[New York]; Be-Defus A. H. Rozenberg, 1897. Item #33523
Original Wraps. 12 pages. 21 cm. First edition. Singerman 5210. In Hebrew. Work on Herod and Agrippa, ancient Judean kings, in the eyes of the Talmud and Midrash. A later revised edition appeared as a second edition in 1898 (listed as Goldman 508) . Nehemiah Samuel Libowitz: “Russian Hebrew scholar and author; born Jan. 3, 1862, at Kolno, government of Lomza (Lomzha) . He studied Talmud under R. Elijah Hasid and then under his own father, Isaac Libowitz; in addition he devoted himself to Hebrew literature, reading especially works on criticism. In 1881 he emigrated to the United States and settled in New York, where he still (1904) resides, devoting his time in part to business and in part to literature. Libowitz is the author of: "Iggeret Bikkoret" (New York, 1895) , against I. H. Weiss; "Rabbi Yehudah Aryeh Modena" (Vienna, 1896; 2d ed. , New York, 1901) , his most important work, a collection of materials for a biography of Leon of Modena; "Ephraim Deinard" (ib. 1901) , a harsh criticism of Deinard; and several other pamphlets. Libowitz has also contributed to the Hebrew periodicals in the United States: "Ner Ma'arabi, " "Ha-Modia' la? Adashim, " and "Yalkut Ma'arabi. " - 1906 JE. Subjects: Herod I, King of Judea, 73 B. C. -4 B. C. Herod Agrippa I, King of Judea, 10 B. C. -44 A. D. OCLC lists 3 copies (UCLA, NYPL, Stanford) . Very clean and fresh. Very good + condition. (SPEC-40-5).