New York, [N. S. ], 1960. Hardcover. Item #28379
(FT) Original Publisher’s Cloth. 8vo. Xxxi, 269 pages. Facsims. 25 cm. In Hebrew with added English title page (Commentary on the Treatise of Abodah Zarah by R. Abraham ben David of Posquieres (1125-1198) . “Edited for the first time from a unique manuscript with explanatory notes and references by Abraham Schreiber. ” “Rabbeinu Abraham ben David was a Provençal rabbi, a great commentator on the Talmud, Sefer Halachot of Rabbi Yitzhak Alfasi and Mishne Torah of Maimonides, and is regarded as a father of Kabbalah and one of the key and important links in the chain of Jewish mystics. He was born in Provence, France, about 1125 CE; died at Posquières, 27 November 1198 CE. He was the son-in-law of Abraham ben Isaac of Narbonne Av Beth Din (known as the RABaD II) . He was the father of Rabbeinu Isaac the Blind, a Neoplatonist and important Jewish mystical thinker. The teachers under whose guidance he acquired most of his Talmudic learning were Rabbeinu Moses ben Joseph and Rabbeinu Meshullam of Lunel (Rabbeinu Meshullam hagodol) ” (Wikipedia 2011) . SUBJECT(S) : Talmud. Avodah zarah -- Commentaries. OCLC lists 21 copies worldwide. Lacks jacket. Covers lightly worn and soiled. Internal pages are bright and clean. Very Good Condition. (SEF42-16).