanctuary dedicated to the universal God who had redeemed Israel from Egypt. After 722 BCE, Hosea's cultic indictment filtered south to Jerusalem to inspire a religious revolution that might spare Judah the fate of its estranged sibling (Israelian Heritage of Judaism). ” - Ismar Schorsch, Vanquishment Through the Written Word. Subjects: D document (Biblical criticism) Theology. Bible. Old Testament - Theology. Bible. Old Testament. Cloth soiled, otherwise fresh and clean. Good condition. (BIBLE-13-41A) (ID #34842) $30.00.
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  257. Goldziher, Ignác, 1850-1921. DER MYTHOS BEI DEN HEBRÄERN UND SEINE GESCHICHTLICHE ENTWICKELUNG: UNTERSUCHUNGEN ZUR MYTHOLOGIE UND RELIGIONSWISSENSCHAFT. Leipzig; F. A. Brockhaus, 1876. Later Cloth. 8vo. XXX, 402 pages. 22 cm. First edition. In the original German. 'Mythology among the Hebrews and its historical development. ' Groundbreaking study on Hebrew myths. “Jewish science is likewise indebted to him; he has pointed out the traces of Hebrew mythology in the Bible, and has presented comparative studies of Jewish and Arabic folk-lore and culture in the Middle Ages. ” - 2006 JE. Ignaz Goldziher (Isaac Judah; 1850–1921), Hungarian scholar, one of the founders of modern Islamic scholarship. ” - 2008 EJ. Subjects: Jewish mythology. Judaism - History - To 70 A. D. Judaism - Works to 1900. Jewish mythology. Judaism. Bound in later cloth, with original backstrip leather gilt title pasted to backstrip; binding firm; previous owners bookstamp on titlepage, signature on endpage; otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (BIBLE-13-47) (ID #34848) $60.00.
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  259. Goldziher, Ignác; Heymann Steinthal; R Martineau. MYTHOLOGY AMONG THE HEBREWS AND ITS HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT. London; Longmans, Green, 1877. Cloth. 8vo. XXXV, 457 pages. 23 cm. First English edition. Translation of Der Mythos bei den Hebräern und seine geschichtliche Entwickelung (1876) by Ignaz Goldziher. Translated from the German, with additions by the author, by Russell Martineau. Includes two essays by H. Steinthal. Groundbreaking study on Hebrew myths. “Jewish science is likewise indebted to him; he has pointed out the traces of Hebrew mythology in the Bible, and has presented comparative studies of Jewish and Arabic folk-lore and culture in the Middle Ages. ” - 2006 JE. Ignaz Goldziher (Isaac Judah; 1850–1921), Hungarian scholar, one of the founders of modern Islamic scholarship. ” - 2008 EJ. Subjects: Jewish mythology. Judaism - History - To 70 A. D. Jewish mythology. Judaism. Light soiling to upper margins, overall very clean and fresh. Binding solid. Very good condition. (BIBLE-13-46) (ID #34847) $100.00.
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  261. Hertz, Joseph H. ANCIENT SEMITIC CODES AND THE MOSAIC LEGISLATION. London;, 1928. Original Wraps. 8vo. [207-221] pages; [i.e. 14 pages]. 23 cm. First edition. Publications of the Society for Jewish Jurisprudence, English Branch, no. 6. Contributed by the Very Rev. The Chief Rabbi (Dr. J. H. Hertz). With laid in sheet: “With the Chief Rabbi's Compliments. ” Comparative analysis of Bablyonian codes and law (specifically Hammurabi) with Assyrian and Hittite law, compared to Mosaic law, on the subjects of slaves, women, loans, etc. The influence, direct and indirect, of various codes, is shown. Subjects: Law, Assyro-Babylonian. Mishpat Ivri. OCLC lists 27 copies. Wraps soiled, margins foxed throughout, otherwise clean and fresh. Good condition. (BIBLE-13-32) (ID #34832) $30.00.
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  263. Heschel, Abraham Joshua. תורה מן השמים באספקלריה של הדורות TORAH MIN HA-SHAMAYIM BE-ASPAKLARYAH SHEL HA-DOROT = THEOLOGY OF ANCIENT JUDAISM [VOLUMES ONE AND TWO]. London; Soncino Press, 1962-1965. Original Cloth. 8vo. 297; 440 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. Sefer 1. Darkhe ha-mahshavah bi-tekufat ha-tana’im - sefer 2. Torah mi-Sinai ve-Torah min ha-shamayim. Volumes one and two only (volume three issued 1990). Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907–1972), U. S. Scholar and philosopher … In his three-volume Hebrew work, Torah min ha-Shamayim be-Aspaklaryah shel ha-Dorot (1962, 1965; third volume published posthumously in 1990), he presented the assumptions and ideas underlying the talmudic views of Torah and revelation and discovered two major trends in ancient Jewish thought which became formative in all subsequent Jewish history. In these two trends, epitomized by Rabbi Ishmael and Rabbi Akiva, halakhic differences reflect different aggadic positions of faith. Rabbi Akiva maintained that the Torah is written in heavenly language, which stimulates vision and opens one up to mystery, whereas Rabbi Ishmael asserted that the Torah is written in the language of man, which promotes logical thinking and the search for peshat (the plain meaning). ” - Ej 2008. Subjects: Revelation - Judaism. Theology. Talmud - Theology. Talmud. Light wear to cloth, without jackets; very clean and fresh. Very good condition. (BIBLE-13-22) (ID #34822) $100.00.
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  265. Kelso, James A. A HISTORY OF THE HEBREWS IN OUTLINE: DOWN TO THE RESTORATION UNDER EZRA AND NEHEMIAH. SYLLABUS OF A COURSE OF CLASS STUDIES AND LECTURES. Pittsburgh; Western Theological Seminary, 1921. Original Wraps. 8vo. 54 pages. 23 cm. First edition. With four maps. Extensive chronological outlines of major events in Jewish history in antiquity, with sources and reference works listed for each major period. Subjects: Jews - History - Outlines, syllabi, etc. OCLC lists 7 copies. Light soiling to wraps, otherwise clean and fresh. Good condition. (BIBLE-13-33) (ID #34833) $30.00.
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  267. Levinson, Bernard M. LEGAL REVISION AND RELIGIOUS RENEWAL IN ANCIENT ISRAEL. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010. Softbound. 8vo. XXVI, 206 pages. 22 cm. First paperback edition. “This book examines the doctrine of transgenerational punishment found in the Decalogue – the idea that God punishes sinners vicariously, extending the punishment due them to three or four generations of their progeny. Although a 'God-given' law, the unfairness of punishing innocent people in this way was clearly recognized in ancient Israel. A series of inner-biblical and post-biblical responses to the rule demonstrates that later writers were able to criticize, reject, and replace this doctrine with the notion of individual retribution. Supporting further study, it includes a valuable bibliographical essay on the distinctive approach of inner-biblical exegesis, showing the contributions of European, Israeli, and North American scholars. This Cambridge release represents a major revision and expansion of the French edition, L'Herméneutique de l'innovation: Canon et exégèse dans l'Israël biblique, nearly doubling its length with extensive content and offering alternative perspectives on debates about canonicity, textual authority, and authorship. ” (Publishers Description) Subjects: Punishment -Religious aspects - Judaism. Punishment (Jewish law) God (Judaism) - Righteousness. God (Judaism) - History of doctrines. Judaism - History - To 70 A. D. Bible. O. T. - Criticism, interpretation, etc. Bible. O. T. - Historiography. Light shelf wear, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good + condition. (SPEC-36-50) (ID #32138) $30.00.
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  269. Patai, Raphael. THE HEBREW GODDESS. New York; Ktav Pub. House, 1967. Original Cloth. 8vo. 349 pages. 24 cm. First edition. “The Hebrew Goddess demonstrates that the Jewish religion, far from being pure monotheism, contained from earliest times strong polytheistic elements, chief of which was the cult of the mother goddess. ” - Publishers Description. Contents: The Goddess Asherah - Astarte-Annath - The Cherubim - The Shekhina - The Kabbalistic tetrad - Matronit: the goddess of the Kabbala - Lilith - The Sabbath: virgin, bride, queen and goddess. Raphael Patai (1910–1996), “anthropologist, biblical scholar, and editor. … Patai founded the Palestine Institute of Folklore and Ethnology in Jerusalem and served as its director of research … His main contribution to scholarship resides in two fields – the culture of the ancient Hebrews and Jews and that of the modern Middle East including Israel. ” - 2008 EJ. Subjects: Mother goddesses. Jewish mythology. Light wear to cloth, otherwise clean and fresh. Previous owners bookstamp on endpage. In good jacket. Very good condition. (BIBLE-13-59) (ID #34860) $30.00.
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  271. Raffaeli, Samuel. MATBEOT HA-YEHUDIM = COINS OF THE JEWS. Jerusalem; E. Deinard, 1913. Original Wraps. 8vo. VI, 6, 199 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. Coins of the Jews; history of Jewish coinage. First Hebrew book on ancient Jewish coins (according the Israel Museum of Jerusalem. A treatise on Jewish numismatics, with 35 pages of plates, depicting weights and seals, and 213 coins, from early Greek and Macedonian to late roman times; the greater part of the text concerns a full description of the coins represented, with translations of the characters, and a table of the various alphabets found represented. Published by the controversial and eccentric Ephriam Deinard. “Samuel Raffaeli (Raffalovich): As a moneychanger working within Jerusalem's Jaffa Gate, Samuel Raffalovich (1867-1923) was periodically exposed to ancient coins, shown to him by beduoins and local peasants. However, it was not until Eliezer Ben-Yehuda identified the ancient Hebrew letters on a coin in his possession that Raffaelovich's passion for ancient coins was kindled. Eventually, Ben-Yehuda taught Raffaelovich to read not only ancient Hebrew script but also Greek and Latin writing. Refusing to receive payment for his this service, Ben- Yehuda only asked that Raffaelovich change his name to the more Hebrew-sounding Raffaeli. In subsequent years, Raffaeli established an antiquities shop specializing in the sale of antiquities to foreign collectors and museums. Later, he spent some time in England, where he opened the first travel agency in London to organize trips to Palestine. In 1913, he published the first Hebrew book on ancient Jewish coins, and in 1920 he was appointed Keeper of the Coin Collection of the Palestine Archaeological Museum, a post he held until his death in 1923. His private collection, which he sold to the Palestine Archaeological Museum (now the Rockefeller Museum) remains part of the museum's holdings until this day. ” (Israel Museum, Jerusalem; ‘More Than Money; Modern Studies’). Subjects: Numismatics – Ancient. Hebrew Coinage. OCLC lists 10 copies. Backstrip repaired; edges of wraps bumped, chipped, internally clean and fresh. Good + condition. (CJH-1-18) (ID #32280) $75.00.
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  273. Sommer, Benjamin D. THE BODIES OF GOD AND THE WORLD OF ANCIENT ISRAEL. Cambridge; Cambridge University Press, 2009. Publishers cloth. 8vo. XV, 334 pages. 23 cm. First edition. “Sommer utilizes a lost ancient Near Eastern perception of divinity according to which a god has more than one body and fluid, unbounded selves. Though the dominant strains of biblical religion rejected it, a monotheistic version of this theological intuition is found in some biblical texts. Later Jewish and Christian thinkers inherited this ancient way of thinking; ideas such as the sefirot in Kabbalah and the trinity in Christianity represent a late version of this theology. This book forces us to rethink the distinction between monotheism and polytheism, as this notion of divine fluidity is found in both polytheistic cultures (Babylonia, Assyria, Canaan) and monotheistic ones (biblical religion, Jewish mysticism, Christianity), whereas it is absent in some polytheistic cultures (classical Greece). The Bodies of God and the World of Ancient Israel has important repercussions not only for biblical scholarship and comparative religion but for Jewish-Christian dialogue. ” (Publishers description) Subjects: God (Judaism) - History of doctrines. Monotheism. Polytheism. God - Biblical teaching. Light shelf wear to jacket, otherwise fine. Great condition. (SPEC-36-48) (ID #32136) $55.00.
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  275. Sulzberger, Mayer. THE AM HA-ARETZ, THE ANCIENT HEBREW PARLIAMENT, A CHAPTER IN THE CONSTITUTIONAL HISTORY OF ANCIENT ISRAEL [AUTHOR INSCRIBED]. Philadelphia; J. H. Greenstone, 1909. Original Cloth. 8vo. [2], 95 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Inscribed “With the author's compliments. ” Contents: I. Political Power of Am ha-aretz. The Edah, Nesiini and Zekenim - The Am ha-aretz - The Am-ha-aretz of the Hittites - The Downfall of Athaliah - The Scene of the Revolution - The Am ha-aretz and the Later Kings - The Am ha-aretz (Rosh ha-Keruim), elects Saul. II. Its Judicial Power. The Trial of Jeremiah - The Trial of Naboth - III. The Witness of Literature. Am ha-aretz in the Literature - Rosh in the Literature - The Judgment of Solomon - Conclusion - Map of Temple Hill. Study of Am-Haaretz originally presented as lectures at the Jewish Theological Seminary by Mayer Sulzberger (1843–1923), U. S. Jurist and communal leader. Subjects: Am Haarez. Jews - Politics and government. Judaism - History - Ancient period. Lightly bumped cloth at edges, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (BIBLE-14-13) (ID #34881) $45.00.
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  277. Sulzberger, Mayer. THE AM HA-ARETZ, THE ANCIENT HEBREW PARLIAMENT, A CHAPTER IN THE CONSTITUTIONAL HISTORY OF ANCIENT ISRAEL. Philadelphia; J. H. Greenstone, 1910. Original Cloth. 8vo. [2], 79 pages. 21 cm. Second printing. Small octavo second printing of Sulzberger's Am-Ha-Aretz. Study of Am-Haaretz originally presented as lectures at the Jewish Theological Seminary by Mayer Sulzberger (1843–1923), U. S. Jurist and communal leader. Subjects: Am Haarez. Jews - Politics and government. Judaism - History - Ancient period. Institutional stamps on endpages, soiling to a few margins, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (BIBLE-14-14) (ID #34882) $40.00.
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  279. Sulzberger, Mayer. THE POLITY OF THE ANCIENT HEBREWS. Philadelphia; J. H. Greenstone, 1912. Original Cloth. 8vo. [2], 96 pages. 24 cm. First edition. “The following lectures were read before the Dropsie College for Hebrew and Cognate Learning, Philadelphia, in the month of March, 1912, They are mere studies in the public law of the ancient Hebrews. ” - p. [2]. Subjects: Jews - Politics and government. Constitutional history, Ancient. Institutional marks on endpages, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (BIBLE-14-16) (ID #34884) $100.00.
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  281. Sulzberger, Mayer. THE POLITY OF THE ANCIENT HEBREWS. Philadelphia; Dropsie College For Hebrew And Cognate Learning, 1912. Original Wraps. 8vo. 81 pages. 25 cm. "Reprinted from the Jewish Quarterly Review, new series, volume III, number 1". "A course of four lectures delivered before the Dropsie College for Hebrew and Cognate Learning, March 18, 21, 25, and 28, 1912". Close reading of the five books of Moses, with a major emphasis on Leviticus, towards a social history of the polity of ancient Israel. Subjects: Jews - Politics and government - To 70 A. D. Jewish law. Jews - Politics and government. In Original wraps, pages uncut (never read), light wear to edges, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (BIBLE-14-15) (ID #34883) $75.00.
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  283. Jacobowitz, Abraham Leib [A. A. Akavia]. HA-LUAH VE-SHIMUSHO BI-KHRONOLOGYA = THE CALENDAR AND ITS USE FOR CHRONOLOGICAL PURPOSES INCLUDING A JEWISH-CHRISTIAN-MOSLEM CALENDAR FROM THE CREATION TO THE YEAR 6000 A.M. Jerusalem; Magnes Press, 1953. Original Boards. 8vo. 182 pages. 25 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. 'The Calendar and its Chronological Use: A reference book for technical and historical chronology. ' With material on the Tequfah of Nisan, Tequfot reckoning, chronology, material on conversion of dates (including conversion of Jewish-Christian-Moslem dates). Avraham Aryeh Leib Akavya (Yakobovits) (1882–1964), “Polish-born Hebrew and Yiddish writer and editor. After the publication of his first story in David Frischmann's Ha-Dor (1901), Akavya became a steady contributor to the Hebrew press and literary periodicals. He also wrote stories and novels in Yiddish, and translated from Yiddish to Hebrew. Akavya edited several Yiddish weeklies, the Hebrew daily Ha-Boker (with D. Frischmann (1909)), the biweekly for youth Shibbolim, and (after World War I) Ha-Zefirah and Ha-Yom. He went to Palestine in 1935 and was an editor of the short Massadah encyclopedia and later the chief editor of the Yizre'el encyclopedia. He devoted many years of research to the Hebrew calendar and published various books on the subject. ” - EJ 2008 Subjects: Jewish calendar. Jewish chronology. OCLC lists 16 copies. Scarce. Light wear to boards, bookplate on endpage, otherwise clean and fresh. Good condition. (BIBLE-14-20) (ID #34888) $75.00.
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  285. Dobin, Joel C. TO RULE BOTH DAY AND NIGHT: ASTROLOGY IN THE BIBLE, MIDRASH, AND TALMUD. New York; Inner Traditions International, 1977. Original Cloth. 8vo. 255 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Study of Astrology of Ancient Israel, Astrology in the Bible, Midrash, and Talmud. Rabbi Joel C. Dobin was a graduate of Princeton University and Hebrew Union College/Jewish Institute of Religion. He served congregations all his life, spending 18 years at Sinai Reform Temple in Bay Shore, New York. He also served congregations in Louisiana, Florida, Texas, Pennsylvania, and California. Subjects: Jewish astrology. Bible and astrology. No jacket. Institutional stamps on endpages, internally clean and fresh. Good + condition. (BIBLE-14-21) (ID #34889) $30.00.
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  287. Goudoever, J. Van. BIBLICAL CALENDARS. Leiden; E. J. Brill, 1961. Original Cloth. 8vo. XII, 295 pages. 25 cm. Second Revised edition. Contents: Israelite Calendars; The Festivals in the Early Christian Church; The Feasts in the Gospels and Acts. Seminal study; material on Enoch, Jubilees, Ezra, Baruch, etc. Subjects: Church calendar. Fasts and feasts. Fasts and feasts - Judaism. Bible - Liturgical use. Institutional marks on endpages, otherwise very clean and fresh. Very good condition. (BIBLE-14-22) (ID #34890) $30.00.
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  289. Mitchel, O. M. THE ASTRONOMY OF THE BIBLE. New York; Blakeman & Mason, 1863. Original Cloth. 8vo. 322 pages. 20 cm. First edition. Frontispiece portrait of the author. Contents: The Mosaic account of creation, compared with the cosmogony of the universe as revealed in the actual condition of astronomy. - An examination of the astronomical allusions in the book of Job. - The astronomical miracles of the Bible miracles of power. With a biographical sketch of the author. Ormsby MacKnight Mitchel (1809-1862) was an American astronomer and major general in the American Civil War. Mitchel helped establish observatories for the United States Navy and at Harvard University, he also published the first monthly magazine in the United States devoted specifically to astronomy. “The last work of this martyr-philosopher... His premature death adds interest to the lectures contained in the present volume. They are the last and ripest fruits of his keen and vigorous intellect, applied to the illustration of the most momentous questions that can interest humanity - the agreement between science and revelation, constantly widening and increasing in proportion as our knowledge itself grows - most clearly recognized by those whose high acquirements enable them to speak with authority... The rapid sale of the first edition (5, 000 copies) shows that the book is in the lands of an appreciative public. ” - New York Times book of the week review, May 10, 1863. Subjects: Astronomy in the Bible. Religion and science. Light soiling to cloth, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (BIBLE-14-23) (ID #34891) $50.00.
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  291. Schiaparelli, G. V. ASTRONOMY IN THE OLD TESTAMENT. Oxford; Clarendon Press, 1905. Original Cloth. 8vo. 178 pages. 20 cm. First edition. By Giovanni Virginio Schiaparelli; authorized English translation of L'Astronomia nell' Antico Testamento, with many corrections and additions by the author. Contents: The Firmament, the Earth, the Abysses; The Stars; The Constellations; Mazzaroth; The Day and its Division; The Jewish Month; The Jewish Year; Septenary Periods; Appendices on the constellation 'lyutha in the Syriac writers, Kimah, 'Ayish, Mazzaroth, The week, and the week of weeks, among the Babylonians. Giovanni Virginio Schiaparelli (1835-1910) was an Italian astronomer and senator, who discovered the asteroid Hesperia, made extensive studies of Venus, Mars, and Mercury; on “his retirement Schiaparelli studied the astronomy of the ancient Hebrews and Babylonians and wrote L’astronomia nell’antico testamento (1903; Astronomy in the Old Testament, 1905). ” - Encyclopedia Britannica. The entries on Orion and Pleiades in the 1906 Jewish Encyclopedia cite Schiaparelli extensively. Subjects: Astronomy in the Bible. Jewish astronomy. Light wear to cloth, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (BIBLE-14-24) (ID #34892) $100.00.
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  293. Ario S Hyams. PSALM CXI: DEDICATED TO THE FIFTIETH JUBILEE OF THE RABBINICAL ASSEMBLY OF AMERICA. New York; Rabbinical Assembly Of America, 1951. Original wraps. 4to. 12 pages. 28 cm. First edition. Words in transliterated Hebrew. Psalm CXI: dedicated to the fiftieth jubilee of the Rabbinical Assembly of America: for Jubilee Sabbath January 5 and 6, 1951 Tebet 28, 5711: for choir and cantor solo (baritone or tenor). “Rabbi Ario S. Hyams graduated from the City College of New York in 1927, and received rabbinic ordination from The Jewish Theological Seminary in 1931. A chaplain during World War Two, Hyams went on to lead congregations in Somerville, Massachusetts; Lynbrook, New York; Asbury Park and Teaneck, New Jersey, and finally Roslyn Heights, New York, where he led Temple Beth Shalom. Rabbi Hyams held positions as president of the Rabbinical Association of Bergen County, New Jersey, chairman of the Nassau-Suffolk division of the Rabbinical Assembly, and president of the Nassau-Suffolk Association of Rabbis. He was the national chairman of the United Synagogue Commission on Jewish Education, and was its chairman of music in education. A composer, Rabbi Hyams was in 1961 named chairman of the Jewish Welfare Board's National Jewish Music Council. He also held the position of editor of Jewish Music Notes, a supplement to the Jewish Welfare Board Circle, 1955-1962. Hyams was also a lecturer in music at Hofstra University. ” (JTS) Subjects: Sabbath - Liturgy. Psalms (Music) - 111th Psalm. Synagogue music - United States. OCLC lists 3 copies. Institutional stamp on front wrap, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (MUSIC-3-31) (ID #33274) $40.00.
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  295. Shneur Zalman Zeitlin; Haim Bar-Dayan. HAMISHAH HUMSHE TORAH U-KERI'ATAM: SEFER SHELOMOH ROZOVSKI = THE TORA AND ITS CANTILLATION: BOOK OF SHELOMO ROSOVSKY. Jerusalem; Orient And Occident, 1977. Softbound. 8vo. 426, 28 pages. 25 cm. First Hebrew edition. In Hebrew, with English explanatory material and summary. Added title on cover: Miqraey qodesh. Book of Shelomo Rosovsky; Tora and its cantillation. “Rosowsky’s seminal work, The Cantillation of the Bible: the Five Books of Moses, was published in 1957, providing an analytical theory of Biblical cantillation based on his research of the Lituanian-Israeli tradition. The massive work is broken up into three main sections: the first defines the basic functions of the 28 tropal signs, the second includes his field work results in musical notation, and the third delineates Rosowsky’s original theory of the Law of Assimilation (how tropes are joined) and an analysis of the scalar basis of Shabbat cantillation. ” (Jewish Music Research Centre) Subjects: Cantillation. Jewish chants. Judaism - Liturgy. Jews - Music. Jews - Music - History and criticism. OCLC lists 20 copies. Wraps rubbed, pages lightly aged, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (MUSIC-2-17) (ID #33201) $95.00.
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  297. Ehrlich, Ernst Ludwig. [Gutmann, Joseph]. DIE KULTSYMBOLIK IM ALTEN TESTAMENT UND IM NACHBIBLISCHEN JUDENTUM. Stuttgart; A. Hiersemann, 1959. Original Wraps. 8vo. 143 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In German. Copy of Joseph Gutmann's (important scholar on jewish art) with his extensive notes in margins. Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich (1921 – 2007) was a German-born Swiss Jewish religious philosopher. He was born in Berlin. Ehrlich fled Nazi Germany for Switzerland in June 1943, using a false passport. From 1961 to 1994 he was European director of the Jewish organisation B'nai B'rith. Subjects: Worship in the Bible. Judaism - Customs and practices. Jewish art and symbolism. Light soiling to wraps and edges, otherwise fresh. Good + condition. (ART-23-34) (ID #33495) $55.00.
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  299. Leveen, Jacob. THE HEBREW BIBLE IN ART. London; Pub. For The British Academy By H. Milford, Oxford University Press, 1944. Original Cloth. 8vo. XII, 140, [2], XLI pages. 25 cm. First edition. With 41 pages of plates at rear. The Schweich lectures of the British academy, 1939. Contents: I. The Historical and archaeological background. - II. The wall-paintings at Dura-Europos - III. The illuminated Hebrew Bibles of the East - IV. The illuminated manuscripts of the West - V. Conclusion. Jacob Leveen (1891–1980), was a “librarian and author. Born in Jerusalem, Leveen studied in England and worked for many years in the Department of Oriental Books and Manuscripts of the British Museum, from 1953–56 as keeper. He was responsible for part 4 of the Catalogue of Hebrew and Samaritan Manuscripts in the British Museum (1935). His Hebrew Bible in Art (1944, the British Academy's Schweich lectures, 1939) was a pioneer study in this field. Leveen also published a facsimile edition of a unique British Museum manuscript of Zechariah b. Judah Aghmati's digest of commentaries on the three Bava tractates of the Babylonian Talmud (1961). He prepared the second part of a catalog of Hebrew manuscripts in the Cambridge University Library (unpublished). ” - 2008 EJ. Subjects: Jewish art. Illumination of books and manuscripts. Bible. Old Testament - Illustrations. Bible. Old Testament. Hebrew - Miscellanea. Bible. Old Testament - Manuscripts, Hebrew. With Steinhardt Family Library bookplate. Very clean and fresh. Very good condition. (BIBLE-14-18) (ID #34886) $30.00.
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  301. Shneid, Naftali. HA-TANAKH BI-TEMUNOT REMBRANDT. Tel Aviv: Yavneh, 1947. Original Cloth. 8vo. [92] pages. 25 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. Rembrandt and the Bible. A work on the biblical paintings of Rembrandt; containing 46 plates with detailed notes. Written by the esteemed Dr. Schneid, a painter, sculptor, art historian, writer, and thinker; he helped found an art museum for the YIVO, was a friend and correspondent of hundreds of important Jewish artists in the interwar period, escaped to Palestine in 1939, and taught art history at the Technion. Subjects: Drawing - Netherlands - 17th century. Etching - Netherlands - 17th century. Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, 1606-1669. Bible. Old Testament - Illustrations. OCLC lists 21 copies. Light soiling to endpages and backstrip, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (ART-23-38) (ID #33499) $100.00.
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  303. Altmann, Alexander. BIBLICAL MOTIFS; ORIGINS AND TRANSFORMATIONS. Cambridge; Harvard University Press, 1966. Original Cloth. 8vo. 251 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Philip W. Lown Institute of Advanced Judaic Studies, Brandeis University. Studies and texts, v. 3. Contents: Leviathan: symbol of evil / Cyrus H. Gordon - The divine warrior in Israel's early cult / Frank Moore Cross, Jr. - The desert motif in the Bible and in Qumran literature / Shemaryahu Talmon - Political and cosmic symbolism in Genesis 14 and in its Babylonian sources / Michael C. Astour - The date and circumstances of the cursing of Canaan / David Neiman - The end of Ecclesiastes: literal exegesis and its transformation / Judah Goldin - Apologetic motifs in the Targum to the Song of Songs / Raphael J. Loewe - The Book of Job and its interpreters / Nahum N. Glatzer - The Greek garments on Jewish heroes in the Dura Synagogue / Erwin R. Goodenough. Subjects: Symbolism in the Bible. Bible. Old Testament. Institutional stamps on jacket and outer edges, internally very clean and fresh. Very good condition. (BIBLE-14-2) (ID #34870) $30.00.
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  305. Benn, [Bencjon]. 62 PSAUMES ET VERSETS DE LA BIBLE [with additional original color pencil drawing laid in]. [Châtenay-Malabry (Seine) ]; Lefort, 1960. Folding Case. Large Folio. Sixty-two illustrated plates. 44 cm. Nr 289 of a deluxe edition of 2000 copies. First edition. With additional original full-size drawing in 3 colors, with colored pencil, of doves and flowers, with inscription in Hebrew and signed. Housed in original folding-case, loose as issued, original colored pictorial stiff wrappers. Title translates as: “62 Psalms and Verses of the Bible. ” In French. Preface by Jules Romains. “The artist Benn was a renowned Jewish painter who drew inspiration from the Bible and expressed his spiritual connection to it in a body of self-contained and highly integrated work, which was published under the title “62 Psaumes et versets de la Bible. ” When the Nazis entered Paris, Benn’s worst premonitions were realized. He was rounded up together with other East European Jews and interned in a holding camp, whose inmates were ultimately destined for a concentration camp in Germany. He was held in that camp for a month, and during that time he sketched the faces of his co-internees and their surroundings. He fell into a deep depression, lost weight, and would probably have died had it not been for the efforts of his wife and friends who managed to smuggle him out of the camp. Arrangements were made to hide the couple in the basement of an apartment house in Paris. Benn and his wife remained there in hiding for the duration of the war. During his twenty six months of confinement, Benn completed a series of sixty two drawings, based on selected psalms and verses of the Bible. The remarkable feature of this body of work is that it represents a radical departure in style from of his other work, and that style, while continuing to evolve after the war, remained exclusively associated with biblical themes. He continued to use biblical themes as subject matter (e. G, Song of Songs), and this particular style sets these works quite apart from the other figurative and representational work he did simultaneously. The drawings and the canvasses were critically acclaimed, and the artist was urged to make the works more accessible. In order to accommodate the demand for his biblically inspired work Benn agreed to have the sixty two drawings and paintings reproduced in the form of an album, which was published in 1960 under the title, “62 Psaumes et Versets de la Bible. ” The publication was issued in a limited edition of 2, 000 copies. The album was prefaced by the French writer Jules Roman, of the Academie Française. ” (Art of Benn) Subjects: Bible. O.T. - Illustrations. Bible. O.T. Psalms - Illustrations. Bible. A.T. - Illustrations. OCLC lists 14 copies. Folding case has tear at crown of spine, otherwise Very Good. Illustrated plates are colorful, bright and clean. Very Good condition. (SPEC-36-10) (ID #34868) $750.00.
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  307. Chase, Mary Ellen; Arthur Szyk. THE BOOK OF JOB: FROM THE TRANSLATION PREPARED AT CAMBRIDGE IN 1611 FOR KING JAMES I. New York; Heritage Press, 1946. Original Cloth. 4to. 148, [8] pages. 29 cm. First edition. Title-page printed in red and black; colored initials. Issued in a slipcase. From the translation prepared at Cambridge in 1611 for King James I, with a preface by Mary Ellen Chase and illustrations by Arthur Szyk. Heavily illustrated, all in color. Illustrations by Arthur Szyk (1894–1951), “illustrator, miniaturist, and cartoonist. … Szyk was noted for his refined draftsmanship and calligraphy, in the style of medieval manuscript-illumination” (Werner, EJ 2008). Subjects: Bible. Job - Illustrations. Bible. O. T. Job. English. Authorized. 1946. Some chipping and wear to slipcase, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (ART-22-36) (ID #33413) $30.00.
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  309. Clifton, James; Walter S Melion. SCRIPTURE FOR THE EYES: BIBLE ILLUSTRATION IN NETHERLANDISH PRINTS OF THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY. New York: Museum Of Biblical Art; London: In Association With D Giles Ltd, 2009. Original Wraps. 4to. 225 pages. 25 x 29 cm. First edition. Catalog accompanying an exhibition held at the Museum of Biblical Art, June 5-Sept. 27, 2009 and at the Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University, Oct. 17, 2009-Jan. 24, 2010. "This scholarly publication accompanies the exhibition Scripture for the Eyes, focusing attention on the extraordinarily rich array of biblical prints produced in the Low Countries (comprising today's Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg) during the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, a time of dynamic and sometimes violent religious and political change. In particular, the book studies the crucial role played by scriptural prints in the complex processes of religious self-formation that dominated early modern European culture. Following early modern usage, the prints - woodcuts, engravings, and etchings by such artists as Lucas van Leyden, Jan Swart van Groningen, Maarten van Heemskerck, Philips Galle, Hendrick Goltzius, and Hieronymus Wierix, among others - are classed into five functional groups: Sacred History and Geography, Exegesis, Worship, Morality, and Politics and Polemics. In addition to a preface by James Clifton and the main interpretative essay by Walter Mellon, the volume also contains an extensive bibliography. ” (Publishers Description). Subjects: Prints, Dutch - 16th century - Exhibitions. Prints, Belgian - 16th century - Exhibitions. Illustration - Bible - Pays-Bas - 16e s. Bible - Illustrations - Exhibitions. Edges bumped, light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh. Good condition. (ART-22-22) (ID #33399) $30.00.
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  311. Ehrenstein, Theodore. DAS ALTE TESTAMENT IM BILDE: EIN ILLUSTRATIONSWERK MIT ÜBER 2000 ABBLIDUNGEN VON ALTCHRISTLICHEN, MITTELALTERLICHEN UND NEUZEITLICHEN KUNSTWERKEN. Wien; A. Kende, 1923. Original Cloth. Folio. 943 pages. 34 cm. First edition. In German. The Old Testament in Pictures, a pictorial reference work with over 2, 000 illustrations from Early Christian, Medieval and post-Medieval works of art. Publication dedicated to Herbert Hoover, [The Great Friend of Mankind] “Dem Grossen Menschenfreund. ” An encyclopaedic analysis comprised almost entirely of black and white illustrations, arranged according to biblical chronology and beginning with Paradise, Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel and continuing with emphasis on Joseph, the Israelites in the Wilderness, Samson and Delila, Esther, Daniel and Tobias, with an afterword and register of entries. Bound in original red cloth with gilt title. Subjects: Bible. Old Testament - Pictorial works. Jewish Art. Bible. Old Testament. - Pictures, illustrations, etc. Our copy is defective: it lacks a 3 page frontispiece fold-out of the Sistine Chapel; additionally, the original title page cut out and portions pasted onto endpage. Otherwise clean and fresh, and still an important and very useful work. Normally priced at three times this price. Good - condition. (ART-22-25) (ID #33402) $30.00.
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  313. Frankel, Ellen. THE ILLUSTRATED HEBREW BIBLE: 75 SELECTED STORIES. New York; Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 1999. Original Cloth. 4to. 240 pages. 31 cm. First edition. With 130 full color illustrations. “In The Illustrated Hebrew Bible, Dr. Ellen Frankel, Editor-in-Chief of the Jewish Publication Society, presents 75 stories from the major narratives of the Bible, capturing the rhythm and drama of this ancient Hebrew text. The stories told here - forty from the Torah, thirty-five from Prophets and Writings - begin with the creation of the world and move through Israel's history, ending with return to the Promised Land from foreign exile. These allegories, parables, and folktales have been retold in a lyrical English that every reader will find accessible. No other literature has inspired more artistic expression than the Bible. From centuries-old synagogue mosaics to the most contemporary paintings and sculpture, biblical themes have held pride of place in the art of every western nation. The Illustrated Hebrew Bible, in 240 pages and with more than 130 full-color reproductions, features a stunning range of images - from ancient artifacts and illuminated Hebrew manuscripts to Renaissance paintings and the art of today. Works by renowned artists such as William Blake, Rembrandt, Jack Levine, Marc Chagall, and Harry Lieberman enrich and deepen our understanding of the biblical text. This unique pairing of art and narration will entertain and inspire all who join in celebrating the greatest story every told. ” (Publishers Description) Subjects: Bible stories, English - Old Testament. Bible stories, English - Old Testament. Light wear to jacket, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (ART-22-23) (ID #33400) $30.00.
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  315. Kupka, Frantisek. איורים לשיר השירים ILLUSTRATIONS TO THE SONG OF SONGS = IYURIM LE-SHIR HA-SHIRIM. Jerusalem; Israel Museum, 1980. Original Wraps. 4to. 23, 19, [16] pages. 27 cm. First edition. In English and Hebrew. The Song of songs, illustrated by F. Kupka. With 16 pages of plates. Includes essay by Margit Rowell which discusses a copy of 'Le Cantique des Cantiques' illustrated by Frantisek Kupka, published by L'Edition d'art H. Piazza, Paris, 1931; copy now in the collection of the Israel Museum Prints and Drawings Dept. The Song of Songs played an important role in Kupka's artistic life. He created the first series of preliminary sketches between 1903 to 1905. After the first edition was published, with a translation by Jean Bonnefon, he recreated the drawings. They were published in 1928. Born in 1871, Kupka enrolled in 1892 at the Akademie der Bildenden Kunste in Vienna, where he concentrated on symbolic and allegorical subjects. By spring 1896, Kupka had settled in Paris, where he attended the Academie Julian briefly and then studied with Jean-Pierre Laurens at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. Kupka worked as an illustrator of books and posters and, during his early years in Paris, became known for his satirical drawings for newspapers and magazines. In 1906 he exhibited for the first time at the Salon dAutomne. Kupka, who died in 1957 in Paris, learned Hebrew due to his work on the illustrations. Subjects: Kupka, Frantisek, 1871-1957 - Catalogs. Kupka, Frantisek, 1871-1957. Cantique des cantiques. Bible - Illustrations - Exhibitions. Bible. Song of Solomon. Light wear to wraps, overall very clean and fresh. Very good condition. (BIBLE-13-12) (ID #34812) $70.00.
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  317. Raban, Ze'ev, Illustrator. SONG OF SONGS. Shulammite, Jerusalem,. (around 1950). Cloth, 4to, Folio. [62] pages. 34 cm. In English and Hebrew on opposite pages. Bound in Betsalel style with a copper plate on the cover. Inside it contains all the same wonderful images as the other editions, but without tissues or decorated endpapers. Very Good condition, (art-13-16) (ID #31227) $125.00.
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  319. Sed-Rajna, Gabrielle. LA BIBLE HÉBRAÏQUE. Paris; Editions Vilo; Fribourg [Switzerland]: Office Du Livre, 1987. Original Cloth. Folio. 173 pages. 36 cm. First edition. In French. The Hebrew Bible in medieval illuminated manuscripts. Simultaneously published in an English and German edition the same year. “The Hebrew Bible in Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts, a sumptuous, oversized book containing 180 illustrations, of which 60 are tipped-in colorplates. Gabrielle Sed-Rajna, has published several works on different aspects of Jewish art and illuminated Hebrew manuscripts. Her approach in The Hebrew Bible is innovative and interesting as the book is organized as a biographical cycle in which illustrations from the lives of different Biblical personages are explored. The author devotes a chapter each to Adam and Eve, Noah, Abraham and Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses and Aaron, David, and Solomon. Figures are paired when their lives are often illustrated by scenes in which both appear. Less frequently represented personalities are dealt with at the end; the chapter entitled The Man of God examines Samson, Job, Jonah, and Daniel, while the final chapter The Woman of Worth studies Miriam, Ruth, Esther, and Judith. By means of this approach, a representative sampling of illustrations created in the major centers of Judaism from the thirteenth to the fifteenth centuries is presented. The material is organized in a uniform manner throughout. Each section begins with a brief summary of the legends concerning the different biblical characters, and a recounting of the earliest artistic images that deal with these figures. This is followed by a lengthier description of the scenes found in Hebrew manuscripts that are reproduced at the end of the chapter with accompanying texts from the Bible and various midrashim. With the exception of the Biblical quotes, the texts are not always illustrated by the paired illumination, but they are interesting nonetheless. ” (Review by Evelyn Cohen; The Jewish Review, vol. 3, issue 1; 1989). Subjects: Jewish illumination of books and manuscripts. Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval. Miniaturen (handschriften) Bijbelse motieven. Hebreeuwse handschriften. Bible. Old Testament – Illustrations. Light soiling to cloth, no jacket. Otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (ART-22-26) (ID #33403) $30.00.
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  321. Weinreich, Max; Joseph Chaikov. MEKHIRES-YOYSEF. Berlin; Vostok, 1923. Pictoral boards. 4to. [86] pages. 20x26cm. Illustrated. First edition. In Yiddish. Title translates as “Selling Joseph”. Illustrations, cover and fonts designed by Joseph Chaikov. An illustrated retelling of the biblical story of Joseph being sold into slavery by his jealous brothers. This story was one of the first Yiddish theatrical productions published in 1711 and has since become a popular Purim play. This modern prose version is based on the book "Tam-veyosher", adapting a Western text for modern Eastern readers. Max Weinreich was a co-founder of YIVO in Vilne, and published this book the same year as finishing his doctoral thesis on the history of Yiddish philology. Chaikov, a sculptor and graphic designer, was a member of the Russian avante-garde and later became an active soviet artist. In 1921 he published the first Yiddish sculpture book, “Skulptur”, advocating avant-garde sculpture as the new Jewish Art. Subjects: Joseph (Son of Jacob). Bible – Illustrations. OCLC lists 10 copies. Original gilt pictorial velvet boards, spine taped. Very Good condition. (SPEC-36-11) (ID #31323) $650.00.
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  323. A MAP OF THE DIVISIONS & SITUATIONS OF THE TRIBES OF THE CANAANITES, MOABITES, AMMONITES, MIDIANITES, EDOMITES, AMALEKITES, &C BEFORE & AT YE TIME OF YE EXODUS OF YE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL, ACCORDING TO THIS HISTORY. London: Bowen, Emanuel (Fl. 1720-1767), 1748. 28.6 x 27 cm plus mat and frame. Copper Engraving: Black and White. Clean dramatic image, showing “Part of Egypt,” “Arabia Petraea,” “Part of Arabia the Desart,” and the Land of Israel in the center, showing the tribes of Israel as well as the journey from Rameses across the Red Sea, to Shittim on the River Jordan. A variant of this map is the third map on display on this U of Florida site on Holy Land maps. Ours is slightly different, with mountains shown through out and no shading on the land side of the land/sea borders. Very Good Condition, very attractive. (art-24-2) (ID #34938) $150.00.
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  325. Israel; National Tourist Center. THE HOLY LAND IN ANCIENT MAPS: WITH EIGHT REPRODUCTIONS. Jerusalem; Israel Government Tourist Corp, 1956. Original Wraps. 8vo. [12] pages. 22 x 24 cm. First edition. In English and Hebrew. Contains 8 mounted colored maps, alll are reproductions of maps made in the 16th century. Subjects: Geography. Maps. Palestine - Maps. Middle East - Palestine. Bible - Geography - Maps. Bible. OCLC lists 16 copies. Wraps bumped, with torn edges, pages bumped at edges, two maps loose but present. Otherwise clean. Good condition. (ZION-4-2) (ID #34671) $30.00.
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  327. Levisohn, Shlomo; Jacob Kaplan. ERETS KEDUMIM KOLEL GELILOT ERETS YISRA'EL [PART ONE ONLY]. Vilna; M. Man Ve-S. Zimel, 1839. Later Cloth. 12mo. XL, 187, [10] pages. 19 cm. In Hebrew and German. Eretz Kedumim (Geography of the Land of Israel). Part one only, descriptive list of towns and villages A-J (ending with Jeter). Vinograd Vilna 431. Added title page: Erez kedumim, das Land des Alterthums; oder, Alphabetisch geordnete Geographie Palätinas und der Umgegend. First edition published in 1819 under title: Mehkere Erets. This work deals with the various locales of the Holy Land in alphabetical order, drawing on Biblical and Talmudic, as well as non-Jewish sources. The book bears a letter of endorsement from Mordechai Aaron Ginzburg, a religious maskil (enlightened Jew). According to Ginzburg, Kaplan revised the work of Lewisohn (Vienna, 1819), adding entries Lewisohn neglected. On prefatory pages 31-38, Kaplan reproduces the commentary of the Vilna Gaon ('Shenoth Eliyahu') to the Mishnah, Shevi’ith 9: 2, adding German translation of the Mishnah and notes to the Gaon’s commentary. Subjects: Palestine - Historical geography. Bible. Old Testament - Geography. Oclc lists 18 copies. Minor soiling to title page, light soiling throughout, otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (RAB-56-10) (ID #32627) $95.00.
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  329. Auerbach, Elias. WÜSTE UND GELOBTES LAND [TWO VOLUME SET; COMPLETE]. Berlin; K. Wolff Verlag A. -G.; Schocken Verlag, 1932-1936. Original cloth. 4to. XII, 307; 287 pages. 28 cm. First edition. In German. 'The Desert and Promised Land; A history of Israel from its beginning until the period of the return from Babylon. ' Two volume set. With 18 plates and one map in volume one; 15 plates and 2 folded coloured lithographed maps loosely inserted in rear pocket. Volume one: Geschichte Israels von den Anfängen bis zum Tode Salomos (published by Kurt Wolff Verlag) – Volume two: Geschichte Israels vom Tode Salomos bis Ezra und Nehemia (published by Schocken Verlag). The Magnum Opus of Elias Auerbach (1882–1971), “Israeli physician, biblical scholar, and historical writer. Auerbach emigrated from Berlin to Erez Israel in 1909 and settled in Haifa. … Wueste und Gelobtes Land (2 vols.), his main work, which also appeared in Hebrew as Ha-Midbar ve-Erez ha-Behirah (2 vols, 1957–62), a history of Israel from its beginning until the period of the return from Babylon. ” - EJ 2008. “Please read Elias Auerbach's Desert and Promised Land. There you will find in print all the daring statements you touched on in your last letter. Horeb-Sinai etc. He treats only the historical factors but that he does thoroughly and the book is based on a critical and systematic knowledge of the Bible and its sources. ” -Arnold Zweig to Sigmund Freud, March, 1935. Subjects: Jews - History - To 586 B. C. Light wear to cloth, light soiling to outer edges, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (GER-43-11) (ID #33598) $175.00.
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  331. Press, Isaiah. A TOPOGRAPHICAL-HISTORICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PALESTINE. Jerusalem: Rubin Mass. 1951-1955. 8vo. In Hebrew. Illustrated. Complete in 4 volumes. Second edition, revised and enlarged. SUBJECT (S): Palestine – gazetteers; Palestine – antiquities – dictionaries – Hebrew; Palestine – dictionaries; Palestine – description and travel; Bible, O. T. – geography – dictionaries, Hebrew. OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide (UCLA, Christian Theological Seminary, Andover Newton Theological Seminary, Virginia Theological Seminary, Oxford). Very good condition. (HEB-6-11) (ID #31312) $100.00.
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  333. Neusner, Jacob. JUDAISM IN LATE ANTIQUITY 5. THE JUDAISM OF QUMRAN: A SYSTEMIC READING OF THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS. VOLUME ONE: THEORY OF ISRAEL. VOLUME TWO: WORLD VIEW, COMPARING JUDAISMS. Leiden; New York: E. J. Brill, 2000. Hardback. 8vo. XII, 196; XII, 276 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Two volume set. Volume One: Theory of Israel. Volume Two: World View, Comparing Judaisms. Edited by Alan J. Avery-Peck, Jacob Neusner and Bruce Chilton. “The authors have asked of the documents of the Dead Sea Library found at Qumran a simple question: how does each participate in a single Judaic religious system? They propose a reading of the Scrolls from the hypothesis that all of them, in one way or another, rest upon one, authoritative, Judaism. Their analysis of the Dead Sea Scrolls describes how diverse writings hold together to make a single coherent statement, to stand for a religious system possessed of integrity and wisdom. This account of the world view of Judaism covers principal questions addressed to any Judaic religious system: the doctrine of God, the Torah, and matters of history, wisdom, and mysticism. When it comes to the way of life, they include the evidence of the material culture of the community as well as practical matters of religious conduct. How the community’s world view comes to realization is suggested by its treatment of the calendar, by its provision of laws that concern women, by questions of cultic and secular purity, by its piety and forms of worship and views of Temple, sacrifice, and the like. Finally, with the community’s definition of ‘Israel’ and of itself in relationship to ‘Israel’, inclusive of Israelites excluded from this ‘Israel’, an account is gained of the theory of who and what is Israel that animates the particular Judaism represented in these writings. ” (Publishers description) Handbook of Oriental Studies. Section 1 The Near and Middle East, volumes 56 and 57. Subjects: Judaism - History - Post-exilic period, 586 B. C. -210 A. D. - Sources. Judaïsme - Histoire - 586 av. J. -C. -210 (Période postexilique) - Sources. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-2-16) (ID #32797) $115.00.
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  335. Avigad, Nahman; Yigael Yadin. MEGILAH HITSONIT LE-BERESHIT =A GENESIS APOCRYPHON; A SCROLL FROM THE WILDERNESS OF JUDAEA. Jerusalem; Magnes Press Of The Hebrew University And Heikhal Ha-Sefer, 1956. Original Cloth. 4to. 40, 48 pages. 35 cm. First edition. With 8 plates. Aramaic inscriptions translated into Hebrew and English. Added English title page: A Genesis Apocryphon: a scroll from the wilderness of Judea: description and contents of the scroll, facsimiles, transcription and translation of columns II, XIX-XXII; by Nahman Avigad and Yigael Yadin. Translated from Hebrew by Sulamith Schwartz Nardi. A preliminary survey, dealing mainly with the last three columns which are very well preserved. “Avigad and Yadin’s edition includes plates, transcription, and translation (Hebrew and English) of cols. 2 and 19-22. Diacritical marks of either a single or double dash over the letter indicate uncertainty in readings. Their transcription was meticulously executed, and has stood up surprisingly well against subsequent re-readings and advances in photographic technology. The major limitation of this edition, of course, was that it presented only 5 of the known 22 columns. Brief descriptions of the unpublished columns were, nonetheless, provided, and at times these included excerpts of easily readable text. A major contribution of Avigad and Yadin was their observation that the material concerning Lamech constitutes but a small part of the narrative, and that the scroll included stories about a number of the patriarchs of Genesis, stretching from Enoch to Abram. In addition, several intriguing parallels with the books of 1 Enoch and Jubilees were identified. All of this, along with its obvious dependence on the biblical book of Genesis, led Avigad and Yadin to rename the text A Genesis Apocryphon. (Genesis Apocryphon; 2007 dissertation, by Daniel A. Machiela; pg. 54). Subjects: Genesis Apocryphon. Aramaic. Dead Sea scroll. Selections. Clean and fresh in good jacket. Very good condition. (RAB-55-45) (ID #32599) $30.00.
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  337. Another Copy, also 1956. Original Cloth. 4to. 40, 48 pages. 35 cm. First edition. Institutional stamps on endpages, light edge wear to jacket, otherwise clean and fresh. Good condition. (RAB-55-45A) (ID #32600) $30.00.
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  339. Habermann, Abraham Meir. EDAH VE-EDUT: MEGILOT-KEDUMIM MI-MIDBAR YEHUDAH, YOTSOT LA-OR MENUKADOT U-MEFORASHOT VE-NOSFU ALEHEN MEVOOT U-MAFTEHOT. Yerushalayim; Mahbarot Le-Sifrut, 1952. Original Cloth. 8vo. 167 pages. 23 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. Added English title page: ‘Edah we-‘Eduth; three scrolls from the Judean Desert, the legacy of a community. ' Edited with Vocalization, Introduction, Notes and Indices by A. M. Habermann. Chapter contents: The Scrolls of the Judaean Desert Sect (Introduction); The Habakkuk Midrash; The Manual of Discipline; The Documents of the Damascus Covenanters; Fragment of a Scroll; Proper Names and Expressions; Biblical Verses. Bibliography: p. 160-167. Subjects: Jewish sects. Jewish sects. Dead Sea scrolls. Light chipping to edges of marbled boards; otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (BIBLIOG-36-16) (ID #34309) $30.00.
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  341. Kahle, Paul. DIE HEBRÄISCHEN HANDSCHRIFTEN AUS DER HÖHLE. FRANZ DELITZSCH-VORLESUNGEN. Stuttgart; W. Kohlhammer, 1951. Original Wraps. 8vo. XI, 92 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In German. The Hebrew Manuscripts from the Cave. Franz Delitzsch lectures. With 14 pages of plates at rear. A series of studies on the Dead Sea Scrolls, by Paul Ernst Kahle (1875–1965), “Orientalist, masoretic scholar, and minister. Kahle, who was born in Hohenstein (East Prussia), served for five years as a pastor in Cairo. He then taught at the universities of Halle, Giessen, and Bonn, and from 1923 was director of the Oriental Institute at Bonn. Under his guidance, many of his students devoted themselves to the study of the Genizah, especially the early history of piyyut. Many of his students, including M. Zulay, settled in Israel and became prominent in Jewish scholarship. In 1924 Kahle wrote an opinion defending the Talmud against the libels of the notorious antisemite, T. Fritsch. Because of his and his wife's pro-Jewish activities following Kristallnacht, the family had to seek refuge in England (Oxford) in 1938. Kahle continued his work at Oxford University. ” - EJ 2008. Subjects: Aufsatzsammlung Qumran Dead Sea scrolls. Qumrantexte Dead Sea scrolls. Light soiling to wraps, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (BIBLIOG-35-7) (ID #34233) $30.00.
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  343. Trever John C.; Frank Moore Cross; David Noel Freedman; James A Sanders. SHALOSH MEGILOT MI-KUMRAN: MEGILAT YESHA'YAHU HA-GEDOLAH, SEREKH HA-YAHAD, PESHER HAVAKUK = SCROLLS FROM QUMRAN CAVE I; THE GREAT ISAIAH SCROLL, THE ORDER OF THE COMMUNITY, THE PESHER TO HABAKKUK. Yerushalayim; Hekhal Ha-Sefer, Muze'on Yisra'el, 1981. Original Cloth. 4to. 163, [1] pages. 31 cm. Jerusalem edition. Facsimiles. Of Hebrew originals; introductory matter in English. Hebrew title page has imprint date 1981. Half of the fascimile reproduction prints are in color. Attractively bound. These three facsimiles represent some of the largest and most important Dead Sea Scrolls: The Great Isaiah Scroll, the Manual of Discipline, and the Habakkuk Commentary. The Isaiah Scroll is the only complete biblical book surviving among the Dead Sea Scrolls. Found in Cave One at Qumran in 1947, it dates from about 120 BCE. The text of the scroll hardly differs from the version used today and demonstrates the degree to which the text of the Bible was faithfully transmitted over the centuries. The scroll fragment known variously as the Manual of Discipline and the Rule of the Community embodies the rules of conduct for the Qumranites themselves, rules which are additional to the 613 commandments found in the Pentateuch. The Habakkuk Commentary, is part of a group of literature found in several caves at Qumran, which have come to be known by the Hebrew word pesharim, “commentaries. ” These explanations often interpret the biblical text with reference to events in the writer’s own time, the recent past, or the near future. Other such commentaries found at Qumran explain in this way the biblical books of Isaiah, Micah, Zephaniah, Psalms, Hosea, and Nahum. Subjects: Dead Sea scrolls. Manual of discipline. Habakkuk commentary. Manuscripts, Hebrew – Facsimiles. Oclc lists 24 copies. Clean and fresh. Great condition. (RAB-55-8) (ID #32560) $100.00.
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  345. Hastings, James. THE EXPOSITORY TIMES; VOL IX, NO. 8. JUNE, 1898 [ON CAIRO GENIZAH]. Edinburgh; T. & T. Clark, 1898. Original Wraps. 4to. [338-384] pages (i.e. 46 pages). 26 cm. First edition. Monthly Periodical, issue for June 1898. Contains contributions from Charles Taylor 'The Genizah of Old Cairo'; Ed. Konig 'Israel's Historical Recollections', J. H. Moulton 'Zoroastrian influences on Judaism', G. C. M. Douglas ' Ezekiel's Temple', D. S. Margoliouth 'Note on Isaiah'. Subjects: Bible – Periodicals. Wraps lightly soiled, pages a little wavy, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (BIBLIOG-36-26) (ID #34319) $30.00.
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  347. Lévi, Israel. THE HEBREW TEXT OF THE BOOK OF ECCLESIASTICUS. Leiden; E. J. Brill, 1904. Original Wraps. 12mo. XIII, 85 pages. 20 cm. First edition. Title page and preface in English, text in Hebrew. The Hebrew text of the Book of Ecclesiasticus with brief notes and a selected glossary by Israel Lévi. Translation of a major portion of the book of Ecclesiastes from fragments recently found in the Cairo Genizah. Written by Israel Levi (1856-1939), Rabbi and scholar, manager of Revue des Etudes Juives. Subjects: Lévi, Israel, (1856-1939) Cairo Genizah. Bible. Apocrypha. Ecclesiasticus. Hebrew - Criticism, Textual. Wraps tornand soiled, binding repaired, internally clean and fresh. Good condition thus. (BIBLE-13-9) (ID #34809) $30.00.
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  349. Mann, Jacob; Sonne, Isaiah. The Bible as Read and Preached in the Old Synagogue. A Study in the Cycles of the Readings from Torah and Prophets, as well as from Pslams, and in the Structure. Cincinnati, Ohio The Man-Sonne Publication Committee \ Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute Of Religion, 1940-1966. 1st edition. Two Volume Set. 235x160 mm. [XI+574+346] + [XLI+255+239] pages. Hardcover. Review Set with slip laid in. Each volume has an English and Hebrew section. Volume I. Was compiled by Mann who hoped to complete his work in three volumes. He died in 1940 and Isaiah Sonne took up the task using Mann's notes. Volume Two includes the wortk that Sonne was able to complete before his own death in 1960. The over all work was never completed. Bible Biblical Criticism Judaism - Judaica Mishnah Midrash Aggadah & Talmud. Both volumes Very Good Condition. An Outstanding Set. (rab-59-6) (ID #34563) $150.00.
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  351. Mann, Jacob. The Bible as Read and Preached in the Old Synagogue, Vol I only, in reprint. A Study in the Cycles of the Readings from Torah and Prophets, as well as from Pslams, and in the Structure. Cincinnati, Ohio The Author, 1940. Reprint from Israel ca 1970. Bound in two volumes, one for the English section and one for the Hebrew section of the original volume I. [XI+574+346] Hardcover. Compiled by Mann who hoped to complete his work in three volumes. He died in 1940 and Isaiah Sonne took up the task using Mann's notes. Bible Biblical Criticism Judaism - Judaica Mishnah Midrash Aggadah & Talmud. Both volumes Very Good Condition. (rab-59-7) (ID #34562) $60.00.
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  353. Lowth, Robert. LECTURES ON THE SACRED POETRY OF THE HEBREWS. London; T. Tegg, 1835. Publishers cloth. 8vo. XXII, 415 pages. 22 cm. Translation of the De sacra poesi Hebraeorum; “translated from the Latin of the late Robert Lowth, by G. Gregory; to which are added the principal notes of Professor Michaelis and notes by the translator and others. ” Robert Lowth (1710–1787), “Hebraist. Appointed professor of poetry at Oxford in 1741, Lowth devoted a series of 34 Latin lectures to the literary qualities of biblical poetry. Originally published as Praelectiones de sacra poesi Hebraeorum (Oxford, 1753), these were translated into English as Lectures on the Sacred Poetry of the Hebrews (London, 1787). Lowth was the first modern scholar to formulate the theory of parallelism as the metrical basis of biblical Hebrew poetry, a discovery which had been partially anticipated in the 16th century by Azariah de Rossi, whom Lowth quoted. Renaissance scholars, relying on classical and contemporary verse forms, had tried unsuccessfully to scan poetic passages in the Bible as though they were classical hexameters, but Lowth showed that Hebrew poetry was fundamentally antiphonal, the latter part of each verse echoing the idea of the first by corroboration or contrast – ‘The mountains skipped like rams/the hills like children of the flock. ’ His translation of the Book of Isaiah (1778) was also original in biblical translation, distinguishing between the prose and poetry of the original Hebrew. Lowth is notable for having stressed the sublimity of Old Testament literature and the vividness of its imagery in an era of prudery and circumlocution. He was bishop of Oxford 1766–67 and thereafter bishop of London. ” (EJ 2008) Subjects: Hebrew poetry - History and criticism. Hebrew language - Rhythm. Bible. Old Testament Poetical books - Criticism, interpretation, etc. Cloth previous rebacked with tape, light wear to edges of boards, light soiling to outer edges, minor foxing on endpages, overall very fresh and clean. Good condition. (CJH-1-22) (ID #32295) $100.00.
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  355. Sternberg, Meir. THE POETICS OF BIBLICAL NARRATIVE: IDEOLOGICAL LITERATURE AND THE DRAMA OF READING. Bloomington; Indiana University Press, 1985. Original Cloth. 8vo. XIV, 580 pages. 24 cm. First edition. "Sternberg has accomplished an enormous task, enriching our understanding of the theoretical basis of biblical narrative and giving us insight into a remarkable number of particular texts. " —Journal of the American Academy of Religion "[A]n important book for those who seek to take the Bible seriously as a literary work because it shows, more clearly and emphatically than any book I know, that the Bible is a serious literary work—a text manifesting a highly sophisticated and successful narrative poetics. " —Adele Berlin, Prooftexts. Systematic analysis of poetics of the Bible, drawing upon an extensive and close reading of various tales. Subjects: Bible as literature. Bible - Langue. Altes Testament. Light wear to jacket, otherwise very clean and fresh. Very good condition. (BIBLE-13-57) (ID #34858) $30.00.
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  357. Gutzkow, Karl. KÖNIG SAUL. TRAUERSPIEL IN FÜNF AUFZÜGEN. Hamburg; Hoffmann Und Campe, 1839. Original paper wraps. 12mo. 162 pages. 16 cm. First edition. In German. “King Saul. A Tragic-Drama in Five Acts. ” One of the first plays by Karl Ferdinand Gutzkow 1811-1878, Jewish-born dramatist and novelist, Young Hegelian, leading 'member of the "Young Germany" movement, Young Hegelian, and author of the popular play Uriel Acosta (1847), (after its translation one of the most famous and popular plays of the Yiddish theatre as well). He turned to theatre after the German Federal Assembly banned his works (as well as Heine’s) in 1835. Subjects: Drama (German). Karl Gutzkow. OCLC lists 15 copies. Foxing throughout, edge wear to pages, light pencil underlining on a few pages, otherwise fresh and clean. Good + condition. (KH-1-11) (ID #32077) $100.00.
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  359. Mendes, Frederick De Sola. THE CHILD'S FIRST BIBLE: MAINLY IN WORDS OF ONE AND TWO SYLLABLES FOR YOUNGER CHILDREN, WITH QUESTIONS. New York; The Author, 1903. Contemporary printed boards. 16mo. 64 pages. 16 cm. Ninth revised and enlarged edition. Revised by Martha Washington Levy. With frontispiece map of Palestine. One of several scarce printings of this item. The author explains Genesis, Exodus, Numbers, and portions of the Prophets and Judges. Questions for children follow each chapter. The author was a scholar and prominent New York Rabbi, one of the founders of the Conservative Jewish publication, The American Hebrew; and among the original members of the New York Board of Jewish Ministers, founded in 1881. A harsh contemporary review of this item: “The Child's First Bible’ by F. De Sola Mendes. Here only the most startling and fanciful stories are given. Whatever is devoid of strangeness is either completely ignored or dismissed with a word. Thus out of the twenty chapters that the book comprises, one is given to the account of the Ten Plagues, while only a single word to the Ten Commandments. To Daniel also he devotes a whole chapter, while of the Prophets in Israel, whose careers were not spectacular like that of Elijah, Isaiah alone is given, and that only incidentally. Of the Judges, Samson is the favorite; and but for the author's gallantry, Deborah would not receive even honorary mention. Evidently, the ‘Child's First Bible’ is a storybook, and as such it is a dismal failure. Despite the fact that it is written mainly in words of one and two syllables, it is deficient even in adaptation of language. ‘Circumcision, ’ ‘Idolatrous, ’ ‘Prevailed, ’ ‘Conjurers’ are not a part of a young child's ordinary vocabulary. Besides, the book contains altogether too many proper names. Every other element of a good story for children is conspicuously absent. These facts compel the statement that ‘The Child's First Bible’ should be the very last to be placed in the hands of the young child, for fear lest being the first it might be the last. ” (Yearbook of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, volume 19, pg. 378-9). Subjects: Bible stories, English - O. T - Juvenile literature. Children - Conduct of life - Juvenile literature. OCLC lists 3 copies of this edition (HUC, Spertus, Yeshiva). Binding repaired, boards soiled, writing on endpages, tear along map edge, otherwise, internally clean and fresh. Very good condition. (AMR-44-7) (ID #31545) $75.00.
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  361. Schwabacher, Heimann. DAS GESCHICHTLICHE DER BIBEL MIT MORALISCHEN ANMERKUNGEN UND AUFSÄTZEN: EIN LESEBUCH FÜR DIE JÜDISCHE REIFERE JUGEND. Fürth: Volfharts Wittwe, 1822-1826. Contemporary marbled paper over boards. 12mo. 154; 140 pages. 17 cm. 1st edition. Two Volumes in one. In German. A volume of Biblical history (including a retelling of many Bible stories), with moral notes by Heimann Schwabacher. It is designated on the title page as a work for more mature youth. The author is also known as Hayyim Hirsch Schwabacher, and is listed as the translator of Behinot Olam by Jedaiah ben Abraham Bedersi and also of Olelot Ha-Bohen (by the same author). These are both works on ethics, and in both the German translation is transliterated using Hebrew letters. He also wrote a book in Yiddish on ethics, entitled Keren Tushiya (Fuerth, 1817). Attractively bound in marbled boards and leather backstrip. Printed on ragpaper. Subjects: Bible – Germany – Haskalah. OCLC lists three copies, none of which seem to contain both parts (UCLA, HUC, Natl Libr Israel), none east of Cincinnati. Light wear to hinges, otherwise verry clean and fresh. Very good condition. (GER-43-48) (ID #33636) $175.00.
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  363. Lilien, Ephraim Moses; Martin Salomonski. DIE ROLLE KOHELET: EINE FESTGABE ZUM TISCHRI 5699. Berlin; Vorstand Der Jüdischen Gemeinde Zu Berlin, Aufbringungswerk, 1938. (FT) Original paper wrappers. 16mo. 63 pages. 15 cm. Nazi-era imprint, from the year of Kristallnacht. Text in German and vocalized Hebrew on opposite pages. Printed in red and black ink. Printed in an edition of 5000 copies, though only five copies can be found in libraries on OCLC. Includes 10 illustrations by Ephraim Moses Lilien (1874-1925), an internationally renowned Austrian illustrator and printmaker; he is often considered as the most prominent Jewish artist to be associated with Art Noveau. This Holocaust era publication of the Board of the Jewish Community of Berlin, finely printed and designed, can be considered as one of the more beautiful of the last publications ever compiled by Berlin’s Jewish community for Sukkot, but can also be conceived as well for the content of Eccliastes, for example: “the doctrine that men's actions and motives are all foreordained, and advises gaiety on the ground that whatever is to happen is already fixed, and that there will be no room for activity in the grave. This is emphasized by anecdotes of the unexpected happening. There follows another series of maxims leading up to a poetical description of death, and, after some observations on the value of the aphorism, to the assertion that the substance of the whole matter is "Fear God and keep his commandments,... For God shall bring every work into judgment" (1906 Jewish Encyclopedia) Subjects: Bible. Ecclesiastes - Versions, German. Artists Illustrated Books. Bible. O. T. Ecclesiastes. Hebrew. 1938.; Rolle Kohelet.; Bible.; O. T.; Ecclesiastes.; German.; 1938. Light wear to outer edges, institutional stamps on endpage. Wavy pages. Very good condition. (HOLO2-99-22A) (ID #34772) $200.00.
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  365. Aaronson, Lionel E. Z. קהלת: תרגום ופרוש חדש/ מאת זרח אלי אהרנסאן QOHELETH: THE RECORD OF THE LECTURE GIVEN BY THE SON OF DAVID WHO WAS KING IN JERUSALEM: A NEW AND ORIGINAL TRANSLATION AND PARAPHRASE OF THE BOOK OF ECCLESIASTES [AUTHOR INSCRIBED]. Berlin; Trowitzch & Son, 1924. Original Cloth. 4to. 100 pages. 26 cm. First edition. Text in Hebrew; literal translation, paraphrase, and notes in English. Added title page in Hebrew. Finely printed, in Berlin. Signed by the author directly on the front free page, addressed to the editor of Bnai Brith. The author and his brother Alfred E. Aaronson were on the executive board of the Tuloma Oil Company in Oklahoma, and after Lionel's passing, the Company was reformed as the General American Oil Company. Subjects: Paraphrases. Bible. Ecclesiastes - Paraphrases, English. Bible. Old Testament. Ecclesiastes, English. Bible. Ecclesiastes. Light wear to cloth, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (BIBLE-13-34) (ID #34834) $30.00.
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  367. Another copy, INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR’S RELATIVES TO SHALOM SPIEGEL]. 1924. Original Cloth. First edition. Signed by the author's relatives (Alfred E. Aronson, Milliecut Aaronson, Alice Aaronson) directly on the front free page, addressed to Shalom Spiegel. Boards heavily soiled, pages lightly wavy from previous water damage, institutional stamp on endpages, otherwise Good condition. (BIBLE-13-35) (ID #34835) $30.00.
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  369. Fischel, Walter Joseph. THE BIBLE IN PERSIAN TRANSLATION. Cambridge, Mass; [Harvard University Press], 1952. Original Wraps. 8vo. 45 pages. 23 cm. First separate edition. The Bible in Persian translation: a contribution to the history of Bible translations in Persia and India. Reprinted from the Harvard Theological Review, v. XLV, no.1 (Jan, 1952). 'With Compliments of the Author” card laid in, with Walter J Fischel stamped on card. A survey of translations into Farsi and judeo-persian of the Pentateuch, covering the 16th through 18th centuries, starting with the 1546 Judeo-Persian translation. Walter Joseph Fischel (1902-1973) was a noted scholar of Oriental Jewry and Islamic civilization. Subjects: Bible. Farsi -- Versions. Bible. Old Testament. Farsi – Versions. OCLC lists 8 copies. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (BIBLE-13-6) (ID #34806) $40.00.
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  371. Jastrow, Morris. A GENTLE CYNIC: BEING A TRANSLATION OF THE BOOK OF KOHELETH, COMMONLY KNOWN AS ECCLESIASTES, STRIPPED OF LATER ADDITIONS: ALSO ITS ORIGIN, GROWTH, AND INTERPRETATION. Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1919. Original Cloth in the scarce original jacket. 8vo. 254 pages. 22 cm. First edition. Contents: The origin, growth and interpretation of the words of Koheleth - The words of Koheleth in their original form, stripped of subsequent interpolations, sayings and comments -- Appendix containing the additions to the book. Morris Jastrow (1861–1922), was a distinguished Orientalist. He was born in Poland and was brought to the United States as a child. He took his doctorate at Leipzig in 1884 with a dissertation on Judah Hayyuj (Abu Zakarijja Jahja… und seine zwei grammatischen Schriften…, 1885; Weak and Geminative Verbs by Abu Zakariyya… Hayyuj, 1897). Returning to Philadelphia, he assisted his father for a short time at Rodeph Shalom. In 1892 he began teaching Semitics at the University of Pennsylvania; he also served as librarian (from 1898) and as research professor of Assyriology there. For a time he acted as editor of the Bible department of the Jewish Encyclopedia, was on the board of the International Encyclopedia, and contributed to Hasting's Dictionary of the Bible, the Encyclopedia Biblica, and many other learned publications. ” - 2008 EJ. Subjects: Bible. Ecclesiastes - Commentaries. Bible. Ecclesiastes. English. Jastrow. 1919. Scarce Jacket lightly soiled, otherwise clean and fresh throughout. Very good condition. (BIBLE-13-10) (ID #34810) $75.00.
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  373. Jastrow, Morris. THE SONG OF SONGS: BEING A COLLECTION OF LOVE LYRICS OF ANCIENT PALESTINE. Philadelphia; London: J. B. Lippincott Co, 1921. Original Cloth in original jacket. 8vo. 245, [1] pages. 22 cm. First edition. A new translation based on a revised text, together with the origin, growth and interpretation of the songs, by Morris Jastrow, Jr. 'The Song of Songs: Being a Collection of Love Lyrics of Ancient Palestine Morris Jastrow examines the differing theories of interpretation of the Song of Songs: the Solomonic tradition, the allegorical interpretation, the dramatic theory, and more. He then divides the English translation into 23 love lyrics that share a unity of theme and provides commentary. ' Subjects: Bible. Song of Solomon – Commentaries. Bible. Song of Solomon. English. Jastrow. 1921. Jacket lightly soiled, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition in Very Good- Jacket. (BIBLE-13-11) (ID #34811) $75.00.
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  375. Witt, Bernard. YEHOASH; A BIBLIOGRAPHIE FUN ZEINE SHRIFTEN. Cleveland, A. Cohen, 1944. Original Cloth. 8vo. 27, 407 pages. 22 cm. First edition. In Yiddish, with entries in English and Russian. Added English title page: Yehoash; a bibliography of his writings, by Bertshi Witkewitz (Bernard Witt). Pages 327-333 for writings on Yehoash's Bible translation. Subjects: Yehoash, -1927 - Bibliography. Authors, Yiddish. Bible – Translating. Light wear to jacket and outer edges, overall very clean and fresh. Very good condition. (BIBLIOG-35-16) (ID #34242) $30.00.
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  377. Neusner, Jacob. JUDAISM'S THEOLOGICAL VOICE: THE MELODY OF THE TALMUD. Chicago: University Of Chicago Press, 1995. Softbound. 8vo. XVII, 224 pages. 23 cm. First edition. “Distinguished historian of Judaism Jacob Neusner here ventures for the first time into constructive theology. Taking the everyday life of contemporary Judaism as his beginning, Neusner asks when in the life of the living faith of the Torah does Israel, the holy community, meet God? Where does the meeting take place? What is the medium of the encounter? In his attempt to answer these questions, Neusner sets forth the character and the form of the Torah as sung theology. Israel, the holy community, meets God in the synagogue, while at prayer, and in the yeshiva, when studying the Torah--at the moment in each setting when the Torah is received. In both circumstances people do not read but sing out its words. With the written part of the Torah sung in the synagogue, and the oral part declaimed in centers of sacred learning, music provides the medium for Judaism's theological voice. Neusner identifies a reciprocal exchange between the holy community Israel and God: Israel sings to God when the Torah is studied, and God sings to Israel when the Torah is declaimed. Through the metaphor of music, Neusner offers an account of how he believes those faithful to the Torah meet God in the Torah, and how they should listen to the melody of God's self-revelation. The result is an original theological reflection that will interest all students of Judaism. ” (Publishers description) Subjects: Cantillation. Jewish law - Interpretation and construction. Judaism - Doctrines. Bible. Old Testament - Liturgical use. Bible. Old Testament - Accents and accentuation. Talmud - Hermeneutics. Talmud - Study and teaching. Wraps bumped, light soiling to outer edges, internally fresh and clean. Good + condition. (NEUSNER-2-30) (ID #32812) $30.00.
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  379. Neusner, Jacob. THE ORAL TORAH: THE SACRED BOOKS OF JUDAISM: AN INTRODUCTION. San Francisco; Harper & Row, 1986. Original Cloth. 8vo. XVII, 238 pages. 22 cm. First edition. Contents: Introduction: the argument of this book and how it unfolds - The oral Torah written down: the Mishnah - The Mishnah and the Tosefta - The theory of tradition of the oral Torah: Pirqe Avot (sayings of the fathers) - Explaining the oral Torah: the Sifra and the Yerushalmi (the Talmud of the land of Israel) - Recasting the written Torah as the oral Torah: Leviticus Rabbah - The written Torah and the oral Torah in conclusion: the Bavli (the Talmud of Babylonia) - Our sages of blessed memory: Torah in the flesh - The Torah, the dual Torah, and the oral Torah - Appendix: the contents of the oral Torah: a topical outline of the Mishnah. Subjects: Rabbinical literature - History and criticism. Tradition (Judaism) Mishnah - Evidences, authority, etc. Clean and fresh in good jacket. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-2-46) (ID #32829) $30.00.
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  381. Neusner, Jacob. SCRIPTURES OF THE ORAL TORAH: SANCTIFICATION AND SALVATION IN THE SACRED BOOKS OF JUDAISM: AN ANTHOLOGY. San Francisco; Harper & Row, 1987. Original Cloth. 8vo. 396 pages. 22 cm. First edition. Offers a new translation of the Mishnah, the Yerushalmi, Genesis Rabbah, Leviticus Rabbah, and the Bavli, and provides background information on each work. Subjects: Rabbinical literature - Translations into English. Rabbinical literature - History and criticism. Clean and fresh in good jacket. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-2-47) (ID #32830) $30.00.
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  383. Neusner, Jacob; William Scott Green. WRITING WITH SCRIPTURE: THE AUTHORITY AND USES OF THE HEBREW BIBLE IN THE TORAH OF FORMATIVE JUDAISM. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1989. Softbound. 8vo. XII, 188 pages. 22 cm. First edition. “Analyzes how, in the formation of Judaism, the written Torah, also called the Hebrew Bible and Old Testament, relate to and served the dual Torah, which consisted of both oral and written elements. Argues against holding up the written texts alone as 'proofs, ' and that the written and oral forms comprised a single, seamless whole. ” (Publishers description) Subjects: Halakhic Midrashim - History and criticism. Rabbinical literature - History and criticism. Littérature rabbinique - Histoire et critique. Midrashim halakhiques. Aufsatzsammlung. Judentum. Bible. Old Testament - Criticism, interpretation, etc, Jewish. Bible. A. T. - Critique, interprétation, etc. Juives. Light shelf wear. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-2-35) (ID #32817) $30.00.
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  385. Fleury, Claude. MOEURS DES ISRAELITES ET DES CHRÉTIENS. Paris; Jean-Thomas Herissant, 1755. Original full calf. 16mo. 403, [3] pages. 17 cm. Later edition (first edition was 1682). In French. “Customs of the Israelities and the Christians”; two parts in one; encompassing the earlier ‘Les moeurs des Israëlites’ with an extensive survey of Christian church history. Claude Fleury (1640-1723), was a priest, tutor of the Dukes of Burgundy, Anjou & Berry, confessor to the young Louis XV from 1716, and member of the French Academy. Bound in period leather with marbled endpages, gilt panels and gilt title on spine. With ex-libris stamp (in Latin) from 1760 on endpage. Subjects: Bible - Antiquities. Jews - Social life and customs. Jews - Antiquities. Christianity and other religions - Judaism. Judaism - Relations - Christianity. OCLC lists 11 copies (of this edition). Front hinge loose, calf rubbed, title page lightly soiled in margins, otherwise very fresh and clean. Good + condition. (KH-1-37) (ID #32103) $200.00.
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  387. Fleury, Claude, 1640-1723. LES MOEURS DES ISRAËLITES. Brussels; E. H. Fricx, 1722. Original full calf. 16mo. [6] 208 pages. 14 cm. In French. “The Customs of the Israelites. ” Later (unstated) edition (first edition was 1681) by Claude Fleury (1640-1723), priest, tutor of the Dukes of Burgundy, Anjou & Berry, confessor to the young Louis XV from 1716, and member of the French Academy. He followed this work with the larger study Les mœurs des Israélites et des Chrétiens (1682). Bound in original full calf, with raised binding, gilt panels and title on spine, gilt tooled outer edges of calf. Subjects: Jews - Social life and customs - Early works to 1800. Jews - Antiquities. Church history. Christianity. Bible - Antiquities. OCLC lists 12 copies of this edition. Light foxing to first and last leaves, calf rubbed, spine torn, but intact. Clean and fresh. Very good + condition. (KH-1-36) (ID #32102) $200.00.
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  389. Altmann, Alexander. BIBLICAL AND OTHER STUDIES. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1963. Original Cloth. 8vo. VII, 266 pages. 25 cm. First edition. Studies and texts (Philip W. Lown Institute of Advanced Judaic Studies) v.1. “The 12 studies are eminently representative of contemporary Judaic research, ranging from biblical matters to rabbinic literature, early Jewish mysticism, and medieval philosophy down to Spinoza. ”- Jacket. Contents: Hebrew origins in the light of recent discovery / Cyrus H. Gordon - The wife-sister motif in the patriarchal narratives / E. A. Speiser - Psalm 89: a study in inner biblical exegesis / Nahum M. Sarna - The quintessence of Koheleth / H. L Ginsberg - Elihu the intruder: a study of the authenticity of Job (Chapters 32-33) / Robert Gordis - The rise of the Tiberian Bible text / Moshe Goshen-Gottstein - How much Greek in Jewish Palestine / Saul Lieberman - Observations on Hekhalot Rabbati / Morton Samith - The beginnings of Mishneh Torah criticism / Isadore Twersky - Spinoza's dogmas of universal faith in the light of their Medieval Jewish background / Arthur Hyman - The Delphic maxim in Medieval Islam and Judaism / Alexander Altmann - The Medieval Jewish attitude toward Hebrew / A. S. Halkin. Edited by Alexander Altmann (1906–1987), “rabbi, teacher, and scholar. … He established the Lown Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies at Brandeis and directed it from 1960 to 1965. Altmann's scholarship was primarily in the fields of medieval Jewish philosophy and mysticism, as well as in the writings of Moses Mendelssohn. ” - EJ 2008. Subjects: Judaism. Criticism, interpretation, etc. Bible. Old Testament - Criticism, interpretation, etc. Light soiling to jacket, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (BIBLE-13-51) (ID #34852) $30.00.
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  391. Aptowitzer, Victor. KAIN UND ABEL IN DER AGADA, DEN APOKRYPHEN, DER HELLENISTISCHEN, CHRISTLICHEN UND MUHAMMEDANISCHEN LITERATUR. Wien; Leipzig, R. Löwit, 1922. Original Wraps. 8vo. VIII, 184 pages. 23 cm. First edition. In German, some Hebrew. 'Cain and Abel in the Aggadah, the Apocrypha, Hellenistic, Christian and Mohammedan literature. ' Veröffentlichungen der Alexander Kohut Memorial Foundation, Bd. 1. Victor Aptowitzer (1871–1942) was a “rabbinic scholar. Aptowitzer was born in Tarnopol, Galicia, and studied at the University and the Jewish Theological Seminary of Vienna where, from 1909 to 1938, he taught biblical exegesis, aggadah, and religious philosophy, as well as Talmud and Codes. From 1919 to 1938 he also taught Talmud at the Hebrew Teachers' College in Vienna. A confirmed Zionist, he gave his lectures in Hebrew. Although suffering from impaired vision, and completely blind at the end of his life, he remained a productive scholar, who made a strong impression on his students. He investigated, among other things, the biblical quotations in the Talmud and in the Midrash which vary from the masoretic text. ” - EJ 2008. Subjects: Cain (Biblical figure) – Aggadah. Light soiling to wraps, overall very clean and fresh. Very good condition. (GER-45-16) (ID #33822) $40.00.
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  393. Baer, S. SEFER YESHAYAH = LIBER JESAIAE. Lipsiae; Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1872. Later Cloth. 8vo. VIII, 96 pages. 23 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. Book of Isaiah. With Latin preface and title page: Textum masoreticum accuratissime expressit, e fontibus masorae varie illustravit, notis criticis confirmavit S. Baer. Praefatus est edendi operis adjutor Fr. Delitzsch. Interleaved throughout when previously rebound. Seligman Baer (1825-1897) “Writer on the Masorah, and editor of the Hebrew Bible … in connection with Delitzsch, Baer had conceived the plan of editing anew the books of the Old Testament in Hebrew, following strictly the Masoretic tradition. The volumes, with a Latin preface by Delitzsch, appeared (Leipsic, Tauchnitz) in the following order: Genesis, 1869; Isaiah, 1872; … Attached to each volume were a number of Masoretic notes taken from the best editions and manuscripts, variant readings between the Occidentals and Orientals, between Ben Asher and Ben Naphtali, and various other Masoretic lists and enumerations. ” - 1906 JE. Subjects: Criticism, interpretation, etc. Bible. Isaiah - Criticism, Textual. Bible. Isaiah. Hebrew. Masoretic. 1872. Bible. Isaiah. Pages 1-6 contain some pencilled and penned notations in margins; though interleaved, the previous owners laid in extra sheets of paper for notes; Interleaved for note taking, but interleaves left blank. Very clean and fresh. Solidly bound. Very good condition. (BIBLE-14-30) (ID #34898) $30.00.
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  395. Breslauer, S. Daniel. JUDAISM AND HUMAN RIGHTS IN CONTEMPORARY THOUGHT: A BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SURVEY. Westport, Conn.; Greenwood Press, 1993. Publishers cloth. 8vo. XX, 195 pages. 24 cm. First edition. “Annotated bibliography of books and articles on Judaism and human rights. This reference provides a comprehensive survey of human rights in Judaism. It includes both theoretical discussions of the nature and substance of human rights and practical applications of that theory either by Jews or to Jews. While numerous dissertations and audio-visual materials focus on human rights and Judaism, the bibliography is limited to books and articles. The majority of the works have been written in English or Hebrew, but significant studies in other languages, chiefly French and German, have also been included. The volume contains more than 700 citations, each accompanied by a descriptive annotation. The book begins with an introductory essay that examines the basic concerns of the works that follow. The annotated entries are then presented in five chapters. The first chapter includes anthologies, references, and periodicals. The second chapter includes studies of human rights in the Bible and Talmud. The third chapter includes works on Jewish theories of human rights. The fourth chapter, broken down into smaller sections, includes works on Judaism and particular human rights. The fifth chapter contains entries for works on contemporary Judaism and human rights. The volume concludes with author, title, and subject indexes. ” (Publishers description) Subjects: Human rights - Religious aspects - Judaism. Jewish ethics. Judaism - Doctrines. Judaism - 20th century. Judentum Menschenrecht Bibliographie. Light highlighting on a few pages, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good + condition. (BIBLIOG-33-14) (ID #31918) $30.00.
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  397. Brichto, Herbert Chanan. THE PROBLEM OF "CURSE" IN THE HEBREW BIBLE [AUTHOR INSCRIBED]. Philadelphia; Society Of Biblical Literature And Exegesis, 1963. Original Wraps. 8vo. 232 pages. 23 cm. First edition. Journal of biblical Literature Monograph Series, Vol. 13. Inscribed to scholar Martin Cohen by Chanan Brichto on title page. Detailed study of the grammar of the curse in the Hebrew Bible, with a survey of the imprecations qillel, alah, and a number of other verbs and nouns, with comparison to Akkadian roots and uses; the author gives a history of types of reading, the significance of curses, etc. The author wrote the article on 'Blessing and Cursing' in the Encyclopedia Judaica, which can be considered a condensed version of this monograph. “In the Bible these two antonyms [blessing and cursing] have three meanings: (1) the invocation of good or evil; (2) good fortune or misfortune; and (3) the person or thing upon whom or which the fortune or misfortune falls. … When, in the Bible, man does the invoking, the source of power is (explicitly or implicitly) the Deity; hence both blessings and curses are basic prayers. When the Deity pronounces either good or evil against anyone, the pronouncement is to be understood as a decree rather than a prayer; when man is the subject of the verb berekh and the Deity is the object, the verb denotes praise, for nowhere in the Bible is there any indication that the power of God is itself increased by man's pronouncements. … The basic term for imprecation in the Bible is ‘Alah. In most instances it represents an adjuration, i.e, a conditional curse upon someone in the second or third person. As 'imprecation' the ‘Alah is implicitly present in every oath (shevu’ah), for an oath is by definition a conditional self-curse. … Since both blessings and curses are types of prayers, it is not surprising that they are encountered everywhere in the Bible, in everyday contexts, legal and diplomatic proceedings. Salutations of greeting and departure are normally expressions of goodwill, hence the term b-r-kh for such salutations. Recourse to prayer, i. E, an address to the Deity, is to be expected when human resources are exhausted or, by nature of the situation, unavailing. Hence one notes the employment of oath and adjuration in legal disputes and in treaty formulations. ” - 2008 EJ, Brichto. Subjects: Blessing and cursing in the Bible. Blessing and cursing. Light wear to wraps, overall very clean and fresh. Very good condition. (BIBLE-13-15) (ID #34815) $30.00.
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  399. Hadas, David. `ALE HADAS: HEGYONOT BE-MIDRESHE HAZAL `AL SEDER PARASHI’OT HA-SHANAH..... New York: Jewish Publication Society OF America, 1936. 8vo. 264 pages. First edition. In Hebrew. Title on facing page: ‘Ale Hadas: sive, Folia, myrtea; tentamina ad quaestiones quasdam morales ex Rabbinorum sententiis illustrandas spectantia secundum Pentateuchi periocopas descripta. SUBJECT (S): Bible. O. T. Pentateuch -- Meditations. OCLC lists 22 copies worldwide. Minimal previous institutional markings. Light edgewear, internally bright and crisp. Very good condition. (RAB-7-1) (ID #34771) $30.00.
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  401. Hazony, Yoram. THE PHILOSOPHY OF HEBREW SCRIPTURE: AN INTRODUCTION. New York; Cambridge University Press, 2012. Original Wraps. 8vo. XI, 379 pages. 25 cm. First edition. “The Philosophy of Hebrew Scripture proposes a new framework for reading the Bible. It shows how biblical authors used narrative and prophetic oratory to advance universal arguments about ethics, political philosophy, and metaphysics. It offers bold new studies of biblical narratives and prophetic poetry, transforming forever our understanding of what the stories of Abel, Abraham, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, and David, and the speeches of Isaiah and Jeremiah, were meant to teach. ” - Publishers description. Subjects: Political science - Philosophy. Jewish philosophy. Narration in the Bible. Bible. Old Testament - Philosophy. Bible. Old Testament. Near fine condition. (BIBLE-13-58) (ID #34859) $30.00.
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  403. Hirshenzon, Hayim. סדר למקרא, או, מוקדם ומיוחד במאורע : ואין מוקדם ומאוחד בתורה SEDER LA-MIKRA, O, MUKDAM U-MEʼUHAD BA-MEʼORAʻ: VE-EN MUKDAM U-MEʼUHAD BA-TORAH = SEDER LAMIKRA, THE CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER OF THE SCRIPTURES [FROM THE LIBRARY OF RABBI DAVID DE SOLA POOL]. Jerusalem; Defus Ha-‘ivri, 1935 [5695]. Original Cloth. 8vo. [10]; [290] pages. 25 cm. First edition. In Hebrew, with introduction in English, and added English title page: Seder lamikra, the chronological order of the Scriptures; in agreement with Talmud, which repeatedly states that the Bible does not observe strict chronological sequence, this volume re-arranges passages and sections of the Holy Book, so as to create such chronological sequence. By Rabbi Chayim Hirschensohn, Hoboken, New Jersey; Jerusalem 5695 In the Eighteenth year of the Balfour Declaration. Printed in Palestine by Haibri Press. With bookstamp of the Rev. Dr. D. De Sola Pool, Minister, 99 Central Park West, New York, NY affixed to front endpage, with 'please return if found' in Hebrew. Subjects: History of Biblical events. Chronology. Bible. Pentateuch - History of Biblical events. History. Bible - History. Bible – Chronology. OCLC lists 14 copies. Light wear to cloth, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (BIBLE-13-23) (ID #34823) $135.00.
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  405. Isaacs, Nathan; Adolph S. Oko. "THE LAW" AND THE LAW OF CHANGE. [University Of Pennsylvania], 1917. Original Wraps. 4to. 38 pages. 26 cm. First edition. "The Law" and the law of change: a tentative study in comparative jurisprudence. Offprint. Reprinted from University of Pennsylvania law review Vol. 65, May and June, 1917. Introduction by Adolph S. Oko. Signed by Adolph S. Oko on front wraps. Essay on cycles in legal history (biblical and secular). Nathan Isaacs was a professor of Business Law at Harvard. Isaacs cultivated his cycle theory under the influences of Hegel, the Historical School of Jurisprudence, and the reaction against formalism in American law in the early twentieth century. However, he was also a defender of the authority of Jewish law and a possible motivation for his work was a desire to refute the arguments of biblical critics. Isaacs‘s attempt to forge a synthesis among Jewish law, Anglo-American law and society is a remarkable example of fruitful intellectual cross-fertilization. Subjects: Jewish law. Jurisprudence. OCLC lissts 8 copies. Wraps soiled, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good + condition. (BIBLE-13-16) (ID #34816) $75.00.
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  407. Levertoff, Paul P. MIDRASH SIFRE ON NUMBERS; SELECTIONS FROM EARLY RABBINIC SCRIPTURAL INTERPRETATIONS. London; Society For Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1926. Original Cloth. 12mo. XXIV, 162 pages. 19 cm. First edition. Translated from the Hebrew, with brief annotations, and with special reference to the New Testament, by Paul P. Levertoff. With an introd. By G. H. Box. Paul Philip Levertoff (1878–1954), “apostate and theologian. Levertoff, who was born in Orsha, Belorussia, into a hasidic family, was converted to Christianity in 1895. After studying theology in Russian and German universities, traveling in Europe, Palestine, and Asia Minor, and working for a time in Warsaw and as professor of Old Testament and rabbinics at the Institutum Delitzschianum in Leipzig (1912–18), he was appointed librarian and sub-warden of St. Deiniols Library, Hawarden (Wales; 1919–22). From 1922 until his death, he was director of the London Diocesan Council for work among the Jews (formerly The East London Fund for the Jews) and edited its quarterly journal, The Church and the Jews. He also took a leading part in the Hebrew Christian movement, translated considerable parts of the Anglican liturgy into Hebrew, and conducted Christian services partly in Hebrew at the North West London church where he was minister. Levertoff was a prolific writer on liturgical and theological subjects in Hebrew, German, and English. He contributed to periodicals and encyclopedias, translated the Midrash Sifre on Numbers (1926), and cooperated with H. Sperling in the translation of the Zohar into English (1933). ” - EJ 2008. Subjects: Bible. Numbers - Commentaries. Bible. Numbers. In great jacket. Clean and fresh. Very good condition in Very Good Jacket. An outstanding copy. (BIBLE-14-6) (ID #34874) $100.00.
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  409. Maynard, John Albert. JUDAISM AND MAZDAYASNA: A STUDY IN DISSIMILARITIES. Leipzig; W. Drugulin [Printed For The Society Of Biblical Literature], 1925. Original Wraps. 8vo. 163-170 [i.e. 7] pages. 23 cm. First edition. Offprint from Journal of Biblical Literature, Vol. XLIV, No. 1/2 (1925), pp. 163-170. Study of Zoroastrianism and Judaism and their dissimilarities on the level of rites, ritual, and prohibitions; specifically the distinct ideas on dogs, cocks, ants, bulls, and swine, temples, incest, doctrines of God, spirits, etc. Subjects: Zoroastrianism – Persia. Comparative Religions – Judaism – Zoroastrianism. Previously folded down center, with fold line showing; light soiling to wraps, otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (BIBLE-14-27) (ID #34895) $30.00.
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  411. Pick, Seligmann, Rabbi. DIE AUF JESUS GEDEUTEN STELLEN DES ALTEN TESTAMENTS; QUELLENSTUDIEN VON RABBINER DR. SELIGMANN PICK. Frankfurt Am Main; J. Kauffmann, 1923. Original Cloth. 8vo. 84 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In German. 'Interpretation of Jesus in the Old Testament, Source Studies by Rabbi Dr. Seligmann Pick. ' Critical and comparative analysis of passages drawn from throughout the old testament for christology. “Herausgegeben von der Vereinigung für schriften über jüdische religion, begründet vom Verband der deutschen Juden. ” Subjects: Bible. Old Testament - Prophecies. Bible. Old Testament. OCLC lists 25 copies. Pages aged, otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (BIBLE-14-32) (ID #34900) $100.00.
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  413. Sperber, Alexander. PROBLEME EINER EDITION DER SEPTUAGINTA [AUTHOR INSCRIBED]. [Leiden]; [Brill], 1935. Original Wraps. 8vo. 39-46 [ie. 8] pages. 24 cm. First edition. Offprint. "Separat aus: Festschrift P. Kahle. " 'Problems of an edition of the Septuagint'. Essay on the variants in composition, manuscripts, and redactions of early Septuagint manuscripts. Signed atop front wrap: “with writers best regards and compliments”. Subjects: Septuagint. Bible. Old Testament. Septuagint. Greek – Commentaries. OCLC lists 3 copies (Yale, Stanford, Manchester). Light soiling to wraps, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (BIBLE-14-29) (ID #34897) $30.00.
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  415. Stein, Salomon. DIE ZEHNGEBOTE: EIN VORTRAG. Frankfurt A. M.; Droller, 1926. Original Wraps. 8vo. 22 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In German. 'The Ten Commandments: a Lecture'. Lecture by Salomon Stein (1866-1938), District Rabbi in Schweinfurt from 1890 to 1934; Stein also wrote a comprehensive history of the Jewish community of Schweinfurt (1899). Subjects: Jewish Law. OCLC lists 4 copies (Deutsche Natl Biblio, HUC, OSU, Cambridge), none in New York. Light ageing and chipping to wraps, otherwise fresh and clean. Good + condition. (GER-44-43) (ID #33778) $110.00.
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  417. Stein, Salomon. ETHISCHE VERGLEICHE. [Berlin; None Listed], [1929]. Original Wraps. 8vo. 20 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In German. 'Ethical Comparisons'. An essay on comparative religious philosophy, touching upon Christianity, Greek philosophy, the Bible, and the relation of God to Israel. Special Offprint from Wohlgemuths Jeschurun, where this article originally appeared. Written by Salomon Stein (1866-1938), District Rabbi in Schweinfurt from 1890 to 1934. Inscribed on cover, possibly by author. Subjects: Religious Philsophy – Bible. OCLC lists one copy (Cambridge). Wraps aged, chipping, loose. Internally clean and fresh. Good condition. (GER-44-44) (ID #33779) $75.00.
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  419. Wiener, Harold Marcus. ESSAYS IN PENTATEUCHAL CRITICISM. Oberlin, Ohio.; Bibliotheca Sacra Co, 1909. Publishers cloth. 8vo. XIV, [2], 239, [1] pages. 24 cm. First edition. Bound in green cloth with gilt spine on title. Harold Marcus Wiener (1875–1929), an “English Bible scholar. Wiener was born in London. Although a lawyer by profession, he devoted most of his life to biblical research. He settled in Palestine in 1924, believing that a religious renaissance was imminent. His main objective was to minimize the conflict between the various religions in the land, and he devoted the last five years of his life to a rapprochement between Arabs and Jews. […] In his studies Wiener insisted that the Pentateuch was written by Moses, but developed a critical method of biblical interpretation, by which, using the ancient versions, he attempted to establish a correct text. Wiener was prominent among those who opposed the J. Wellhausen school of Bible research by scholarly methods. Among his major works are Essays in Pentateuchal Criticism (1909); The Origin of the Pentateuch (1910); Prophets of Israel in History and Modern Criticism (1923); Early Hebrew History and Other Studies (1924); and Posthumous Essays (1932). ” (EJ 2007) Subjects: Bible. O. T. Pentateuch - Criticism, interpretation, etc. From the Library of Joshua Bloch. First hinge lightly shaken, light rubbing to edges of cloth, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (AMR-39-9) (ID #31402) $60.00.