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Imprint: New York: Jewish Theological Seminary Of America, 2003
Binding: Hardcover
Cloth. 8vo. 181 pages. Illus. 23 cm. Textual Knowledge: Teaching the Bible in Theory and in Practice is a book aimed at anyone who wishes to explore what it means to teach the Bible, one of the foundational texts of Western culture. In this volume the author explores the largest issues involved in Bible teaching: What are our purposes? What are the outcomes that we are looking for? How do we conceptualize the Bible as a subject matter? How do we develop theories of Bible teaching? And how do we move from theory to practice? Looking at a variety of alternative conceptions, Textual Knowledge helps offer clarity about a teacher's goals and practical advice about what it means to attain those goals. In addition the book explores the relationship between knowledge of Bible and teaching the Bible. What kind of knowledge does the Bible teacher need to have? How must that knowledge of subject matter be structured and conceptualized? How might differing scholarly conceptions of the discipline influence teachers' ways of thinking about the Bible? Drawing upon recent research in the field of general education, the author draw connections to the domain of Bible education. As a book that embraces both theoretical issues and practical concerns, Textual Knowledge explores matters of central concern to Jewish educators in particular, but is relevant to educators from other religious traditions and for those teaching the Bible in secular institutions such as universities as well. At its heart the author seeks to improve Bible pedagogy-making it deeper, richer, more reflective, and more powerful for students of any age and in any setting. ISBN: 0873340914 9780873340915. New Condition. (JTS1-41), Bible2, cds
Stock number:28251.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Leiden ; Boston : Brill,, 2014
Binding: Hardcover
Cloth, 8vo, xii, 383 pages ; 25 cm. ISBN: 9789004268159 9004268154. Abstract: "Rewritten Bible After Fifty Years presents the papers of a conference on the meanings and usages of the term Rewritten Bible introduced by Geza Vermes in 1961. Leading scholars of the topic discuss their new insights and ideas comparing with Vermes' initiative, whose participation on this conference was unfortunately the last chance for a life dialogue with him on this topic. Apart from the terminological discussions and comparisions several case studies widen the scope of the notion of Rewritten Bible/Scripture and rewriting as a genre and technique"-- Contents: The genesis of the concept of "Rewritten Bible" / Geza Vermes -- Textual fidelity, elaboration, supersession or encroachment? Typological reflections on the phenomenon of rewritten scripture / Anders Klostergaard Petersen -- Rewritten Bible: a terminological reassessment / Jonathan G. Campbell -- Crossing the borders from "pre-scripture" to scripture (rewritten) to "rewritten scripture" / Eugene Ulrich -- Rewritten scriptures as a clue to scribal traditions in the Second Temple period / Sidnie White Crawford -- Memory, cultural memory and rewriting scripture / George J. Brooke -- Rewritten Bible and the vocalization of the Biblical text / Stefan Schorch -- Reuse of prophecy in the Book of the Twelve Minor Prophets: rewriting and canonization / István Karasszon -- On the battlefield and beyond: the reinterpretation of the Moabite-Israelite encounters in 2 Chronicles 20 / Elo"d Hodossy-Takács -- Textual criticism of Hebrew scripture and scripture-like texts / Emanuel Tov -- Apocryphon of Jeremiah C from Qumran: rewritten prophetic text or something else? / Balázs Tamási -- Between Rewritten Bible and allegorical commentary: Philo's interpretation of the burning bush / Steven D. Fraade -- Philo's Life of Moses as "Rewritten Bible" / Finn Damgaard -- Josephus' "Rewritten Bible" as a non-apologetic work / Marton Ribary -- Josephus' rewriting of Genesis 24 in Ant. 1.242-255 / Christopher T. Begg -- Can we apply the term "Rewritten Bible" to Midrash? The case of Pirqe de-Rabbi Eliezer / Rachel Adelman -- Adam or Adams? Genesis and the mythical anthropology in the Writing without Title on the Origin of the World from Nag Hammadi (NHC II, 5) / Csaba Ötvös -- Samaritan rewritings: the Toledot in Samaritan literature / József Zsengellér. "This conference was organized in the native country of the Etzesgeber (the man of the idea) in Budapest on 10-13 July 2011"--Title page verso. / Includes bibliographical references and indexes. SUBJECT(S) : Vermès, Géza, 1924-2013. Bible. Old Testament -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. , Jewish -- Congresses. Bibeln. G. T. Very Good Condition in Very Good Dust Jacket. (AC-3-8)
Stock number:39070.
$US 200.00
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Imprint: [Châtenay-Malabry (Seine) ]; Lefort, 1960
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
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), Spec6, art2, bible4 208-210
Stock number:34868.
$US 750.00
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Imprint: New York : Reconstructionist Press., 1967.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
8vo. 429 pages. First English edition. SUBJECT (S) : Bible. O. T. -- study and teaching. CONTENTS: Trends and aims; The Biblical narrative; Prophecy; The law; Poetry; The wisdom literature; Teaching the bible: a summary. Adar (1917–1991) was an Israel educator. “He interested himself in the speculative aspects involved with Jewish identity in the past and its meaning in the present, transmitting his thoughts to the younger generation through the medium of education. He wrote extensively, his most important work being Ha-Arakhim ha-Hinnukhiyyim shel ha-Tanakh (1954; Humanistic Values in the Bible, 1968) . In this work Adar attempted to use literary analysis to reveal the educational values in the biblical narrative. As the Bible was one of the main subjects of instruction in the Israel educational system Adar tried to show how the Bible could be used as a means for character education” (staff, EJ) . Ex library. A little worn, with two inch long tear on back strip, good condition. (BIBLE-9-14), BIBLE2, rab8
Stock number:21150.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: London; Faber And Faber, 1959
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Publishers cloth. 4to. 38 pages. 29 cm. First edition. Eight colored reproductions of miniatures from the Lambeth Bible, with an introduction and commentary. From the Faber Library of Illuminated Manuscripts. “The Lambeth Bible is a 12th Century illuminated manuscript (probable date 1150-1170) considered to be among the finest surviving giant bibles from Romanesque England. It exists in two volumes. The first volume exists in the Lambeth Palace library (MS3) and covers Genesis to Job and is 328 pages of vellum measuring 518 x 353 mm. Originally this first volume was paired with another volume (MS4) in the Lambeth Palace Library but in 1924 it was realised that the correct pairing was with a second incomplete volume now held in the Maidstone Museum & Art Gallery (MS P.5) . ” (wikipedia; lambeth bible) Subjects: Illumination of books and manuscripts, English - England - Canterbury. Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval - England - Canterbury. Bijbels. Lambeth-bijbel. Lambeth Bible. Bible - Illustrations. Bible - Manuscripts, Latin. Great condition in good jacket. (BIBLIOG-29-1), Bibliog3, bible3, brit1. (ja)
Stock number:29990.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Cincinnati ; Chicago : From the American Hebrew Pub. House, the Bloch Pub. and Print. Co.,, 1853 [1870s?]
Binding: Hardcover
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
Original Full Leather, 16mo, [6], iii-xii, 1243 pages. 17 cm. Title in Hebrew at head of title. The scarce Chicago Bloch edition, retaining the copyright page date of 1853, but probably published in the 1870s given the inclusion of the “Advertisement to the London Edition" (which appeared in 1865, with 7 holdings in OCLC,) and its mid-19th Century calf binding. Bloch’s first office in Chicago dates to the 1870s, and Bloch did also publish an 1884 edition, but, unlike our copy, it lists the 1884 date and only Cincinnati (not Chicago, as this copy does) and contains 1236 pages (not 1243 as ours does). A Bloch publication of Leeser’s bible could almost certainly not have occurred before Leeser’s death in 1868, given the enmity between the Leader of American Orthodoxy and the Reform-oriented publishing house owned by Isaac M. Wise’ brother-in-law, Edward Bloch. Leeser, famously, had printed an “anonymous attack on Wise signed ‘Lawyers’ in the pages of his Occident shortly after the appearance of Minhag Amerika in 1857; this anti-Reform rejoinder singled out Bloch & Co. for allegedly keeping its store open on the Jewish Sabbath and closing it on Sunday, the Christian Sabbath” (Singerman). In our Bloch copy, the copyright is still held by Isaac Leeser; It was not until 1888 that “his [Bloch’s] firm obtained the copyright of this popular and frequently reprinted landmark text.” OCLC lists only 2 holdings of the Chicago Bloch [1853] edition (Andrews University in Michigan and the Community of Christ library in Missouri), both in the Midwest, perhaps reflecting Bloch’s still-Midwestern orientation at the time. Indeed, not many years later, Bloch left Chicago completely and moved its second headquarters to New York. This edition not listed in Singerman nor in Goldman. Edgewear to leather boards and many pages. Spine professionally rebacked. Good Condition thus. (AMR-38-23), AMR4, COMHIST2, bible3 , CDS
Stock number:30983.
$US 1750.00
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Imprint: New York; Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 1999
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
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), Art2, bible3. (ja)
Stock number:33400.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Jerusalem: the Museum., 1965.
Binding: Paperback
8vo. 90 pages. Well illustrated. In English, French, and Hebrew. SUBJECT (S) : Art, ancient – Israel; Bible – antiquities. OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. SERIES: Catalogue [of the Israel Museum] ; ; no 6; Catalogue ; ; no. 6. Kahane (1904-1974) “[was an Israeli] curator of archeological museums. Born in Berlin, Kahane settled in Erez Israel in 1938 and was director of the museum section of the Israel Department of Antiquities. From 1965 to 1969 he was chief curator of the Samuel Bronfman Biblical and Archaeological Museum at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem. He also organized several archaeological museums in Israel. His special field of study was ancient pottery and glass. He served as the Encyclopaedia Judaica departmental editor for Jews in archaeology. ”(EJ) Ex library, some pages loose, good condition. (BIBLE-5-8), BIBLE2, bib2
Stock number:21022.
$US 100.00
Binding: Hardcover
Waltham, Massachusetts: Brandeis University Press, 1968. Cloth; 4to. Xviii, 211 pages. White grain cloth leatherette, gilded and embossed cover and spine title. Printed on beautiful parchment-like paper. Many plates in black and white. Frontispiece illustration in color. Examines about 212 manuscripts and books pertaining to the Bible; including the Gutenberg Bible, the 1462 Fust & Schoeffer Bible, and The Eliot Bible, the first complete Bible printed in the Western hemisphere. Series: Publications of the Society of Bibliophiles at Brandeis University, no. 3. "Catalogue of an exhibition to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of Brandeis University held at the Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Brandeis University Library, May 4th through June 11th, 1968." Includes bibliographies. Manuscripts, Medieval -- Exhibitions. Manuscripts, Renaissance -- Exhibitions. Bible -- Photographies, illustrations, etc. Art médiéval -- Catalogues. Art de la Renaissance. Top 4 inches of backstrip have cracked and separated from spine, although present; bottom edge is starting; couple of light spots on book edges. Rest of book in like-new condition. (CT-2), rab2
Stock number:14749.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Tel-Aviv; Nahar-Miskal, 1988
Binding: Hardback
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) xx, Rab9, bible3, art2. (ja)
Stock number:32584.
$US 145.00
Imprint: Vaad Hatzala, Munich, 1947
Binding: Hardback
Original Boards. 12mo. 120, 194, 194 pages. 18 cm. Survivors Bible, printed by Vaad Hatzala. Pentateuch, Haftarot and Megilot with commentary of Rashi and Targum. Issued by the American Va'ad Hatzala Rescue Committee for the benefit of the She'arith Hapleitah - survivors of the Nazi Holocaust. See A. J. Karp, Library of Congress Catalogue, p. 34 (illustrated) . Title page has colored illustration. With introductory pages in Hebrew and English, superimposed over colored Stars and Stripes, dedicating the volume to President Harry S. Truman. Subjects: Haftarot - Commentaries. Bible. Pentateuch - Commentaries. Bible. Five Scrolls - Commentaries. Pentateuch. Hebrew. 1947.; Holy Bible: Vaad Hatzala, Germany. OCLC lists 15 copies. Slight wear to boards and paper toning but otherwise in very good condition. (HOLO2-117-58A), Bible4, holo15, amr6
Stock number:38870.
$US 400.00
Imprint: Minkhen; Nidpas A. Y. Ha-V?a?ad Le-Hotsa'at Sefarim Etsel Va'ad Ha-Hatsalah, 1947
Binding: Hardcover
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. With dedication page to President Harry Truman with superimposed American Flag. "The remnants of Israel that survived the great destruction wrought upon our people by Hitler's hoards, these shattered remenats the 'Sherith Hepleita' were weakened physically and spiritually...we wish to dedicate this Holy Bible, the very ancient well of civilization, to his Honor, the President of the United States of America, Harry S. Truman. His courageous and kind words, his noble acts and deeds in behalf of our people have served as a ray of hote in these trying, troubleed and most cdritical period of our people..." 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, rear board replaced, rebacked with new corners, endpages repaired, Good condition. (HOLO2-117-58A), Holo17, bible3. (ja)
Stock number:40240.
$US 400.00
Imprint: New York : Jewish Theological Seminary Of America., 1968.
Binding: Paperback
12mo. 25 pages. SUBJECT (S) : Bible - study and teaching. OCLC lists 25 copies worldwide. SERIES: Essays in Judaism series, ; no. 4. "Born in Montreal, Ginsberg [1903-1990] studied at the University of London, then went to the United States in 1936, where, from 1941, he was professor of Bible at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, New York. While the bulk of his publications in the biblical field are philological-word studies, text restorations, and exegesis-he also elucidated problems of biblical history religion. Ginsberg made contributions to Aramaic linguistics, and was a pioneer in the interpretation of Ugaritic texts and their application to the Bible. His Semitistic and exegetical skills are combined luminously throughout his work. "(Greenberg, EJ) Very good condition. (BIBLE-4-6), Bible3, mx3
Stock number:24200.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York : Blakeman & Mason., 1863.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
12mo. 322 pages. Tissue-papered frontispiece. First edition. SUBJECT (S) : Astronomy in the Bible; Religion and science – 1860-1899. CONTENTS: Astronomical evidence of the being of a god; the god of the universe is Jehovah; The cosmology as revealed by the present state of astronomy; The mosaic account of creation, compared with the cosmology of the universe as revealed in he actual condition of astronomy; An examination of the astronomical allusions in the Book of Job; Ant astronomical miracles of the Bible miracles of power; The languages of the Bible. Embossed covers. Ex library. Covers faded, front hinge repaired, good condition. (BIBLE-7-12), BIBLE2
Stock number:21098.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York : Ktav., 1972.
Binding: Hardcover
4to. Ix, 292 pages. Heavily illustrated. In English and Hebrew. SUBJECT (S) : Bible. O. T. -- history of Biblical events; Bible. O. T. -- archeology; Palestine – antiquities. CONTENTS: The fertile crescent: hebrew origins; Bondage, exodus, and the national covenant; Israel in Canaan: the period of the judges; The Israelite Empire under David and Solomon; The divided kingdom; Israel and Judah; The Babylonian exile and the restoration of Judah; The Hebraic spirit: the prophetic movement and social justice. ISBN: 087068096X. “Orlinsky [1908-1992] was born in Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada and went to the U. S. In 1931, later becoming a fellow at Dropsie College and Johns Hopkins University. He was professor of Bible at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York City from 1943, chairman of the Society for Biblical Literature (president 1969–70) , and chairman of the American Friends of the Israel Exploration Society from 1954.” (EJ, 2007) Ex library with minimal markings. Spine faded, otherwise very good condition. (BIBLE-8-22), BIBLE2
Stock number:21134.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York, 1923
Binding: Hardback
Large 8vo. 2nd Edition. Top edges guilt. Shemoth [encyclopedia of names in the Bible]. [Goldman, Hebrew Printing in America 228 (and see 1206)]. "The articles of the dictionary bear upon almost every phase and aspect of life, culture, religion, history, geography and Palestinian topography, as refl ected in the Bible. The subjects are treated extensively. The erudition displayed and the mastery of the literature pertaining to the Bible is impressive... Rosenberg made extensive use of Jewish sources, and quotes frequently the views of the Talmud, of leading Jewish commentators, of thinkers, and scholars, on numerous subjects and themes" (M. Waxman, A History of Jewish Literature, Vol. IV, pp. 1104-5). Spines missing, bindings repaired, text in good condition. (MX34-21), Spec2, bible1, bib2, amr5, bibliog3, bible2, spec6
Stock number:24038.
$US 150.00
Imprint: Kiryat Ono, Israel : Neot Kedumim., 1974.
Binding: Paperback
8vo. 50 pages. Illustrated. The Gardens of Israel. Biblical quotes and documentary illustrate the many photos captioned in both English and Hebrew. Colored images. SUBJECT (S) : Nature in the Bible; Palestine – pictorial works. Very Good condition; slightly edgeworn. (BIBLE-2-20/BIBLE-1-5) xxxxx, BIBLE1
Stock number:18186.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Minneapolis : Fortress Press, 1989
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
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), Rab9. (ja) , bible3
Stock number:32817.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: New York; J. Wiley, 1869
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
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), Rab9, bible3, amr5. (ja)
Stock number:32619.
$US 900.00
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Imprint: New York; The Author, 1903
Binding: Hardcover
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), Amr4, bible3, yidchi1. (ja)
Stock number:31545.
$US 100.00
Imprint: London, Printed By J. Waugh And W. Fenner, 1754-1757
Binding: Hardcover
3/4 leather with marble paper covered boards, large folio, 16 inches. 2595 pages. Title pages printed in red and black. In English and Hebrew. Second volume includes index and an "easy guide for reading Hebrew". SUBJECT (S) : Bible. O. T. -- Concordances, Hebrew. Johannes Buxtorf II, (1599-1664) , was a "Hebraist, the son of Johannes Buxtorf I, succeeded his father in the chair of Bible and Hebrew studies at the University of Basle and edited some of his unpublished works. In common with his father, he held the view that the Masoretic Text is the genuine version of the Bible (De Literarum Hebraicarum Genuina antiquitate, 1643) and that the Hebrew square script preceded the Samaritan. The vocalization of Hebrew, he maintained, originated at least as early as the time of Ezra. These issues were the subject of his fierce controversies with another Hebraist, Ludovicus Capelus, with each defending his viewpoint in a series of scholarly studies. Buxtorf 's view was formally adopted by the Swiss Church in 1675. Buxtorf translated Maimonides ' Guide of the Perplexed (1629) , Judah Halevi 's Kuzari (1666) , and part of Isaac Abrabanel 's commentaries to the Bible into Latin. The numerous Jewish scholars in many lands with whom he was in contact included Manasseh Ben Israel . His collection of letters is preserved at the university libraries of Basle and Zurich. " (Chaim Rabin, EJ, 2007) Includes an 1876 letter of a previous owner, found in one of the volumes, which reads: "Dear Dr. Wainwright, I am very sorry that I find at the last moment it will not be possible for me to have the pleasure of presiding at your lecture tonight. I am called away to fill a very important duty at the other end of London. I am sure neither you or any of the audience will attribute my absence to any lack of interest in the Protestant cause. There never was a moment when I was more opposed to Rome and its shabby imitation ritualism. Yours very faithfully, Henry L. Borguer. " Slight wear to leather on spine, very good condition. (BIB-17-11), Bibliog2, mx3, bible2, heb2, brit1
Stock number:24344.
$US 500.00
Imprint: London : Printed For W. Hensman, And Tho. Fox, 1685
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
FROM THE ORIGINAL. First English edition. Contemporary calf. 12mo. [12], 10, 192 pages; 15 cm. John Donne “was an English poet and cleric in the Church of England. He is considered the pre-eminent representative of the metaphysical poets. His works are noted for their strong, sensual style and include sonnets, love poems, religious poems, Latin translations, epigrams, elegies, songs, satires and sermons” (Wikipedia 2017) . The Septuagint “is a translation of the Hebrew Bible and some related texts into Koine Greek. As the primary Greek translation of the Old Testament, it is also called the Greek Old Testament” (Wikipedia 2017) . The Letter of Aristeas “or Letter to Philocrates is a Hellenistic work of the 2nd century BCE, assigned by Biblical scholars to the Pseudepigrapha. Josephus who paraphrases about two-fifths of the letter, ascribes it to Aristeas and to have been written to a certain Philocrates, describing the Greek translation of the Hebrew Law by seventy-two interpreters sent into Egypt from Jerusalem at the request of the librarian of Alexandria, resulting in the Septuagint translation. Though some have argued that its story of the creation of the Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible is fictitious, it is the earliest text to mention the Library of Alexandria” (Wikipedia 2017) . According to OCLC, both the account and the author are fictitious. “Aristeus, the near Kinsman and Friend of King Ptolomeus Philadelphus, is named by St. Hierom Ptolomei Hyperaspistes, the Shield of the King, or he that defends the King with his Shield, or Bearer of the Shield Royal, which seems to me, that he held some such place about the King his Master, as we call at this Day the Great Esquire of the Kings Body, he was the Principal Sollicitor for the Liberty of the Jews, that then were held Slaves throughout all the Dominions of Ptolomy; for he made the first request for them, and he obtained it. ” Other titles: Letter of Aristeas, History of Aristeus. [Wing A3682] SUBJECT(S) : Bible, Old Testament, Greek-Versions-Septuagint-Early works to 1800. OCLC lists 14 holdings worldwide. Minimal staining and toning. Loose leather binding with heavy wear. Minimal pencil markings that do not affect text. Internally Very good condition. (SPEC-44-7), Nj1 208-210
Stock number:38453.
$US 750.00
Imprint: Linevil [Luneville]: Abraham Prizek, 1808
Binding: Hardcover
Original boards. 8vo, 216 leaves. 25 cm. In Hebrew. “Numbers. ” Luneville is a town in Northeast France with a relatively small, but influential Jewish community. At the time of this printing, only 315 Jews were registered in the town (JVL, 2008) Vinograd: Luneville, 25. CD 000304925. SUBJECT(S) : Bible. O. T. Pentateuch -- Commentaries. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (JTS, UNIVERSITAT LEIPZIG) . Heavy wear to boards, though still completely intact. Text is very clean. Good+ Condition. (HEB-48-4), Bible4, FR1
Stock number:36829.
$US 225.00
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Imprint: Linevil [Luneville]: Abraham Prizek, 1806
Binding: Hardcover
Original boards. 8vo, 216 leaves. 25 cm. In Hebrew. Deuteronmy. Luneville is a town in Northeast France with a relatively small, but influential Jewish community. At the time of this printing, only 315 Jews were registered in the town. Despite the minimal size of the community, there were two active printing presses in the town. (JVL, 2008) Vinograd: Luneville, 25. CD 000304925. SUBJECT(S) : Bible. O. T. Pentateuch -- Commentaries. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (JTS, UNIVERSITAT LEIPZIG) . Heavy wear to boards, though still completely intact. Text is very clean. Good+ Condition. (HEB-48-5), Bible4
Stock number:36830.
$US 225.00
Imprint: Los Angeles, Calif. : E. R. Ames, 1935
Binding: Hardcover
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
Original Boards. 8vo. 64 pages. 21 cm. Second edition, revised. Inscribed by author on endpage. Full title: “God is not the name: a study of the deistic nomenclature of the Bible: presenting the proof therefrom that God Yahweh alone is the supreme God, and that, consequently, Yahwism, the worship of Yahweh, offers humanity its only hope of earthly emancipation. ” One of a number of self-published works by Edward Remington Ames, a Glendale member of the Bible Student Movement (one of the schisms produced within the Jehovah's Witnesses) , this and other of his works expound the need for dropping the name God in place of YHWH and Jehovah in the new testament. A few points in theology are debated, included a refutation of the trinity. During the 1930's, Ames had a brief correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, contributed one article to Dreiser's paper, and inscribed volumes of Ames works are to be found in Dresier's library. Other of Ames works are part of the accepted reading of the Jehovah's Witnesses, as can be demonstrated from numerous sites, and the fact that Ames works are at the Watchtower Bethel Library in Brooklyn. Attractively printed, with gilt title on boards and decorative endpages. Subjects: God – Name. Bible Student Movement. Oclc lists 8 copies. Light wear to cloth, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (SPEC-39-12), Spec6, nj1, christian1. (ja)
Stock number:32924.
$US 150.00
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Imprint: New York: Museum Of Biblical Art; London: In Association With D Giles Ltd, 2009
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
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), ART2, BIBLE3. (JA) bibliog4
Stock number:33399.
$US 100.00
Binding: Hardcover
New York: Philip Cowen, 1893. Cloth; 12mo. 213 pages. Gilt titles; red edges; floral endpapers. Originally published 1890. Harris was a British-born American rabbi. In 1883 Harris was elected rabbi of Temple Israel of Harlem, New York, vice-president of the Society for the Aid of Jewish Prisoners, second vice-president of the New York Board of Jewish Ministers, and a director of the Jewish Protectory. (JE) Singerman 4070. SUBJECT(S) : Bible. O. T. -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. Bible. O. T. -- History of Biblical events. OCLC lists no copies of this edition. Ex-library. Backstrip peeling. Title page detached but present. Good condition. (AMR-7-10), AMR
Stock number:16368.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Paris : Durlacher., 1899.
Binding: Hardback
8vo. 404 pages. Volume one (of two) only. SUBJECT(S) : Bible. O. T. French. OCLC lists 13 copies worldwide. Kahn (1839-1905) was the last official chief rabbi of France, from 1889. He was educated att he yeshiva in Strasbourg and at the Ecole Rabbinique in Metz, where he also taught. Kahn never exerted great power, due to conflict with other leaders, the annexing of Alsace-Lorraine by Germany, and the influence of the Alliance Israelite Universelle over the migration of Eastern European Jews. Kahn was, however, head of Hibbat Zion in France and immersed himself in the practical issues surrounding settlement in Palestine. Against his Zionist tendencies, though, he felt that French Jews must be, first and foremost, French citizens. During the Dreyfus Affair, he wished to build a strong coalition in Dreyfus's defense, but was unable to persuade the Jewish leaders in France to do so. As a writer, Kahn edited a French translation of the Bible, helped Singer with the Jewish Encyclopaedia, and published a few sermons. (EJ) Ex library. Covers missing, good condition. We can have this expertly rebound for you. (SPEC-2-14), SPEC1, bible2, fr1
Stock number:20123.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: New York : L. H. Frank., 1871.
Binding: Hardcover
8vo. 292-413, 23, xii pages. In Hebrew and English. SUBJECT (S) : Bible. OCLC lists 20 copies worldwide. Backstrip missing, ex library with minimal marking, bookplate, good + condition. (AMR-15-34), AMR2, bible1, bible2, amr4
Stock number:18663.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York : L. H. Frank., 1871.
Binding: Hardcover
Attractive leather spine with gold lettering, 8vo. 292-413, 23, xii pages. In Hebrew and English. SUBJECT (S) : Bible. OCLC lists 20 copies worldwide. Wear to spine, hinge repaired, ex library with minimal marking, bookplate, good + condition. (AMR-15-34A), AMR2, bible1, bible2, amr4
Stock number:25564.
$US 150.00
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Imprint: New York : L. H. Frank., 1869-1871.
Binding: Hardcover
In Hebrew and English. In three volumes. "elaborated by Jacob Levi Levinski with the cooperation of H. Vidaver and other Hebrew theologians. " vol I: Pentateuch; Vol II: Earlier Prophetsl & vol III: Selections from the Later Prophets, Hagiographa, and Apocrypha. In parallel English and Hebrew. Singerman 2115. Deinard 379. OCLC lists 23 holdings worldwide. SUBJECT (S) : Bible. O. T. -- Commentaries. Bible. O. T. Hebrew. Mixed set, half leather & Cloth. Worn but solid set, 1 volume ex-library. Good Condition(AMR-15-33/34/GH-3-14), AMR2, BIBLE1, amr4
Stock number:19649.
$US 300.00
Imprint: Cincinatti & Philadelphia, Mann-Sonne Publication Committee [and] Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Hebrew Press Of The Jewish Publication Society Of America, 1931 & 1966
Binding: Hardback
8vo, VOLUME I, 728 pages, English; Original texts in Hebrew; commentary in English. Sections include: "Document Concerning European Jewry", "Geonica", "Palestinian Affairs in the 11th Century", "Egyptian Affairs and Personalities (10th - 15th Centuries)", "Documents Concerning the Jews in Mosul and Kurdistan", "Fragments of Legalistic Writings of the Ganoic Period", and "Genizah Inventories of Books". Ex-library with institutional stamp on title page. Very good condition. VOLUME II, 239 pages. In English and Hebrew. SUBJECT(S) : Judaism - Liturgy, Midrash, Jewish preaching, Midrash, Bible. O. T. -- Liturgical use. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide. In excellent condition. (ART-19-3), Mx3, bible2, heb2, SEF5, SPEC3, INBT, MEA
Stock number:29960.
$US 250.00
Imprint: Merhavyah: Sifriyat Po’alim,, 1962
Binding: Hardcover
8vo. 421 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S) : Man (Theology) . OCLC lists 16 copies worldwide. Ex-library with usual markings. Slight bumping to edges and some shelfwear to covers. Some bumping to corners. Otherwise in Very Good condition. (BIBLE-1-33) ., BIBLE1
Stock number:18151.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York: Rizzoli, 1987
Binding: Hardback
Hardcover, Folio, 173 pages, illustrated, some color, 36 cm. SUBJECT (S) ; Jewish illumination of books and manuscripts. Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval. Bible. O. T. -- Illustrations. Translation of: La bible hebraique. Includes index. Bibliography on pages 165-167. Illuminated manuscripts on each page. In dust jacket. Very good condition. (Art-9-1) xx, ART1, bible2, bibliog3, rab7
Stock number:25683.
$US 100.00
Imprint: London, Watts & Co. ,, 1915
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
1st Edition. Original Boards. 8vo. 200 pages ; 20 cm. In English. James 'Keighley' Snowden (1860-1947) is mostly known for writing stories about Yorkshire. He worked for the Yorkshire Post and the Daily Mail. In an author’s note, Snowden writes, “This is a book for ordinary readers. As a journalist, I have tried to make its story as plain and interesting as anything in the newspapers. The facts it contains will come as a great surprise to many people; but this is not because they are new knowledge - it is only because they have not been popularized… The truth about the Bible, a popular book, ought not to be so technically told. ” SUBJECT(S) : Jewish legends. Jewish mythology. This copy belonged to Rabbi Barnett Abraham Elzas. Elzas was the Rabbi at Beth Elohim congregation in Charleston, S. C. And wrote several books and articles on the Jews of South Carolina and Charleston. Inscribed “To Dr. Barnett A Elzas… Charleston. Jan 6. 1927” on first page. Some foxing on title page. Otherwise in very good condition. (AMR-47-10), Bible4, south1, amr6
Stock number:36852.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Chicago, Ill. , The University OF Chicago Press,, 1912
Binding: Hardcover
8vo. Xxxv, 308 pages. From preface: “This book is an evolutionary study of Christendom. Although it loargely takes the form of research into ancient history, it is in substance an inquiry into vital questions of today. Owing to a recent separation of Church and State, there is a tendency to take for granted that religion deals only with matters of belief about things what have no concern for ‘practical’ persons, or that it relates only to private, individual affairs. Hence the need for pointing out that the vital religious ideas of Christian society took shape in response to a social pressure as tremendous and compelling as that in which we live today. ” SUBJECT (S) : Jews - History - To 70 A. D; Jews - Social life and customs. Gilt lettering on spine is fading. Some slight bumping to edges and spine. Marking of previous owner. Otherwise in Very Good condition. (BIBLE-1-23) ., BIBLE1
Stock number:18142.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York: Moinester., 1946.
Binding: Hardcover
8vo. Pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S) : Hebrew language. OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Good condition. (BIBLE-2-10), BIBLE1
Stock number:18176.
$US 100.00
Binding: Hardback
London: Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1860. 8vo. In Hebrew and English. This volume comprises Exodus. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (American Bible Society, Multnomah County Library, Oregon) . Covers missing. Slight chipping to endpapers. Ex-library with minimal markings. Textblock in good condition. (BR-8-3) ., BR1
Stock number:16996.
$US 100.00
Binding: Hardback
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs, 1908. Large 8vo. Iv, 424 pages. Marbled edges; decorative endpapers. In German. First volume of a 7-volume set. Erlich was a Russian-born librarian and bible critic. SUBJECT (S) : Bible. O. T. Hebrew -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. Ex-library with minimal markings. Solomon Schechter's copy, inscribed to him by the editor on the flyleaf. Lacks covers. Damp stained; leaves wrinkled, dark, and brittle. Flyleaves tattered. Some pages chipped or dogeared. Fair condition. (GER-2-9), Ger
Stock number:16496.
$US 100.00
Binding: Hardback
8vo. Reprinted from Justice, Justice Shalt Thou Pursue : Paper Assembled on the...75th Birthday of Reverend Dr. Julius Mark..." SUBJECT (S) : Judaism - history; Bible. O. T. Katsh (1908-1998) was born in Poland and emigrated to the U. S. In 1925. In 1933, he began teaching at New York University, and over the following three decades taught Hebrew education, culture, language and literature there. In 1957 He founded the National Association of Professors of Hebrew in American Universities, and was elected president of Dropsie College in 1967, where he served until 1976. His scholarship won him many awards and fellowships, including the Jewish Teachers Association of New York's Avodah Award, the Rabbi Kaniel Prize of the Municipality of Haifa, and the first Charles Kramer Research Fellow of the Institute for Jewish Policy Planning and Research of the Synagogue Council of America. Katsh is well known for his studies of Hebrew manuscripts and fragments from Russia and Eastern Europe, his translations, and his essays on Jewish studies in the United States. (EJ) Very good condition. (Katsh-2-27) xx, Katsh1, bible1
Stock number:19516.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York : Ktav Publishing House., 1975.
Binding: Paperback
8vo. Reprinted from Justice, Justice Shalt Thou Pursue : Paper Assembled on the...75th Birthday of Reverend Dr. Julius Mark..." SUBJECT (S) : Judaism - history; Bible. O. T. Katsh (1908-1998) was born in Poland and emigrated to the U. S. In 1925. In 1933, he began teaching at New York University, and over the following three decades taught Hebrew education, culture, language and literature there. In 1957 He founded the National Association of Professors of Hebrew in American Universities, and was elected president of Dropsie College in 1967, where he served until 1976. His scholarship won him many awards and fellowships, including the Jewish Teachers Association of New York's Avodah Award, the Rabbi Kaniel Prize of the Municipality of Haifa, and the first Charles Kramer Research Fellow of the Institute for Jewish Policy Planning and Research of the Synagogue Council of America. Katsh is well known for his studies of Hebrew manuscripts and fragments from Russia and Eastern Europe, his translations, and his essays on Jewish studies in the United States. (EJ) Very good condition. (Katsh-2-27) xx, Katsh1, bible1
Stock number:19631.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York, Reconstructionist Press,, 1957
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
1st edition. Original boards with original jacket. 4to. 669 pages, 26 cm. In English. Solomon Rosowsky (1878 –1962) was a cantor (hazzan) and composer, and son of the Rigan cantor, Baruch Leib Rosowsky… Rosowsky returned to Riga in 1920 and founded the first Jewish Conservatory there. After a five-year stay, he left for Palestine, where at that time he at first was one of the few professional musicians. The folk music of Palestinian Jews became a major new inspiration for his compositions… He composed stage music for the workers' theater Ohel’, gave lessons and began his path-breaking research into the music of the Bible, which later made his name known all over the world… His latter years he spent in New York, where he taught at the Cantors' Institute of the Jewish Theological Seminary. His magnum opus, ‘The Cantillation of the Bible: Five Books of Moses, ’ was published in 1957.” (Wikiepdia, 2016) SUBJECT(S) : Cantillation. This copy is inscribed and signed by the author. In very good condition. (Music-7-16), MUSIC2
Stock number:36811.
$US 225.00
Binding: Hardback
8vo. 22, 771 pages. In Hebrew with some German and English. Includes article by Abraham Isaac Katsh. SUBJECT (S) : Hebrew philology; Rabbinical literature; Shazar, Zalman, 1889-1974; Bible. O. T. Has worn dust jacket with large tears around the edges. Shazar (1889-1974) was born in Belorussia, and, as a Socialst Zionist, was the third president of Israel. An active European Zionist from his youth, he first visited Palestine in 1911, and settled permanently there in 1924. He was elected to the Knesset in 1949, and then reelected. He was appointed minister of culture and education from 1949 to 1951. Shazar was elected president in 1963, and, reelected five years later for a second term, was in office till 1973.(Kressel, EJ) Abraham I. Katsh's bookplate. Bumped corners, good+ condition. (Katsh-1-21) xxxx, Katsh1, , bible1, zionism1, heb1, rab4, fest1
Stock number:19484.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York : Behrman's Jewish Book Shop., 1923.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
8vo. 118 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S) : American poetry – history and criticism; Jews in literature; Bible – in literature. Ex-library with minimal marks, Very Good Condition. (k-amr-20-31-dw), AMR3, lit1, amr4, mx3, bible2
Stock number:19052.
$US 100.00
Imprint: PARIS: J. Baer, 1874
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
1st edition. Original boards. 8vo. 126 pages, 21 cm. In French. Title translates to “The Jewish Woman: Her Legal Condition According to the Bible and the Talmud. ” An interesting survey covering the Jewish woman’s legal status as regards marriage and divorce, Leverite marriage as well as the Jewish womans’ rights to inherit. The author was Rabbi of the Parisian suburb of Versailles. A copy sold at auction in 2002 for over USD 200 (with commission) . SUBJECTS: Women (Jewish law) Jewish women. Women in the Bible. Wear to boards, but internally Very good. Overall good+ condition. (RAB-65-4), Women2, fr1
Stock number:40417.
$US 175.00
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Imprint: Oxford: University Press, 1961
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st Edition Offprint. Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 659-[662] ; 23 cm. In English. Extract from ‘The Boldeian Library Record, Vo. VI, No. 6.’ (September 1961) . OCLC lists just 2 copies worldwide (Bar Ilan, Univ. Of London) . Ex-Library with Jewish Institutional Stamp and Usual Markings. Very light water damage but overall in good+ condition. (BR-11-30), Brit1, bibliog5, bible4
Stock number:37683.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Montreal, 1927
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st edition. Original paper wrappers, 4to, 160 pages, 25 cm. “ha? Atak? Ah li-s´efat Idit na? As´eh ? A. Y. Binyamin Grinberg. ” SUBJECT (S) : Tales -- Israel. Jewish legends. Cabala. Commentaries. Bible. Pentateuch -- Commentaries. Pentateuch. OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide. Wrappers chipped at corners, spine rebacked, ex-library with usual marks, otherwise Good Condition. (rab-61-2), RAB12, bible4
Stock number:36610.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Indianapolis, Bobbs Merrill Co., 1904
Binding: Hardback
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
Original Green Boards. 8vo. [30] pages ; 25 cm. Includes 4 full-page illustrations from Ralph Fletcher Seymour. "This copy of The book of Ruth is one of an edition of 1000 copies printed on paper and 10 copies printed on Japan vellum at the Prairie press in Chicago, U. S. A. " SUBJECT (S) : Bible. Ruth. Some foxing. Boards show wear. Inscribed by a previous owner in 1942. Overall about very good condition. (AMR-52-41)
Stock number:39113.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Cincinnati, Union of American Hebrew Congregations
Binding: Paperback
No Date (1935? ) . Paper wrappers; 4to. 45 pages. Cover title: for Discussion Groups: Experi mental Edition. Chapters 5-7 of Modern Social Problems in the Light of the Bible. Includes, for each chapter, a Bibliography, Questions of Informati on, Questions for Discussion, Projects, and Topics for Debate. Subject: Judaism and labor. Labor laws and legislation (Jewish law) OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Cover brown; otherwise, very good condition. (PC-1)
Stock number:15356.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Cincinnati, U. A. H. C. , Dept. of Synagogue and School Extension
Binding: Paperback
No Date (1935? ) . Paper wrappers; 4to. 56 pages. Nazi era publication. Cover title: Experimental Edition. Each c hapter contains, in addition to the text, a bibliography, questions of info rmation, questions for discussion, projects, and topics for debate. Subject : Bible -- Influence. Judaism and social problems. Social problems -- Moral and ethical aspects. OCLC l ists three copies worldwide. Some cover soil; lower right edge bumped. Ve ry good condition. (PC-1)
Stock number:15357.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Grand Rapids, Mich. ; W. B. Eerdmans Pub. Co, 1987
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
Softbound. 8vo. XVIII, 205 pages. 22 cm. First edition. “Jacob Neusner, scholar and author on Jewish literature, history, and religion, believes that Jews and Christians do well to seek in their encounter with the teachings of the living God the wisdom, imagination, and insight of the ages. 'In this book, ' he writes in the preface, 'I want to contribute some modest measure of my own faith, Judaism, as that faith may add to the faith of our Christian neighbors, for all of us now dwell together in the new catacomb, the darkness of disdain for our common faith in one God, creator of heaven and earth, judge of all humankind. This is a book of religous faith. ' - (Publisher's description) Subjects: Judaism - Doctrines. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (neusner-3-31), Rab9. (ja)
Stock number:32882.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Cincinnati, Union of American Hebrew Congregations
Binding: Paperback
No Date (1940s? ) . Paper wrappers, 4to, 5 pages. Syllabus: Influence of the Bible on Contemporary Jewish Life (20 lessons) , and Lessons 1A and 1B. OCLC lists no copies world wide. Cover detached; edges brown. Good condition. Scarce (PC-1)
Stock number:15411.
$US 100.00
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
New York: Behrman's Jewish Book Shop, 1923. Cloth. 8vo. 118 pages. First edition. An uncommon study of Jewish themes and portrayals in American poetry. SUBJECT (S) : American Poetry-History and Criticism-Jews in Literature-Bible in Literature. Binding shaken. Spotting to endpapers. Spine slightly warped. Stamp of former owner on front endpaper. Pencil marks on front endpapers, no text damage. Otherwise in Good condition. (AMRN-9-4) ., AMR1
Stock number:17369.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: New York : Behrman's Jewish Book Shop., 1923.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
8vo. 118 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S) : American poetry – history and criticism; Jews in literature; Bible – in literature. Covers missing, title pages chipped at bottom corner, ex library with blind stamp and card, text clean and in one piece, good condition. (AMR-20-15), amr3
Stock number:19035.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Venice: Pietro E Lorenzo Bragadin, 1617-1618
Binding: Hardcover
Original vellum boards. Large Folio. 228, 213 leaves, 45 cm. Five books of the Torah in first volume, along with the Early Prophets in the second volume. Commentary by Rashi, Ba'al HaTurim and the Mesorah., Bible
Stock number:41126.
$US 1500.00
Imprint: Philadelphia: [Isaac Leeser], 1853–54
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Harcover.
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
5614 [1853–54]. 1st edition. Original period deluxe tooled leather, 4to, [iv], 1011, [v] pages [1020 pages total]. COPY BELONGING TO JEWISH COMMUNAL LEADER AND DIPLOMAT BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PEIXOTTO (1834–1890), WITH HIS OWNERSHIP SIGNATURE ON THE FRONT ENDPAPER ("B.F. Peixotto, Cleveland, O. 1865"). Beautiful original period leather binding with tooled leather boards and board edges and raised bands. All Edges Gilt. The first edition of the first translation of the full Hebrew bible (Old Testament) into English by a Jew. Deinard 847; Singerman 1271; Goldman 12. Vinograd, Philadelphia 21. Very important work, Isaac Leeser’s magnum opus. In the preface, Leeser here writes of a life-long ambition “to do for his fellow Hebrews who use the English as their vernacular, what had been done for the Germans by some of the most eminent minds…” That is, to present an Old Testament Bible in the people’s tongue which was unprejudiced against Jews. This task took Rabbi Leeser more than 15 years to complete. “The Twenty-Four Books...,” has remained Leeser's literary magnum opus and his most lasting contribution to Judaism in America. Printed in 1854, complete with "short explanatory notes, " his efforts at biblical translation had actually developed in stages, beginning almost two decades earlier. Leeser's first biblical translation was The Law of God, a Pentateuch (Five Books of Moses) in five volumes, published in 1845. According to Leeser’s biographer Lance Sussman, one factor convincing Leeser of the need for a Jewish-translated bible into English was the opening of Rebecca Gratz's Sunday School in March 1838, in Philadelphia. The school was desperately in need of appropriate study material, with students using the King James Bible for want of a Jewish alternative: religiously objectionable passages in other texts provided by Protestant organizations were either pasted over or torn out by Gratz's staff. Leeser, who supported the Sunday School and was its chief academic resource person, felt compelled to find more suitable texts for the students. Leeser's Bible, as it has come to be known, quickly became the standard Bible for English-speaking Jews, especially in America. The impetus for Leeser throughout was always his desire to provide the Jews of America with an English text of the Bible that was produced by one of their own and was not tainted by conversionist motivations. In his preface to the present volume, Leeser characterizes this culmination of his long years of endeavor as having finally provided for his fellow Jews "a version of the Bible which has not been made by the authority of churches in which they have no confidence." Benjamin Franklin Peixotto (1834–1890), the owner of this bible, was a lawyer, diplomat, and important Jewish communal leader. His mother, Rachel Seixas, and his paternal grandfather, Moses Levi Maduro Peixotto (Hazzan of New York's Congregation Shearith Israel from 1820-1828) were both members of important early New York Jewish families. Young Benjamin settled in Cleveland during 1847–66, writing frequent editorials for the daily Cleveland Plain Dealer. “In 1855, Peixotto and [George A.] Davis founded the Hebrew Benevolent Society; Peixotto was its secretary. In 1863 Peixotto helped found the first Cleveland lodge of B'nai B'rith. In 1860, he founded the Young Men's Hebrew Literary Society, four years later convincing it to affiliate with B'nai B'rith as Montefiore Lodge” (Ency Cleveland History, 2020). In addition, “Peixotto was a follower of Democratic Senator Stephen A. Douglas of Illinois [Abraham Lincoln’s famous sparring partner in the Great Debates of 1858], under whose guidance Peixotto studied law. A trustee and founder of the Sunday School at Congregation Tifereth Israel (now The Temple), he served as Grand Sar (president) of B'nai B'rith during 1863–64 and was the prime mover for its Jewish Orphan Asylum (now Bellefaire) established in Cleveland in 1869….Early in 1870, moved by the Romanian persecution of Jews, Peixotto succeeded in becoming the first U.S. consul in Bucharest, appointed by President Grant through the intervention of the Seligmans. His financial needs in the unpaid position, as well as political support, were provided, not always reliably, by a group of wealthy U.S. Jews, along with the B'nai B'rith, the Board of Delegates of American Israelites, and prominent French and English Jews led by Sir Francis Goldsmid. In Bucharest Peixotto pressed vigorously for Jewish emancipation, to which Romanian Jews were legally entitled by the Treaty of Paris of 1856, and also took the initiative in founding Jewish schools, cultural societies, and Romanian B'nai B'rith, as part of his plan to modernize Jewish life in that country….his well-publicized presence inhibited new antisemitic legislation and avoided or mitigated several pogroms….he continued to endorse emigration privately while serving in Bucharest until 1876. From 1877 to 1885 Peixotto was U.S. consul in Lyons….His son was George Da Maduro Peixotto (1859–1937), a painter….He became a notable portrait painter, executing portraits from life of Cardinal Manning, President McKinley, Chief Justice Waite, and John Hay, among others….Peixotto's portrait of Sir Moses Montefiore at the latter's centenary in 1884 hung in the Corcoran Gallery, and his painting of [Rabbi] Julius Bien hangs in the National Museum, Washington, D.C.” (JewishVirtualLibrary). For more on this work, see: Israel Abrahams, “Isaac Leeser’s Bible," By-Paths in Hebraic Bookland (Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society of America, 1920), 254-259. Ephraim Deinard, Kohelet america: yakhil reshimat kol ha-sefarim asher nidpesu ba-america mi-shenat [5]495 (1735) ad shenat [5]686 (1926) u-bikkoret ketsarah kim‘at al kol sefer, vol. 2 (St. Louis: Moinester Printing Company, 1926), 133 (no. 847). Yosef Goldman, Hebrew Printing in America 1735-1926: A History and Annotated Bibliography, vol. 1 (Brooklyn: Yosef Goldman, 2006), 12-13 (no. 12). Jonathan D. Sarna and Nahum M. Sarna, “Jewish Bible Scholarship and Translations in the United States," in Ernest S. Frerichs (ed.), The Bible and Bibles in America (Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1988), 83-116, at pp. 84-92. Lance J. Sussman, “Another Look at Isaac Leeser and the First Jewish Translation of the Bible in the United States," Modern Judaism 5,2 (1985): 159-190. Lance J. Sussman, Isaac Leeser and the Making of American Judaism (Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1995), 150-151, 185-193. The most recent sale of any copy of this work at auction (2018) was for over $16,000 (with premium). Original tooled black leather binding expertly repaired, with some light wear and loss of gilt to boards and edges. Rubbing to lemon endpapers and small repairs to outer margins of some leaves. A beautiful copy of this landmark of American Jewish scholarship with important provenance. Very Good Condition (AMR-39-53), Amr7, bible4
Stock number:41379.
$US 13000.00
Imprint: Cincinnati: Judaic Studies Program, University OF Cincinnati,, 1990
Binding: Paper Wrappers
8vo. 19 pages. Part of the series: Rabbi Louis Feinberg memorial lecture in Judaic Studies. Bible scholar. Sarna was an editor and translator for the new Jewish Publication Society translation of the Bible and is the general editor of its Bible Commentary Project, and, after retiring from Brandeis University, academic consultant for Judaica. He was a departmental editor of the Encyclopaedia Judaica for Bible—the period of the Pentateuch, the Desert, Joshua and Judges— and also contributed major articles to the Encyclopaedia Britannnica, the Encyclopaedia Hebraica, the Encyclopaedia Biblica Hebraica, the Encyclopaedia of Religion, and the Oxford Companion to the Bible. He has written over 100 scholarly articles. One of the major thrusts of his work has been to make the Bible and biblical scholarship available to the broad Jewish community. For example, his book Understanding Genesis (1966) has served as a general introduction to the Bible and was followed by Exploring Exodus (1986) and his Commentary on Genesis (1989) . SUBJECT(S) : Bible. O. T. – Commentaries. OCLC lists 20 copies worldwide. Slight bow to lower part of book Minimal shelf wear. Text is clean. In Very Good Condition. An important lecture by a key scholar, surprisingly difficult to find. (BIBLE-1-2)., BIBLE1
Stock number:18121.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Jerusalem, Palestine Art Pub. Co. ,, 1920
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
1st Edition. Original Boards. Publication date not stated, certainly between 1920-1925. 25 original full-page plates. In Hebrew and English with Title Page/Text in both languages. “Abel Pann (1883–1963) , born Abba Pfeffermann in Latvia or in Kreslawka, Vitebsk, Belarus, sources vary, was a European Jewish artist who spent most of his adult life in Jerusalem… Pann studied the fundamentals of drawing for three months with the painter Yehuda Pen of Vitebsk, who also taught Marc Chagall…. He was part of a movement of contemporary Jewish artists interested in Biblical scenes, including Ephraim Moses Lilien, and Ze'ev Raban. All three were influenced by Art Nouveau and by the Symbolist movement. … In 1924, Pann resigned from his teaching position to devote himself full-time to lithography. The lithographs met with considerable success on international tours. Pann told the New York Times that he found most illustrated Bibles boring, accusing the many artists who had illustrated Bibles before him of tending ‘to produce an impression that the Bible itself is a tiresome volume. ’ He said that he wished to present the Bible's characters as ‘possessing the passions of human beings... With their virtues and vices, loves and hatreds. ’” (Wikipedia, 2017) This Volume includes 25 of Pann’s Bible Illustrations, each signed in the print by the artist. SUBJECT(S) : Pictorial works. Bible. Genesis -- Pictorial works. OCLC lists 21 copies worldwide. Some wear to cloth, especially around spine. Internally Very Good Condition. (ART-26-23), ART2, bible4
Stock number:39003.
$US 400.00
Imprint: Winona Lake, IN : Distributed For The Dropsie College BY Eisenbrauns., 1983.
Binding: Paperback
8vo. 113 pages. SUBJECT (S) : Bible as literature; Hebrew language – parallelism; Narration in the Bible; Bible O. T. -- language, style; Bible -- language. SERIES: Jewish quarterly review. Supplement 1982; Variation: Jewish quarterly review (Philadelphia, Pa. ) . ; Supplement ; ; 1982. Good condition. (BIBLE-2-6), BIBLE1
Stock number:18172.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: New York; Cambridge University Press, 2012
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Softcover
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), Bible3, (ja)
Stock number:34859.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Halle: Max Niemeyer., 1893.
Binding: Hardback
4to. 21 pages. In German. SUBJECT (S) : Manuscripts, Hebrew; Bible. O. T. Pentateuch. Aramaic. Onkelos. OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. Kautzsch (1841-1910) was a “German Protestant Bible critic and Semitist who as editor of a number of works on Bible and Semitic philology helped educate a generation of German theologians and biblicists. Born in Plauen, Saxony, he taught in Leipzig, Basle, Tuebingen, and Halle. Kautsch visited Ottoman Palestine in 1876 and 1904, which led him in 1877 to participate in founding the Deutscher Palästina Verein. From 1888 he was one of the editors of the influential Theologische Studien und Kritiken. In the area of Bible studies Kautzsch published a translation and commentary on the Book of Psalms and a dissertation on biblical poetry. In collaboration with other scholars he wrote about the sources of Genesis, the books of the Bible, and Proverbs in the Polychrome Bible. He helped edit Die Apokryphen und Pseudepigraphen des Alten Testaments … and Textbibel des Alten und Neuen Testaments. On the subject of Hebrew and Aramaic philology he edited the second to eighth editions of H. Scholz' Abriss der hebraeischen Laut-und Formenlehre, and the 22nd to 28th editions of Gesenius' Hebrew Grammar, and a valuable grammar of biblical Aramaic in 1902, based on a similar work of 1888. Kautzsch's literary activity also includes a study on the apostle Paul, a history of the Moabites, and the editorship of the tenth and 11th editions of K. R. Hagenbach's Encyklopädie und Methodologie. Kautzsch was an involved church member who attempted to bring the results of biblical scholarship to the wider German Protestant community. ” (EJ, 2007) Several pages torn, fair condition. (GER-28-20), GER6, bible1, bib2
Stock number:20266.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Berkeley; University Of California Press, 1918
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
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), Bible3. (ja)
Stock number:34820.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Berlin, W. Peiser, 1903
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Softcover.
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), Bible3. (ja)
Stock number:34896.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Bi-Dihernfurt: Bi-Defus Yehi?el Mikhal Mai,, 1790
Binding: Hardback
(FT) Hardcover, 2 volumes, 152, 49 pages, 16mo, 14 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S) : Bible. O. T. Pentateuch -- Commentaries -- Early works to 1800. Haftarot -- Commentaries -- Early works to 1800. Other Titles: Bible. O. T. Pentateuch. Hebrew. 1790. Bible. O. T. Five Scrolls. Hebrew. 1790. Haftarot. Hebrew. Bible. O. T. Pentateuch. Aramaic. Onkelos. 1790. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (JTS) . Front cover missing. Wear and chipping to spine and back cover. Stained pages. Notes inside back cover. Chipping to top left corner of title page, slight text loss. Otherwise, good condition. (Rab-37-20), Bible3, HEB2
Stock number:24607.
$US 250.00
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Imprint: Leipzig; W. Drugulin, 1921
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Softcover
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
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), Bible3. (ja)
Stock number:34805.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Berlin; M. Papfeloyer's Bukhhandlung, 1899-1901
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
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), Bible3, rab10. (ja)
Stock number:34825.
$US 295.00
Imprint: New York : Jewish Theological Seminary Of America., 1948.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
8vo. Xiv, 92 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S) : Bible. O. T. Daniel - criticism, interpretation, etc. SERIES: Texts and studies of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, ; v. 14; Variation: Jewish Theological Seminary of America. ; Texts and studies ; ; v. 14. "Born in Montreal, Ginsberg [1903-1990] studied at the University of London, then went to the United States in 1936, where, from 1941, he was professor of Bible at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, New York. While the bulk of his publications in the biblical field are philological-word studies, text restorations, and exegesis-he also elucidated problems of biblical history religion. Ginsberg made contributions to Aramaic linguistics, and was a pioneer in the interpretation of Ugaritic texts and their application to the Bible. His Semitistic and exegetical skills are combined luminously throughout his work. "(Greenberg, EJ) OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide. Ex library, very good condition. (BIBLE-3-11), Bible3, mx3
Stock number:24189.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Baltimore, Johns Hopkins Press, 1971
Binding: Hardcover
Original Publisher’s Cloth. 8vo. Xxvi, 474 pages ills. Facsims. 23 cm. In French, English and German. “Albright (1891–1971) was a U. S. Biblical archaeologist and Semitics scholar. His students include most of the prominent archaeologists of the later 20th and early 21st century in the United States and Israel, among them G. E. Wright, N. Glueck, and B. Maisler (Mazar) . He also trained such eminent biblicists and Semiticists as J. Bright, F. M. Cross, D. N. Freedman, and W. Moran. Albright was the foremost biblical archaeologist of modern times, combining a devotion to evangelical Christianity with a scientific approach to the problems of archaeology and the Bible. ” (EJ) CONTENTS: “William Foxwell Albright: a personal appreciation, ” by Wendell Phillips; “Passive and ergative in Hebrew, ” by Francis I. Andersen; “Altisraelitische Erweckungsbewegungen, ” by Hans Bardtke; “Josua und Retterideal, ” by M. A. Beek; “The identity and date of the unnamed feast of John 5: 1, ” by John Bowman; “Le cadre littéraire de Michée V: 1-5, ” by J. Coppens; “Phoenician elements in Isaiah 52: 13-53: 12, ” by Mitchell Dahood; “Bemerkungen zum Verständnis zweier aramäischer Briefe aus Hermopolis, ” by Herbert Donner; “Isaiah 6: 1 : "his train filled the temple", ” by G. R. Driver; “Die Psalmen als Geschichtsquelle, ” by Otto Eissfeldt; “Textkritisches zu Deuterojesaja, ” by Karl Elliger; “Father and son as terminology for treaty and covenant, ” by F. Charles Fensham; “A re-study of an elephantine Aramaic marriage contract (AP 15) , ” by Joseph A. Fitzmyer; “Zur Einwirkung der gesellschaftlichen Structur Israels auf seine Religion, ” by Georg Fohrer; “The structure of Psalm 137, ” by David Noel Freedman; “Tafel, buch und blatt, ” by Kurt Galling; “Tell el-Kheleifeh inscriptions, ” by Nelson Glueck; “The redaction of the plague narrative in Exodus, ” by Moshe Greenberg; “Scripture and inspiration, ” by Jonas C. Greenfield; “History and cult in the Old Testament, ” by E. Hammershaimb; “Yahweh and Mari, ” by Herbert B. Huffmon; “Elia und das Gottesurteil, ” by A. Jepsen; “The identity of the suffering servant, ” by Arvid S. Kapelrud; “The junctural origin of the west Semitic definite article, ” by Thomas O. Lambdin; “The converse tablet: a litany with musical instructions, ” by W. G. Lambert; “Punic art in Italy, ” by Sabatino Moscati; “Edom and Judah in the sixth-fifth centuries B. C. , ” by J. M. Myers; “The scene on the drinking mug from Ugarit, ” by Marvin H. Pope; “Remarks on the method of comparative mythology, ” by Helmer Ringgren; “The Ugaritic texts and the textual criticism of the Hebrew Bible, ” by Stanislav Segert; “Some reflections on the formation of the feminine in Semitic languages, ” by A. Van Selms; “Amos VI: 13-14 und I: 3 auf dem Hintergrund der Beziehungen zwischen Israel und Damaskus im 9. Und 8. Jahrhundert, ” by J. Alberto Soggin; “Zwei alttestamentliche Königsnamen, ” by J. J. Stamm; “Inscription d'Anam, roi d'Uruk et successeur de Gilgamesh, ” by R. J. Tournay; “Erstgeborene und Levitene : Ein Beitrag zur exilisch-nachexilischen Theologie, ” by W. Zimmerli. SUBJECT(S) : Oude Testament. Oriëntalistiek. Exegese. Old Testament. Festschriften. Bible. O. T. Bible. A. T. Includes bibliographical references. Very good condition. (FEST1-61), Fest3, ger7new, bible2, cds
Stock number:27393.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: New York; Alpha Press,, 1921
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Softcover
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), Bible3. (ja)
Stock number:34818.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Berlin; Trowitzch & Son, 1924
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
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), Bible3, amr5. (ja)
Stock number:34834.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Berlin; Trowitzch & Son, 1924
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
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's relatives (Alfred E. Aronson, Milliecut Aaronson, Alice Aaronson) directly on the front free page, addressed to Shalom Spiegel. 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. Boards heavily soiled, pages lightly wavy from previous water damage, institutional stamp on endpages, otherwise Good condition. (BIBLE-13-35), Bible3, amr5. (ja)
Stock number:34835.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: [Oberlin, Ohio]: [Biblioteca Sacra],, 1911
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
1st separate edition. Period boards with original paper wrappers bound in, pages [510]-531 (ie.22 pages) ; 24 cm. “Reprint from the Biblioteca Sacra, ” July, 1911. Includes bibliographical references. Solomon Schechter’s copy with his presentation bookplate. Harold Marcus Wiener (1875-1929) was a British-born Jerusalem lawyer and bible scholar who was killed in the 1929 riots in Palestine. His entire estate was bequeathed to the Spanish and Portugese Jews' Congregation of London. Mordechai Ben Katharina Mayer Wiener was born into a privileged Anglo-Jewish family, received his legal education at Cambridge University and became a renowned British lawyer. But he became more famous as a Bible scholar focused on the legal aspects of Bible study. In 1923 he immigrated to Israel, "to better understand the Bible, ” to retreat from public life, and to focus on his studies. He lived in Jerusalem near Herod’s Gate, and became close to the Arab population, and he funded scholarships for Arab students at the American University in Beirut. On the outbreak of the 1929 riots, he was at home with 2 Jewish workers who were renovating his home. Wiener drove them in his car back toward the Jewish neighborhoods, but the three passengers were killed in the Damascus Gate. Wiener was buried in a mass grave along with 15 others killed in the first part of the riots (Wikipedia 2015) . SUBJECT(S) : Bible. Old Testament -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. OCLC lists 15 copies worldwide. Blindstamp on titlepage, damp stains throughout. Otherwise Good Condition. (KH-5-33)
Stock number:36212.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Israel: H. Mo. L, 2000
Binding: Paper Wrappers
(FT) 4to. 5, 319, vii pages. In Hebrew. Abstract and table of contents also in English. Dissertation: Thesis (Ph. D. ) --Universitat Bar-Ilan, Ramat-Gan, 2000. SUBJECT(S) Bible. O. T. Esther. Greek -- Versions -- Septuagint. Bible. O. T. Esther -- Language, style. Bible. O. T. Esther -- Comparative studies. OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. (Bible-6-21), BIBLE2
Stock number:21064.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Philadelphia : Fortress Press., 1966.
Binding: Hardcover
8vo. Xxii, 404 pages. Illustrated. Second printing. SUBJECT (S) : Palestine – historical geography; Bible. O. T. -- antiquities; Bible. O. T. -- criticism, textual. A professor at Koenigsburg and Bonn, and later director of the Deutsches Evangelische Institut in Jerusalem, Noth's (1902-1968) ideas as a Bible scholar follow closely Albrecht Alt's. He was a partisan of the form-critical approach to Biblical, historical, and cultural research. (EJ, 2007) Ex library. Good+ condition. (BIBLE-10-5), BIBLE2
Stock number:21157.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York: AMS Press., 1971.
Binding: Hardcover
8vo. Xix, 246 pages. Illustrated. SUBJECT (S) : Jews – history – 953-586 B. C. E. ; Bible. O. T. Kings, 2nd – commentaries; Bible. O. T. Prophets – commentaries. SERIES: The Clarendon Bible, ; v. 3. ISBN: 0404053769. Very good condition. (BIBLE-5-24), BIBLE2
Stock number:21039.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Chicago : University of Chicago Press., 1909.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
12mo. Xxxviii, 305 pages. Illustrated. First edition. SUBJECT (S) : Bible. O. T. Samuel, 1st – study and teaching; Bible. O. T. Samuel, 1st – textbooks. SERIES: Constructive Bible studies [ed. By E. D. Burton] Secondary series. Ex library. Covers a little worn, good condition. (BIBLE-7-22), BIBLE2
Stock number:21109.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Baltimore; [Printed At The University Of Chicago Press], 1911
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Softcover
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), Bible3. (ja)
Stock number:34802.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Tubingen: Mohr,, 1932
Binding: Paper Wrappers
8vo. Vi, 144 pages. In German. In Series: Religionsgeschichtliches Lesebuch. 2. Ereweiterte Aufl. ; ; 17; Swiss Bible scholar and theologian, who taught biblical exegesis at the University of Basle. Bertholet wrote extensively on the canonical and extra-canonical books of the Bible. His Appendix on the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha in the Geschichte der althebraeischen Literatur (ed. , K. Budde, 1906, 1909) is considered one of the best in the field. In his works Der Beitrag des Alten Testaments zur allgemeinen Religionsgeschichte (1923) and Das Dynamistische im Alten Testament (1926) Bertholet maintained that the religion of ancient Israel, characterized by a strong personal conception of the Deity, was unique in a world dominated by dynamistic theories which viewed the universe as essentially constituted by natural and supernatural forces. [Zev Garber]. SUBJECT(S) : Judaism - History - Ancient period; Judaïsme; Oude Testament; Godsdiensten. Slight bumping to edges. Some markings in pencil on cover and title page. No rear cover. Ex-library with minimal markings. In Very Good Condition. (BIBLE-1-7)., BIBLE1, ger4
Stock number:18126.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Hartford, CT; Case, Lockwood, And Brainard Co., 1878
Binding: Hardcover
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), AMR4, (HG) , bible4, yidchi2
Stock number:31467.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Hartford, CT; Case, Lockwood, And Brainard Co., 1914
Binding: Hardcover
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), AMR4, (HG) , bible4, yidchi2
Stock number:31468.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Frankfurt A. M. ; [J. Kauffmann], 1931
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Softcover
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
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), Bible3, rab10. (ja)
Stock number:34901.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Portland, Maine : The Bradford Press., 1938.
Binding: Hardcover
4to. Xiii, 161 pages. Woodcut reproduction illustrations. SUBJECT (S) : Bible stories, English - O. T. ; Bible. O. T. -- illustrations. Ex library, gilt design in cover, very good condition. (BIBLE-3-16), Bible3, mx3
Stock number:24194.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Minkhen; Nidpas A. Y. Ha-V?a?ad Le-Hotsa'at Sefarim Etsel V?a?ad Ha-Hatsalah, 1947
Binding: Hardcover
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), Holo10, bible3. (ja)
Stock number:34144.
$US 400.00
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Imprint: New Haven; Yale University Press, 1971
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
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) xx, Bible3. (ja)
Stock number:34894.
$US 100.00
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society, 1948. Cloth; 8vo. Xiii, 459 pages. First edition. The Book of Human Destiny: 1. Frontispiece plate showing the Venice Bible of 1517. Illustrated with two other plates. From the flyleaf: "An outstanding Hebrew scholar here presents the first volume of a projected series of thirteen books on the origins, development, influence and interpretation of the Bible from its oral tradition to the present day. " Sweeping introduction to the Bible with a wealth of sources, compiled and introduced by a prominent intellectual of the Conservative movement, Dr. Solomon Goldman, a student of Louis Ginzberg, dedicated to Dr. Alexander Marx on his seventieth birthday. Contents include: The Achievement and the Instrument-The Hebrew Bible, Graven Images, The Hebrew Canon, Biblical Criticism, "The Dawn of Conscience, An Eternally Effective Book. Also Echoes And Allusions, Bibliography, Notes and Index. Subject (s) : Bible. O. T. -- Introductions. Owner's bookplate on inside front cover. Excellent condition in good dust jacket. (CT-7)
Stock number:14844.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Jerusalem, Kiryat-Sefer, 1965
Binding: Hardcover
Original Publisher’s Cloth. 394 pages. In Hebrew with English summaries. Series: Kitve ha-Hevrah le-heker ha-Mikra be-Yisrael, 17. “Segal (1876–1968) was born in Lithuania and educated at rabbinical academies and at London and Oxford universities, serving at the latter as tutor in biblical and Semitic studies. …he maintained that the post-Mosaic sections of the Torah were erroneously associated with Moses by later generations, just as numerous additions to the Oral Law are incorrectly attributed to Moses. The result of his biblical scholarship, reflected throughout his introduction to the Bible (Mevo ha-Mikra, 4 vols. , 1946–50, 19677) , is the reaffirmation of the Bible's literary and artistic excellence. His other works include critical studies on the Damascus Covenant and Ben Sira as well as many articles on various books of the Bible and medieval Jewish exegetes. He was awarded the Israel Prize for Jewish Studies in 1954.” (EJ) Added English Title Page: “Studies in the Bible: Presented to M. H. Segal by his Colleagues and Students. ” Subtitle on spine: “Kovets mehkarim ba-Mikra. ” OCLC lists one copy worldwide (Unisa: Muckleneuk Main Campus) . Very good condition. (FEST1-71), Fest3, heb2, bible2, cds
Stock number:27403.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Pressburg, Adolf Alkalay,, 1905
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
First edition. 8vo. 44 pages; 22.5 cm. In German. Title translates to “The Judgement of the Book of Esther and the Purim Festival Among the Teachers of the Law of the Post-Old Testament Period. ” The inaugural dissertation of the Philosophical faculty of the University of Berne to the degree of doctorate. Sigmund Jampel was a “rabbi and Bible scholar. Jampel, who was born in Galicia, studied Semitics at Heidelberg University and subsequently became rabbi at Schwedt, Brandenburg in 1919. He was among the first Jewish Bible scholars who recognized the value of archaeological and epigraphical finds for establishing the antiquity of the historical accounts of the Bible and the questioning of Wellhausen’s hypotheses. His work (most of which was first published in MGWJ but was also intended for the general reader) includes… Das Buch Esther auf Geschichtlichkeit kritisch untersucht (1907) , which takes into account the archaeological excavations of Susa which authenticated the description of the royal palace in the Book of Esther” (JewishVirtualLibrary.org 2017) . SUBJECT(S) : Purim, Book of Esther, Commentaries. Library stamps. Minimal staining and rubbing. Mild edgewear. Cover wrappers missing. Slight toning. Very good condition. (GER-51-94), Ger9, bible4, liturgy2
Stock number:38740.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Philadelphia ; London : J. B. Lippincott Co., 1921
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
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), Bible3. (ja)
Stock number:34811.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Berlin: M. Papfeloyer., 1900.
Binding: Hardcover
(FT) Large 8vo. Xi, 470 pages. In Hebrew. Volume two (of three) only. SUBJECT(S) : Bible. O. T. -- commentaries. Ehrlich was a Polish-born Bibical exegete who lived in worked in Germany and then the United States. His Randglossen zur hebraeischen Bibel (7 vols. , 1908-14) is a German commentary on the Bible, which like his Hebrew one consists of notes on the Bible. "Ehrlich included part of the material from his Hebrew commentary, but in an expanded form, as well as new interpretations arrived at since its publication; many of his earlier opinions are changed here. Only rarely does he comment on aspects dealt with by the 'higher criticism. ' He concentrates on textual criticism and reconstructions, and his very numerous emendations (especially in his German commentary) are at times conjectural (such as: haplography or dittography, letters having a similar appearance in the ancient or in the square script, the use of abbreviations, glosses, etc. ) , and in most cases are not even based on ancient translations. His comments, which are distinguished by their originality, at times have the quality of homiletics and are derived from Ehrlich's innovating spirit; yet through his sound linguistic instinct and fine linguistic differentiations he succeeded in illuminating and explaining, with great acumen and profundity, many verses and linguistic usages. Ehrlich's exegetical work is an important contribution to modern biblical exegesis. " (Raphael Weiss, EJ) Bookplate, front hinge repaired, good condition. (GER-27-2), GER6, bible1, heb1
Stock number:20222.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Leipzig : J. C. Hinrichs., 1908, 1918.
Binding: Hardback
8vo. 424, 344 pages. In German. SUBJECT (S) : Bible. O. T. Hebrew – criticism, interpretation, etc; Bible – criticism, textual. First volume has water damage throughout, notes in pen on fly leaf, second volume is ex library, backstrip missing. Ehrlich was a Polish-born Bibical exegete who lived in worked in Germany and then the United States. His Randglossen zur hebraeischen Bibel (7 vols. , 1908-14) is a German commentary on the Bible, which like his Hebrew one consists of notes on the Bible. "Ehrlich included part of the material from his Hebrew commentary, but in an expanded form, as well as new interpretations arrived at since its publication; many of his earlier opinions are changed here. Only rarely does he comment on aspects dealt with by the 'higher criticism. ' He concentrates on textual criticism and reconstructions, and his very numerous emendations (especially in his German commentary) are at times conjectural (such as: haplography or dittography, letters having a similar appearance in the ancient or in the square script, the use of abbreviations, glosses, etc. ) , and in most cases are not even based on ancient translations. His comments, which are distinguished by their originality, at times have the quality of homiletics and are derived from Ehrlich's innovating spirit; yet through his sound linguistic instinct and fine linguistic differentiations he succeeded in illuminating and explaining, with great acumen and profundity, many verses and linguistic usages. Ehrlich's exegetical work is an important contribution to modern biblical exegesis. " (Raphael Weiss, EJ) Overall good condition. (GER-25-2) price per volume, GER6, bible1
Stock number:20285.
$US 100.00
Binding: Hardcover
Tübingen: J. C. B. Mohr (Paul Siebeck) , 1953. Cloth; large 8vo. 151 pages. In German. Map page 77. "Abkürzungsverzeichnis" laid in. "Wichtigere Literatur zu Josua": p. 16-17. Index. Series: Handbuch zum Alten Testament; 1. Reihe, 7. Noth was a German Bible scholar who wrote commentaries to several books of the Bible besides Joshua. His studies had widespread influence on Biblical research. (Michael Fox, EJ) SUBJECT(S) : Bible. O. T. Joshua -- Commentaries. Bible. O. T. Joshua. German. Noth. 1953. Bible. A. T. Josué -- Commentaires. Ex-library with minimal markings. Damp stained; boards warped and soiled. Some wrinkling and staining to pages. Bit of underlining in pencil. Binding tight; text in good condition. (GER-3-13), Ger
Stock number:16518.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: London : Bell And Daldy ; Cambridge : Deighton, Bell, & Co. ,, 1855; 1855; 1833
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Softcover
Original 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), Bible3, spec6. (ja)
Stock number:34821.
$US 200.00
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Imprint: Paris; Bibliothèque Catholique, 1826
Binding: Hardcover
Original half calf and boards. 16mo. XV, 426; XII, 348 pages. 14 cm. Nouvelle edition. In French. Volumes 3 and 4 only, bound together (volumes 1 and 2, bound together, absent) . ‘Letters of some German and Polish Jews to M. De Voltaire. ’ Written by Antoine Guinee a “French priest and Christian apologist; born at Etampes 1717; died 1803. He wrote, besides various apologetic works, ‘Lettres de Quelques Juifs Portugais, Allemands et Polonais, à M. De Voltaire, ’ Paris, 1769, often reprinted and translated into English and other languages. The letters are a defense of the Bible, not of Judaism. ” (1906 JE) “It seems that, aside from his desire to select any subject apt to furnish an opportunity to display his humorous satire and give him a chance to attack the Bible, Voltaire had no intention of antagonizing the Jews. In his reply to Isaac de Pinto, who wrote an apology for the Jews entitled ‘Apologie pour la Nation Juive, ’ Voltaire admitted as much. He recognized the fact that there were respectable Jews, and he did not wish to wound the feelings of his opponent by references to the people of Israel as represented in the Bible. Antoine Guené, who defended the Bible against the attacks of Voltaire, embodied in his ‘Lettres de Quelques Juifs’ De Pinto's apology together with the correspondence to which it gave rise. Voltaire replied in a pamphlet, ‘Un Chrétien Contre Six Juifs’ (1776) , without taking up the Jewish question. ” (1906 Jewish Encyclopedia) Subjects: Judaism - Apologetic works. Voltaire, 1694-1778 - Correspondence. Bible. Old Testament - Evidences, authority, etc. OCLC lists 13 copies of this edition. Rubbing to extremities of boards, lightly foxed throughout. Fresh and clean. Good + condition. (KH-1-40), kh1, fr1. (ja)
Stock number:32106.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Ultrajecti [Utrecht]: Ex Officina Francisci Halma, Bibliopol, 1682
Binding: Hardcover
Original Vellum. 8vo. [14], 463, [9] pages. 21 cm. Second edition. In Latin; With Hebrew, Samaritan, Greek. “A Philologist of Hebrew and Other Languages”. Second part has special title page: "Spicilegii philologici chilias, sive Quaestionem et positionem, praecipue philogico-hebraicarum & judaicarum centuriae decem. " Pagination and register continuous. Sumptuous work on Jewish religion, customs, philosophy, and practices by the noted Christian-Hebraist Johann Leusden. With one illustration. “Johann Leusden (1624–1699) , Calvinist theologian and Hebraist. Having numbered Jews among his teachers, in 1650 he became a professor of Hebrew language at the University of Utrecht. In collaboration with the Amsterdam publisher Joseph Athias, he published the first Hebrew Bible in which the verses are numbered (Biblia Hebraica, 1661, 1667) . The edition became well known for its exactness and beautiful print, and served as a model for almost all publications of the Bible up to the 19th century. Leusden was one of the foremost Bible scholars of his time and wrote several treatises on Bible research and Hebrew philology. He also translated (Utrecht, 1656) the catalog of 613 commandments that heads Maimonides' halakhic code. ” - EJ 2008. With the personal library stamp of Mor Ballagi, born Moritz Bloch (1815–1891) , Hungarian linguist and advocate of Magyarization. Subjects: Jews - Civilization - Early works to 1800. Bible. Old Testament - Versions - Early works to 1800. Talmud - Criticism, interpretation, etc. - Early works to 1800. OCLC lists 20 copies of this edition. Bottom margin and outer margin of title page previously damaged, and previously repaired. Light soiling to second leaf. Otherwise very clean and fresh throughout in solid and attractive vellum binding. Good condition. (SPEC-40-51), SPEC6, CHRHEB1. (JA) , semit1, trade
Stock number:34605.
$US 1300.00
Imprint: Cincinnati : Hebrew Union College., 1961.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
8vo. 169 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S) : Bible. O. T. Isaiah - criticism, interpretations, etc. Morgenstern (1881-1977) was president of Hebrew Union College from 1921 to 1947, where he himself had been ordained in 1902, and under him the college expanded both in scope and size. This book, The Message on Deutero-Isaiah, was originally published in the Hebrew Union College Annual, which, began under Morgenstern in 1924, "at once became one of the world's outstanding publications in Jewish scholarship. " Morgenstern's approach to studying Bible was originally influenced by Wellhausen, but as he matured, he made his own path, examining economic, social, and political factors, as opposed to literary ones, when exploring sources and history. (Bamberger, EJ) Ex library, summary from dust jacket taped inside front cover, very good condition. (BIBLE-3-7), Bible3, mx3
Stock number:24186.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Atlanta, Ga. : Scholars Press,, 1987
Binding: Hardcover
8vo. Xi, 144 pages. SUBJECT (S) : Water in the Bible; Eau dans la Bible; Water; Woestijnen; Exodus (bijbelboek) . Gilt lettering on cover and spine. Tight spine and clean text. Very slight bumping to top and bottom of spine. (BIBLE-1-32) ., BIBLE1
Stock number:18150.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Presburg, 1877
Binding: Hardback
(FT) Hardcover, 4to, 1 volume, 12, 84, 19 leaves, various pagings, 30 cm. In Hebrew. Contents: Sefer Ohel Le’ah -- Sefer Me’ir ‘Enayim -- Sefer ‘At? Eret Ester. SUBJECT(S) : Bible. O. T. Genesis -- Commentaries. Bible. O. T. Exodus -- Commentaries. Bible. O. T. Leviticus -- Commentaries. Includes indexes. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (Princeton, Stanford, Manchester) . Hinge repair. Stained pages. Crease marks. Chipping to title page. Wear to edges of cover and corners. Otherwise, good condition. (Rab-40-9), MX3, bible2, HEB2
Stock number:24649.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Hrodna; Vilna, 1820
Binding: Hardback
Hardcover, 8vo, 310 pages, volume II. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S) : Bible. O. T. Prophets -- Commentaries. Other Titles: Bible. O. T. Hebrew. 1820. Wear to binding. Light staining to pages. Chipped corners and edges. Good condition. (Rab-50-2), HEB2, SPEC3, bible3
Stock number:25833.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Vanzbek: Yisra?el Ben Avraham, 1726-1727?
Binding: Hardback
(FT) Hardcover, 4to, 47 leaves. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S) : Bible. O. T. Daniel -- Commentaries. Bible. ; O. T. ; Daniel. ; Hebrew. ; 1726. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (U of Toronto) . Hinge repair. Cracked cover spine. Tears to cover board edges. Top corner of first 12 leaves missing. Stained pages. Browning to some pages. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-36-17), Ava, heb3, bible2, spec5
Stock number:27623.
$US 250.00
Imprint: New York, Feldheim., 1945.
Binding: Hardcover
8vo. Pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S) : Bible O. T. Pentateuch -- commentaries. OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. Good condition; spine faded. (BIBLE-2-11), BIBLE1
Stock number:18177.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Gorizia: [No Publisher], 1870
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
1st edition. Later boards. 8vo. 302 pages, 22 cm. In Italian and Hebrew. Only Italian title page. Title translates to “The First Prophets Elucidated in Hebrew. ” R. Moses Isaac ben Samuel Tedeschi (Ashkenazi) was an Italian translator, Biblical commentator, and teacher. SUBJECTS: Bible. Joshua. Hebrew -- Commentaties. Bible. Judges. Hebrew -- Commentaries. OCLC lists 15 copies worldwide (OCLC: 19192117) . Lacks Hebrew title page. Light wear to board and soiling to title page. Overall good condition. (RAB-65-20), It1, bible4
Stock number:40460.
$US 125.00
Imprint: London: Scm Press,, 1962
Binding: Paper Wrappers
8vo. 173 pages. SUBJECT (S) : Time - Religious aspects - Christianity - Biblical teaching; Temps dans la Bible; Bijbel; Tijd; Tijdelijkheid. Ex-library with usual markings. Some slight bumping to edges. Otherwise in Very Good condition. (BIBLE-1-12) ., BIBLE1
Stock number:18131.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Breslau; G. Zahn & H. Baendel, 1889
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Later Cloth. 8vo. 48, [2] pages. 22 cm. First edition. In German. Full title: R. Benjamin b. Jehuda und sein Commentar zu Esra und Nehemia aus dem Ms. 102 der Bibiothek Merzbacher zu München und aus dem Cod. 104 der Bibliothek des jüdisch-theologischen Seminars zu Breslau zum ersten Male. Subjects: Benjamin, ben Yehuda. "Theil I. " No more published. A commentary to Ezra and Nehemiah attributed to Benjamin ben Judah Bozecco (1290–1335) , “Italian grammarian and biblical exegete, who lived in Rome. ” - EJ 2008. Bozecco, Benjamin ben Judah, 1290-1335. Bible. Ezra - Criticism, interpretation, etc. , Jewish. Bible. Nehemiah - Criticism, interpretation, etc. , Jewish. Bible. Old Testament - Criticism, interpretation, etc. - Italy - History - Middle Ages, 600-1500. Institutional stamps on endpages, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (SEF-52-51), SEF8, BIBLE3. (JA) rab11
Stock number:35163.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York : Columbia University Press., 1924.
Binding: Hardcover
8vo. Xiv, 452 pages. SUBJECT (S) : Bible. O. T. -- introductions. SERIES: Records of civilization: sources and studies, ; [no. 5]. Ex library. Front hinge starting, spots of wear on cover edges, pages a little tanned, good condition. (BIBLE-10-2), BIBLE2
Stock number:21154.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York : Columbia University Press., 1926.
Binding: Hardcover
8vo. Xiv, 452 pages. SUBJECT (S) : Bible. O. T. -- introductions. SERIES: Records of civilization: sources and studies, ; [no. 5]. Spots of wear on cover edges, owner's name on front flyleaf, pages a little tanned, good condition. (BIBLE-10-3), BIBLE2
Stock number:21155.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Jerusalem, Israel; Nelson Glueck School Of Biblical Archaeology Of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute Of Religion, 1981
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
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) Xxxx, Bible3, ancient1. (ja)
Stock number:34826.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Cincinnati : Hebrew Union College., 1961.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
8vo. 260 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S) : Jeremiah (Biblical prophet) . "Blank was ordained at Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1923. From 1926 he taught Bible at the Hebrew Union College. Blank published numerous studies on many aspects of biblical scholarship, dealing with questions of the text and of social and political history. He made a special contribution by his insights into the religious experience of biblical personalities, especially the prophets, and by his exposition of their religious ideas. These qualities characterize his books [such as] Jeremiah: Man and Prophet. In [studies like this] he strictly followed the canons of critical scholarship. Elsewhere, however, he sought to reinterpret biblical thoughts in terms of the present day. (Bamberger, EJ) Ex library, faint moisture spots on covers, light wear at ends of spine, summary from jacket taped to front end paper, very good condition. (BIBLE-3-14), Bible3, mx3
Stock number:24192.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Paris : Beauchesne Et Ses Fils., 1939.
Binding: Paperback
8vo. 405 pages. In French. SUBJECT (S) : Midrash; Paul, the Apostle, Saint; Bible. O. T. -- hermeneutics; Bible. O. T. -- quotations in the New Testament. SERIES: Bibliotheque de la theólogie historique; pub. Sous la direction des professeurs de theólogie a l'institut catholique de Paris. Ex library. Tanned, , small tear on back cover, moisture spots on front, good condition. (RAB-22-13), RAB4, bible1
Stock number:20496.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Jerusalem: Makor Pub., 1976
Binding: Hardback
Hardcover, folio, 4 volumes, 136, 264, 144, 204 pages, 39 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S) : Manuscripts, Hebrew -- Facsimiles. Added title page in Hebrew, with title: Targum Onkelos ‘al ha-Torah. “A limited facsimile edition of 360 copies. ” A brief summary of the Hebrew introduction, 1 leaf in English inserted in volume 1. In Hebrew characters. Includes bibliographical references and page indexes. Other Titles: Bible. O. T. Pentateuch. Hebrew. Selections. 1976.; Bible. ; O. T. ; Pentateuch. ; Aramaic. ; Onkelos. ; 1976.; Targum Onkelos ‘al ha-Torah. Boyarin (1946-) is a “U. S. Talmudist and cultural critic. Boyarin was educated at Goddard College, Columbia University, and the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. He taught at the Jewish Theological Seminary and Ben-Gurion University and Bar-Ilan University in Israel; from 1990 he served as the Herman P. And Sophia Taubman Professor at the University of California at Berkeley. Among his many books are Sephardi Speculation: A Study in Methods of Talmudic Interpretation; Intertextuality and the Reading of Midrash; Carnal Israel: Reading Sex in Talmudic Culture; A Radical Jew: Paul and the Politics of Identity; Unheroic Conduct: The Rise of Heterosexuality and the Invention of the Jewish Man; Dying for God: Martyrdom and the Making of Christianity and Judaism; and Border Lines: The Partition of Judaeo-Christianity. In addition, he is the author of more than 100 articles in Hebrew and English. Boyarin’s work is characterized by the application of post-modernist and post-colonialist theory to Jewish cultural history, especially and most fruitfully, during the period of late antiquity. He numbers among the pioneers in the modern study of midrash and in the introduction of gender as a critical category in the study of rabbinic literature. His work took a decided turn in his controversial study of the apostle Paul, as his own deep hostility to Zionism emerged as a central feature in his reading of Paul. From this point forward he continually focused on the “diasporic” nature of rabbinic Judaism, in which Jewish culture expresses hostility to power and can even be characterized as “feminized. ” This nature is often placed in contrast to Zionist, territorialist, and nationalist readings of the Jewish past and present, which are characterized as valuing power and masculinity. Another turn emerged with his study of martyrdom and subsequent studies of the Jewish-Christian divide. It is Boyarin’s contention that, despite the rhetoric of differentiation found in the works of certain religious elites, the boundaries between Jewish and Christian communities were ill defined and porous through the end of the third century C. E. Only with the emergence of Christian orthodoxy in the early fourth century did a firm boundary between Judaism and Christianity emerge. Among his many honors, Boyarin was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Jewish Research in 2000, and in 2002 was awarded the Jewish Cultural Achievement in Scholarship Award, given by the National Foundation for Jewish Culture” (Harris in EJ, 2007) . Very good condition. (Heb-36-2), Ava, heb3, bible2, spec5
Stock number:27609.
$US 425.00
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Imprint: 1961
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Jerusalem, Magnes Press, Hebrew University, 1961. Cloth, 8vo, 1st English Edition. 117 pages, 26 cm. Includes bibliography. Subjects: Bible. O. T. Pentateuch -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. Translated from the Hebrew by Israel Abrahams. Wear and tanning to jacket. Very good condition. (BIBLE-12-17)xxxxx, BIBLE3, INBT, MEA
Stock number:31029.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Ithaca : Cornell University Press., 1989.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
8vo. Xiv, 375 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S) : Theological anthropology – Christianity – history of doctrines – early church, ca. 30-600; Theological anthropology – Christianity – history of doctrines – Middle Ages, 600-1500; Bible O. T. Genesis I, 18 – criticism, interpretation, etc. – history. ISBN: 0801423074. Ex library, otherwise very good condition. (BIBLE-8-19), BIBLE2
Stock number:21131.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Edinburgh : T. & T. Clark., 1892.
Binding: Hardcover
8vo. 473 pages. Volume 2 only. SUBJECT (S) : Bible. O. T. Isaiah - commentaries. SERIES: Clark's foreign theological library ; ; new series, v. 42, 44; Though he was a proselytizing Protestant, Delitzsch (1813-1890) was dedicated to studying Judaism, influenced by Julius Fuerst. He knew Hebrew and was familiar with the Talmud and medieval Jewish literature, and taught theology at Leipzig, Rostock, and Erlangen. Though he had an "affection" for Judaism and fought against anti-Semitism, he also published pamphlets, founded a magazine, and began the Institutum Judaicum in Leipzig all with the goal of conversion to Christianity. His Biblical commentaries, including on Isaiah, are rooted in philology, and took a conservative, traditional approach. (Breuer, EJ) Hinges and joints have been repaired, label with title, author, etc. On front cover, bumped corners, ex library, good condition. (BIBLE-3-6), Bible3, mx3
Stock number:24185.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Leipzig: Dorffling Und Franke, 1887
Binding: Hardback
Hardcover, 8vo, IV, 554 pages, 23 cm. In German. SUBJECT (S) : Descriptor: Genesis (bijbelboek) . Title Subject: Bible. O. T. Genesis -- Commentaries. Genesis. Notes bibliogr. Delitzsch was a “German Protestant theologian, Bible and Judaica scholar. Inspired by Julius Fuerst to devote himself to the study of Judaism, he was appointed professor of theology at the university of his native Leipzig in 1844. Later he taught at Rostock (1846) , Erlangen (1850) , and again in Leipzig (1867) . Though Delitzsch was a devoted Christian and the most significant figure of the Lutheran “Mission to the Jews, ” believing in the supremacy of the New Testament over the Old, he maintained an extraordinary understanding of, and affection for, Judaism” (Breuer and Wiese in EJ 2010) . OCLC lists many copies worldwide. Wear to cover spine. Wear to binding. Henry Englander Memorial Library stamp in front cover. Good condition. (Heb-31-4), Es, heb3, bible2
Stock number:27982.
$US 100.00
Imprint: London, J. Murray, 1874
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
Hardcover, 8vo, xx, 485 pages, 23 cm. 1st edition. SUBJECT (S) : Semitic philology. Includes bibliographical references. Deutsch (1829–1873) was an “Orientalist. Born in Neisse (Upper Saxony) , Deutsch studied Jewish subjects with his uncle David Deutsch at Myslowice (Poland) and classics in Berlin. He became an assistant in the Oriental department of the British Museum in 1855. Deutsch, who possessed great ability in deciphering inscriptions, cooperated in W. S. A. Vaux’s edition of Phoenician Inscriptions and in W. Smith's Dictionary of the Bible to which he contributed articles on the Targumim, the Samaritan Pentateuch, and other Bible versions. Some of his work was published posthumously in book form (Literary Remains, 1874) and edited by Lady Strangford” (Berenbaum and Skolnik in EJ 2007) . Bumped corners and edges. Wear to binding. Good condition. (Spec-10-2), SPEC1, MX3, brit1, bible2
Stock number:25502.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Stuttgart : A. Krabbe., 1844.
Binding: Hardcover
8vo. Viii, 198 pages. In German with Hebrew. SUBJECT (S) : Hebrew language – grammar – history; Hebrew philology. SERIES: Beiträge zur Geschichte der ältesten Auslegung und Spracherklärung des Alten Testamentes ; ; Bd. 2. “Dukes [1810-1891] was born in Pressburg, Hungary. He was a student of R. Moses Sofer and of R. Hayyim Joseph Pollak; the latter introduced him to secular study. An inveterate, though poor, traveler, Dukes visited most of the important libraries in Europe, researching Jewish manuscripts and uncovering many hitherto unknown medieval works. His research covered various aspects of language and literature: aggadic literature, Bible exegesis, medieval Jewish literature, Hebrew grammar and the masoretic text, and talmudic maxims and truisms. Frequently, however, his research was unsystematic and his edited texts in need of correction. ” (EJ, 2007) BOUND WITH: Ewald, Heinrich. UBER DIE ARABISCH GESCHRIEBENEN WERKE JÜDISCHER SPRACHGELEHRTEN : MIT EINER ABHANDLUNG ÜBER DEN GEGENWÄRTIGEN ZUSTAND DER ALTENTESTAMENTLICHEN WISSENSCHAFT. Stuttgart : A. Krabbe, 1844. 8vo. Xxiv, 160 pages. In German with Arabic and Hebrew. SUBJECT(S) : Hebrew language – grammar – history. SERIES: Beiträge zur Geschichte der ältesten Auslegung und Spracherklärung des Alten Testamentes ; ; Bd. 1. Ex library. Covers worn, occasional marginalia, good condition. (BIBLE-7-18x), BIBLE2
Stock number:21105.
$US 145.00
Imprint: Leiden: Burgersdijk & Niermans,, 1939
Binding: Paper Wrappers
8vo. 31 pages. Dutch Protestant Bible scholar. His Alttestamentliche Studien (4 vols. , 1908–12) , a collection of writings on the composition of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, and the early history of Israel, are uniform in their complete rejection of the starting points of modern Pentateuchal criticism. According to Eerdman, material found particularly in Genesis belongs to various stages of religious development of which the earliest is polytheistic and the latest monotheistic. He argued for the cultural historicity of the patriarchs and for the advanced state of ritual in the Mosaic period. He maintained that most of the legal codes of Leviticus were Mosaic, thus rejecting the commonly accepted J. Wellhausen-K. H. Graf hypothesis. He was one of the earliest scholars who advanced an exilic date for sections of the book of Daniel. [Zev Garber]. SUBJECT(S) : Covenants - Religious aspects - Judaism. OCLC lists 23 copies worldwide. Slight bumping to edges. Some markings in pencil on cover and title page. No rear cover. In Very Good Condition. (BIBLE-1-11)., BIBLE1
Stock number:18130.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Desoi [Dessau]: Gedruckt Bey Heinrich Heybruch, 1805
Binding: Hardcover
Original boards. 8vo. 76, 98, 58, 26, 72, 20, 92, 18 cm. In Old Yiddish and Hebrew. Early translation into Yiddish with annotation of the twelve Minor Prophets as part of a joint project between J. Wolf, G. Salomon, and J. Neumann. The collection was met with considerable praise and was incorporated into a later 1835 Prague edition of the Bible (EJ, 2007) . References: BM Hebrew, S. ; 123; Steinschneider, M. Cat. Librorum hebraeorum; 940; Süß, H. Altjidd. Drucke UB Rostock; 41; Vinograd, Dessau 53. SUBJECTS: Bible. Minor Prophets - Commentaries - Early works to 1800. OCLC lists 8 copies in North America (OCLC: 56515533) . Lacks backstrip and rear board. Contents are very good. (BIBLE-19-9-BX), Yid3, ger10, bible4
Stock number:41071.
$US 200.00
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Imprint: New York : Columbia University Press, 1924
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Softcover
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), BIBLE3. (JA) , bibliog5
Stock number:34807.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Stuttgart : A. Krabbe., 1844.
Binding: Hardcover
8vo. Xxiv, 160 pages. In German with Arabic and Hebrew. SUBJECT (S) : Hebrew language – grammar – history. SERIES: Beiträge zur Geschichte der ältesten Auslegung und Spracherklärung des Alten Testamentes ; ; Bd. 1. Ewald (1803-1875) was a “Protestant theologian [and] scholar of the Bible, Israelite history, and Semitic languages... He served as professor at Goettingen and Tuebingen. He was twice dismissed from his post – once in 1837 for protesting against the abolition of the Hanoverian constitution by the king, and again in 1867 for refusing to swear allegiance to the king of Prussia. Ewald viewed historical criticism not as a religious threat but as a means of reconstructing the process by which divine providence had chosen to reveal the true faith to humanity. He believed that the stories of the patriarchs could be used to reconstruct ancient Israelite tribal history, but that the patriarchs themselves were "ideal types. " Ewald was more positive in his historical assessment of Moses. As for the Hebrew prophets, it was through them that God gave the most important truths to humanity. Ewald also did research on Hebrew and Arabic grammar and on the medieval works of Hebrew grammar, which were written in Arabic. He is considered the father of the theory of Hebrew syntax. ” (EJ, 2007) BOUND WITH: Dukes, Leopold. LITERATURHISTORISCHE MITTHEILUNGEN UEBER DIE ÄLTESTEN HEBRÄISCHEN EXEGETEN : GRAMMATIKER UND LEXICOGRAPHEN. Stuttgart : A. Krabbe, 1844. 8vo. Viii, 198 pages. In German with Hebrew. SUBJECT(S) : Hebrew language – grammar – history; Hebrew philology. SERIES: Beiträge zur Geschichte der ältesten Auslegung und Spracherklärung des Alten Testamentes ; ; Bd. 2. Ex library. Covers worn, occasional marginalia, good condition. (BIBLE-7-18x), BIBLE2, arab1
Stock number:21104.
$US 150.00
Imprint: Pisek, Im Selbstverlage Des Bersassers [AND] Budapest, Druck Von Buschmann [AND] Leipzig, Dörffling Und Franke [AND] Zürich, Verlags-Magazin, 1890 [AND] 1891 [AND
Binding: Hardcover
Later brown marbled boards with blue spine. 8vo. 53; 36; VIII, 150; VIII, 297 pages; 22 cm. In German. Four separate titles bound together. First title translates to “The Work: After the Bible, the Talmud, and the Sayings of the Wise in Israel. ” OCLC lists 16 holdings worldwide. Second title translates to “Animal Protection in Judaism According to Bible and Talmud. ” SUBJECT (S) : Animal welfare, Jewish law. OCLC lists 6 holdings worldwide. Third title translates to “The Canon of the Old Testament: According to the Traditions in Talmud and Midrash. ” SUBJECT(S) : Bible, Old Testament, Talmud-Criticism and Interpretation. Fourth and final title translates to “The Jerusalem Talmud in its Haggadischen Components for the First Time Transferred into German. ” Some edgewear and rubbing. Browning to pages. Minimal staining. Minimal pencil markings that do not affect text. (GER-51-89), Ger9, rab13, bible4
Stock number:38735.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York, Jewish Theological Seminary OF America,, 1990
Binding: Hardcover
8vo. Viii, 95 pages. Lectures by some of the Giants of 20th Century Conservative Judaism. Foreword, by L. Finkelstein. -The Song of Songs and the Jewish religious mentality, by G. D. Cohen. -To grow in wisdom, by A. J. Heschel. -The Biblical grounding of human value, by M. Greenberg. -God, man, and Israel in the Bible, by M. Arzt. -Isaiah: prophet, thinker, world statesman, by R. Gordis. -The flowering of American democracy: Greek branches and Jewish roots, by B. Mandelbaum. SUBJECT (S) : Judaism. OCLC lists 25 copies worldwide. Colored endpapers. Very minimal shelf wear. Clean text and tight binding. In Very Good condition. (BIBLE-1-26) ., BIBLE1
Stock number:18145.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Leipzig: Renger’sche Buchhandlung, 1839
Binding: Hardback
Hardcover, 8vo, x, 298 pages, 21 cm. In German. Published during Gesenius’ lifetime. Edition: 12. Verb. Aufl. Series: Hebr”aisches Elementarbuch, 1. Teil; Variation: Hebraisches Elementarbuch; 1. Teil. SUBJECT (S) : Hebrew language -- Grammar -- Textbooks. Text in German and Hebrew. Gesenius (1786-1842) was a “German Orientalist, lexicographer, and Bible scholar. Born at Nordhausen, he taught in several German towns (Helmstedt, Goettingen, Heiligenstadt) , and was appointed professor of theology at the University of Halle in 1811. He wrote a number of studies on Semitic languages including Versuch ueber die maltesische Sprache…, Leipzig; De Pentateuchi Samaritani origine, indole et auctoriate…, Halle; De Samaritanorum theologia ex fontibus ineditis commentatio, Halle; Palaeographische Studien ueber phoenizische und punische Schrift; Scripturae linguaeque phoeniciae monumenta quotquot supersunt edita et inedita. Gesenius’ main field of interest was the scientific investigation of biblical Hebrew based on comparison with other Semitic languages and his studies remained basic for subsequent research. His work was the first in a field of research that freed the study of Hebrew from theological considerations. His most important contributions to the knowledge of Hebrew language and grammar are Hebraeisch-deutsches Handwoerterbuch…, in two volumes; an improved edition "Hebraeisches und chaldaeisches Handwoerterbuch ue ber das Alte Testament". The book has appeared in German in 16 editions. The 16th edition was reprinted several times. Thesaurus philologicus criticus linguae Hebraeae et Chaldaeae veteris testamenti. In this dictionary, Gesenius drew on talmudic sources and quotes Jewish Bible commentators such as Rashi, Abraham Ibn Ezra , and David Kim? I. Hebraeische Grammatik, a Hebrew grammar which appeared in German in 29 editions and was also translated into English. Hebraeisches Lesebuch; Geschichte der hebraeischen Sprache und Schrift. Ausfuehrliches grammatisch-kritisches Lehrgebaeude der hebraeischen Sprache mit Vergleichung der verwandten Dialekte. In it, he explained his scientific linguistic system based on comparative Semitic philology. Gesenius wrote one exegetical work, a commentary (together with a translation) on Isaiah, in three volumes. Gesenius was a close friend of W. De Wette, who greatly influenced his work on the authorship of biblical books and Israelite religion. His rationalism aroused the ire of orthodox supernaturalists. Some negative assessments of Judaism in his work were hardly unique to Gesenius’ in his own time” (Garbell in EJ, 2007) . OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. Ex-library with usual markings. Hinge repair. Front cover not attached to binding. Stained pages. Chipped edges and corners. Otherwise, very good condition. (Rab-40-15)., MX3, bible2
Stock number:24655.
$US 100.00
Binding: Hardback
Hadar 'Am: The Author, [1970]. Paper Wrappers, 8vo, 13, 342 pages. 25 cm. In Hebrew with English title page, English Cover, and 13-page English introduction. Additional Title page: "Rhythm and its Significance in the Bible. A New Methodological Approach to the Problems of the Biblical Text." Subject: Bible Criticism, Textual. Hebrew poetry, Biblical. Ex-library with usual marks. Good Condition. BIB-11-2, Bible3
Stock number:11143.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: [New Haven, Conn. ]; [Tuttle, Morehouse And Taylor Co. ], 1915
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Softcover
Original Wraps. 8vo. 66 pages. 23 cm. First edition. A dissertation presented to the faculty of the graduate school of Yale University, etc. Dissertation containing a comparative philological analysis of Syriac, Greek, and Latin manuscripts of translations of the Hebrew version of Baruch. Subjects: Bible. Apocrypha. Baruch. Light soiling and minor chips to edges of wraps, internally very clean and fresh. Very good condition. (BIBLE-13-13), Bible3, semitcs1, secondtemple1 (ja)
Stock number:34813.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Boston : Roberts Brothers., 1872.
Binding: Hardcover
12mo. 283 pages. Second edition. SUBJECT (S) : Bible. O. T. Genesis – criticism, interpretation, ect. OCLC lists 16 copies worldwide. CONTENTS: The world a divine creation; Man in the image of God; Man in Paradise; The brute creation; Paradise lost; Cain, or property and strife as agents of civilization; Nine hundred and sixty-nine years? ; The failure of primeval society; The deluge; The great dispersion; Jehovah and Abraham – a Hebrew idyl; The heritage of the inner life. Ex library. Covers a little worn, part of front flyleaf cut out, good condition. (BIBLE-7-21), BIBLE2
Stock number:21108.
$US 100.00
Binding: Paperback
Berlin: M. Poppelauer, 1911. Wrappers; 8vo. 72 pages. In German. Teil I. No more published? Includes bibliographical references. Chaim Heller was a rabbinical and biblical scholar, "one of the very few modern scholars who combined a vast and deep talmudic erudition of the traditional type with a thorough competence in the methods of textual research. He defended the traditional masoretic text against the Bible critics. " (EJ) Of this work, speaking about those who criticize the reliability of traditional texts, Rabbi Nathan Lopes Cardozo says, "perhaps the most devastating blow to these critical theories was delivered by Rabbi Chaim Heller (1878-1960) . Not only had he mastered the Oral Torah to the extent that he was one of the greatest talmudic scholars of his time, but he also knew every extant ancient Bible translation in its original target language, whether Aramaic, Greek, Latin, or Syriac. In his Untersuchungen ueber die Peschitta (1911) , he took issue with those who concluded that apparent divergences from the Torah in their possession were due to variae lectiones in the ancient texts. Not so, he asserted. Every translation is a commentary, and the variations result from the translator preferring one explanation in the Oral Torah to another. Thus, the differences were exegetical rather than textual. He further showed that all the apparent differences stemmed from the thirty-two exegetical rules of biblical interpretation enumerated by Rabbi Elazar ben Rabbi Shimon. In the above-mentioned study he gives examples showing how the translator employed each rule in his version. " (Cardozo, Between Silence and Speech) . SUBJECT(S) : Bible. O. T. Syriac -- Versions -- Peshitta. Bible. O. T. -- Criticism, Textual. Ex-library. Bookplate of Peter Wiernik on inside front cover. Wiernik was an American Yiddish journalist, "editor for New York's most important Yiddish daily, the Jewish Morning Journal. His editorials, possessed of intelligence, good taste and tolerance, advocated a fusion of modern Orthodoxy and Americanism, and evinced a coolness to political Zionism and hostility to socialism. " (Joseph Hirsch, EJ) Age-stained. Some corners chipped. Wrappers very chipped, but with no loss of text. Signatures loose. All pages present. Some pages still uncut. Text in good condition. (GR-6-29)
Stock number:15944.
$US 125.00
Imprint: New York : Jewish Theological Seminary Of America., 1938.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
8vo. Xviii, 362 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S) : Judaism; Jews - history - to 586 B. C. E. ; Priests, Jewish; Prophets. "Hoschander [1874-1933] was born in Teschen, Silesia (now Poland) . He went to the U. S. In 1909 and in 1910 began teaching at Dropsie College in Philadelphia. He also lectured at the Jewish Theological Seminary on biblical archaeology and exegesis. From 1923 he taught biblical literature and exegesis at the Seminary. He influenced a generation of rabbis by his kindly and pious character and personality as well as by his scholarship. He was the pure cloistered scholar, completely absorbed in his studies... While he subscribed to the critical approach to the Bible, he was very conservative in his outlook and most critical of the Wellhausen school. "(Kalugai, EJ) Ex library. Front hinge split, edgeworn, good condition. (BIBLE-4-8), Bible3, mx3
Stock number:24202.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Konigsberg; Gruber ?et Langrien + Vilna: Rom, 1859-1863
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
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), Rab10. (ja)
Stock number:34470.
$US 400.00
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Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 1889. 8vo. 408 pages. First edition. Volume II of a two-volume work. Translated from the German, with notes. Delitzsch was a German Protestant theologian, Bible and Judaica scholar. "He maintained a genuine understanding of, and affection for, Judaism. Well versed in Hebrew and in Semitic languages, as well as in the Talmud and in medieval Jewish literature, Delitzsch was in close touch with the leading Jewish scholars of his time....[he authored the] first comprehensive study of the history of Hebrew poetry and a serious attempt to deal with this subject with the accepted tools of literary criticism. In his Bible commentaries, the most important of which are those on Psalms (1859, 18945) , on Isaiah (1866-18894) , and on Ecclesiastes (1875) , his approach was based upon philological analysis. He meticulously adhered to the masoretic text, and, on principle, avoided critical emendations. He mitigated his traditional attitude only in his later writings, in which he accepted some of the tenets of the "source theory" of modern Bible criticism. (Mordechai Breuer, EJ) SUBJECT(S) : Bible. O. T. Genesis -- Commentaries. Ex-library with minimal markings. Lacks boards and endpapers. Pages chipped and brown. Dampstained, not affecting text. Text despite flaws in good condition. (AMR-9-2), GER4
Stock number:17545.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New Haven, Conn. , Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences., August 1925.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
8vo. 249-384 pages. SUBJECT (S) : Bible. O. T. Apocrypha. Maccabees, 1st. SERIES: Transactions of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences, ; v. 27. CONTENTS: Brief for the addendum theory; The positive evidence against the addendum theory; the fabrication-interpolation theory. Ettelson (1883-1975) was born in Mobile, Alabama and attended the University of Cincinnati, Hebrew Union College, where he was ordained in 1904, the University of Chicago, and Yale. He was a Navy chaplain in WWI, and rabbi in Hartford, CT, Philadelphia, and Memphis. In 1932, he debated Clarence Darrow on the necessity of religion. (EJ, 2007) Ex library. Hinges repaired, dent is cover fore edge, good condition. (BIBLE-8-11), BIBLE2
Stock number:21123.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Tubingen: J. C. B. Mohr., 1901.
Binding: Hardcover
8vo. Xxii, 103 pages. In German. SUBJECT (S) : Bible. O. T. Joshua - commentaries; Bible. O. T. Joshua - criticism, interpretation, etc. SERIES: Kurzer Hand-Commentar zum Alten Testament ; ; Abt. 6. Ex library. Light water stain in top margin, cover edges dented, good condition. (RAB-21-20), MX3, bible2, ger7new,
Stock number:21744.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: New York; Jewish Theological Seminary Of America, 1926
Binding: Hardcover
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
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), Bibliog4, it1, bible3, rab9. (ja)
Stock number:31956.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: New York; Jewish Theological Seminary Of America, 1926
Binding: Hardcover
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. Ex-library with usual markigns. Binding repaired. Good condition. (BIBLIOG-33-50B), Bibliog5, it1, bible4, rab12, amr6, inbt ae
Stock number:37317.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Philadelphia; Fortress Press, 1987
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
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), Rab9. (ja)
Stock number:32853.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York : The Jewish Theological Seminary OF America., 1932.
Binding: Hardcover
8vo. 702, v pages. In Hebrew and English. SUBJECT (S) : Bible O. T. Leviticus – commentaries. Good condition; edgeworn; small name stamp on flyleaf. (k-bible-1-2), BIBLE2
Stock number:21162.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Brill Academic Publishers, 1996
Binding: Hardback
9789004104778 & 97890041047921st edition. Original publisher's cloth, 8vo, viii, 334 + viii, 292 pages. These two volumes collect some of the most influential and important scholarly essays by the late Morton Smith (1915-1991) , for many years Professor of Ancient History at Columbia University in New York City. Smith was admired and feared for his extraordinary ability to look at familiar texts in unfamiliar ways, to re-open old questions, to pose new questions, and to demolish received truths. He practiced the "hermeneutics of suspicion" to devastating effect. His answers are not always convincing but his questions cannot be ignored. The essays of Volume I center on the Hebrew Bible ("Old Testament") , Ancient Israel and Ancient Judaism, of Volume II on the Christian Bible ("New Testament") , Early Christianity and Ancient Magic. Volume II also contains an assessment of Smith's scholarly achievement and a complete list of his publications. Ex-library with minimal markings, Very Good Condition, very clean. (KH-4-2), RAB12, bible3, 2ndtemple1
Stock number:36095.
$US 280.00
Imprint: Jerusalem : Mosad Ha-Rav Kuk., 1951.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
(FT) 8vo. 462, 40 pages. In Hebrew. Illustrated. First edition SUBJECT(S) : Sepulchral monuments – Palestine; Tombs – Palestine; Palestine – antiquities; Bible. O. T. -- antiquities. OCLC lists 20 copies worldwide. “Born in Kishinev, Vilnay [1900-1988] moved to Palestine with his parents as a child of six and settled in Haifa. In the middle 1920s Vilnay became one of the principal guides in the walking tours (tiyyulim) over the country, popular among workers and youth groups; they included areas in Lebanon, Syria, Transjordan, and Sinai. He was an instructor of military topography in the Haganah and later during the War of Independence (1948) and the Six-Day War (1967) . He was awarded the Israel Prize in 1982 for yedi'at ha-are? ("Knowledge of Israel") . ” (EJ, 2007) Has dust jacket, torn down spine. Pages tanned, otherwise very good condition. (BIBLE-8-13), BIBLE2
Stock number:21125.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York : Shulsinger Bros., 1955.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
8vo. Ix, 335 pages. Volume 1 only. First edition. SUBJECT (S) : Bible. O. T. Poetical books - commentaries. Errata page laid in. Ex library, spine worn, very good condition. (BIBLE-12-3), Bible3, mx3, INBT, MEA
Stock number:28768.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Cambridge [eng. ] University Press,, 1928
Binding: Hardcover
8vo. Viii 270 pages. The early narratives of the Jahvistic document of the Pentateuch. -Ezekiel. -The Jewish priesthood. -The altar fire. -The day of atonement. -The historical background of the Psalms. -The origin and development of the Messianic hope. SUBJECT (S) : Bible. O. T. - Criticism, interpretation, etc. Gilt lettering on spine. Some bumping to edges. Ex-library with usual markings. Slight bumping to top and bottom of spine. Otherwise in Very Good condition. (BIBLE-1-36) ., BIBLE1
Stock number:18154.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Londini; Impensis Richardi Chiswel, Ad Insigne Rosæ Coronatæ In Coemeterio Paulino, 1684
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
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), CJH1, KH1, BIBLE3, LONDON1. (JA) chr-heb2
Stock number:32111.
$US 600.00
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Imprint: Toronto; Rabbi Dr. M. Celniker Book Committee, 1983
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Original Cloth. 8vo. 269, cxxxiv pages. 24 cm. First edition. Text of Kimhi's commentary and critical apparatus in Hebrew; introduction and explanatory matter in English. Added title page: The Commentary of Rabbi David Kimhi on the Book of Judges. Originally presented as a thesis (Ph. D. ) to the University of Toronto. Subjects: Bible. O. T. Judges - Commentaries. Bible. ; O. T. ; Judges. ; Hebrew. ; 1983.; Commentary of Rabbi David Kimhi on the Book of Judges. New Condition. (JTS-2-9), RAB11, HEB3, bible3 (JA)
Stock number:31024.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Leiden, E. J. Brill,, 1958
Binding: Hardcover
8vo. 1138 pages, In German . SUBJECT (S) : Hebrew language -- Dictionaries -- English.  Hebrew language -- Dictionaries -- German.  Aramaic language -- Dictionaries -- English.  Aramaic language -- Dictionaries -- German.  Hébreu (Langue) -- Dictionnaires anglais.  Hébreu (Langue) -- Dictionnaires allemands.  Araméen (Langue) -- Dictionnaires anglais.  Araméen (Langue) -- Dictionnaires allemands. About Walter Baumgartner: “From 1947, he was professor of Semitic languages at Basle. Baumgartner's position among biblical scholars and orientalists is assured by the results of his work in the field of Bible and Semitic philology. His important studies on the Aramaic sections of the Bible include: Das Buch Daniel (1926) and the Aramaic sections of L. Koehler and W. Baumgartner's Lexicon in Veteris Testamenti Libros (1953, 1958, 1967 ff. ) . In his doctoral dissertation, Die Klagegedichte des Jeremia... (1916) , he employed critical methodology to prove that the monologues of Jeremiah were not later additions but may be attributed to the prophet himself. ” (EJ, Zev Garber) Ex-library with usual marks. In very good condition. Extra shipping charges apply. (MX13-5), MX1, Bible2, heb2, ref1, ger7new, BIBLE3, HEB3, GER8, INBT, MEA,
Stock number:21346.
$US 350.00
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Imprint: M. I. Landau, 1836
Binding: Hardback
Prag: Druck und Verlag des M.I. Landau, 1836. Quarter-Leather, 8vo, aprox 300 pages. 23 cm. Includes engraving on title page. 23 cm. Full set includes a German version of the Old Testament together with the Hebrew text and commentaries, of which this is one. Edited by Moses Landau and published in 19 volumes. The Pentateuch, Psalms and the Five Scrolls are of Mendelssohn's version; the Minor Prophets are reprinted from a Dessau edition of 1805, which gave a translation by M. Philippson, Joseph Wolf, Gotthold Salomon, Israel Neumann and Joel Löwe. The remainder was prepared by the editor, with the help of Wolf Mayer, Joseph Weisse, Solomon b. David Sachs, Abraham Benisch and Mordecai Goldmann Parallel titles to each volume romanised, [i.e. "MELACHIM"]. Subject: Bible. O.T. Hebrew, Commentaries, Jewish Bible. O.T. Aramaic - Criticism, interpretation, etc Bible. O.T. German - Versions Rashi, Ex-library with minimal marks. Good, solid condition. (RAB-54-6), bible3, HEB3, MEA
Stock number:15569.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Philadelphia, Slote & Mooney, 1864 [5624]
Edition: Third Edition
Binding: Hardback
Full tooled Leather , large 12mo. 144 pages. 18 cm. Hebrew text, parallel English translation. "Stereotyped by Slote and Mooney for the editor. " Singerman 1282. Sidur Sifte Tsadikim, Leeser's comprehensive Sephardic prayer book, was the first American prayerbook containing the liturgy for the entire year. It contains the original Hebrew text and an English translation. Starting with the 2nd Revised edition of 1853, Leeser changed to this smaller, 12mo, "more portable form...As to correctness, I pledge my word that the text and translation shall be far in advance of any which have hitherto appeared" (adv. In the Occident, Dec. 1851, cited in Goldman) . In the preface to the 1853 edition, Leeser noted the he had changed the translations of Bible passages to conform to the Bible translation he was completing elsewhere. This work thus contains the original Hebrew text and an English translation. Leeser marketed his prayer book both to audiences in American and the British colonies in the Caribbean, and he thus included prayers on behalf of a Monarch and a Republican government. Reprinted a number of times throughout the 19th & 20th Centuries, it became the standard prayer book for Sephardic Jews in North America. Leeser founded the first Jewish Publication Society of America and "brought many important works to the attention of the American Jewish community. He published the first Hebrew primer for children (1838) , the first complete English translation of the Sephardi prayer book (1848) [sic 1837-8], and numerous textbooks for children. He founded the first Hebrew high school (1849) , the first Jewish representative and defense organization in 1859 (the Board of Delegates of American Israelites) , Maimonides College, and the first American Jewish rabbinical school in 1867. His major literary achievement was the first American translation of the Bible, ...published in 1845. This became the standard American Jewish translation of the Bible until the new Jewish Publication Society translation of 1917....Leeser was a traditionalist who did much to stem the tide of Reform. Although he was identified with the Sephardi community his influence affected the entire community and he laid the foundations for many of the key institutions of present-day Jewish life. His contributions to every area of Jewish culture and religion made him a major builder of American Judaism. " (Jack Reimer, EJ) Contents of complete set: v. 1. Daily prayers [here missing]. --v. 2. New-year service. --v. 3. Day of atonement service [in 2 parts]. --v. 4. Tabernacle service. --v. 5. Passover and Pentecost service. --v. 6. Fast day service. SUBJECT(S) : Judaism -- Liturgy -- Texts. Jews. Liturgy and ritual. OCLC lists 2 institutions with holdings of 1856-1864 printings (Harvard & Penn). Changes between printings of the 2nd and 3rd editions were minimal, and size was the same. Goldman 36: "in the introduction, Leeser attempted to demonstrate why his text and translation were superior to the one published by his competitor, David Aaron de Sola, a London hazzan....Leeser ordered new Hebrew types from abroad for this work and had to teach Hebrew to the typesetters, Benjamin George Smith...and Jacob Washington Fletcher.... We located no other sets of any edition of this work having come up for auction in the last decade. Light wear to leather, chip to bottom of spine, otherwise Very Good. (AMRN-14-22), amr3, Leeser, liturgy1, sef2
Stock number:18939.
$US 200.00
Imprint: Baltimore, Friedenwald Company, 1904
Binding: Paperback
Softcover, 8vo, vi, 142 pages, 23 cm. SUBJECT (S) : Judaism. “Published by the Central Conference of American Rabbis. (The writer alone is responsible for views expressed in this publication) . ” Margolis (1886-1932) was a “U. S. Biblical and Semitic scholar. Born in Russia, Margolis received a thorough training in Bible and Talmud as well as in modern sciences and languages in his native country and in Berlin. In 1889 he went to the United States. His first field of specialization was the text-criticism of the Talmud to which his dissertation was devoted. His earliest work reveals meticulous attention to detail, thorough mastery of the subject, rigorous application of the inductive method, and brilliance and solidity in the conclusions. At the end of his fellowship year at Columbia University, Margolis was invited by Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati to serve as assistant professor of Hebrew and biblical exegesis. During his incumbency he published his Elementary Textbook of Hebrew Accidence, a succinct and original contribution to Hebrew grammar and phonetics, as well as several works dealing with Reform Jewish theology. In 1897 he went to the University of California at Berkeley to teach Semitic languages and in 1905 returned to Hebrew Union College as professor of biblical exegesis. He resigned from Hebrew Union College in 1910, after he and other faculty members differed with the College president regarding educational philosophy and Zionism – Margolis was a strong Zionist. He went to Europe to complete his work on his pioneering and still classic Manual of the Aramaic Language of the Babylonian Talmud, which appeared both in English and in German. The Jewish Publication Society chose Margolis to be secretary of the Board of Editors and editor-in-chief of their new translation of the Bible into English. To this major task he devoted himself until 1917. After the translation appeared, his mimeographed Notes on the New Translation of the Holy Scriptures, which served as the basis of the work, appeared in a tome of 646 pages for private circulation. When Dropsie College was opened in Philadelphia, Margolis became professor of biblical philology, a position he occupied from 1909 until his death. Two brief popular works The Story of Bible Translations and The Hebrew Scriptures in the Making were never expanded into full-length scholarly treatments because his energies were increasingly absorbed by his vision of a truly critical edition of the Septuagint. Choosing the Book of Joshua, he collated all the existing Greek manuscripts and by dint of minute and brilliant analysis established the principal recensions of the Septuagint, which he called Palestinian, Egyptian, Syrian, Constantinopolitan, and Mixed. On the basis of these he then recreated what he regarded as the original septuagintal text. While some scholars have differed with his underlying theory as to the nature of the Greek translation, The Book of Joshua in Greek is considered a work of brilliant scholarship. In the area of septuagintal studies, he also published scores of technical papers. In the field of biblical exegesis he published a brief but valuable English commentary on Micah, Holy Scriptures with Commentary: Micah, and Hebrew commentaries on Zephaniah and Malachi in the Kahana Bible Commentary Series. The book by which he is perhaps most widely known is a one-volume A History of the Jewish People written in collaboration with Alexander Marx. Within the confines of a single volume the multitude of details of nearly 40 centuries of Jewish history were compressed with conciseness, clarity, and completeness. Moreover, the entire work is informed by a broad philosophic grasp of the subject, a rare balance and objectivity of treatment, and a warm love for the Jewish people and its heritage. ” (Gordis in EJ, 2007) Bound in period blank paper wrappers. Light wear. Otherwise, good condition. (Spec-9-4), SPEC1, MX3, amr4, rab7
Stock number:25487.
$US 100.00
Oslo: Universitetsforlaget, 1964. Paperback, 8vo, 138 pages, 22 cm. Errata slips inserted. Includes index. Bibliography on pages 119-134. Subjects: Bible. -- O. T. -- Pentateuch -- Criticism, interpretation. Ex library copy with usual marks. Good condition. (BIBLE-12-13), BIBLE3, GER8, INBT, MEA
Stock number:30164.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York : The Jewish Theological Seminary OF America., 1932.
Binding: Hardcover
Original Publisher's Cloth. 8vo. [4], 702, v pages. In Hebrew with additional English foreword. SUBJECT(S): Bible O. T. Leviticus – commentaries. Light edgewear; bookplate on inside covers. Overall very good condition. (k-bible-1-2), BIBLE2, HEB3, INBT, CDS
Stock number:28020.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Nuyork [New York]: Defus A. H. Rozenberg, 1919
Binding: Hardback
(FT) Hardcover, 8vo, 120 pages, 26 cm. In Hebrew. Goldman 813: Sack “immigrated to the Land of Israel in 5673 [1913]. Sack was in the process of establishing a settlement for Hasidism when World War I broke out and he was exiled to Egypt. Sack remained there until he was brought by Hasidism of Kobrin to America…his followers later established a synagogue for him, Degel Mahane Yisrael, in Brooklyn. ” This work “contains homilies on the Bible that Sack wrote while in Egypt and sermons he delivered in America. ” SUBJECT(S) : Named Person: ? ? ? , ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? . Title Subject: Bible. O. T. Pentateuch -- Commentaries. OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide. Repair to spine& hinges.. Wear to binding. Lightly bumped corners and edges. Otherwise Good Condition. (Heb-33-15), Es, heb3, amr4, bible3
Stock number:28044.
$US 125.00
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Imprint: [Leiden]; [Brill], 1935
Binding: Softcover
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
Original Wraps. 8vo. 39-46 [ie. 8] pages. 24 cm. 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), Bible3. (ja)
Stock number:34897.
$US 100.00
Imprint: St. Louis: Salz & Gellman,, 1956
Binding: Hardcover
(FT) 8vo. 288 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S) Jewish sermons, Hebrew. Title Subject: Bible. O. T. Pentateuch -- Sermons. Contents: helek 1. Be-reshit -- helek 2. Shemot (u-mo`adim shonim) -- helek 3. Va-yikra, Ba-midbar -- helek 4. Devarim, `As. Y. T. , Sh. Ha-Sh. , ve-Kohelet. OCLC lists seven copies worldwide. (Bible-6-12), BIBLE2
Stock number:21053.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York : Shulsinger Bros., 1955.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
8vo. Ix, 335 pages. Volume 1 only. First edition. SUBJECT (S) : Bible. O. T. Poetical books - commentaries. Errata page laid in. Ex library, spine worn, very good condition. (BIBLE-3-15), Bible3, mx3
Stock number:24193.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Oberlin, Ohio. ; Bibliotheca Sacra Co., 1909
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
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), Amr4, bible3. (ja)
Stock number:31402.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York : Shapolsky., April 1987.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
8vo. 148 pages. Illustrated. First edition, first impression. SUBJECT (S) : Bible. O. T. Genesis – miscellanea. OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. ISBN: 0933503989. Ex library, otherwise very good condition. (BIBLE-10-6), BIBLE2
Stock number:21158.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Baltimore; H. F. Siemers, 1886
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Period boards. 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. Spine chipped. Ex-Library with usual markings. Otherwise Very good condition. (BIBLE-13-30A), BIBLE4, AMR6, RAB12. (JA) south1, INBT Mo
Stock number:37576.
$US 120.00
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Imprint: Baltimore; H. F. Siemers, 1886
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Later Boards 8vo. XXIV, 498 pages. 24 cm. 1st edition. In Hebrew, with two color illustrations; commentary in Rashi type. Long warm inscripion in Hebrew and Germany from "The Author" [Der Verfasser] 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. Spine chipped. Ex-Library with usual markings. Inscription page seperating at binding with old stain, trimmed close. Otherwise Very good condition. (BIBLE-13-30B), BIBLE4, AMR6, RAB12. (JA) south1, INBT Mo
Stock number:40862.
$US 120.00
Imprint: Buenos Aires: H. Y. Villa, 1935
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
1st edition. Original boards. 8vo 266, 308 pages, 23 cm. Includes portrait of Weiss. In Hebrew. Title translates to “Sefer Yafah u-Varah: On the Five Scrolls. ” SUBJECTS: Bible. Five Scrolls -- Commentaries. Rabbi Yekutiel Weiss (1861-1941) was Hungarian-born rabbi who was known for his scholarly works on the Talmud. Many of his works were later published by his children in Argentina. SUBJECTS: Bible. Five Scrolls -- Commentaries. OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide. Ex-library with usual markings. Very minor edge wear. Very Good Condition. (RAB-64-14), Latam2, rab13, bible4
Stock number:39812.
$US 125.00
Imprint: London: Groombridge, 1867
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
1st edition. Later boards. 8vo. 582, 43 pages, 23 cm. In English and Hebrew. This monumental work by the English biblical scholar and theologian, Georg Wigram. With the ownership signature of the well-known translator Christian Ginsburg. Ginsburg was a Polish-born British Bible scholar and a student of the Masoretic tradition in Judaism. He was born to a Jewish family in Warsaw but converted to Christianity at the age of 15 (Wikipedia, 2018) . SUBJECTS: Hebrew language -- Dictionaries -- English. Aramaic language -- Dictionaries -- English. Ex-library with usual markings. Very good condition. (BIBLE-18-2), Bible4, bibliog5
Stock number:40684.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: New York; Hebrew Publishing Co, 1917-18
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Publishers cloth. 8vo. 217; 205; 230 pages. 20 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. Cover illustrated by S. Raskin. “From New York to Rehovot and Back”, the travel narrative and memoir of Yehoash in three volumes. “YEHOASH (pseudonym of Yehoash Solomon Bloomgarden; 1872–1927) , Yiddish poet and translator. Yehoash was born in Virbalen, Lithuania, and as a boy he read maskilic literature as well as studying Torah with his father, briefly attending the yeshivah of Volozhin, only to begin a career as a Hebrew poet. At the age of 17 he took his first Hebrew poems to Warsaw, where I. L. Peretz encouraged him to continue writing Hebrew and Yiddish lyrics. The following year Yehoash immigrated to the U. S. He made no headway either as a Hebrew poet or in various callings – bookkeeping, tailoring, peddling, and Hebrew teaching. For a decade he faced severe privations until he contracted tuberculosis and went to the Denver Sanatorium for Consumptives in 1900 to recuperate. There he remained for almost ten years, maturing as a Yiddish poet, publishing his poems, ballads, fables, and translations in leading dailies, periodicals, and literary almanacs. In his early 30s, he undertook to translate the Bible into a modern Yiddish which would combine scholarly precision with simple idiomatic language, a task to which he devoted the rest of his life. While at work on this translation, he prepared, together with Charles D. Spivak, his physician and the co-founder of the sanatorium, a Yiddish dictionary, first published in 1911, which defined about 4, 000 Hebrew and Aramaic words used in Yiddish and which went through many editions as a basic reference work. Returning to New York in 1909, Yehoash had to struggle to make a living, even though his fame was worldwide and Yiddish periodicals in many lands gladly published his contributions. In January 1914, he left for Erez Israel and settled in Rehovot. He mastered classical Arabic and translated portions of the Koran and Arabian tales into Yiddish. When the Ottoman Empire entered World War I, he returned to New York and published the story of his experiences in three volumes of travel sketches, Fun New York biz Rekhovot un Tsurik (‘From New York to Rehovot and Back, ’ 1917–18; Eng. The Feet of the Messenger, 1923) . His sojourn in Erez Israel as well as his knowledge of Arabic proved useful to him in his work on the translation of the Bible. Although he had published a Yiddish rendering of several biblical books including Isaiah and Job in 1910, he realized the inadequacy of this initial attempt and began anew. His more adequate rendering, starting with Genesis, appeared in installments in the New York daily Der Tog from 1922. At the time of his death only the Pentateuch translation had been published, but the rest of the biblical books were printed from his manuscripts. His version was hailed as a contribution of national significance. The translator drew upon idiomatic treasures of various Yiddish dialects, upon the Khumesh-Taytsh (the Old Yiddish, word-for-word translation of Pentateuch) , vocabulary used by melammedim in Ashkenazi schools for many generations, and expressions of the Ze'enah u-Re'enah (Tsene-Rene) , with its archaic patina. Yehoash was thus able to retain the rhythm and flavor of the Hebrew to a larger extent than preceding Bible translators. The two-volume edition, with parallel Hebrew and Yiddish texts, distributed in tens of thousands of copies, became a standard work for Yiddish-speaking homes throughout the world. In 1949, Mordecai Kosover edited Yehoash's notes to the Bible, which afforded an insight into the translator's many years of wrestling with the sacred text. Yehoash, who also translated Longfellow's Hiawatha and the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyam into Yiddish, was far ahead of his time in terms of his own poetry. When the first edition of his Gezamelte Lider (‘Collected Poems’) appeared in 1907, he was widely hailed as a first-rank artist. His lyrics were reprinted in anthologies and school texts, and were translated into many languages. An English translation, Poems of Yehoash, by Isidore Goldstick, appeared in 1952, and a Hebrew version (1957) was a cooperative venture by a number of significant Hebrew writers, including Jacob Fichmann and Dov Sadan. Yehoash's two later lyric volumes (1919 and 1921) linked him with Inzikhism, the modernist trend of introspection in post-World War I Yiddish poetry, the leaders of which acclaimed him as their forerunner. Yehoash gave expression in his lyrics to his awareness of a divine force permeating the universe. He re-imagined in verse biblical and post-biblical legends, tales from medieval Jewish chronicles, and hasidic lore, versified fables from the Talmud, Aesop, La Fontaine, and Lessing, and created new fables of his own. He wrote romantic, ghostly ballads, but he also felt the spell of Peretz, his lifelong friend, and strove for classical purity and perfection in rhythm and rhyme. Yehoash also influenced American Jewish poetry in English, notably the modernist work of Louis Zukofsky. ” (EJ 2007) Subjects: Yiddish literature - Palestine. Palestine -Description and travel. Authors, Yiddish - New York (State) - Biography. Authors, Yiddish - Israel - Biography. Light wear to cloth, light soiling to outer edges, endpapers starting on volume 3, otherwise fresh. Good + condition. (YID-16-10), Lit1, yidlit1, yid1, zionism1. (ja)
Stock number:30811.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York; Hebrew Publishing Co, 1917-18
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Publishers cloth. 8vo. 217; 205; 230 pages. 20 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. Cover illustrated by S. Raskin. “From New York to Rehovot and Back”, the travel narrative and memoir of Yehoash in three volumes. “YEHOASH (pseudonym of Yehoash Solomon Bloomgarden; 1872–1927) , Yiddish poet and translator. Yehoash was born in Virbalen, Lithuania, and as a boy he read maskilic literature as well as studying Torah with his father, briefly attending the yeshivah of Volozhin, only to begin a career as a Hebrew poet. At the age of 17 he took his first Hebrew poems to Warsaw, where I. L. Peretz encouraged him to continue writing Hebrew and Yiddish lyrics. The following year Yehoash immigrated to the U. S. He made no headway either as a Hebrew poet or in various callings – bookkeeping, tailoring, peddling, and Hebrew teaching. For a decade he faced severe privations until he contracted tuberculosis and went to the Denver Sanatorium for Consumptives in 1900 to recuperate. There he remained for almost ten years, maturing as a Yiddish poet, publishing his poems, ballads, fables, and translations in leading dailies, periodicals, and literary almanacs. In his early 30s, he undertook to translate the Bible into a modern Yiddish which would combine scholarly precision with simple idiomatic language, a task to which he devoted the rest of his life. While at work on this translation, he prepared, together with Charles D. Spivak, his physician and the co-founder of the sanatorium, a Yiddish dictionary, first published in 1911, which defined about 4, 000 Hebrew and Aramaic words used in Yiddish and which went through many editions as a basic reference work. Returning to New York in 1909, Yehoash had to struggle to make a living, even though his fame was worldwide and Yiddish periodicals in many lands gladly published his contributions. In January 1914, he left for Erez Israel and settled in Rehovot. He mastered classical Arabic and translated portions of the Koran and Arabian tales into Yiddish. When the Ottoman Empire entered World War I, he returned to New York and published the story of his experiences in three volumes of travel sketches, Fun New York biz Rekhovot un Tsurik (‘From New York to Rehovot and Back, ’ 1917–18; Eng. The Feet of the Messenger, 1923) . His sojourn in Erez Israel as well as his knowledge of Arabic proved useful to him in his work on the translation of the Bible. Although he had published a Yiddish rendering of several biblical books including Isaiah and Job in 1910, he realized the inadequacy of this initial attempt and began anew. His more adequate rendering, starting with Genesis, appeared in installments in the New York daily Der Tog from 1922. At the time of his death only the Pentateuch translation had been published, but the rest of the biblical books were printed from his manuscripts. His version was hailed as a contribution of national significance. The translator drew upon idiomatic treasures of various Yiddish dialects, upon the Khumesh-Taytsh (the Old Yiddish, word-for-word translation of Pentateuch) , vocabulary used by melammedim in Ashkenazi schools for many generations, and expressions of the Ze'enah u-Re'enah (Tsene-Rene) , with its archaic patina. Yehoash was thus able to retain the rhythm and flavor of the Hebrew to a larger extent than preceding Bible translators. The two-volume edition, with parallel Hebrew and Yiddish texts, distributed in tens of thousands of copies, became a standard work for Yiddish-speaking homes throughout the world. In 1949, Mordecai Kosover edited Yehoash's notes to the Bible, which afforded an insight into the translator's many years of wrestling with the sacred text. Yehoash, who also translated Longfellow's Hiawatha and the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyam into Yiddish, was far ahead of his time in terms of his own poetry. When the first edition of his Gezamelte Lider (‘Collected Poems’) appeared in 1907, he was widely hailed as a first-rank artist. His lyrics were reprinted in anthologies and school texts, and were translated into many languages. An English translation, Poems of Yehoash, by Isidore Goldstick, appeared in 1952, and a Hebrew version (1957) was a cooperative venture by a number of significant Hebrew writers, including Jacob Fichmann and Dov Sadan. Yehoash's two later lyric volumes (1919 and 1921) linked him with Inzikhism, the modernist trend of introspection in post-World War I Yiddish poetry, the leaders of which acclaimed him as their forerunner. Yehoash gave expression in his lyrics to his awareness of a divine force permeating the universe. He re-imagined in verse biblical and post-biblical legends, tales from medieval Jewish chronicles, and hasidic lore, versified fables from the Talmud, Aesop, La Fontaine, and Lessing, and created new fables of his own. He wrote romantic, ghostly ballads, but he also felt the spell of Peretz, his lifelong friend, and strove for classical purity and perfection in rhythm and rhyme. Yehoash also influenced American Jewish poetry in English, notably the modernist work of Louis Zukofsky. ” (EJ 2007) Subjects: Yiddish literature - Palestine. Palestine -Description and travel. Authors, Yiddish - New York (State) - Biography. Authors, Yiddish - Israel - Biography. Light wear to cloth, light soiling to outer edges. Very Good Condition. (YID-16-10A)
Stock number:38177.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Amsterdam : Bi-Defus Almanah ... Ya`akob Propes Kats,, 1796
Binding: Hardback
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
Hardcover, Issued in 5 volumes, 8vo, 19 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S) : Bible. O. T. Pentateuch - Commentaries. Other Titles: Bible. O. T. Pentateuch. Hebrew. 1796.; Tikun sofrim. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Harvard, Ohio State) . Hinge repair. Yellow pages. Signed inside front cover. Wear to edges of cover and cover binding. Otherwise, good condition. (rab-34-4), Mx3, bible2, heb2
Stock number:21787.
$US 200.00
Imprint: Altona: Joh. Freidr. Hammerich., 1837.
Binding: Hardcover
8vo. Iv, 224, 252 pages. In German. SUBJECT (S) : Bible. O. T. -- Prophets; Bible. O. T. -- Hagiographa. OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Leather worn but not torn, shelf wear, bumped corners, owner's names inside front cover, ex library with minimal markings, very good condition considering the age. (GER-22-10), GER6, bible1
Stock number:20352.
$US 100.00
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Binding: Hardcover
Prag, S. Freund's Witw & Comp., 1865. Cloth, 16mo (pocket size), aprox. 200 pages. "Zweite auflage. Neue Taschen-Ausgabe." Nice pocket-sized collection of Bible commentaries. We were unable to locate a copy anywhere. Subject: Bible. O.T. Pentateuch - Commentaries. Heavy wear as one would expect, but complete, binding easily shored up. (RAB-54-7), EE2, bible3, MEA
Stock number:15571.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Jerusalem : Ha-universitah Ha-`ivrit, Ha-hug Le-historyah Shel `am Yisrael., 1965.
Binding: Paperback
8vo. 30 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S) : Dead Sea Scrolls. OCLC lists 13 copies worldwide. Good condition; small tears on ends of spine. (BIBLE-2-9), BIBLE1
Stock number:18175.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Amsterdam; Bi-Defus Yetome Shelomoh Propes, 1739
Binding: Hardcover
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-? A'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), Cjh1, bible3, heb3. (ja)
Stock number:32296.
$US 350.00
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Imprint: New York: A. H. Rosenberg, 131 Henry Street, 1915
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
1st edition. Later boards. 8vo. 180 pages. 22 cm. In Hebrew. Portrait of Author. Title translates to “The Book of Good Sermons for His People. ” Sermons on the book of Genesis. Includes Levine’s observations on Immigrant life in America. SUBJECT (S) Jewish sermons, Hebrew. Bible. Genesis -- Commentaries. OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide. Spine flaking. Otherwise, Very Good Condition (AMR-50-11) ., Amr6, bible4, sermons1
Stock number:37471.
$US 200.00
Imprint: Tel Aviv ; Ha-Kibuts Ha-Meuhad., 1970.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
8vo. 294 pages. In Hebrew. First edition. English title: In memory of Gedaliahu Alon : essays in Jewish history and philology; Essays in Jewish history and philology. SUBJECT (S) : Jews – history; Hebrew language; Alon, Gedalia – bibliography. Very good condition. (BIBLE-7-6), BIBLE2, fest1
Stock number:21092.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Ramat-Gan: Hotsaat Universitat Bar-Ilan,, 2004
Binding: Hardcover
(FT) 8vo. 197 pages. : ill. (some color) , map. SUBJECT(S) : Jews -- Dietary laws. Locusts -- Religious aspects -- Judaism. Grasshoppers -- Religious aspects -- Judaism. In like new condition (Bible6-18), BIBLE2, rab4, bugs insects
Stock number:21083.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Wien; In Komission Bei Alfred Hodler, 1906-1915
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
Clothbound. 8vo. 62, 78, VII, 173, 82 pages. 24 cm. Five volumes in one. First edition. In German, with some Hebrew and Greek. Cloth with marbled half paper over boards. Alexander Marx’s copy, historian and librarian at the Jewish Theological Seminary, with his ownership stamps and occational margin notes. Title translates as “The Written Word in Rabbinic Literature. “ Volume contains: Heft 1. Prolegomena. - Heft 2. Samuel I. - Heft 3. Samuel II. -Heft 4. Josua - Heft 5. Richter. 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. Backstrip shaken, first and last signature shaken, ex-libris copy. Pages fresh and clean. Very good condition. (GER-33-39), ger7new, HEB3, RAB8, BIBLE3. (JA) , bibliog3
Stock number:28834.
$US 135.00
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Imprint: New York: Ktav Publishing House, 1970
Binding: Hardcover
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)xxx, RAB9, GER 8, HEB3, BIBLE3 (IM)
Stock number:32470.
$US 135.00
Imprint: Amsterdam, No Publisher, late 1700s?
Binding: Hardback
(FT) Hardcover, folio, 5 volumes, illustrated, 23 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S) : Bible. O. T. -- Commentaries. Other Titles: Bible. O. T. Pentateuch. Hebrew. Bible. O. T. Pentateuch. A 5 volume set containing the 5 books of the Torah, with commentary from Onkelos and Rashi. Illustrated title pages. Stained pages. Wear to binding and hinge repair. Spine repair to volume 4, with few sheets detached from spine. Some cover bindings detached from books. Otherwise, books in good condition. (Heb-38-7), Ava, spec6
Stock number:28055.
$US 700.00
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Imprint: Londini; Sumptibus Samuelis Bagster, 1827-1828
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
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 Bagsteriana’ 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), Spec6, bible3, chrheb1. (ja)
Stock number:33106.
$US 1750.00
Imprint: Wien, D. Löwry,, 1882
Binding: Paperback
Rebound in modern paper wrappers, 8vo. , 160 pages. In German. SUBJECT (S) : Bible. O. T. -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. German language. Bible O. T. -- canon. Bloch was a "rabbi, publicist, and politician in Austria. He acquired distinction for his defense of Judaism against the blood libel and was praised by Adolf Jellinek as the "Hercules of the antisemitic Augean stables. " Son of a poor baker in Dukla (east Galicia) , Bloch attended yeshivot at Lemberg and Eisenstadt and then the universities of Munich and Zurich. After officiating in provincial communities, he became rabbi of the Vienna suburb of Floridsdorf and a teacher at Jellinek's bet ha-midrash. During the Tisza-Eszlár blood libel trial in 1883, when August Rohling undertook to attest on oath that Jews practiced ritual murder, Bloch attacked him in the press. He challenged Rohling's competence as a scholar, accused him of lying, and offered him 3, 000 florins for translating a random page of the Talmud. Rohling was forced to sue Bloch for libel, but after two years' investigations withdrew his action 13 days before the trial was due to open...Bloch was elected in 1884, 1885, and 1891 to the Austrian Parliament from a preponderantly Jewish constituency of Galicia, and was the first parliamentarian to make Jewish affairs his main political concern, regarding himself as an interpreter and defender of Jewish thought to the non-Jewish public...Bloch saw the struggle for Jewish rights as part of the fight for the principle of equality for all nationalities in the empire, which the monarchy would have to recognize in order to exist...For his work in the Jewish cause Bloch was warmly received on visits to the United States in 1912, and again in 1920. During World War I he raised funds on behalf of the Austrian government in neutral countries. He published a compendium of apologetics, Israel und die Voelker (1922; Israeland the Nations, 1927) , based on the evidence of the experts in connection with the Rohling trial, and his memoirs Erinnerungen aus meinem Leben (1922; My Reminiscences, 1927) . He also wrote prolifically on Jewish lore. " (Lamed, EJ, 2007) OCLC lists just 4 copies worldwide. Pages dark but clean and intact. Good + condition. (RAB-45-9), ger7new, BIBLE2, RAB6, mx3
Stock number:24697.
$US 100.00
Imprint: [Bamberg] Bamberger Handelsdruckerei,, 1872
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
Hardcover, 12mo. , 152 pages. In German. First Edition. Title in English: Origin and formation of Ecclesiastes. New studies on an old question. SUBJECT (S) : Bible. O. T. Ecclesiastes -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. Bloch was a "rabbi, publicist, and politician in Austria. He acquired distinction for his defenseof Judaism against the blood libel and was praised by Adolf Jellinek as the "Hercules of the antisemitic Augean stables. " Son of a poor baker in Dukla (east Galicia) , Bloch attended yeshivot at Lemberg and Eisenstadt and then the universities of Munich and Zurich. After officiating in provincial communities, he became rabbi of the Vienna suburb of Floridsdorf and a teacher at Jellinek's bet ha-midrash. During the Tisza-Eszlár blood libel trial in 1883, when August Rohling undertook to attest on oath that Jews practiced ritual murder, Bloch attacked him in the press. He challenged Rohling's competence as a scholar, accused him of lying, and offered him 3, 000 florins for translating a random page of the Talmud. Rohling was forced to sue Bloch for libel, but after two years' investigations withdrew his action 13 days before the trial was due to open. Bloch was elected in 1884, 1885, and 1891 to the Austrian Parliament from a preponderantly Jewish constituency of Galicia, and was the first parliamentarian to make Jewish affairs his main political concern, regarding himself as an interpreter and defender of Jewish thought to the non-Jewish public. In 1884 he founded a weekly, Dr. Blochs Oesterreichische Wochenschrift, for combating antisemitism, which existed until after World War I, and also established the Oesterreichisch-Israelitische Union (from 1921: Union deutsch-oesterreichischer Juden) ...For his work in the Jewish cause Bloch was warmly received on visits to the United States in 1912, and again in 1920. During World War I he raised funds on behalf of the Austrian government in neutral countries. He published a compendium of apologetics, Israel und die Voelker (1922; Israeland the Nations, 1927) , based on the evidence of the experts in connection with the Rohling trial, and his memoirs Erinnerungen aus meinem Leben (1922; My Reminiscences, 1927) . He also wrote prolifically on Jewish lore. " (Lamed, EJ, 2007) Spine chipped. Endpapers tanned and chipped. Very good condition. OCLC lists 13 copies worldwide. (RAB-45-2), ger7new, RAB6, BIBLE2, mx3
Stock number:24690.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York: Twersky Brothers., 1951.
Binding: Hardcover
8vo. 256 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S) : Sermons – Jewish; Sermons – Hebrew. OCLC lists 17 copies worldwide. Good condition; hinges splitting. (BIBLE-2-12), BIBLE1, sermons1
Stock number:18178.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York, Philosophical Library
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Cloth
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
First edition. 8vo, 180 pages. Author inscribed to Louis Finkelstein. Jacket in protective mylar. Very Good Condition in Very Good Jacket. (BIBLE-12-8), rab11, amr5, bible3, inbt ae , 208-210
Stock number:36314.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Regimonti, EX Officina Erlatisiana, 1891., 1891
Binding: Paper Wrappers
8vo. 78 pages. In Latin. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (Univ of California Berkely, Center for Res Libr, Univ of Pennsylvania, Univ of Pennsylvania CTR Judaic Studies) . Chipping to edges of cover. Slight bumping to edges. Markings from previous owner. Otherwise in Very Good condition. (BIBLE-1-28) ., BIBLE1
Stock number:18147.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Frankfurt AM Main, V. Klostermann,, 1934
Binding: Paper Wrappers
8vo. 121 pages. In German. Nazi-era imprint. Series: Frankfurter Studien zur Religion und Kultur der Antike, ; Bd. 6; Deals mainly with the treatment of the O. T. Narratives in the Antiquitates Judaicae of Flavius Josephus. Includes bibliographical references and index. Dissertation: Issued also as the author's Inaugural-Dissertation, Heidelberg. SUBJECT (S) : Literature, Comparative - Latin and Greek; Greek fiction - History and criticism. Slight bumping to edges. Some chipping to top of front cover. No rear cover. Some markings in pencil on cover and title page. Ex-library with minimal markings. In Very Good Condition. (BIBLE-1-6) ., BIBLE1, ger4
Stock number:18125.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Berlin : Walter De Gruyter., 1972.
Binding: Paperback
8vo. 555 pages. In German. SUBJECT (S) : . Series: Die Mischna; Seder VI. OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide. ISBN: 3110024632. Jacob Neusner's copy with his stamp. Cocked, good condition. (BIBLE-7-11), BIBLE2, INBT, JA
Stock number:21097.
$US 150.00
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Imprint: Andover: Gould & Newman; New York: Dayton & Saxton., 1941.
Binding: Paperback
12mo. 300 pages. Volume I only. Distant relative of the current president, actually a Protestant bible scholar. SUBJECT (S) : Bible O. T. Exodus – Criticism, interpretation, etc. OCLC lists 10 copies worldwide. Cover missing from spine, light stains throughout, covers edgeworn, previous owner; s name pasted on back of title back, newspaper clippings pasted inside covers and on flyleaves, fair condition. (AMR-17-25), AMR3, bible1
Stock number:18885.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Jerusalem, Magnes, 1974
Binding: Hardcover
(FT) Original Publisher’s Cloth. 8vo. [8], 351 pages. 25 cm. Sixth Edition. In Hebrew with added English title page. Title translates to English as, “A Commentary on the Book of Exodus. ” Series: Sidrat sefarim le-heker ha-Mikra mi-yesodo shel S. Sh. Peri. Photograph of author on flap of dust jacket. SUBJECT(S) : Bible. O. T. Exodus -- Commentaries. Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-346) . Nice, clean copy. Very good condition in like jacket. (HOLO2-70-10), BIBLE2, NUSC, YUofC, CDS
Stock number:27846.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Garden City, N. Y. : Doubleday., 1958.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
8vo. 196 pages. Maps. First edition. SUBJECT (S) : Qumran community; Dead Sea scrolls - relation to the New Testament. SERIES: The Haskell lectures, 1956-1957; Qumran is the area on the northwest shore of the Dead Sea where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered, with the first being found in 1947. In the 1950s, archaeologists realized that they were actually excavating a large complex. The oldest artifacts showed the community occupied during the 8th-7th century B. C. E. Iron Age, with later remnants from Greco-Roman times through about 135 C. E. The chronology of the Scrolls, found in caves nearby the complex, "agrees remarkably well" with the complex itself; "[a] close connection between the occupants of the building and the manuscripts in the caves is cogently indicated. "(Bruce, EJ) with Ex library, letters partially worn off spine, very good condition. (BIBLE-3-8), Bible3, mx3
Stock number:24187.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs, 1896.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
8vo. Xii, 56 pages. In German and Aramaic. First edition. SUBJECT (S) : Aramaic language – readers. BOUND WITH: Dalman, Gustaf. GRAMMATIK DES JÜDISCH-PALÄSTINISCHEN ARAMÄISCH: NACH DEN IDIOMEN DES PALÄSTINISCHEN TALMUD UND MIDRASCH, DES ONKELOSTARGUM (COS. SOCINI 84) UND DER JERUSALEMISCHEN TARGUME ZUM PENTATEUCH. 1894. Cloth. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs. 8vo. Xi, 348 pages. In German. First edition. SUBJECT(S) : Aramaic language – grammar. Dalman (1855-1941) was a “German Protestant theologian, philologist, and Palestinologist. In his youth Dalman was closely associated with the Missionary Church Brotherhood at Herrnhut and spent his last days with them. From 1895 he was a professor at the Institutum Judaicum in Leipzig. He was the director of the German Evangelical Institute for Antiquity in Jerusalem from 1902 to 1917 where he contributed a number of important papers and subsequently served as professor and head of the Institute of Palestinology in Greifswald. ”(EJ, Garbell) Ex library. Water stains around edges throughout, pages a little tanned, good condition. (BIBLE-5-14z), BIBLE2
Stock number:21029.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs., 1894.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
8vo. Xi, 348 pages. In German. First edition. SUBJECT (S) : Aramaic language – grammar. BOUND WITH: Dalman, Gustaf. ARAMÄISCHE DIALEKTPROBEN: LESESTÜCKE ZUR GRAMMATIK DES JÜDISCH-PALÄSTINISCHEN ARAMÄISCH ZUMEIST NACH HANDSCHRIFTEN DES BRITISCHEN MUSEUMS, MIT WÖRTERVERZEICHNIS. 1896. Cloth. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs. 8vo. Xii, 56 pages. In German and Aramaic. First edition. SUBJECT(S) : Aramaic language – readers. Dalman (1855-1941) was a “German Protestant theologian, philologist, and Palestinologist. In his youth Dalman was closely associated with the Missionary Church Brotherhood at Herrnhut and spent his last days with them. From 1895 he was a professor at the Institutum Judaicum in Leipzig. He was the director of the German Evangelical Institute for Antiquity in Jerusalem from 1902 to 1917 where he contributed a number of important papers and subsequently served as professor and head of the Institute of Palestinology in Greifswald. ”(EJ, Garbell) Ex library. Water stains around edges throughout, pages a little tanned, good condition. (BIBLE-5-14z), BIBLE2
Stock number:21028.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Madrid: Consejo Superior De Investigaciones Cientificas, 1975
Softcover, folio, xcvi, 334 pages, 18 leaves of plates, illustrations, facsims, 35 cm. Dissertation: Thesis--Madrid. In Spanish. Series: Textos y estudios “Cardenal Cisneros”; 4. SUBJECT (S) : Judaism -- History -- Medieval and early modern period, 425-1789. Masorah. Bible -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. -- History -- Middle Ages, 600-1500. Includes bibliographical references. Other Titles: ‘Oklah we-‘Oklah. Repair to binding. Bumped cover corners and edges. Otherwise good condition. (Sef-18-5), SEF5, SPEC2, bible2, rab7
Stock number:25513.
$US 200.00
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Imprint: Frankfurt Am Main; Bach / Leipzig; Hahn, 1842 / 1844
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Contemporary Cloth. 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. Edges of cover lightly worn, with leather lightly rubbed. First endpages torn and bumped, page VII contains a rip at the bottom margin. Pages very lightly foxed throughout. Pages very clean and fresh. Good condition. (GER-38-45), Ger7, rab8, heb3, bible2. (ja)
Stock number:29047.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Frankfurt Am Main; Bach / Leipzig; Hahn, 1842 / 1844
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
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), Ger7, rab8, heb3, bible2. (ja) , semitcs1
Stock number:33560.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: New York: Nehemiah S. Libowitz, 1907
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
1st Edition. Original boards. 8vo. 24, 72, 32, 56 pages. 23 cm. Goldman 442. 1 of only 100 copies printed in black ink (and only 200 copies total) . Rabbi and poet Ezekiel Leavitt’s copy, with his stamp. Title translates to “The Hearing of Isaac. ” Section headings beautifully illustrated. “An Anthology of Wit, Humor, Anecdotes and Curiosities. Selected from Talmudic, medieval and modern Jewish literature, arranged according to Chapter and verse of the Bible. . . ” (English title page. ) Libowitz, a rabbi, polemicist and hebraist, hoped by publishing this work to combat an anti-Semitic charge that the Jewish canon was humorless. Only 100 copies were printed of this edition, and a further 100 copies in red ink for the author’s own use. SUBJECT(S) Jewish wit and humor. OCLC lists 15 copies worldwide. Lacks backstrip. Institutional copy with usual markings. Otherwise Very Good condition. (AMR-50-12), Amr6, bible4, sermons1, HUMOR1
Stock number:37472.
$US 200.00
Imprint: Leiden: Brill,, 1978
Binding: Hardcover
8vo. X, 158 pages. From series: Nag Hammadi studies ; ; v. 10. The Jewish elements in Gnosticism are one of the most fascinating areas of research in ancient esotericism, and are, of course, of tremendous interest to students of later Jewish mysticism. This work is an essential in its field, and is now very scarce. SUBJECT (S) : Gnosticism - Relations - Judaism; Judaism - Relations - Gnosticism; Creation - Comparative studies; Judaïsme - Relations - Gnosticisme; Gnosticisme - Relations - Judaïsme; Création; Schepping; Mythen; Jodendom; Gnosticisme. Gilt lettering on cover and spine. Very little shelf wear. Tape remaining on rear endpaper. In Very Good condition. (BIBLE-1-14) ., BIBLE1
Stock number:18133.
$US 235.00
Imprint: New York : Shulsinger Bros., 1941.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
8vo. 184 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S) : Jews – military history; Jews – biography. OCLC lists 18 copies worldwide. CONTENTS: Abraham—patriarch victorious; Joshua—conquering disciple; Barak—hero victorious of Mount Tabor; Gideon—hero deliverer of the Trembling Spring; Samuel—prophet emancipator; Saul and David—kings[sic] liberators; Decline and fall of the Jewish monarchy; Josiah—hero martyr of Megiddo. Ex library. Corners lightly bumped and worn, good+ condition. (BIBLE-7-19), BIBLE2
Stock number:21106.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Baltimore : M. Fluegel, Privately Printed., 1910.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
8vo. 308 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S) : Jews - history - to 1200 B. C. E. ; Moses (Biblical leader) ; Ten commandments. Edges foxed, chipped corners, spine worn and has title written on it, good condition. (BIBLE-4-4), Bible3, mx3
Stock number:24198.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Breslau; H. Fleischmann, 1907
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
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), GER8, HEB3. (JA) bible3, lang1
Stock number:33821.
$US 100.00
Imprint: [Mexico] : Editoral Porrua., 1973.
Binding: Paperback
8vo. 233 pages. In Spanish. Second edition. SUBJECT (S) : Bible. O. T. Proverbs – Spanish; Bible. O. T. Apocrypha. Ecclesiastics – Spanish. OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. SERIES: Sepan cuentos ; ; núm. 54. Tanned, good condition. (SEF-12-2), SEF2, bible1, spanish1
Stock number:20934.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Leipzig; Leopold Schnauss / Hevrat Mahazike Hokhmat Yisra'el, 1855
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
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), Ger8, rab10, fr1. (ja)
Stock number:33827.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Leipzig: F. C. W. Vogel,, 1815
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
Hardcover, xvi, 720 pages, 8vo, 24 cm. In German. 1st edition thus. SUBJECT (S) : Hebrew language -- Dictionaries -- German. Bible. O. T. - Dictionaries. "Gesenius' main field of interest was the scientific investigation of biblical Hebrew based on comparison with other Semitic languages and his studies remained basic for subsequent research. His work was the first in a field of research that freed the study of Hebrew from theological considerations. " (Garbell, EJ 2007) . This is an improved edition of his first Hebraeisch-deutsches Handwoerterbuch. Other Titles: Neues hebraisch- deutsches Handworterbuch uber das Alte Testament. ; Hebraisch-deutsches Handworterbuch uber das Alte Testament. ; Hebraisch- deutsches Handworterbuch uber das Alte Testament. OCLC lists 20 copies worldwide. Front and back cover detached. Book in 3 sections. Hinge repair. Stained pages. Ex-library and institutional bookplate. Otherwise, good condition. (Rab-34A-12), Mx3, bibliog2, bible3, heb2, ger7new
Stock number:24552.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Ramat-Gan, Hotsa’at Universitat Bar-’ilan, 1982
Binding: Hardcover
(FT) Original Publisher’s Cloth. 8vo. 397 pages. [3] pages of plates. Ill. Port. 25 cm. In Hebrew with added English title page: “Studies in Rabbinic Literature, Bible, and Jewish History. “Melamed (1903–1994) was an Israel talmudic scholar and philologist. He was awarded the Israel Prize in 1987 for Torah literature and commentary on the sources. Because of his involvement with the Persian and other Oriental communities (whom he served as honorary rabbi) and his familiarity with their traditions of custom and language, Melamed served as an important source on such community traditions. ” (EJ) . SUBJECT(S) : Rabbinical literature -- History and criticism. Melamed, Ezra Zion. Jews -- History. Bible. O. T. -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. , Jewish. Includes bibliographical references. Very good condition. (FEST-1-94).xx, Fest2, rab8, heb2, bible2, cds
Stock number:27360.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Jerusalem : Hotsaat Sefarim `al Shem Y. L. Magnes, Ha-universitah Ha-`ivrit., 1973.
Binding: Hardcover
8vo. 111, xxiv pages. In Hebrew and English. SUBJECT (S) : Hebrew language. SERIES: Kitve mif`al ha-mikra shel ha-Universitah ha-`Ivrit ; ; 4; Goshen-Gottstein (1925–1991) “was a scholar of Semitic linguistics. Born in Berlin, he emigrated to Palestine in 1939. He studied at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and taught there from 1950 on, becoming professor of Semitic linguistics and biblical philology in 1967. He was also director of the lexicographical institute and biblical research institute of Bar-Ilan University. In 1988 he was awarded the Israel Prize in Jewish studies”(EJ) . Good condition; dust jacket with a little wear. (BIBLE-2-1), BIBLE1
Stock number:18167.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: New York: Druk Fun A. H. Rozenberg., 1913.
Binding: Hardcover
8vo. 176, xxx pages. In Aramaic, Hebrew, Yiddish, and English. SUBJECT (S) : Bible, O. T. -- Daniel; Bible O. T. -- Ezra. OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide. Spots of back cover, spine worn, lower corner bumped, ex library with usual markings, good condition. (AMR-17-4) . The seldom seen 1913 edition., AMR3, BIBLE1,
Stock number:18865.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: New York: Druk Fun A. H. Rozenberg., 1913.
Binding: Hardcover
8vo. 176, xxx pages. In Aramaic, Hebrew, Yiddish, and English. SUBJECT (S) : Bible, O. T. -- Daniel; Bible O. T. -- Ezra. OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide. Spots of back cover, spine worn, lower corner bumped, ex library with usual markings, good condition. (AMR-17-4A) . The seldom seen 1913 edition., AMR6, BIBLE4, INBT Mo
Stock number:37418.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Frankfurt A. M. ; Y. Koyffmann, 1905, 1906
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
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 Ju¨disch-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), GER8, HEB3, SPEC6. (JA) , bible3
Stock number:33799.
$US 175.00
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Imprint: [University Of Pennsylvania], 1917
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Softcover
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
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), Bible3, law1. (ja)
Stock number:34816.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Fyorda; Bi-Defus Hayim Ben Tsevi Hirsh, 1752
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
Original Boards. 8vo. [180] pages. 22 cm. First edition of Iturei Bikurim. In Hebrew. Pirush Ha-Torah, (Commentary to Pentateuch) , with super-commentary Iturei Bikurim by Baruch ben Elkanah of Furth. With Hebrew inscriptions from former owners of Lithuanian community of Pumpian; with halachic novellae of former owner covering the blank. Jacob Ben Asher (known as Ba'al ha-Turim) , German codifier and Biblical commentator; died at Toledo, Spain, before 1340; “Jacob also wrote a comprehensive commentary on the Pentateuch (Zolkiew, 1806) , containing the best expositions of the peshat ('literal meaning') by earlier Bible commentators, such as Saadiah Gaon, Rashi, Abraham Ibn Ezra, David Kimhi, and others, in particular abstracting 'the straightforward explanations' from the commentary of Nahmanides and disregarding the kabbalistic ones, since 'my soul has not entered its secret' (cf. Gen. 49: 6) . When Jacob added his own opinions it was usually to explain the reason for a Torah law or mitzvah. To the beginning of each section, he added 'as a little appetizer, gematriot and explanations of the masorah, in order to attract the mind. ' Ironically, it was just these 'appetizers' that were published (under the title Perush ha-Torahle-R. Ya'akov Ba'al ha-Turim (Constantinople, 1500 and 1514) ) some three centuries before the main part of the work, and it was this portion only which was widely known for many generations. ” (2008 EJ) . Title-page has beautiful ornamental border, historiated title. Published in Fürth by Hayyim b. Tzvi Hirsh. Printed on ragpaper. Vinograd Furth 224. Subjects: Gematria. Bible. Pentateuch – Commentaries. Oclc lists 13 copies. Rear board and backstrip absent, needs rebinding. Otherwise fresh. Good condition. (SPEC-39-51), SPEC6, HEB3, BIBLE3. (JA) , ger9, inbt ae
Stock number:36487.
$US 300.00
Imprint: Jerusalem: R. Mas., 1968.
Binding: Hardcover
(FT) 8vo. 214 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S) : Hebrew language – history; Hebrew language – root. English title: Monogenesis of language; selected essays based on the first four letters of the Hebrew Alphabet. Has defective dust jacket. Very good condition. (BIBLE-5-20), BIBLE2
Stock number:21035.
$US 100.00
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
London: The British Academy, 1932. First Edition. Preface by H.A.R. Gibb. Original Cloth, tall 8vo, [xii], 47pages. Includes 19 black & white plates. Sir Thomas Walker Arnold (1864-1930) was one of the leading authorities on Islamic Art at the time of this lecture. Because of his death in 1930, H.A.R. Gibb was asked to select the illustrations and complete the necessary revision of the text for publication. Very Good Condition. (k-bible-1-4), BIBLE2, art1
Stock number:21164.
$US 100.00
Imprint: No Place : Pardes Kats., 1966.
Binding: Hardcover
(FT) 4to. 10, 281 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S) : Bible. O. T. Pentateuch - commentaries. OCLC lists 19 copies worldwide. Embossed cover. Very good condition. (RAB-20-12), MX3, bible2, HEB2
Stock number:21771.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Frankfurt A. M. : J. Kauffmann., 1901.
Binding: Hardcover
(FT) 8vo. 182-447 pages. In German and Aramaic. Part II only. SUBJECT(S) : Aramaic language – dictionaries – German; Hebrew language, post-Biblical – dictionaries – German; Abbreviations, Hebrew; Midrash; talmud; Bible. O. T. Aramaic. Dalman (1855-1941) was a “German Protestant theologian, philologist, and Palestinologist. In his youth Dalman was closely associated with the Missionary Church Brotherhood at Herrnhut and spent his last days with them. From 1895 he was a professor at the Institutum Judaicum in Leipzig. He was the director of the German Evangelical Institute for Antiquity in Jerusalem from 1902 to 1917 where he contributed a number of important papers and subsequently served as professor and head of the Institute of Palestinology in Greifswald. ” (EJ, Garbell) Ex library, boards warped and soiled, foxing and water marks to some pages, binging is solid, good- condition. (GER-26-2), GER6, bible1
Stock number:20361.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Frankfurt A. M. : J. Kauffmann., 1901.
Binding: Hardcover
(FT) 8vo. 182-447 pages. In German and Aramaic. Part II only. SUBJECT(S) : Aramaic language – dictionaries – German; Hebrew language, post-Biblical – dictionaries – German; Abbreviations, Hebrew; Midrash; talmud; Bible. O. T. Aramaic. Dalman (1855-1941) was a “German Protestant theologian, philologist, and Palestinologist. In his youth Dalman was closely associated with the Missionary Church Brotherhood at Herrnhut and spent his last days with them. From 1895 he was a professor at the Institutum Judaicum in Leipzig. He was the director of the German Evangelical Institute for Antiquity in Jerusalem from 1902 to 1917 where he contributed a number of important papers and subsequently served as professor and head of the Institute of Palestinology in Greifswald. ” (EJ, Garbell) Cloth is starting to fade away and is partly detached, inner-pages clean (GER-39-8), GER7, BIBLE3, INBT, MEA
Stock number:28767.
$US 100.00
Binding: Hardback
Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs, 1909. Large 8vo. 355 pages. Volume 2 only of a 7-volume set. Decorative end papers; marbled edges. In German. Ehrlich was a Polish-born Bibical exegete who lived in worked in Germany and then the United States. His Randglossen zur hebraeischen Bibel (7 vols. , 1908-14) is a German commentary on the Bible, which like his Hebrew one consists of notes on the Bible. "Ehrlich included part of the material from his Hebrew commentary, but in an expanded form, as well as new interpretations arrived at since its publication; many of his earlier opinions are changed here. Only rarely does he comment on aspects dealt with by the 'higher criticism. ' He concentrates on textual criticism and reconstructions, and his very numerous emendations (especially in his German commentary) are at times conjectural (such as: haplography or dittography, letters having a similar appearance in the ancient or in the square script, the use of abbreviations, glosses, etc. ) , and in most cases are not even based on ancient translations. His comments, which are distinguished by their originality, at times have the quality of homiletics and are derived from Ehrlich's innovating spirit; yet through his sound linguistic instinct and fine linguistic differentiations he succeeded in illuminating and explaining, with great acumen and profundity, many verses and linguistic usages. Ehrlich's exegetical work is an important contribution to modern biblical exegesis. " (Raphael Weiss, EJ) SUBJECT(S) : Bible. O. T. Hebrew -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. Ex-library with minimal markings. Lacks covers. Damp stained; pages wrinkled and soiled. Text in good condition. (GER-6-3), ger2
Stock number:16593.
$US 100.00
Binding: Hardback
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs, 1909. Large 8vo. 355 pages. Volume 2 only of a 7-volume set. In German. Ehrlich was a Polish-born Bibical exegete who lived in worked in Germany and then the United States. His Randglossen zur hebraeischen Bibel (7 vols. , 1908-14) is a German commentary on the Bible, which like his Hebrew one consists of notes on the Bible. "Ehrlich included part of the material from his Hebrew commentary, but in an expanded form, as well as new interpretations arrived at since its publication; many of his earlier opinions are changed here. Only rarely does he comment on aspects dealt with by the 'higher criticism. ' He concentrates on textual criticism and reconstructions, and his very numerous emendations (especially in his German commentary) are at times conjectural (such as: haplography or dittography, letters having a similar appearance in the ancient or in the square script, the use of abbreviations, glosses, etc. ) , and in most cases are not even based on ancient translations. His comments, which are distinguished by their originality, at times have the quality of homiletics and are derived from Ehrlich's innovating spirit; yet through his sound linguistic instinct and fine linguistic differentiations he succeeded in illuminating and explaining, with great acumen and profundity, many verses and linguistic usages. Ehrlich's exegetical work is an important contribution to modern biblical exegesis. " (Raphael Weiss, EJ) SUBJECT(S) : Bible. O. T. Hebrew -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. Ex-library with minimal markings. Lacks covers. Damp stained; pages wrinkled and soiled. First signature detached but present. Text in good condition. (GER-6-6), ger2
Stock number:16596.
$US 100.00
Binding: Hardback
Half-leather, Large 8vo. 355 pages. Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs, 1909. Volume 2 only of a 7-volume set. Decorative end papers; marbled edges. In German. Ehrlich was a Polish-born Bibical exegete who lived in worked in Germany and then the United States. His Randglossen zur hebraeischen Bibel (7 vols. , 1908-14) is a German commentary on the Bible, which like his Hebrew one consists of notes on the Bible. "Ehrlich included part of the material from his Hebrew commentary, but in an expanded form, as well as new interpretations arrived at since its publication; many of his earlier opinions are changed here. Only rarely does he comment on aspects dealt with by the 'higher criticism. ' He concentrates on textual criticism and reconstructions, and his very numerous emendations (especially in his German commentary) are at times conjectural (such as: haplography or dittography, letters having a similar appearance in the ancient or in the square script, the use of abbreviations, glosses, etc. ) , and in most cases are not even based on ancient translations. His comments, which are distinguished by their originality, at times have the quality of homiletics and are derived from Ehrlich's innovating spirit; yet through his sound linguistic instinct and fine linguistic differentiations he succeeded in illuminating and explaining, with great acumen and profundity, many verses and linguistic usages. Ehrlich's exegetical work is an important contribution to modern biblical exegesis. " (Raphael Weiss, EJ) SUBJECT(S) : Bible. O. T. Hebrew -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. Ex-library with minimal markings. Spine cracked, residue from two small strips of tape on spine. Very slight wrinkling to pages. Very good condition. (GER-6-3A), ger2
Stock number:24628.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York : Macmillan., 1927.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Large 12mo. Xi, 300 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S) : Judaism -- 20th century. CONTENTS: Judaism and some of its modern substitutes; The greatness of the Bible; Bible difficulties—moral and scientific; Judaism and miracles; Judaism and the higher criticism; Is the Bible inspired? ; Jewish tradition—its nature and significance; The authority of Jewish tradition; Should we change our form of service? ; Summary. Has dust jacket. Occasional light pencil marginalia, a little tanned, good condition. (SEF-12-7), Rab5
Stock number:20939.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Jerusalem; Magnes Press, 1953
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
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), Bible3, heb3. (ja)
Stock number:34888.
$US 100.00
Binding: Hardback
London: D. Nutt, 1894. Hardcover. 8vo. 148 pages. Seven different essays about the Bible and various subjects, including totem-clans in the Old Testament. SUBJECT (S) : Bible-Antiquities. OCLC lists 41 copies worldwide. Gilt lettering on cover and binding. Colored endpapers. Slight damage to corners; occasional spotting in text but no damage to text. Overall in very good condition. (BR-8-6) ., BR1
Stock number:16999.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Breslau: W. Koebner., 1904.
Binding: Hardcover
8vo. 171 pages. In German. SUBJECT (S) : Jews – history – 568 B. C. E. -70 C. E. OCLC lists 16 copies worldwide. “Jampel [1874-1934], who was born in Galicia, studied Semitics at Heidelberg University and subsequently became rabbi at Schwedt, Brandenburg in 1910. He was among the first Jewish Bible scholars who recognized the value of archaeological and epigraphical finds for establishing the antiquity of the historical accounts of the Bible and the questioning of Wellhausen's hypotheses. His work (most of which was first published in MGWJ but was also intended for the general reader) includes Die Wiederherstellung Israels unter den Achaemeniden (1904) , dealing with the epigraphic material relative to Ezra-Nehemiah...” (EJ, 2007) Boaz Cohen's copy with donation stamp. Pages tanned, tape on spine with author's name, title page stained, good condition. (GER-28-30), GER6, bible1
Stock number:20276.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Wien, Wien, Der Wochenschrift, 1910., 1910
Binding: Paperback
Paper Wrappers, 8vo, 15 pages. “Vortrag gehalten in Wien am Verbandstag der israelitischen Religionslebrer an den österreichischen Mittelschulen am 28. Dezember 1909.” “Separatabdruck aus ‘Dr. Blochs Oesterreich. Wochenschrift, ’ Nr. 6 und 7, vom 11. Und 18. Febuar 1910.” No copies on OCLC, nor at JTSA. Lacks original (blank? ) front cover. Spine repaired. Paper brown and fragile as expected, tear to title page with some text affected. Otherwise Good Condition. Very Scarce. (BIBLE-11-1), Ger7, bible1, Bible2
Stock number:20895.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Oxford; The Clarendon Press, 1896
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
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), Cjh1, bible3, spec6, semitic1 (ja)
Stock number:32276.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Krakow: Ts. D. Lindenboym., 1899.
Binding: Hardcover
(FT) 8vo. 30 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S) : Bible. O. T. Ester - commentaries. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Brandeis, JTSA) . Nahmias was a 14th century "biblical commentator in Toledo. Nahmias belonged to an ancient and distinguished Spanish family. Apart from the fact that he studied under Asher b. Jehiel, little is known of his life. His reputation rests upon his biblical commentary which apparently originally encompassed most of the Bible. The following parts have been published with introductions by M. A. Bamberger: Esther (1891) , Proverbs (1912) , and Jeremiah (1913) . Bamberger also published Nahmias' commentaries to Avot (1907) and to the piyyut Attah Konanta (1909) , on the order of the Temple service for the Day of Atonement. His commentary to the tractate Nedarim has been preserved in manuscript. Nahmias is also known to have translated many parts of Maimonides' Guide of the Perplexed. " (EJ, 2007) Pages tanned and chipped, boards worn, good- condition. (RAB-21-8), MX3, bible2, HEB2, sef2, sef4
Stock number:21732.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Chicago: University Of Chicago Press, 1995
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
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), Rab9. (ja) , music1
Stock number:32812.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: London; Routledge, 1995
Edition: First Edition
Softcover. 8vo. XIX, 203 pages. 23 cm. First edition. “Judaism in the New Testament explains how the books of the early church emerged from communities which defined themselves in Judaic terms even as they professed faith in Christ. The earliest Christians set forth the Torah as they understood it - they did not think of their religion as Christianity, but as Judaism. For the first time, in Judaism in the New Testament, two distinguished scholars take the earliest Christians at their word and ask: 'If Christianity is (a) Judaism, then how should we read the New Testament? ' The Gospels, Paul's Letters, and the Letter to the Hebrews are interpreted to define what Chilton and Neusner call 'Christianity's Judaism. ' Seen in this way, the New Testament will never be the same. (Publishers Description) . Subjects: Judaism (Christian theology) Christianity - Origin. Jewish sects - History. Judaism - Relations - Christianity. Christianity and other religions - Judaism. Bible. New Testament - Criticism, interpretation, etc. Light shelf wear, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-3-32A), Bible3. (ja) , secondtemple1
Stock number:32884.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Atlanta, Ga. ; Scholars Press, 1988
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
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), RAB9. (JA) , bible3
Stock number:32720.
$US 120.00
Imprint: Philadelphia : Fortress Press, 1983
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Original Cloth. 8vo. XXI, 217 pages. 24 cm. First edition. “This book is the first volume in Jacob Neusner's ground-breaking trilogy, 'The Foundations of Judaism: Method, Teleology, Doctrine. ' This Part One - 'Method' - offers the first systematic explanation of why the midrash collections - that is, books of rabbinical exegeses of Scripture - were written. Neusner investigates the circumstances in which the earliest midrash collections were organized around the Pentateuch, and explains both the purpose of the work and its historical context. ” (Publishers description) . The Foundations of Judaism : method, teleology, doctrine; pt. 1, method. Subjects: Midrash - History and criticism. Rabbinical literature - History and criticism. Midrash - Critique, interprétation, etc. Littérature rabbinique - Histoire et critique. Midrasch. Bible. Old Testament - Criticism, interpretation, etc. , Jewish. Bible. A. T. - Critique, interprétation, etc. Juives. Light wear to jacket. Very good condition. (NEUSNER-2-37), Rab9. (ja)
Stock number:32819.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Atlanta, Ga. : Scholars Press, 1989
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
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), RAB9. (JA) , bible3
Stock number:32753.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Atlanta, Ga. ; Scholars Press, 1993
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
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), RAB9. (JA) , bible3
Stock number:32737.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York : Reines., 1945.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
(FT) 8vo. 83 pages. First edition. In Hebrew. English title: Priests and prophets : Biblical studies. SUBJECT(S) : Priests, Jewish; Conahim; Prophets. OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. Very good condition. (BIBLE-8-8), BIBLE2, heb1
Stock number:21120.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Tel Aviv : Yavneh, 1947
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
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), Art2, heb3, bible3. (ja)
Stock number:33499.
$US 100.00
Binding: Hardcover
Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs, 1898. Cloth; 8vo. Vi, 584 pages. Marbled edges. 3rd edition. In German. Bibliographical annotations. Only volumes 2-3 of this title (complete is 3 volumes) , were published in the 3rd edition. Vol. 1, published in 1901, is "3. Und 4. Aufl. " Schürer was a German Protestant theologian and teacher. "This elaborate work on the history of the Jews in the time of Christ made him in Great Britain and America one of the best known of modern German scholars. " (1911 Encyclopedia) SUBJECT(S) : Jews -- History -- 586 B. C. -70 A. D. Jews -- Politics and government. Greek literature -- Jewish authors -- History and criticism. Greek literature -- Jewish authors. Apocryphal books (Old Testament) -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. Judaism. Title Subject: Bible. N. T. -- History of contemporary events. Bible. O. T. Apocrypha -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. Solomon Grayzel's copy, with his bookplate on flyleaf. Grayzel was a scholar, professor at Gratz College and then Dropsie College, and editor-in-chief of the JPS. Boards scuffed and edgeworn; backstrip peeling. Sunned. Interior in good condition. (GER-4-3), GER
Stock number:16557.
$US 100.00
Binding: Hardcover
Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs, 1898. Half leather; 8vo. V, 562 pages. Marbled boards and edges; decorative endpapers. 3rd edition. In German. Bibliographical annotations. Only volumes 2-3 of this title, complete in 3 volumes, were published in the 3rd edition. Vol. 1, published in 1901, is "3. Und 4. Aufl. " Schürer was a German Protestant theologian and teacher. "This elaborate work on the history of the Jews in the time of Christ made him in Great Britain and America one of the best known of modern German scholars. " (1911 Encyclopedia) SUBJECT(S) : Jews -- History -- 586 B. C. -70 A. D. Jews -- Politics and government. Greek literature -- Jewish authors -- History and criticism. Greek literature -- Jewish authors. Apocryphal books (Old Testament) -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. Judaism. Title Subject: Bible. N. T. -- History of contemporary events. Bible. O. T. Apocrypha -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. Ex-library. Backstrip has been replaced with library tape. Boards scuffed, edgeworn, and peeling. Front cover detached, but present. Pages damp stained. Fair condition. (GER-4-4), GER
Stock number:16558.
$US 100.00
Binding: Hardcover
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs, 1898. Half leather; 8vo. V, 562 pages. Marbled boards and edges; decorative endpapers. 3rd edition. In German. Bibliographical annotations. Only volumes 2-3 of this title, complete in 3 volumes, were published in the 3rd edition. Vol. 1, published in 1901, is "3. Und 4. Aufl. " Schürer was a German Protestant theologian and teacher. "This elaborate work on the history of the Jews in the time of Christ made him in Great Britain and America one of the best known of modern German scholars. " (1911 Encyclopedia) SUBJECT(S) : Jews -- History -- 586 B. C. -70 A. D. Jews -- Politics and government. Greek literature -- Jewish authors -- History and criticism. Greek literature -- Jewish authors. Apocryphal books (Old Testament) -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. Judaism. Title Subject: Bible. N. T. -- History of contemporary events. Bible. O. T. Apocrypha -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. Boaz Cohen's copy, with his signature on title page. Cohen was an American rabbinic scholar who taught at the Jewish Theological Seminary; he was "one of the first American-educated scholars to make significant contributions to the scientific study of rabbinic literature. His Kunteres ha-Teshuvot (1930) , an annotated bibliography of the rabbinic responsa of the Middle Ages, was one of the first attempts to classify and describe the responsa literature and has remained a standard reference work. " (EJ) Archival repair to backstrip and hinges. Boards scuffed and edgeworn. Sunned. Interior in very good condition. (GER-4-5), GER
Stock number:16559.
$US 100.00
Binding: Hardcover
Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs, 1902. Cloth; 8vo. V, 101 pages. Decorative endpapers. 3rd edition. In German. This volume is the index only to the complete work. Schürer was a German Protestant theologian and teacher. "This elaborate work on the history of the Jews in the time of Christ made him in Great Britain and America one of the best known of modern German scholars. " (1911 Encyclopedia) SUBJECT(S) : Jews -- History -- 586 B. C. -70 A. D. Jews -- Politics and government. Greek literature -- Jewish authors -- History and criticism. Greek literature -- Jewish authors. Apocryphal books (Old Testament) -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. Judaism. Title Subject: Bible. N. T. -- History of contemporary events. Bible. O. T. Apocrypha -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. Ex-library. Damp stained; boards warped and scuffed; damp staining and slight wrinkling to pages. Front flyleaf detached, but present. Hinges very weak. Text in good condition. (GER-4-7), GER
Stock number:16561.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York : Jewish Theological Seminary of America., 1957.
Binding: Paperback
12mo. 62 pages. SUBJECT (S) : Amos (Biblical prophet) ; Amaziah. OCLC lists 28 copies worldwide. SERIES: Essays in Judaism; No. 3. “Born in Romania and educated in Vienna, Spiegel [1899-1984] was for a number of years a leader of Jewish youth who were preparing to live in collectives in Israel as members of Ha-Shomer ha-Za'ir. He taught in Erez Israel 1923–29, then went to New York, and was professor of medieval Hebrew literature at the Jewish Theological Seminary. Trained in art and aesthetics, among other areas, he brought the appreciation of the sensitive critic to what he taught, studied, or wrote... He published studies on Hosea, Amos, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Job. These exhibit both his erudition and thoroughness and also his style and finesse. In 1996 the Jewish Theological Seminary established the Shalom Spiegel Institute for Medieval Hebrew Literature. The Institute provides fellowships to graduate students in the field, fosters international research projects, and provides access to Spiegel's copious collection of research materials. ” (EJ, 2007) Good condition. (BIBLE-9-2A), BIBLE2
Stock number:29888.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Bonn : A. Marcus Und E. Weber., 1908.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
8vo. 16 pages. In German and Aramaic. First edition. SUBJECT (S) : Aramaic language – texts; Manuscripts, Aramaic; Jews – history – to 70 C. E. -- sources. Series: Kleine texte für vorlesungen und übungen, ; 32. Ex library. Spine repaired, top edge of cover has small tear, good- condition. (BIBLE-8-4), BIBLE2, ger7
Stock number:21116.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York : Isaac Moinester, 1944.
Binding: Hardcover
(FT) 8vo. 158 pages. In Hebrew. Volume 2 only. English title: Lectures and interpretations upon Biblical and Talmudic subjects. SUBJECT(S) : Jewish sermons, Hebrew; Jewish wit and humor; Bible. O. T. Pentateuch - commentaries. OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide. Bumped corners, otherwise very good condition. (HebLit-2-41), HebLit1, mx3, heb1, bible2, rab6
Stock number:24401.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Baltimore : H. F. Siemers., 1886.
Binding: Hardcover
(FT) 8vo. Xxiv, 498 pages. In Hebrew. With additional title page in German. The book of Job, with a new commentary. SUBJECT(S) : Bible. O. T. Job – commentaries. Benjamin Szold was a Hungarian-born rabbi who became rabbi to Congregation Oheb Shalom in Baltimore. "Oheb Shalom was then on the verge of becoming Reform, but Szold led it to a Judaism which allowed for innovations in ritual practice, but not in basic tenets. He recognized and employed the educational potential of the regular Sabbath sermon. He introduced his own prayer book, Avodat Yisrael (1867) , to replace the previously used Minhag Amerikah (1857) by I. M. Wise, and the traditional siddur. The Avodat Yisrael was widely adopted by congregations throughout the country. Under Szold's leadership Oheb Shalom became one of the foremost American congregations. " (Gladys Rosen, EJ) Wear to spine and endpapers. Good condition. (SPEC-19-1), Amr4, heb1, bible1, spec3, bible2
Stock number:26710.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Warsaw : No Publisher., 1895.
Binding: Cloth.
(FT) 24mo. 32 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S) : Astronomy in the Bible; Sun; Bible. O. T. Genesis I – criticism and interpretation. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (Brandeis, Harvard, Library of Congress) . Ex library. Front hinge repaired, good condition. (RAB-20-8), heb2, bible3
Stock number:20631.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Warsaw : No Publisher., 1895.
Binding: Hardcover
(FT) 24mo. 32 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S) : Astronomy in the Bible; Sun; Bible. O. T. Genesis I - criticism and interpretation. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (Brandeis, Harvard, Library of Congress) . Ex library. Front hinge repaired, good condition. (RAB-20-8), MX3, bible2 HEB2
Stock number:21767.
$US 100.00
Imprint: London: Hunter & Longhurst,, 1915
Binding: Hardcover
8VO. Xi, 371 pages. In English. SUBJECT (S) Apocryphal books (Old Testament) -- Theology. God (Judaism) Bible. O. T. Apocrypha -- Theology. In very good condition (Bible-6-13), BIBLE2
Stock number:21054.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Leipzig: W. M. Kaufmann., 1928.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
8vo. 397 pages. In German. Volume two only. First edition. SUBJECT (S) : Jewish ethics; Bible. O. T. -- ethics. “Ziegler [1861-1948], who was born in Dolny Kubin, Slovakia, studied at the rabbinical seminary and the University of Budapest. During the period of his studies, he was influenced by the Reform movement and from 1888 served as liberal rabbi of Carlsbad, where he accomplished a great deal for the Jewish community. Ziegler sympathized with Zionism. His research dealt with the Bible, Talmud and Midrash, Jewish religious philosophy, and Jewish history. ” (EJ, 2007) Tape with author's name on spine, water marks on boards and in margins throughout, good condition. (GER-28-27), GER6, bible1
Stock number:20273.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York, Jewish Theological Press, 1998
Binding: Hardback
Hardcover. 8vo. Xvi, 304 pages. 24 cm. ISBN: 0873340736. SUBJECT (S) : Orthodox Judaism -- Apologetic works. Exegese. Jüdische Theologie. Named Person: Hertz, Joseph H. (Joseph Herman) , 1872-1946. Hertz, Joseph H. Title Subject: Bible. O. T. Pentateuch -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. , Jewish -- History -- 20th century. Pentateuch. Revision and expansion of the author's doctoral thesis. Includes bibliography (pages 238-254) and indexes. New Condition. (JTS1-36), Bible2, cds
Stock number:28246.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Moscow, RGGU [Russian State University For The Humanities], 2000
Binding: Hardcover
(FT) Cloth. 8vo. 468 pages. 23 cm. In Russian with summary and table of contents in English. ISBN: 5728104754. SUBJECT(S) : Bible. O. T. Pentateuch -- Introductions. Includes bibliographical references. New Condition. (JTS1-31), Bible2, cds
Stock number:28241.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York, G. Dobsavage, 1928
Binding: Hardcover
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
Original Boards. 8vo. [xvi], 350 pages ; 21 cm. “Isidor Kalisch (1816 – 1886) was an American reform rabbi, and writer… He returned to Newark in 1875, and devoted himself to literary work and to lecturing, taking part in polemical discussions in behalf of the ultra-reform element in Judaism. His controversies with Rev. Isaac Leeser, arising from Dr. Kalisch's criticism of Leeser's English version of the Bible, and on the ‘Jewish Belief in a Personal Messiah, ’ have become famous in the history of Jewish literature. From 1853 till 1878 he edited the Guide, and contributed a great number of essays and discourses to German and English religious periodicals. ” (Wikipedia, 2017) This publication, edited and compiled by Kalisch’s son Samuel, is inscribed by Samuel Kalisch on the front end page in Newark, New Jersey. SUBJECT (S) : Judaism. Very good condition. (Heb-11-8A), Rab13, bible4
Stock number:38946.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Jerusalem : Mosad Ha-Rav Kuk., 1964
Binding: Hardcover
8vo. Illustrated. In Hebrew with English introductions. Genesis SUBJECT (S) : Jewish sermons; Bible. O. T. -- commentaries; Manuscripts, Hebrew - Soviet Union. Katsh (1908-1998) was born in Poland and emigrated to the U. S. In 1925. In 1933, he began teaching at New York University, and over the following three decades taught Hebrew education, culture, language and literature there. In 1957 He founded the National Association of Professors of Hebrew in American Universities, and was elected president of Dropsie College in 1967, where he served until 1976. His scholarship won him many awards and fellowships, including the Jewish Teachers Association of New York's Avodah Award, the Rabbi Kaniel Prize of the Municipality of Haifa, and the first Charles Kramer Research Fellow of the Institute for Jewish Policy Planning and Research of the Synagogue Council of America. Katsh is well known for his studies of Hebrew manuscripts and fragments from Russia and Eastern Europe, his translations, and his essays on Jewish studies in the United States. (EJ) Very good condition in dust jackets. (MX-22-6)), Katsh1, bible1, heb1
Stock number:19637.
$US 100.00
Binding: Hardback
8vo. Ix, 246 pages. Illustrated. SUBJECT (S) : United States - religion; United States - politics and government to 1775; Bible. O. T. -- influence - United States. ISBN: 0870684884. Katsh (1908-1998) was born in Poland and emigrated to the U. S. In 1925. In 1933, he began teaching at New York University, and over the following three decades taught Hebrew education, culture, language and literature there. In 1957 He founded the National Association of Professors of Hebrew in American Universities, and was elected president of Dropsie College in 1967, where he served until 1976. His scholarship won him many awards and fellowships, including the Jewish Teachers Association of New York's Avodah Award, the Rabbi Kaniel Prize of the Municipality of Haifa, and the first Charles Kramer Research Fellow of the Institute for Jewish Policy Planning and Research of the Synagogue Council of America. Katsh is well known for his studies of Hebrew manuscripts and fragments from Russia and Eastern Europe, his translations, and his essays on Jewish studies in the United States. (EJ) Very good condition. (Katsh-2-3) xxxxx, Katsh1, amr4, bible1,
Stock number:19493.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Fyorda: Be-Vet Uvi-Defus Itsak Ben Leyb B. B., 1769
Binding: Hardback
(FT) Hardcover, 8vo, 164 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S) : Title Subject: Bible. O. T. Psalms -- Commentaries. Homiletics based on the first book of Psalms. OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide. Repair to spine. Wear to binding. Bumped cover and page corners. Yellowing of pages. Light staining to pages. (Spec-27-12), Es, spec5, bible2, heb2
Stock number:27069.
$US 300.00
Imprint: Jerusalem : Akademon., 1971.
Binding: Paperback
8vo. 142 pages. In Hebrew. English title: A history of Aramaic : part I : Old Aramaic, Jaudic, Official Aramaic (Bibleical Aramaic excepted) . SUBJECT(S) : Aramaic language – history. “Kutscher [1909-1971] studied in his native Slovakia, in Frankfurt on the Main, and then in Jerusalem. After teaching for some time in schools in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, he was appointed secretary of the Hebrew Language Academy, lecturer in Hebrew at the Hebrew University, and professor. From 1958 he also lectured at Bar-Ilan University. Kutscher's published work includes a study of the linguistic background of the Dead Sea Isaiah Scroll; Millim ve-Toledoteihen, with a summary in English; and Language of the "Genesis Apocryphon. " He was editor of Leshonenu (the organ of the Hebrew Language Academy) from 1965. Kutscher also translated into Hebrew the German text of a number of art books, such as J. Bab's work on Rembrandt, and works by others on V. Van Gogh, and A. Rodin. A collection of Kutscher's research work in Hebrew and Aramaic edited by Ze'ev Ben Hayyim, Aharon Dotan, and Gad Ben Ami Zarfaty, was published posthumously in 1977.” (EJ, 2007) Ex library. Price sticker and moisture spot of cover, internally clean, good+ condition. (BIBLE-7-14), BIBLE2
Stock number:21100.
$US 100.00
Binding: Hardcover
Prag: Druck und Verlag des M.I. Landau, 1833?. Cloth, 8vo, aprox 300 pages each. 23 cm. 23 cm. Full set includes a German version of the Old Testament together with the Hebrew text and commentaries, of which this is one. Edited by Moses Landau and published in 19 volumes. The Pentateuch, Psalms and the Five Scrolls are of Mendelssohn's version; the Minor Prophets are reprinted from a Dessau edition of 1805, which gave a translation by M. Philippson, Joseph Wolf, Gotthold Salomon, Israel Neumann and Joel Löwe. The remainder was prepared by the editor, with the help of Wolf Mayer, Joseph Weisse, Solomon b. David Sachs, Abraham Benisch and Mordecai Goldmann Parallel titles to each volume romanised, [i.e. "KOHELETH"]. Subject: Bible. O.T. Hebrew, Commentaries, Jewish Bible. O.T. Aramaic - Criticism, interpretation, etc Bible. O.T. German - Versions Rashi, Extensive interesting period notations on endpapers.Ex-library with minimal marks. Crudely bound in wood boards & cloth, but solid condition. (CZ-1)
Stock number:15570.
$US 150.00
Imprint: Chicago : A. C. McClurg And Co., 1899.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
8vo. 382 pages. Illustrated. First edition. SUBJECT (S) : Jews - history - 586 B. C. -70 A. D. ; Palestine - history. Gilt lettering on covers, foxing on edges, ex library, hinges have been repaired, good condition. (BIBLE-3-9), BIBLE3, MX3, 2nd temple
Stock number:24188.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: New York: Yoel Aronson, 1910
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
First edition. Period boards. 8vo. 115, 73, 42 pages. 23x16 cm. In Hebrew. Goldman 735. Title translates to “The Book of Yehuda’s Statements. ” This three-volume work contains discourses and lectures on the Hebrew bible. Rabbi Judah Leib Lazarov (1875-1939) was born in Kovno Province, Russia and studied in Jewish centers such as Telz, Mir, Volozhin and Radun. Prior to moving to the United States in 1898 where his career as a teacher flourished, he worked as a preacher in Lithuania. He was renowned for his scholarship and instrumental role in founding Hebrew schools. SUBJECT(S) : Festival-day sermons. Bible. Pentateuch -- Sermons. Tanakh - American Judaism. No copies on OCLC. CD-EPI 0141893 (with wrong pagination) ; Repair to binding. Wear to boards. Minor foxing to later pages. All text is clear. Overall Good- Condition. Very Rare. (AMR-47-34), Amr6, HEB3, bible4, sermons1 rab12
Stock number:37494.
$US 325.00
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Imprint: Leiden : E. J. Brill, 1996
Binding: Softcover
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), Bible3, (ja)
Stock number:34855.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Gross-Kanischa; J. Markbreiter, 1855
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Clothbound. 8vo. IX, 355 pages. 21 cm. Only Edition. In German and Hebrew. Title roughly translates as: “Practical Introduction to the Scripture and History of the Interpretation of Scripture: a Textbook for Mature Youth, a Manual for the Educated. ” Leopold Low (1811-1875) was a Hungarian Rabbi, committed to Jewish emancipation (he was arrested and imprisoned for two months owing to his part in the 1848 revolution) , and influential in the letters of Hungarian reform: “Löw brought his thorough knowledge of history, theology, and esthetics to bear upon the reform of the ritual in agreement with modern views. He was the foremost preacher of Hungary, especially in the vernacular, and was invited to participate in nearly all the patriotic celebrations and synagogal dedications. His Hungarian sermons (1870) formed the first Jewish collection of the kind issued in that language. Löw combined the careful, logical arrangement of the Christian sermon with a clever analysis of complicated haggadic sentences. His studies, beginning with the history of the Halakah, subsequently included the entire Jewish archeology of post-Talmudic time. He endeavored to determine the development of Jewish life and law as it appears in the halakic literature, and to disprove, in the interest of Judaism, the view that Judaism remained stationary in its manners and customs down to the beginning of the Reformation in Germany. His most important archeological studies and responsa were written for the purpose of proving the development of various institutions and of showing the influence, in many cases, of foreign customs. Löw was a leading authority both from a scientific point of view and in questions of practical theology. The absolute (1850-66) as well as the constitutional government (1867) of Austria and especially that of Hungary were guided by the replies he gave to their questions in matters referring to the organization of the Jewish ritual and schools. Jewish education throughout Hungary owes much to him. Down to his death he was the leader of the progressive Hungarian Jews, especially after the general congress—which was convened against his advice and in which he did not take part—had resulted in a schism among the Jews of Hungary instead of the union that had been anticipated. Aside from his works on the Halakah, Löw left only one other larger work, "Ha-Maftea?" (1855) , a history (in German) of exegesis among the Jews: this is still authoritative. After the emancipation, when he gave up the editorship of "Ben Chananja, " he devoted himself to larger archeological monographs, of which the following were published: "Die Graphischen Requisiten" (1870-71) and "Die Lebensalter in der Jüdischen Literatur" (1875) . Fragments of a third volume, "Der Synagogale Ritus, " were published posthumously (1884) . His smaller works have appeared in five volumes (Szegedin, 1889-1900) , the last of which contains a complete bibliography of his works. “ (From the 1906 Jewish Encyclopedia) Subjects: Bible. O. T. -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. -- History. Bible -- Hermeneutics. OCLC lists 23 copies worldwide. Backstrip torn, covers worn, edges bumped. Binding shaken. Pages lightly foxed throughout, edges bumped, but pages clean and crisp. Last 60 pages upper right corner folded over. Good condition. (GER-36-27), Ger7, bible3, children1, rab8, liturgy2. (ja)
Stock number:28878.
$US 175.00
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Imprint: London; T. Tegg, 1835
Binding: Hardcover
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), Cjh1, brit1, heblit1, bible3. (ja)
Stock number:32295.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Yerushalayim, 1911-1918
Binding: Hardback
(FT) Hardcover, 8vo, 138 pages, 1 of 2 volumes, 27 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S) : Hebrew sermons. Jewish sermons. Bible. O. T. Pentateuch -- Sermons. Volume 2 printed in New York. Zikaron ba-sefer. OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide. Repair to binding. Edgewear, Good Condition. (Heb-43-5), Es, heb3, bible2, sermons
Stock number:28029.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Berlin; F. Dümmler, 1883
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
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), Bible3. (ja)
Stock number:34875.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Leipzig; W. Drugulin [Printed For The Society Of Biblical Literature], 1925
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Softcover
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. No offprints listed on oclc. Scarce. Previously folded down center, with fold line showing; light soiling to wraps, otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (BIBLE-14-27), BIBLE3. (JA) , liturgy2
Stock number:34895.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Jerusalem : Tel Aviv University Research Authority and Stichting Fronika Sanders Fonds., 1968.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Large 8vo. 8, 342 pages. Illustrated with photograph and facsimiles. In Hebrew with English forward. First edition. English title: Benjamin De Vries memorial volume : studies presented by colleagues and pupils. SUBJECT (S) : Rabbinical literature; De Vries, Benjamin, 1905-1966. CONTENTS: Mishna and Tosefta in the first section of Eduyot, Shmuel Schmida; Tosefta to the Tractate Tamid, Abraham Goldberg; The antiquity of the Mishna Shekalim 1, 5, Louis Finkelstein; On the Mishna of “The Pious, ” Zeev Falk; The separation of first tithes during the Second Temple Period, Aharon Oppenheimer; From Biblical severity to rabbinic injunction, Yitzhak D. Gilat; Ahare Mot (Leviticus XVI) , A. A. Halevi; Heaven and earth and the four directions, M. B. Lerner; Aspaklaria, Joshua Brand; Euphemisms and textual alterations of expressions in Talmudic literature, E. Z. Melammed; Anti0Semitism in imperial Rome in the light of rabbinic literature, Moshe David Herr; Purpose and intent of rabbi Zerachya Halevi in Sefer Ha-Maor, Benjamin Zeev Benedict; Custom and law in the responsa of Ashkenizic rabbis in the 15th century, Yedidya Dinari; Yannai's Keroba to the section “Return to the land of thy fathers” (Genesis 31, 3) , Zvi Meir Rabinowitz; Articulation in the vowels u, I in Galilean Aramaic and Michnaic Hebrew transcriptions of Biblical Hebrew, Yehezkel Kutscher; Rashi's commentary to scripture and vernacular translations, Menahem Banit; One type of lack of parallelism in scriptural verse, M. Z. Kadarl; On the history of the rabbinate in the Middle Ages, Jacob Katz; Towards identification of the anonymous commentary to Ma'archot Ha'Elohut, Ephraim Gottlieb; Tow words of Mishnaic Hebrew in the Biblical Period, Jacob Turi; Notes on Palestine studies, Shmuel Safrai. “Born in Shiraz, Persia, Melamed [1903-1994] was taken to Palestine by his father, R. R. Melamed, when he was two. He worked at the Ministry of Education (1952–56) , and was appointed professor of Bible at the Hebrew University (1964) and of Talmud at Bar Ilan (1961) and at Tel Aviv (1964) universities. He was elected to the Hebrew Language Academy in 1956 and to the Higher Archaeological Council in 1963. He was awarded the Israel Prize in 1987 for Torah literature and commentary on the sources. Melamed's major works are in the fields of talmudic literature. Because of his involvement with the Persian and other Oriental communities (whom he served as honorary rabbi) and his familiarity with their traditions of custom and language, Melamed served as an important source on such community traditions. ” (EJ, 2007) Jacob Neusner's copy with his stamp. Has faded dust jacket. Very good condition. (BIBLE-7-5), rab8, fest1, FEST2
Stock number:21091.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Berlin: Bi-Defus Ts. H. B. R. Y. Ittsk?ov?sk?i,, 1900-
Binding: Hardback
Hardcover, 336, 344 pages, 4to, 26 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S) : Bible. O. T. Genesis -- Commentaries. Title on added title page: Sechel tob. "Yotse atah paam rishonah le-or olam a. Pi shene kitve yad yeh? Idim ba-olam, me-otsar ha-sefarim be-Ok? Sford k? Ovets 165 v? E-k? Ovets 166." Other titles: Sechel Tob; Sekhel tov. OCLC lists 15 copies worldwide. Hinge repair. Ex-library with usual markings. Browning pages. Otherwise, good condition. (rab-33-14) ., Mx3, rab6, bible2, heb2
Stock number:24168.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Livorno: Israel Kushta, 1880
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
First edition. Period boards. 8vo. 156 pages, 22 cm. In Hebrew. Title translates to "Ho'il Moshe: The Five Scrolls and Proverbs with Hebrew Annotations. " Published as part of a series of expositions on the books of the Bible. The volumes were published between 1870 and 1892. R. Moses Isaac ben Samuel Ashkenazi (Tedeschi, Tedesco, 1821–1898) was a translator and teacher. He was born in Trieste and, for most of his life, was engaged in teaching except for a short period (1861) when he served as a rabbi of Spoleto. During his 34 years as a teacher he compiled his Ho'il Moshe, consisting of expositions of most of the books of the Bible (published between 1870 and 1892) . This commentary was based both upon traditional commentaries and the modern commentaries from the era of Mendelssohn to Samuel David Luzzatto (with whom he was on friendly terms) . SUBJECTS: Proverbs. No copies of this edition on OCLC. CD-000121559. Pages are brittle. Minor wear to boards. Good Condition thus. (HEB-50-35), Bible4, it1
Stock number:38271.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Allison Park, Pa. : Pickwick Publications,, 1974
Binding: Paper Wrappers
8vo. 18-32 (ie 14) pages. Offprint from the Festschrift. Series: Pittsburgh theological monograph series; no. 1; SUBJECT(S) : Theology; Philosophy and religion in literature. Very slight bumping to edges. Small marks on cover. Otherwise in Very Good condition. (BIBLE-1-20) ., BIBLE1
Stock number:18139.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Frankfurt A. M. ; [J. Kauffmann],, 1931
Binding: Hardback
First separate edition. Original Wraps. 8vo. 73 pages. 24 cm. Offprint. In German. 'Biblical-Talmudic sentences and motifs in World Literature. ' "Sonderdruck aus: Festschrift für Jacob Rosenheim. " 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. Mild edgewear. Minimal staining and pencil markings that do not affect text. Slight toning to pages. Very good condition. (BIBLE-14-33A), Ger9, rab12
Stock number:38126.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Pressburg : Gedruckt Bei Anton Edlen Von Schmid, 1839
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
First edition. Period boards. 8vo. 322 pages, 27 cm. In Hebrew. Title translates to “Commentary on the Torah by our Great and Embraced Rabbi Moses Bar Nahman. ” Rabbi Moshe ben Nahman, the 13th century Jewish leader and scholar known as Ramban, earned himself a place alongside Rashi as one of Judaism's primary Torah commentators. His commentary encompasses a vast panorama of Jewish learning, language, halakha, aggadah, philosophy, Kabbalah, and history. SUBJECTS: Bible. Pentateuch -- Commentaries. Bible. Pentateuch. Bible. Pentateuch -- Commentaries -- Early works to 1800. CD 000150436. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (HUC, Spertus, UC Berkeley, and GWU) . Ex-library with usual markings. Some pen on title page. Overall Very Good Condition. (HEB-48-52), Heb3, rab12
Stock number:37116.
$US 150.00
Imprint: Jerusalem : Rubin Mass., 1942.
Binding: Hardcover
8vo. 98, 94 pages. In English and Hebrew. Second edition, revised throughout. SUBJECT (S) : Hebrew language – grammar; Hebrew language – readers. OCLC lists 10 copies worldwide. Ex library. Spine faded, good condition. (BIBLE-7-16), BIBLE2
Stock number:21102.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Jerusalem : Divan Book and Art Shop., 1933.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
8vo. 100, 127 pages. In English and Hebrew. First edition. SUBJECT (S) : Hebrew language – grammar; Hebrew language – readers. Ex library. Spine repaired, cover worn at edges, good condition. (BIBLE-7-23), BIBLE2
Stock number:21110.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York : Commissions Verlag von Hermann Rosenthal & Co., 1888
Edition: First Edition
Binding: hardback
1st edition. Original Cloth. 8vo, 88 pages, 17 cm. In German with scattered Hebrew. Singerman 3624. Title translates as, "The Proverbs of Solomon, as true to the Text as Possible, in Rhyme." The Book of Proverbs (“Mishli Shlomoh," or Solomon’s Proverbs) is a book in the third section of the Hebrew Bible, Ketuvim. Written by King Solomon, it discusses values, moral behavior, the meaning of human life, and ethical conduct. Louis Naumurg (1813-1902) “went to America after 1848, and was elected cantor of Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel at Philadelphia, Pa., which position he held from 1850 to 1860. In 1865 he was chosen minister of Congregation Rodeph Shalom, Pittsburg, Pa….During his earlier years in America Naumburg acted as teacher and reader in the synagogue of the Congregation Keneseth Israel of Philadelphia. He prepared a metrical version in German of the Book of Proverbs” which is this work (Cyrus Adler & Josiah Cohen in JE). Naumburg’s biography appears in the American Hebrew, March, 1902. SUBJECT(S): Bible. Proverbs -- Paraphrases, German. OCLC: 10245073. OCLC-Worldcat lists 7 copies worldwide (NYPL, JTS, Duke, Penn, Brown, Columbia, Boston Public), None beyond the American East Coast. All Edges Gilt. Spine and endpapers replaced, some light staining, about Very Good Condition. (AMR-57-21-BR-lxde), amr7, bible4, ger10
Stock number:41415.
$US 600.00
Imprint: Amsterdam: Be-Vet Imanuel Ben Yosef Atias, 1705
Binding: Hardcover
Original boards. 12mo. 620 pages, 14 cm. Gold leaf pages. In Hebrew. Title translates to “Humash with The Five Scroll and Hafator for the Entire Year.” SUBJECTS: Bible. Old Testament -- Commentaries -- Early works to 1800. OCLC lists 15 copies worldwide (OCLC: 317987515). Vinograd, Amsterdam 710. Lacks back boards and exposed spine. Contents very good. (BIBLE-19-1), Bible4
Stock number:41213.
$US 350.00
Imprint: Philadelphia, Gratz College, 1971
Binding: Hardcover
Original Publisher’s Cloth. 8vo. X, 284, xxvi pages. Final Section in Hebrew. "Gratz College is the oldest independent college of Jewish studies in North America." (EJ) CONTENTS: "A Community's Involvement in Jewish Education," Mitchell E. panzer, "Problems of Pronunciation in Hebrew," William Chomsky, "A Note on Disinterment in Jeremiah," Morton Cogan, "Being Jewish: An Approach to Conceptualization and Operationalization," Arnold Dashefsky, "The Ancestral Heritage of the Gratz Family," Sidney M. Fish, "The Ransom clause of the Jewsih Marriage Contract," Mordechai A. friedman, "Some Aspects of the Development of Ivrit BeIvrit in America," Elazar Goelman, "Side Lights on Jewsih Education from the cairo Geniza," S.D. Goitein, "Vergil and the Bible World," Cyrus H. Gordon, "Bishop to Bishop 1," Solomon Grayzel, "Jewish Education in America-1971: An Analysis," Daniel Isaacman, "Kes and Its Fate: Laments, Blessings, Omens, "Samuel Noah Kramer," "Option for Survival," Samuel Kurland, "Midrash Hillel and Merkavah Mysticism, Samuel Tobias Lachs, "The First Yiddish Language Conference," Isadore David Passow, "Rapoport's Contribution to Jewish Historiography, " Samuel Pitnik, "Seventy-Five Years in Jewish Music, " Claire Polin Schaff, "The restoration of Fragmentary Aramaic Marriage Contracts, " Bezalel Porten, "Inversions in Rashi's Commentary, " Esra Shereshevsky, "Rabbinic Homilies and Cognate Languages, " Nahum M. Waldman, Financial Arrangements for a Widow in a Cairo Geniza, " Gershon Weiss and three articles in Hebrew. Very good condition. (FEST1-9), FEST2, FEST2, HEB2, CDS, bible2, amr4, rab8, music1
Stock number:27101.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Philadelphia, Gratz College, 1971
Binding: Hardcover
Original Publisher’s Cloth. 8vo. X, 284, xxvi pages. Final Section in Hebrew. “Gratz College is the oldest independent college of Jewish studies in North America. ” (EJ)  CONTENTS: "A Community's Involvement in Jewish Education, " Mitchell E. Panzer, "Problems of Pronunciation in Hebrew, " William Chomsky, "A Note on Disinterment in Jeremiah, "Morton Cogan, "Being Jewish: An Approach to Conceptualization and Operationalization, " Arnold Dashefsky, "The Ancestral Heritage of the Gratz Family, " Sidney M. Fish, "The Ransom clause of the Jewish Marriage Contract, " Mordechai A. Friedman, "Some Aspects of the Development of Ivrit BeIvrit in America, " Elazar Goelman, "Side Lights on Jewish Education from the cairo Geniza, " S. D. Goitein, "Vergil and the Bible World, " Cyrus H. Gordon, "Bishop to Bishop 1, "Solomon Grayzel, "Jewish Education in America-1971: An Analysis, "Daniel Isaacman, "Kes and Its Fate: Laments, Blessings, Omens, "Samuel Noah Kramer, "Option for Survival, " Samuel Kurland, "Midrash Hillel and Merkavah Mysticism, Samuel Tobias Lachs, "The First Yiddish Language Conference, " Isadore David Passow, "Rapoport's Contribution to Jewish Historiography, " Samuel Pitnik, "Seventy-Five Years in Jewish Music, " Claire Polin Schaff, "The restoration of Fragmentary Aramaic Marriage Contracts, " Bezalel Porten, "Inversions in Rashi's Commentary, " Esra Shereshevsky, "Rabbinic Homilies and Cognate Languages, " Nahum M. Waldman, Financial Arrangements for a Widow in a Cairo Geniza, " Gershon Weiss and three articles in Hebrew.  Very good condition.  (FEST1-9), FEST2, HEB2, CDS, bible2, amr4, rab8, music1
Stock number:27141.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Horodno: Bi-Defus Simhah Zimel Ben Menahem Nahum, 1816
Binding: Hardback
(FT) Hardcover, large 4to, 120 leaves, 36 cm. In Hebrew. Contents: Commentary on Pentateuch. Commentary on tractates. SUBJECT(S) : Karo, Joseph ben Ephraim, 1488-1575. Yoreh de’ah -- Commentaries. 1817, printing date. Bible. Pentateuch -- Commentaries, Homiletical. Printed partly on blue paper. Many folios wrongly marked. Includes index. Printed in double columns. Title page has ornamental border. Other Titles: Parpera’ot le-h’okhmah. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (YU, Spertus, UCLA, JTS) . Spertus keeps their copy in their Katzin Rare Book Collection. Front and back cover torn. Stained pages. Title and front page, ripped and some notes. Edges worn. Ex-library. Wear to cover spine. Otherwise, good condition. (Spec-9-1), SPEC1, MX3, heb2, rab7, bible3
Stock number:25484.
$US 325.00
Imprint: Berlin : G. Wechselmann., 1918.
Binding: Hardcover
8vo. 164, 84, 132 pages. In German. SUBJECT (S) : Mishnah. OCLC lists 17 copies worldwide. SERIES: Schriften zur beleuchtung der lehrwise und entwicklung des Talmuds. “Rosenthal [1855-1928], who was born in Putzig, Western Prussia, served as rabbi in Koethen, Rogasen, Preussisch Stargard, and Berlin, where he also lectured in the preparatory department of the Hochschule (Lehranstalt) fuer die Wissenschaft des Judentums. Of importance are his Mishnah studies, in particular his Ueber den Zusammenhang, Quellen und Entstehung der Mischna (3 vols. , 19182) . Rosenthal took an active part in the controversy over Friedrich F. Delitzsch's views (Babel und Bible, 1902; Hammurabi Gesetz, 1903) , and wrote a comparative study on Joel, Nahum, and Habakkuk (1905) . He acted as editor of Rahmer's Juedisches Literaturblatt, and edited the 10th edition of Kayserling's Lehrbuch der juedischen Geschichte und Literatur (1922) . He also wrote a biography of Lazarus Geiger (1884) . His other articles were published in Gesammelte Schriften (1926) . ” (EJ, 2007) Ex library. Some pages tanned, covers a little worn, hinges starting, good- condition. (BIBLE-9-16), rab8, ger7
Stock number:21152.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Podgorze : Shaul Hannya Daitsher, 1908
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
First edition. Original paper wrappers. 12mo. 23 pages. 16 x 18 cm. In Hebrew with alternate German title page. Title translates to “Cantillation and Musical Instruments in the Bible. ” Salomon Rubin (1823-1910) was an influential and prolific Galician writer who was influenced by the ideas of the Haskalah. Rubin's work spans a variety of topics. Uniquely, he frequently chose to write in Modern Hebrew, as is the case in this item. (Wikipedia, 2016) Subjects: Music in the Bible. Musical instruments. Music in the Bible. Musical instruments. OCLC lists 12 copies of this edition worldwide. Wear to paper wrappers, including small chips to corners. Internally very good. Overall Good Condition. (MUSIC-5-48), Music2
Stock number:36698.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Berlin, Veit, 1835
Binding: Hardcover
Later black boards. 8vo. Xii, 213 pages; 22 cm. In German. Title translates to “The Psalms, Translated and Explained. ” Michael Sachs “was a German rabbi from GroB-Glogau, Silesia. He was one of the first Jewish graduates from the modern universities, earning a Ph. D. Degree in 1836. He was appointed Rabbi in Prague in 1836, and in Berlin in 1844. He took the conservative side against the Reform agitation, and so strongly opposed the introduction of the organ into the Synagogue that he retired from the Rabbinate rather than acquiesce” (Wikipedia 2017) . SUBJECT(S) : Bible, Psalms, German. Taped binding. Minimal staining. Minimal edgewear. Some toning. Minimal pencil markings that do not affect text. Very good condition. (GER-51-85), Ger9, bible4
Stock number:38476.
$US 200.00
Imprint: New York: Paulist Press,, 1984
Binding: Paperback
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
Paper wrappers, square 8vo. , v, 116 pages. Illustrated. Inscribed by the author. SUBJECT (S) Passover. Passover in the New Testament. Easter. Pâque. Pâques. Pâque dans le Nouveau Testament. Pesach. Nieuwe Testament. Bible. N. T. -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. Bible. N. T. -- Critique, interprétation, etc. Some underlining and marginalia throughout. Good + condition. (ART-13-5), RAB7, Bible2, SPEC3
Stock number:30548.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Cambridge: University Press, 1910.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
First edition. Period cloth, front original paper wrapper bound in. Lxiv, (2) , 20pp. Schecter's own copy with his many corrections, suggestions and comments to the text. Front wrapper bears his address: "Rev'd Dr Schechter of New York…. " and with the stamp of the University Press Cambridge dated 26 Jul 1910. Indeed, some corrections and additions made by Schechter here were changed for the final printing (eg. "Honourable" instead of "Honorable" on page [iii], addition of facsimiles following page lxiv) while others were Not (eg. "Pinsher" on page lx; footnotes on page xvi, xlv) . Edited text and commentary on two Genizah documents, fragments of a Zadokite document and the Karaite text the Commandments of Anan, presented by Solomon Schechter. Text in English, Aramaic and Hebrew. A full copy of the text as it appeared on final publication, can be viewed online at https: //archive.org/details/documentsofjewis01scheuoft/page/iii/mode/1up. Solomon Schechter (1847-1915) was invited to Britain in 182, "to be tutor of rabbinics under Claude Montefiore in London. In 1890, after the death of Solomon Marcus Schiller-Szinessy, he was appointed to the faculty at Cambridge University, serving as a lecturer in Talmudics and reader in Rabbinics. To this day, the students of the Cambridge University Jewish Society hold an annual Solomon Schechter Memorial Lecture. His greatest academic fame came from his excavation in 1896 of the papers of the Cairo Geniza, an extraordinary collection of over 100, 000 pages (around 300, 000 documents) of rare Hebrew religious manuscripts and medieval Jewish texts that were preserved at an Egyptian synagogue. The find revolutionized the study of Medieval Judaism. " Schechter went to the Ben Ezra Synagogue in Cairo " in December 1896 with an introduction from the Chief Rabbi, Hermann Adler, to the Chief Rabbi of Cairo, Aaron Raphael Ben Shim'on. He carefully selected for the Cambridge University Library a trove three times the size of any other collection: this is now part of the Taylor-Schechter Collection…..He became a Professor of Hebrew at University College London in 1899 and remained until 1902 when he moved to the United States and was replaced by Israel Abrahams…..Schechter served as the second President of the JTSA, from 1902 to 1915, during which time he founded the United Synagogue of America, later renamed as the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism….. Schechter was an early advocate of Zionism. He was the chairman of the committee that edited the Jewish Publication Society of America Version of the Hebrew Bible. Schechter's name is synonymous with the findings of the Cairo Geniza. He placed the JTSA on an institutional footing strong enough to endure for over a century. He became identified as the foremost personality of Conservative Judaism and is regarded as its founder. A network of Conservative Jewish day schools is named in his honor, as well as a summer camp in Olympia, Washington. There are several dozen Solomon Schechter Day Schools across the United States and Canada" (Wikipedia) . Very Good Condition. (BR-12-12), Brit2, amr7, rab13, bible4
Stock number:41320.
$US 750.00
Imprint: [ramat-gan]: Dept. OF Political Studies, Bar-ilan University,, 1983
Binding: Paper Wrappers
8vo. 14, 4 pages. In Hebrew. Jewish historian and scholar. Born in Germany he went to the United States in his youth. Schorsch was ordained as rabbi from the Jewish Theological Seminary (1962) . Among his works are the translation of The Structure of Jewish History and Other Essays by Heinrich Graetz, which he edited and for which he also wrote the introduction, and Organized Jewish Reaction to German Anti-Semitism, 1870–1914 (1972) . [Editorial Staff Encyclopaedia Judaica]. SUBJECT(S) : Religion and state - Israel; Labor Zionism. Creasing to corners of cover. Tear in cover around title window. Some chipping and bumping to spine. In Good condition. (BIBLE-1-1)., BIBLE1
Stock number:18120.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Münster I. W. , Aschendorffsche Verlagsbuchhandlung,, 1932
Binding: Paper Wrappers
8vo. Vi, 66 pages. In German. From series: Alttestamentliche Abhandlungen, ; Bd. 12, Hft. 1. SUBJECT (S) : Psalmen (bijbelboek) . Front cover shaken and slightly creased. Some minor bumping to edges. Ex-library with minimal markings. Some markings in pencil on cover and title page. Otherwise in Very Good condition. (BIBLE-1-9) ., BIBLE1, ger4
Stock number:18128.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Fürth: Volfharts Wittwe, 1822-1826
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Contemporary marbled paper over boards. 12mo. 154; 140 pages. 17 cm. Only 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), Ger8, bible3. (ja)
Stock number:33636.
$US 175.00
Imprint: Oxford, Printed By H. Hart At the University Press, 1909
Binding: Paperback
Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 92 pages. 23 cm. Series: Jew's College, London. No. 1. SUBJECT(S) : Sefuriyeh. Jews -- History -- A. D. 70-. Some chipping to edges; no loss of text. Good Condition. (Bible6-1), BIBLE2, comhist1, 2nd temple1 , COMHIST2, SEF6, CDS
Stock number:21042.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Yerushalayim; No Publisher, [1967]
Binding: Hardcover
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), Rab9, bible3. (ja)
Stock number:32570.
$US 500.00
Imprint: Jerusalem: Hebrew University., 1964.
Binding: Paperback
(FT) 8vo. 331, ix pages. In Hebrew with English abstract. SUBJECT(S) : Hebrew language -- verb. OCLC lists 18 copies worldwide. English title: Patterns and trends of linguistic innovations in modern Hebrew. General introduction and part 1: The verb. Good condition. (BIBLE-5-25), BIBLE2
Stock number:21040.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: [Berlin; None Listed], [1929]
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
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), GER8, BIBLE3. (JA) , rab10
Stock number:33779.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Philadelphia; J. H. Greenstone, 1909
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
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), Bible3, ancient1. (ja)
Stock number:34881.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Philadelphia; Dropsie College For Hebrew And Cognate Learning, 1912
Binding: Softcover
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), Bible3, ancient1. (ja)
Stock number:34883.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Philadelphia; J. H. Greenstone, 1912
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
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), Bible3, ancient1. (ja)
Stock number:34884.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Baltimore: H. F. Siemers, 1886
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
1st edition. Original boards. 8vo. 498 pages, 24 cm. Sigerman 3405. Oeinard 869. In English and Hebrew. Includes illustrations. Szold's Commentary on Job' “written in classical Hebrew and conceived in an original and deeply Jewish spirit, attests the accuracy of his scholarship” (EJ, 1906) . “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. 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 (Szold Papers) . SUBJECTS: Bible. Job — Commenataries. Ex-library with usual markings. Boards are worn. Very good condition. (RAB-65-40), Bible4, amr7
Stock number:40690.
$US 110.00
Imprint: Münster I. W. , Aschendorffsche Verlagsbuchhandlung,, 1910
Binding: Paper Wrappers
8vo. Viii, 87 pages. In German. From series: Alttestamentliche Abhandlungen, ; Bd. 2, Hft. 5. SUBJECT (S) : Ezra . Front loose but present. Some chipping and tearing to covers. Some minor chipping to corners of textblock.. Ex-library with minimal markings. Some markings in pencil on cover and title page. Otherwise in Very Good condition. (BIBLE-1-10) ., BIBLE1, ger4
Stock number:18129.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York, AMS Press,, 1966
Binding: Hardcover
8VO. Xiv, 165 pages, map. In English. SUBJECT (S) Geographic: Tyre (Lebanon) -- History. In very good condition (Bible6-10), BIBLE2, comhist1
Stock number:21051.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: New York: M. Philip Publishing Co. , Union Printers, 330 East Houston Street, 1915
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
1st edition. Later boards. 8vo. 271 pages; 24 cm. In Hebrew. Goldman 772. Title translates as “The Book of the Portion of Jacob. ” A collection of sermons organized by weekly Torah portion, and purporting to take one through the ancient quadrivium of meanings for each verse: The plain sense, the exegesis, the allusion and the mystical secret sense. SUBJECT (S) : Commentaries. Bible. Pentateuch. Sermons. OCLC lists 6 copies world wide. Ex-library with usual markings. Hinges starting. Other wise Good condition. (AMR-50-9), Amr6, bible4, sermons1
Stock number:37469.
$US 125.00
Imprint: Paris: Librairie Lipschutz, 1932
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
1st edition. Later boards. 8vo. 55 pages, 25 cm. In French. Title translates to "List of Manuscripts of Biblical Commentaries on Rashi. " Scholars have noted that Rashi's Torah commentary has resulted in perhaps more manuscripts than any other Jewish Bible commentary. While there is no single list of all the manuscripts, D. S. Blondheim's work here remains the closest of such a list. (Levy, 2018) . Blondheim (1884-1934) was a Professor of Romance Philology at Johns Hopkins and was also an expert in medieval Jewish texts (Wikipedia, 2019) . SUBJECTS: Rashi, 1040-1105 -- Bibliography. OCLC: 26457667. OCLC lists 8 copies in the US, none west of the Mississippi. Ex-library with usual markings. Light wear. Very good condition. (RAB-66-3-B), Rab13, bible4, fr1
Stock number:40956.
$US 200.00
Imprint: Offenbach : Bi-Defus Tsevi Hirsh U-Veno Avraham Segal Shpits, 1805
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
First edition. Original leather bound boards. 8vo, [1], 13, 142 leaves.21cm. Published by Hirsch Spitz printing press, which operated until 1832, when competition from Roedelheim became too intense. Contains SUBJECTS: Bible. Proverbs -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. , Jewish. Vinograd: Offenbach, 165. OCLC lists 16 copies worldwide. Ex-library with usual markings. Some light staining on title page. Red tape repair to binding and edges. Writing in pencil on notes page. Internally Very Clean. Overall Good- Condition. (HEB-48-46), Heb3, bible4
Stock number:37111.
$US 120.00
Imprint: Yerushalayim : Darom, 1928
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
First edition. Period boards. 8vo. 151 pages, 25 cm. In Hebrew. Title translates to “Critical Evidence Against Wellhausen. ” Born in Hungary in 1843, Hoffmann was first a teacher and then rector of the Rabbinical Seminary in Berlin, succeeding Israel Hildesheimer, the Seminary's founder, in 1899. He wrote more than half a dozen books, and numerous essays and articles, some of which covered the Seminary. Among Hoffman’s intellectual opponents was Julius Wellhausen, who first presented the possibility that the bible was written by numerous narrators. Hoffmann criticized Wellhausen on the grounds that his theory rested entirely on textual analysis while ignoring other disciplines such as archaeology. This book was published for this purpose. OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide with only one copy on the West Coast and abroad. Ex-library with usual markings. Minor wear to boards. Light staining. Overall Good Condition. (HEB-48-47), Heb3, bible3
Stock number:37112.
$US 100.00
Imprint: London: D. Nutt,,, 1850
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
1st edition thus. Later blue boards, 12mo, 35 pages ; 19 cm. In Hebrew with added English title page (“Abraham Aben Ezra's Commentary on the Book of Esther, after another version... Edited for the first time by Joseph Zedner”) . Vinograd, Y. , ; London 487. "Copied from an old ms. In the Harleian Collection, and edited for the first time …. Haytah ? Emdah genuzah ? Ad henah, ? E-? Atah hi mutset me-afelah le-orah ? Al yede Yosef Tsedner. ” OCLC lists 18 copies worldwide. Bibliographer Alexander Marx’ copy with his namestamp. SUBJECT(S) : Commentaries. Bible. Esther -- Commentaries. Ex-library markings. Slight toning. Minimal pencil markings that rarely affect text. Dampstaining. Good condition. (sef-55-6A), Rab13, bible4
Stock number:38703.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: London, L. Alexander, 1806
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st English Language Edition. Later paper wrappers, 12mo. 73 pages. In English and Hebrew. First written 500 years ago and translated by Rabbi Tobias Goodman into English. Jacques Judah Lyons’ copy, with his stamp at the edge of title page. Lyons [his name more commonly written as Jacques Judah Lyons] (1813–1877) "was born in Surinam, Dutch Guiana on Menahem 25, 5573 (August 25, 1813) . His parents, Judah Eleazar and Mary Asser Lyons, had emigrated to Surinam from Philadelphia in the early 1800s....Jacques began his career as a hazan in Surinam in Congregation Nevie Shalom, a synagogue founded by Spanish-Portuguese Jews. In 1836 he left for Philadelphia, his parents' home state, and was hired within a few months by Congregation Beth Shalome of Richmond, Virginia. He served Beth Shalome for two years, winning the high esteem of the congregation. In 1839, following the death of Rev. Isaac B. Mendez Seixas, he was elected Seixas' successor as minister of Congregation Shearith Israel of New York City. He married Grace Nathan, daughter of Seixas Nathan and Sarah Mendes Seixas in 1842. ....During his thirty-eight years of ministry, he became highly active in Jewish welfare and advocating Orthodox Judaism. He [was]...one of the founders of Jews Hospital, later renamed The Mount Sinai Hospital..... Prior to 1861, and continuing to the end of his life, Jacques painstakingly gathered sources and information on United States Jewish history in the hopes of publishing his findings....His niece through marriage, Emma Lazarus, wrote the poem "Rosh Hashanah, 5638" in his memory" (SocialArchive, 2015) . SUBJECT (S) : Jewish Ethics. OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide. Paper stained, old binding marks in gunner margin, Good condition. (BIBLE-12-14A), Brit1, bible3
Stock number:36556.
$US 275.00
Imprint: Leipzig; H. Haessel, 1908
Binding: Hardcover
Later boards. Folio. 4to, 190 pages. 34 cm. Second edition. In German, with Hebrew, Greek, Arabic. Title translates as: “The last Passover meal of Christ and the day of his death, according to the report of the Synoptics put into accordance with the Gospel of John. ” Anastatic reprint of the edition of 1892, with three supplements, containing additions and improvements of the author. D. A. Chwolson (Daniel Avraamovich Khvolson, 1819–1911) was a Russian Orientalist. “Chwolson was born of poor, devout Jewish parents in Vilna. In 1841 he went to Breslau, where Abraham *Geiger befriended him and helped him prepare for matriculation at the university. Later he returned to Russia, settling in St. Petersburg. In 1855 Chwolson became a convert of the Russian Orthodox Church. He was then appointed professor of Hebrew, Syriac, and Chaldaic philology at the University of St. Petersburg, and three years later he was given the corresponding chair at both the Russian Orthodox and Roman Catholic theological academies in the same city. In this triple capacity he taught practically every eminent Semitic scholar in Russia during the second half of the 19th century and after. Among his disciples were the greatest Russian Orientalists. Despite his conversion, Chwolson remained well disposed toward Jews and Judaism and retained his friendship with many eminent Jewish scholars and leaders. He was particularly welcome in Jewish Orthodox circles because of his frequent intervention on their behalf when government officials threatened the yeshivot or the publication of the Talmud. “Das letzte Passahmahl Christi und der Tag seines Todes” (1892) , while meant as an answer to antisemitic accusations, is a learned and detailed investigation of the circumstances of Jesus' trial and condemnation. In it Chwolson attempted to prove that Jesus was sentenced to death by the Sadducean high court and that therefore the Pharisees and masses of Jews bear no guilt. ” (2007 Encyclopedia Judaica) . “The deep-rooted belief that Jesus was crucified by the Jews being the principal cause of the prejudice against them on the part of the Christians, Chwolson, in a dissertation entitled "Poslyedniyaya Paskhalnaya Vecherya Isusa Christa I Den yevo Smerti, " in "Christianskoe Chtenie, " St. Petersburg, 1875 (German translation, "Das Letzte Passamal Christi, " ib. 1892) , shows the groundlessness of this belief. He points out that the proceedings of the trial and condemnation of Jesus, as related in the Gospels, were in violation of the rabbinical laws, and consequently could not have been conducted by a Jewish tribunal. ” (1906 Jewish Encyclopedia) . Subjects: Last Supper. Jesus Christ - Crucifixion. Jesus Christ - Chronology. Bible. N. T. Gospels - Criticism, interpretation, etc. Bible. N. T. Gospels - Chronology. Ex-library with usual markings. Water damage to pages, but all text is clear. Fair condition (GER-38-15A), ger9, BIBLE3, EE3, (JA) , hag5, inbt ae , 208-210
Stock number:36390.
$US 135.00
Imprint: Vienna : F. Nobile Di Schmid Ed I. I. Busch,, 1847
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
1st edition. Period quarter leather binding, 8vo, [4], 12, 16, 8, 23 leaves. In Hebrew. Bible criticism. “Samuel David Luzzatto (1800-1865) was an Italian Jewish scholar, poet, and a member of the Wissenschaft des Judentums movement. He is also known by his Hebrew acronym, Shadal…. During his literary career of more than fifty years, Luzzatto wrote a great number of works and scholarly correspondences … (there is) hardly any subject in connection with Judaism on which he did not write. ” (Wikipedia, 2016) SUBJECT(S) : Criticism, interpretation, etc. Bible. Pentateuch OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. OCLC: 41454491. Ex-library with usual marks. Some wear and toning, closed tears to margins of some pages, About Very Good- Condition. (RAB-62-25), Rab13, it1
Stock number:39484.
$US 125.00
Imprint: Chicago, Illinois: M. Tseshinski, 1942
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
First edition. Original boards. 8vo. 257 pages. 26cm. In Yiddish. Title translates to "Selected Pearls from Our Cultural Milieu. " SUBJECTS: Bible. Old Testament -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. Bible. Old Testament. Bible. O. T. Pentateuch -- Sermons. Includes inscription from author of this books foreword, Dr. Shlomo Goldman. Overall Very Good Condition. (YID-27-50)
Stock number:39303.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Berlin: Hasefer Publising House, S.D. Saltzman., 1923
Binding: Hardcover
4to ; First trade edition. Original boards. Folio. [62] pages. 34 cm. In English and Hebrew on opposite pages. Cream cloth over boards with decorative silver and gold gilt lettering on cover (gold lettering and silver doves within a rondel) and backstrip. Endpages printed with decorative plates as well, in blue ink on silver background. With 26 color plates depicting the artist’s engraved renditions of the Song of Solomon, with decorative tissue protecting each plate (at the bottom of each tissue is a finely printed plate of the Song of Solomon Publishing Company linocut) . "Born and initially trained in Lodz, Poland, Ze'ev Raban (1890-1970) studied in a variety of academies around Europe - the School of Applied Art in Munich, the Beaux-Arts Academy in Paris, and the Royal Academy of Art in Brussels. In 1911 he met Boris Schatz, the founder of the Bezalel Academy, a Zionist inspired school begun in 1903 to encourage a new Jewish cultural/art/craft tradition in the Jewish homeland. Schatz's goal for the Bezalel Academy and Workshops, in which Raban participated starting in 1912, was to establish a Jewish arts and crafts tradition that combined the best of European and indigenous Middle-Eastern cultures. Raban soon became a major influence at the Bezalel. He played a central role at the Academy teaching repoussé work, painting, and sculpture and then directing the Graphics Press and the Industrial Art Studio of the Bezalel Academy. By 1914 the majority of works produced in the Bezalel workshops were designed by Raban. But arguably his most important contributions were the illustrations he made for the various books he published - the Song of Songs, the Book of Ruth, the Book of Esther, the Book of Job, and the Passover Haggadah. These illustrations represent the pinnacle of the "Bezalel Style" - a fusion of ‘oriental' art and Jugendstil. (Art at the Center Judaica Gallery) Subjects: Bible. O. T. Song of Solomon. Hebrew. Raban. ; Bible. ; O. T. ; Song of Solomon. ; English. ; Raban. Colorful endpapers. Features 1923 inscription from Jacob Landau to Cyrus Adler. Ex-library with usual markings. Binding repaired. In excellent condition (ART-19-8), bible4, inbt ae
Stock number:37322.
$US 500.00
Imprint: Berlin: Gesellschaft Zur Herausgabe Der Mischna, Gedruckt Bei I. Lewent In Commission Bei G. Eichler, 1832
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
1st Yiddish/Judeo-German translation. Period boards. 8vo. [196] and [232] pages, 25 cm. In Hebrew and Judeo-German. Title translates to “Six Mishnas with Vowels, Judeo-German translation, Notes, a Foreword for Each Tractate, and an Introduction. ” Originally printed as a three volume set, with each volume containing two mishnayot. This commentary was particularly useful as it contained a variety of commentaries ranging from Rashi to Maimonides to Ibn Gabbi. Translated from the 1732 Amsterdam version. SUBJECTS: Mishnah -- Commentaries. Vinograd, Berlin 615. Ex-library with no markings. Light foxing to pages and moderately heavy wear to boards. Internally Very Good. Overall Good Condition. (YID-30-40-LJ), Yid3, rab13, ger10, BIBLE4
Stock number:39979.
$US 200.00
Imprint: Berlin, 1775
Binding: Paperback
(FT) Later wrappers, 12mo, 56 pages, 17 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S) : Descriptor: CHR 1775 or 1776. CHR 1776. Title Subject: Bible. O. T. Pentateuch -- Commentaries. With: Sefer poel tsedek. Shabbetai ben Meir, ha-Kohen. Amsterdam: be-vet uvi-defus ha-meshutafim Hirts Levi Rofe va-hatano Kashman, 516 [1755 or 1756]. OCLC lists one copy worldwide (University of Pennsylvania) . Chipped corners and edges. Yellowing of pages. Light staining to pages. (Spec-27-8), Es, spec5, bible2, heb2
Stock number:27066.
$US 300.00
Imprint: Vilna: Bi-Defus Ha-Almanah V?eha-Ahim Re?em, 1897
Binding: Hardback
(FT) Hardcover, 8vo, 224 pages, 23 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S) : Festival-day sermons. Bible. O. T. Pentateuch – Sermons. Other Titles: Sefer kehilat Yitshak ‘al h-Torah. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (Stanford, JTS, YU) . Hinge repair. Browning to edges of pages. Some stained pages. Notes on inner title page. Chipping and wear to edges of cover and cover corners. Otherwise, good condition. (Rab-40-19), MX3, HEB2, sermons1, bible2,
Stock number:24659.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Amsterdam: Hirts Levi Emdan,, 1733
Binding: Hardback
Hardcover, 80 pages, 12mo, 16cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S) : Piyutim -- Early works to 1800. Pilgrim Festivals (Judaism) -- Liturgy -- Texts. Bible. O. T. Psalms XXII -- Commentaries -- Early works to 1800. Bible. O. T. Psalms CXVI -- Commentaries -- Early works to 1800.Other Titles: Kaneh. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (JTS, NY Public Library) . Ex-library. Stained, browning of pages. Hinge Repair. Wear to edges and folding of cover. Otherwise, good condition. (rab-34-1), Mx3, bible2, heb2
Stock number:21784.
$US 250.00
Imprint: Münster I. W. , Aschendorffsche Verlagsbuchhandlung,, 1930
Binding: Paper Wrappers
8vo. Vi, 129 pages. In German. From series: Alttestamentliche Abhandlungen, ; Bd. 11, Hft. 3. SUBJECT (S) : God - Love; God - Biblical teaching. Front cover shaken. Some minor bumping to edges. Ex-library with minimal markings. Some markings in pencil on cover and title page. Otherwise in Very Good condition. (BIBLE-1-8) ., BIBLE1, ger4
Stock number:18127.
$US 125.00
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Imprint: Berlin : Veit., 1837
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
(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), SPEC1, MX3, ger7, bible2, heb1, GER8
Stock number:33561.
$US 300.00
Imprint: Cincinnati
Binding: Paperback
Department of Synagogue and School Extension of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, No Date. Paper wrappers; 4to. 8 pages. OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Cover sunned; up per right corner bumped. Good condition. (PC-1)
Stock number:15426.
$US 100.00
Binding: Paperback
Leiden, The Netherlands: E. J. Brill, 1962. Wrappers; small 8vo. 166 pages. In English, with prices in Dutch guilders. 2542 items listed and described. Good condition. (CT-13)
Stock number:15238.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York, Jewish Book Council Of America, 1962
Binding: Hardback
Staplebound paper wraps. 8vo. 9 pages. 22 cm. A brief bibliography of biblical related works including: translations and commentaries, introductions, archaeological and geographical works, the Dead Sea Scrolls, pictorial arts, and literature. Sponsored by the National Jewish Welfare Board. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide. Nice, clean copy in very good condition. (SPEC16-8) ., Spec3, cds
Stock number:26823.
$US 100.00
Binding: Paperback
New York: Christie's East, 1995. Wrappers; 4to. 64 pages. Illustrated with photographs. Hebrew imprints -- Private collections -- Catalogs. Judaism -- Bibliography -- Catalogs. Day of sale: December 6, 1995. "This sale should be referred to as PRINS-7801." OCLC lists six copies worldwide. Back cover lightly scuffed. Very good condition. (CT-4)
Stock number:14791.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York, 1971
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardabck
1st Edition. Original Boards. 8vo. [lxiv]-599 pages ; 24 cm. A nice copy. Boards show slight wear otherwise very good condition. (ART-26-31), art2
Stock number:39035.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Milwaukee, A & I. S. Moses,, 1884
Binding: Hardcover
4to. 245 pages. In English. Singerman 3205. Early Midwestern Jewish imprint. OCLC lists 13 copies worldwide. Ex library in very good condition (AMR 34-19), AMR4
Stock number:31505.
$US 125.00
Imprint: New York: P. Cowen, 1894
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st English-Language edition [and First American Edition]. Original stiff paper wrappers. 8vo. 44 pages, 24 cm. In English. Singerman 4718. Translation of "Das Gebet in Bibel und Talmud." Translated by Rabbi Henry Cohen. Henry Cohen (April 7, 1863 – June 12, 1952) was a British-American rabbi, scholar, community activist and writer who served most of his career at Congregation B'nai Israel in Galveston, Texas, from 1888 to 1949. Cohen was not only influential in advocating for Texas Jewry, including documenting its history. He served on a number of state boards and advocated for legal reform. Nahida Lazarus (1849-1928) was a German–Jewish author, essayist, scholar, and literary critic. She was born in Berlin to a German Christian family. She converted after the death of her first husband, Dr. Max Remy and would later marry Professor Moritz Lazarus, who was prominent in his own right. SUBJECTS: Prayer -- History. Judaism -- Works to 1900. OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide (OCLC: 1018055996). Front wrapper is edge worn with some period writing, as well. Pages are also slightly edgeworn, but all contents are very good. (AMR-56-2-BL), Amr7, women2, liturgy2
Stock number:40891.
$US 650.00
Imprint: 1967
Binding: Hardcover
Springfield, MA : Loring & Axteli, 1902. Cloth, 8vo, 23 cm. 55, 58, [2] pages. Includes frontis portrait of author. In English and Hebrew. Goldman 1027: "Robinson worked as a merchant in Springfield, MA, and he contributed to Hebrew journals….There are many references to American themes, (e.g.: on America as the standard-bearer of progress…a eulogy for President William McKinley…on America's victory in the 1898 Spanish-American war)….Not all copies contain the portrait of the author." SUBJECT(S): Judaism -- Miscellanea. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide (Brandeis, Yale, Newberry, Princeton, JTSA, YU) Light wear, Good Condition. (heb-6-51), HEB1, amr4, rab5, myst1
Stock number:19813.
$US 125.00
Binding: Paperback
Oxford: A. Rosenthal, 1971? Wrappers; 8vo. 87 pages. 2218 items listed and described. OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Bookseller's reply card laid in. Ex-library with minimal markings, with card partially filled out and some margin notes in ink; "Received April 1971" written on cover. Very good condition. (CT-8), rab2
Stock number:14875.
$US 100.00
Binding: Paperback
Oxford: A. Rosenthal, 1971? Wrappers; 8vo. 87 pages. 2218 items listed and described. OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Bookseller's reply card laid in. Very good condition. (CT-8)
Stock number:14876.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York: Dr. Jonas Simon, 1949
Binding: Paperback
Paper wrappers, tall 8vo. , 42 pages. Discusses attempts by “calendar reformers” , such as George Eastman, to alter the current secular calendar, making it into 13 months of 28 days, and eliminating traditional Sabbath days, and creating new artificial ones. Simon , a religious Jew, publicly opposed this “calendar bill”, along with other religious groups and others, including Representative Sol Bloom of New York. Includes facsimiles of letters, and newspaper articles, as well as a photo of Dr. Simon and Bloom. OCLC lists only 3 copies worldwide (NYPL, Cleveland Public Library, and Nat. Lib. Of Israel) Cover tanned, very good condition. (RAB-43-2), COMHIST2, mx3, RAB6
Stock number:24755.
$US 100.00
Binding: Paperback
New York: Swann Galleries, 1987. Wrappers; 8vo. 88 pages. Illustrated in black and white. 403 objects described. Index in Hebrew and English. Hebrew imprints. Manuscripts, Hebrew. Art, Jewish. "Public auction sale 1453." Includes index. OCLC lists two copies worldwide. Bit of cover soil; very good condition. (CT-1/13)
Stock number:14635.
$US 100.00
Binding: Hardcover
New York: Bloch, 1938-41 (vol 5 is Yoseloff, 1960) . Second edition, revised and enlarged. Cloth; 8vo. 562, 698, 797, 1221, 361 pages. Illustrated with maps and plates. Bibliography and index at back of each volume. Nicely bound in dark green with gilt lettering on front cover and spine (Vol V in ivory cloth as issued) . Volume One, "From the Close of the Canon to the End of the 12th Century, " is dated 1938. Volume Two, "From the 12th Century to the Middle of the 18th Century, " is dated 1933. Volume Three, "From the Middle of the 18th Century to the Year 1880, " is dated 1936. Volume Four, "From 1880 to 1935, " is dated 1941. Volume Five, "From 1935 to 1960, " is dated 1960. (CT-6-7), bib1
Stock number:14841.
$US 100.00
Imprint: N. P, Hebrew Union College, N.d (1981?)
Binding: Paperback
Large 8vo; 48 pages; Two speeches delivered in 1980 & 1981. Very Good Condition. (BIB-23-7), bibliog2, mx3, bibliog3, INBT, MEA
Stock number:26759.
$US 100.00
Imprint: N. P, Hebrew Union College, 1981
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
Large 8vo; 48 pages; First edition. Original paper wrappers. 8vo. 48 pages, 25cm. In English. Two speeches delivered in 1980 & 1981. Ex-library with usual, minimal markings. In protective case. Cover lightly shelf worn. Very Good Condition. (BIB-23-7A), bibliog5, mx3, amr6, inbt ae
Stock number:37316.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Louisville, Ky. : Hull & Brother,, 1859
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st edition, original wrappers, 8vo. 15 pages. Issued without title page (cover title only) . SUBJECT(S) : Theology. History -- 19th century. Breckinridge, Robert J. (Robert Jefferson) , 1800-1871. OCLC: 9446102, OCLC lists 21 copies worldwide. Cover is worn and has some marks, bottom right page corners are bent, else Good- Condition. (AC-7-1), Bible3, nj1
Stock number:39967.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Amsterdam : I. Levisson Firma D. Proofs Jr., 1865.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
8vo. Vii, 272, 28m 6, 47vi pages. 1st edition thus. The first dictionary of Hebrew synonyms in the Bible. In Hebrew with German. SUBJECT (S) : Hebrew language – dictionaries; Hebrew languages – synonyms and antonyms; Hebrew poetry. OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide. Bedersi (c.1230-c.1300) was a poet in southern France, spending most of his life in Perpignan, where the Jewish community was protected. Aside from writing poetry, he assembled “first dictionary of Hebrew synonyms in the Bible...published in 1865...with a commentary by Samuel David Luzzatto. ”(EJ, Shmidman) Small dents in edges, covers faded around the edges, first and last pages darkened, good condition. (MX-11-19), Herb1, rab3, french1,
Stock number:19268.
$US 135.00
Imprint: Pest: Verlag Von M. E. Lowe's Son Buchhandlung, 1863—1867
Binding: Hardcover
12mo. 112, 64, 144, 168 pages. Illustrated. In Hebrew with Judeo-German translation. Printed in Vienna by Adalbert della Torre. Includes Vol. I: Book of Yeshayahu and Vol. II: Book of Yermiyahu, with German translation and commentary by Yehuda ben Yona Eitles of Pest; Part 1: Tehilim, with German translation by Moshe ben Menachem and commentary by Yoel Bril. All volumes and parts have separate nicely engraved title pages with blue and red lettering. SUBJECT (S) : Title Subject: Bible. O. T. -- Commentaries. Not on CD. OCLC lists 4 copies in libraries worldwide (California State U at Northridge, U of Florida, Gratz college, U of Texas at El Paso) . Hard cover, leatherette boards and spine. Excellent condition (HEB-1-18) ; hard cover, leatherette boards and leather spine. The spine is missing, otherwise in excellent condition (HEB-1-20)., Heb1, Bible2
Stock number:18461.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York: Schulte's Book Store, ?
Binding: Hardback
8vo. 4 pages. List of more than 200 books and periodicals in Moore's collection, as well as pamphlets and excerpts by Moore. Moore was a Presbyterian minister who became a professor of the history of religion at Harvard in 1904. "Moore's work was of importance in four fields--the shaping of U. S. Scholarship, the reshaping of U. S. Concepts of religion, the study of the Hebrew Bible, and the study of tannaitic Judaism....his JUDAISM IN THE FIRST CENTURIES OF THE CHRISTIAN ERA: THE AGE OF THE TANNAIM (1927-30) ...has been of great importance not only for Christians, but also for Jewish understanding of Judaism. " (Morton Smith in Encycolpedia Judaica, 1971, Vol XII, p. 294) . In very good condition (AMR31-23) xxx, MX3, AMR2, bibliog2a, bible2
Stock number:23812.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Amsterdam, S. Prups,, 1712-1713?
(FT) Softcover, 12mo, 128 leaves, 22 cm. In Hebrew with Judeo-German SUBJECT(S) : Bible. O. T. Psalms. 1712 or 1713. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (Penn) . Added later outer cover. Stained pages. Browning to pages. Good condition. (Heb-22-2), Ava, Heb2, Rab8, bible3
Stock number:26937.
$US 350.00
Imprint: Amsterdam: Bi-Defus Leb Zusmansh, Late 1700's?
Binding: Hardback
(FT) Missing cover, 8vo, 330, 12, 280, 16 pages. In Hebrew. OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Two books in one – Sefer Bereshit and Sefer Shemot. Missing front and back cover – originally hard cover. Bumped page corners. Light staining to pages. Wear to binding. (Heb-37-4), Es, heb3, bible2, spec5
Stock number:27977.
$US 250.00
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Imprint: Constantinople, A. H. Boyagian, 1905.
Binding: Hardcover
8vo, Original Cloth, 634 leaves. In Hebrew and Ladino (in rabbinic type) on facing pages. Light wear, one gathering of pages starting, otherwise Very Good Condition. (SPEC-35-9), Bible3, sef7, lang1
Stock number:30792.
$US 200.00
Imprint: Philadelphia, PA : Dropsie University,, 1979
Binding: Hardcover
8VO. 462 pages. In English. SUBJECT (S) : Judaism -- History. Jews -- History. Semitic languages. Juifs -- Civilisation. Littérature hébraïque. Littérature rabbinique. Dropsie University. Dropsie University. Bible. O. T. -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. Bible -- Étude et enseignement. Katsh, (1908– ) , was a U. S. Educator and author. He was born in Indura, Poland, was the son of Reuben Katz, later chief rabbi of Petah Tikvah. Katsh emigrated to the United States in 1925. He occupied various positions in the field of Jewish education before joining the staff of New York University in 1933; in 1953 he began teaching Hebrew education and culture there. He served from 1957 as director of the university's Hebrew language and literature section, and from 1962 as director of its Institute of Hebrew Studies. In 1967, he was elected president of Dropsie College (later University) . Nemoy, (1901–) , was a scholar and librarian. Born in Balta, Russia, Nemoy studied classical and Slavic languages at the University of Odessa. After moving to the U. S. In 1923, he studied Semitic languages at Yale University (1924–29) . He served as a librarian at the Society for the Propagation of Knowledge, Odessa, Russia (1914–21) , the Academic Library of Odessa (1919–21) , and the University Library of Lvov, Poland (1922–23) before assuming his duties at Yale in 1923. Rising to the post of curator of Hebrew and Arabic literature at Yale's Sterling Memorial Library, upon his retirement he became scholar-in-residence at Dropsie University, Philadelphia. (EJ, Staff) In good condition. (AMR-30-3), AMR4, MX3, fest1
Stock number:31369.
$US 100.00
Binding: Hardcover
London: Groombridge and Sons, 1884. Cloth; 8vo. 580 pages. Fifteenth edition, "with portrait of the author. " Illustrated with frontispiece engraving of the author. Gilded, embossed cover; all edges gilt. Women in the Bible. Title Subject: Bible -- Biography. OCLC lists four copies worldwide. Some browning and light foxing; previous owners' names on inside front cover and flyleaf; otherwise, very good condition. (BR-2-2)
Stock number:14491.
$US 100.00
Imprint: London: Published By "the Zionist", 1917
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
First English edition. Original paper wrappers. 8vo. 19 pages, 22 cm. In English. Translated into English by Leon Simon. One of Ahad Ha'am's most famous essays. In it, Ahad Ha'Am focuses on the historical figure and the biblical significance of Moses. Famous quotes from this essay are: "This Moses, I say, this man of old time, whose existence and character you are trying to elucidate, matters to nobody but scholars like you. Historical truth is that, and that alone, which reveals the forces that go to mould the social life of mankind. " SUBJECTS: Moses (Biblical leader) . OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide (OCLC: 19479557) . First published as part of the in the "Selected Essays by Ahad Ha-am. " Light Wear, Very Good Condition (BIBLE-19-10), zionism6
Stock number:41073.
$US 125.00
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Imprint: Tel Aviv, Ha-Kibuts Ha-Meuhad, 1970
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
(FT) Original Publisher’s Cloth. 8vo. 294 pages. 23 cm. In Hebrew. First Edition. English title: “In memory of Gedaliahu Alon: essays in Jewish History and Philology; Essays in Jewish History and Philology. ” CONTENTS: Problems in the history of the Hebrew language, by J.. Blau. – With respect to names of God of the Patriarchs, by that. Yibin. - Kane Area, by on. Oppenheimer. - Shimon Ben - Space Viennese King, by J.. Efron. - Pharisees, Sadducees and finish Interpretation of Nahum, by Wednesday. Flusser. - Address Strabon the Jews, by date. Stern. - Citizenship status of Jews in Kirin, by that. Applebaum. - new respects the problem of status and actions of Rabbi Yohanan ben Zakkai after the destruction, by that. Safrai. - six words a great chorus, by Lieberman. - Juan Ramirez, Maiordomos of Cardinal Francisco Jimenez enough Cisneros, by H. Beianart. - Lines spiritual and social worldview of Achroniston late medieval Jews, by Ah. Ah. Ben-Sasson. - Bibliography of the Writings of Gedaliah Alon. SUBJECT(S) : Jews - history; Hebrew language; Alon, Gedalia - bibliography. Very good condition. (FEST-1-72), FEST3, COMHIST2, HEB2, CDS, bible2, rab8
Stock number:27404.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Amsterdam: Be-Vet Uvi-Defus Yetome Shelomoh Propes Kats, 1748
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
First edition. Period boards. 8vo. 134 pages, 22 cm. In Hebrew. Title translates to “Alshekh on the Torah. ” The Alshich (1508-1593) was born in the Ottoman Empire, and was the son of Hayyim Alshich. He is one of the few rabbis in Jewish history to receive the title of “Hakadosh. ” He later moved to Safed where he became a student of Rabbi Joseph Caro. His students included Rabbi Hayim Vital and Rabbi Yom Tov Tzahalon. CD 000120874. SUBJECTS: Bible. Pentateuch -- Commentaries. OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide. Wear to boards. Pages are wavy but otherwise Good Condition. (HEB-48-50), Heb3, rab12, sef9, bible4
Stock number:37529.
$US 425.00
Imprint: London, East And West Library, 1958
Binding: Hardcover
Original Publisher’s Cloth. 8vo. 214 pages.  Contents Includes: Martin Buber: "Hasidism & Modern Man"; Samuel Bergman: "Hermann Cohen"; Nahum Glatzer: "Franz Kafka & the Tree of Knowledge"; Leon Simon: "Ahad Ha-Am & the Future of the Diaspora"; Norman Bentwich: "Hebrew University-A Link between East & West"; N. Wieder: "Dead Sea Scrolls Type of Biblical Exegesis"; S.M. Stern: "An Unpublished Poem by Abraham Ibn Ezra"; Joseph Heller: "Maimonides' Theory of Miracle"; J.L. Teicher: "An Unidentified Hebrew Incunable"; Kurt Wilhelm: "An Early 19th Century Frankfurt Benevolent Society"; David Patterson: "Moses Mendelssohn's Concept of Tolerance"; Alex Bien: "Modern Anti-Semitism & its Place in the History of the Jewish Question"; Alexander Altmann: "Franz Rosenzweig on History." Very good condition. (FEST1-10), FEST2, FEST2, CDS, bible2, amr4, rab8, ger7
Stock number:27102.
$US 100.00
Imprint: London, East And West Library, 1958
Binding: Hardcover
Original Publisher’s Cloth. 8vo. 214 pages.  Contents Includes: Martin Buber: “Hasidism & Modern Man”; Samuel Bergman: “Hermann Cohen”; Nahum Glatzer: “Franz Kafka & the Tree of Knowledge”; Leon Simon: “Ahad Ha-Am & the Future of the Diaspora”; Norman Bentwich: “Hebrew University-A Link between East & West”; N. Wieder: “Dead Sea Scrolls Type of Biblical Exegesis”; S. M. Stern: “An Unpublished Poem by Abraham Ibn Ezra”; Joseph Heller: “Maimonides' Theory of Miracle”; J. L. Teicher: “An Unidentified Hebrew Incunable”; Kurt Wilhelm: “An Early 19th Century Frankfurt Benevolent Society”; David Patterson: “Moses Mendelssohn's Concept of Tolerance”; Alex Bien: “Modern Anti-Semitism & its Place in the History of the Jewish Question”; Alexander Altmann: “Franz Rosenzweig on History. ”  Bookplate on inside cover. Very good condition.   (FEST1-10), FEST2, CDS, bible2, amr4, rab8, ger7
Stock number:27142.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Jerusalem: Kiryat-sefer., 1977.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
8vo. 192, viii pages. First edition. In Hebrew with English summary. SUBJECT (S) : Hebrew language – parallelism; Hebrew language – case; Piyutim – language, style; Bible. O. T. -- language, style. Very good condition. (HEB-2-2), HEB1, bible1
Stock number:19118.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Berditshov: Bi-Defus H. Y. Sheftil, 1892
Binding: Paperback
(FT) Later paper wrappers, 12mo, 81, 88 pages, 18 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S) : Commandments (Judaism) . Other Titles: H? Olem be-hakits. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (NYPL, Heb Col) . Fascimilie of title page and first 2 pages. Browning of pages. Wear to binding. Ex-library. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-20-10), Ava, heb2, rab8, bible3
Stock number:26925.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Leipzig; J. C. Hinrichs, 1913
Binding: Hardcover
Later Cloth. 8vo. 126 pages. 23 cm. In German and Hebrew. Title translates as: “The Proömien the ancient Jewish homily: contribution to the history of Jewish exegesis and homiletics. ” Wilhelm Bacher was a “Hungarian scholar and Orientalist; son of the Hebrew writer Simon; born in Liptó-Szent-Miklós, Hungary, Jan. 12, 1850; he attended the Hebrew schools in Szucsán and in his native town, and passed through the higher classes of the Evangelical Lyceum at Presburg from 1863 to 1867, at the same time diligently prosecuting Talmudic studies. In 1867 he began the study of philosophy and of Oriental languages—the latter under Vámbéry—at the University of Budapest, and also attended the lectures on the Talmud given by Samuel Löb Brill. In 1868, he went to Breslau, where he continued the study of philosophy and philology at the University, and that of theology at the Jewish-Theological Seminary. He graduated at the University of Leipsic in 1870. His graduation thesis, "Nizâmî's Leben und Werke, und der Zweite Theil des Nizâmî'schen Alexanderbuches, " appeared in 1871, and was translated into English in 1873 by S. Robinson. This was afterward incorporated in the collection entitled "Persian Poetry for English Readers. " In 1876, Bacher graduated as rabbi, and shortly afterward was appointed to the rabbinate in Szegedin, which had become vacant in consequence of the death of Leopold Löw. On July 1, 1877, together with Moses Bloch and David Kaufmann, he was appointed by the Hungarian government to the professorship of the newly created Landesrabbinerschule of Budapest. This institution was inaugurated Oct. 4, 1877, Bacher delivering the address in the name of the faculty, and since that time he has been teacher of the Biblical sciences, of Jewish history, and of various other branches at that institution” (1906 Jewish Encyclopedia) This volume was one of his last works published before his death in 1913. Subjects: Jewish preaching - History. Exegese. Homiletik. Judentum. Bible. O. T. - Hermeneutics. Cloth lightly soiled, endpapers chipped or torn, light pen of previous owner on title page, fresh and clean throughout. Very good + condition. (GER-33-38), Ger7, heb3, bible3. (ja)
Stock number:28833.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: New York: Ktav Publishing House, 1968
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
8vo. xxxiii, 310 pages. First edition. SUBJECT(S): Converts, Jewish. CONTENTS: Introduction; The origins of Jewish proselytism; Requirements for admission; Reception of converts; Status of converts in Jewish law; Pertinent halakah regarding slaves and freedmen; Semi-proselytes and quasi-proselytes; Conclusions; Direct statements; Aggadot concerning proselytes in Biblical times; The proselytes mentioned in rabbinic literature; Matthew 23.15; Historical survey and conclusion. “Bamberger [1904-1980] was born in Baltimore, Maryland, educated at Johns Hopkins University, and ordained at Hebrew Union College. After serving as rabbi of Temple Israel in Lafayette, Indiana, where he continued to study at HUC earning a D. D. , Bamberger moved to Congregation Beth Emeth in Albany, where he remained until 1944. He next served as rabbi of Congregation Shaarey Tefila in New York City until his retirement in 1970. Bamberger combined his service as a pulpit rabbi with an active life of community service and scholarship. He wrote several scholarly and popular books. He served as president of the Synagogue Council of America, and of the Central Conference of American Rabbis and later as president of the World Council for Progressive Judaism. He was a member of the interdenominational Jewish Publication Society's Bible translation committee that led to the new translation of the Bible and was the author of a modern commentary on Leviticus that served as part of the Union of American Hebrew Congregation's modern commentary published in its entirety after his death. ” (EJ, 2007) Ex library, otherwise Very Good Condition. (RAB-57-13), RAB9 (IM)
Stock number:32649.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Cincinnati : Hebrew Union College Press., 1939.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
8vo. Xviii, 310 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S) : Converts, Jewish. CONTENTS: Introduction; The origins of Jewish proselytism; Requirements for admission; Reception of converts; Status of converts in Jewish law; Pertinent halakah regarding slaves and freedmen; Semi-proselytes and quasi-proselytes; Conclusions; Direct statements; Aggadot concerning proselytes in Biblical times; The proselytes mentioned in rabbinic literature; Matthew 23.15; Historical survey and conclusion. “Bamberger [1904-1980] was born in Baltimore, Maryland, educated at Johns Hopkins University, and ordained at Hebrew Union College. After serving as rabbi of Temple Israel in Lafayette, Indiana, where he continued to study at HUC earning a D. D. , Bamberger moved to Congregation Beth Emeth in Albany, where he remained until 1944. He next served as rabbi of Congregation Shaarey Tefila in New York City until his retirement in 1970. Bamberger combined his service as a pulpit rabbi with an active life of community service and scholarship. He wrote several scholarly and popular books. He served as president of the Synagogue Council of America, and of the Central Conference of American Rabbis and later as president of the World Council for Progressive Judaism. He was a member of the interdenominational Jewish Publication Society's Bible translation committee that led to the new translation of the Bible and was the author of a modern commentary on Leviticus that served as part of the Union of American Hebrew Congregation's modern commentary published in its entirety after his death. ” (EJ, 2007) Ex library, otherwise good condition. (RAB-29-10), RAB4, mx3, rab6
Stock number:20712.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: New York: Ktav Publishing House, 1968
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
8vo. xxxiii, 310 pages. First edition. SUBJECT(S): Converts, Jewish. CONTENTS: Introduction; The origins of Jewish proselytism; Requirements for admission; Reception of converts; Status of converts in Jewish law; Pertinent halakah regarding slaves and freedmen; Semi-proselytes and quasi-proselytes; Conclusions; Direct statements; Aggadot concerning proselytes in Biblical times; The proselytes mentioned in rabbinic literature; Matthew 23.15; Historical survey and conclusion. “Bamberger [1904-1980] was born in Baltimore, Maryland, educated at Johns Hopkins University, and ordained at Hebrew Union College. After serving as rabbi of Temple Israel in Lafayette, Indiana, where he continued to study at HUC earning a D. D. , Bamberger moved to Congregation Beth Emeth in Albany, where he remained until 1944. He next served as rabbi of Congregation Shaarey Tefila in New York City until his retirement in 1970. Bamberger combined his service as a pulpit rabbi with an active life of community service and scholarship. He wrote several scholarly and popular books. He served as president of the Synagogue Council of America, and of the Central Conference of American Rabbis and later as president of the World Council for Progressive Judaism. He was a member of the interdenominational Jewish Publication Society's Bible translation committee that led to the new translation of the Bible and was the author of a modern commentary on Leviticus that served as part of the Union of American Hebrew Congregation's modern commentary published in its entirety after his death. ” (EJ, 2007) Very Good Condition. (RAB-57-15A), RAB9 (IM)
Stock number:32650.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Cincinnati : Hebrew Union College Press., 1939.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
8vo. Xviii, 310 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S) : Converts, Jewish. CONTENTS: Introduction; The origins of Jewish proselytism; Requirements for admission; Reception of converts; Status of converts in Jewish law; Pertinent halakah regarding slaves and freedmen; Semi-proselytes and quasi-proselytes; Conclusions; Direct statements; Aggadot concerning proselytes in Biblical times; The proselytes mentioned in rabbinic literature; Matthew 23.15; Historical survey and conclusion. “Bamberger [1904-1980] was born in Baltimore, Maryland, educated at Johns Hopkins University, and ordained at Hebrew Union College. After serving as rabbi of Temple Israel in Lafayette, Indiana, where he continued to study at HUC earning a D. D. , Bamberger moved to Congregation Beth Emeth in Albany, where he remained until 1944. He next served as rabbi of Congregation Shaarey Tefila in New York City until his retirement in 1970. Bamberger combined his service as a pulpit rabbi with an active life of community service and scholarship. He wrote several scholarly and popular books. He served as president of the Synagogue Council of America, and of the Central Conference of American Rabbis and later as president of the World Council for Progressive Judaism. He was a member of the interdenominational Jewish Publication Society's Bible translation committee that led to the new translation of the Bible and was the author of a modern commentary on Leviticus that served as part of the Union of American Hebrew Congregation's modern commentary published in its entirety after his death. ” (EJ, 2007) Marks by previous owner on end page, some pencil markings, otherwise good condition. (RAB-29-10A), RAB9 (IM)
Stock number:32651.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: London; British Museum, 1966
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
Illustrated wraps. 8vo. 91 pages. 25 cm. First edition. Handwritten dedication from the author on endpage. Includes 53 plates depicting tablets, pots, swords, coffins, reliefs, and other ancient works which are brought into perspective to illuminate certain facets of the narratives in the old testament. Richard David Barnett (1909–1986) , “like his father, made his career at the British Museum. Born in London, he began in 1932 as assistant keeper in the department of Egyptian and Assyrian antiquities and in 1955 was appointed head of the newly established department of Western Asiatic antiquities. From 1933 to 1935 he was secretary of the British School in Athens. Richard Barnett's research extended to Assyriology, the cultures of Syria, Phoenicia, and Asia Minor as well as biblical archaeology. In 1956 he organized the special exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London commemorating the tercentenary of the resettlement of Jews in the British Isles, and his catalog of the exhibition was one of his most distinguished publications. He was president of the Jewish Historical Society of England (1959–61) and contributed several important papers on the history of the Sephardim in England to its transactions. His publications include: Carchemish: Report on the Excavations at Djerabis (vol. 3 (with Sir L. Woolley, 1952) ) ; Catalogue of the Nimrod Ivories in the British Museum (1957) ; Assyrian Palace Reliefs and Their Influence on the Sculptures of Babylonia and Persia (1960) ; The Sculptures of Aššur-nasir apli II… (1962) ; and Illustrations of Old Testament History (1966) . After his death the Jewish Historical Society of England established an annual lectureship in his honor. ” (EJ 2008) . Subjects: Bible. O. T. - Antiquities. Light wear to covers, otherwise clean. Very good condition. (ART-20-2), Art2, bible3, ancient1, bibliog3. (ja)
Stock number:30614.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Ramat-gan: Universitat Bar-ilan., 2003.
Binding: Paperback
8vo. 804 pages. In Hebrew. Volume 1 only. SUBJECT (S) : Rabbinical literature – history and criticism; Bible. O. T. -- quotations in rabbinical literature; Bible. O. T. -- criticisms, interpretations, etc. ; Talmud – hermeneutics. OCLC lists 26 copies worldwide. SERIES: Mekorot u-mehkarim; 10; Variation: Mekorot u-mehkarim (Universitat Bar-Ilan. Makhon le-toldot heker ha-Mikra ha-Yehudi) ; 10. Covers a little shelf worn, very good condition. (RAB-13-8), rab3, heb1,
Stock number:19191.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Vilna: A. Dorcha, 1836
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
1st edition. 8vo. 239 pages, 19 cm. In Hebrew. Title translates to “Book of the Commandments of God: Including 613. Commandments According to the Torah, Rambam, Ramban, Samag, and the Books of the Haredim.” SUBJECTS: Commandments, Six hundred and thirteen. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide (NLI, Har Etzion, UPenn, JTS, YIVO, and Bar Ilan). (BIBLE-19-2), Bible4, rab13
Stock number:41214.
$US 200.00
Imprint: Leiden, Brill Academic Pub, 2008
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
4th edition, original cloth, 8vo, cxi, 789 pages. Volume 4 only. Religion Past and Present (RPP) is a complete, updated English translation of the 4th edition of the definitive encyclopedia of religion worldwide. The peerless Religion in Geschichte und Gegenwart (RGG) . This work was first published in German. Including the latest developments in research, Religion Past and Present encompasses a vast range of subjects connected with religion. This great resource, now at last available in English, continues the tradition of deep knowledge and authority relied upon by generations of scholars in religious, theological, and biblical studies. Religion Past and Present indisputably belongs to the small class of essential reference works. Key Features - RGG has been a standard reference work since the publication of the first edition in 1908. - Strongly international, cross-cultural and ecumenical, written by over 3, 000 authors from 88 countries - Covers an unparalleled breadth of subject matter in theological and biblical studies - Up-to-date research and bibliographies make it an indispensable resource for all levels of users - Interdisciplinary articles cover a wide range of topics from history, archaeology, liturgy, law, bible, music, visual arts, politics, social sciences, natural sciences, ethics, and philosophy. - The 4th edition of RGG, the basis of the RPP translation, includes hundreds of new entries on Eastern religions and other religious subjects. The editors of RPP have added a number of articles and revised others for a global English-speaking readership. - Short definitions and cross-references enable quick and easy searching. Ex-library with usual marks. Very Good Condition. (AC-4-10), Rab13
Stock number:39548.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York: Harper & Brothers,, 1958
Binding: Hardcover
8vo. X, 241 pages. In English. SUBJECT (S) : Bible. O. T. Isaiah -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. In very good condition in a good jacket. (MX19-21), MX2, bible2
Stock number:21551.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Paris; L. Blum, 1865
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
Period boards.16mo. 148, [4] pages. 16 cm. 1st edition . In Hebrew and French. Rebound in later brown cloth with fine decorative gilt lettering on cover and on backstrip. Last 4 pages contain sheet music. Title translates as: “Haggadah, or Ceremonies for the First Two Nights of Passover, according to the Rites of the German and Portuguese Israelites. ” Written by L. Blum, revised and corrected by Lazare Wogue (1817–1897) : a “French rabbi, scholar, and journalist, born in Fontainebleau, was ordained in 1843 at the École Centrale Rabbinique in Metz. In 1851 he began to teach German and theology there (in 1859 it became the Séminaire Israélite de France and was transferred to Paris) , retaining his two chairs until his retirement in 1894. From 1868 Wogue was also director of the talmud torah of the Séminaire Israélite. The most important of his many scholarly works is a translation of the Pentateuch with commentaries (1860–69) , which is the one used in the Bible du Rabbinat edited by Z. Kahn. Among his other publications are Le Rabbinat Français au XIXe siècle (1843) , Le Guide du Croyant Israélite (1857, 18982) , Histoire de la Bible et de l'Exégèse biblique jusqu'à nos jours (1881) , a French translation (1882) of the first two volumes of Geschichte der Juden by H. Graetz, Esquisse d'une théologie juive (1887) , and La Prédication Israélite en France (1890) . He also translated various Hebrew works. Among the manuscripts he left is a tract on theology. A prolific writer, Wogue wrote many articles which were published in such Jewish periodicals as La Paix and l'Union Israélite. He was editor in chief of l'Univers Israélite during 1879–95.” (2007 Encyclopedia Judaica) . Yudlov 1263; Yaari 936. Subjects: Haggadot - Texts. Seder - Liturgy - Texts. Judaism - Liturgy - Texts. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (Biblio Natl France, Staatsbiblio Berlin, JTSA) . Spine rebacked, lacks bank endpapers. Good + condition. (HAG-9-7), Hag3, liturgy1, 211
Stock number:39647.
$US 325.00
Imprint: New York: American Jewish Committee, 1941
Binding: Paperback
Original paper wrappers. 8vo, 10 pages, 243-252. Offprint from Contemporary Jewish Record June, 1941. Essay on the messianic role of the Jewish people in Human affairs from the darkest days of the Holocaust. €œIsrael, therefore, was chosen for a mission of service to the rest of the world. The teachers of Israel felt that their people had raised religion to a new power and significance, and that in the Torah they possessed a body of truth which would prove invaluable for the world’s moral and religious progress. They never arrogated to themselves, however, the credit for being the creators of the Torah. Rather they regarded it as a gift vouchsafed to them by divine revelation. € (page 244) . €œBen-Zion Bokser (July 4, 1907 – 1984) was one of the major Conservative rabbis of the United States…. Bokser argued that Christian antisemitism had desensitized Germans to the heinous character of Nazi propaganda…. He stressed the Rabbinic sages and the Talmud as the source of Judaism. €˜This is not an uncommon impression and one finds it sometimes among Jews as well as Christians - that Judaism is the religion of the Hebrew Bible. It is, of course, a fallacious impression. . . Judaism is not the religion of the Bible’ (Judaism and the Christian Predicament, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1967, p. 59) . Similar to Heschel, Bokser affirms revelation and even the special status of Sinai, but revelation is always framed in humans by man. €˜Man receives a divine communication when the divine spirit rests on him, but man must give form to that communication; He must express it in words, in images and in symbols which will make his message intelligible to other men. Out of this need to give form to the truth that is revealed to him, the prophet places the stamp of his own individuality upon that truth. €™â€ (Wikipedia) . OCLC: 778836644, OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide: TEL AVIV UNIV. Wrapper tearing along spine, else Very Good Condition. (HOLO2-145-9), Holo17, rab13
Stock number:40778.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York: American Jewish Committee, 1941
Binding: Paperback
Original paper wrappers. 8vo, 10 pages, 243-252. Offprint from Contemporary Jewish Record June, 1941. Essay on the messianic role of the Jewish people in Human affairs from the darkest days of the Holocaust. €œIsrael, therefore, was chosen for a mission of service to the rest of the world. The teachers of Israel felt that their people had raised religion to a new power and significance, and that in the Torah they possessed a body of truth which would prove invaluable for the world’s moral and religious progress. They never arrogated to themselves, however, the credit for being the creators of the Torah. Rather they regarded it as a gift vouchsafed to them by divine revelation. € (page 244) . €œBen-Zion Bokser (July 4, 1907 – 1984) was one of the major Conservative rabbis of the United States…. Bokser argued that Christian antisemitism had desensitized Germans to the heinous character of Nazi propaganda…. He stressed the Rabbinic sages and the Talmud as the source of Judaism. €˜This is not an uncommon impression and one finds it sometimes among Jews as well as Christians - that Judaism is the religion of the Hebrew Bible. It is, of course, a fallacious impression. . . Judaism is not the religion of the Bible’ (Judaism and the Christian Predicament, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1967, p. 59) . Similar to Heschel, Bokser affirms revelation and even the special status of Sinai, but revelation is always framed in humans by man. €˜Man receives a divine communication when the divine spirit rests on him, but man must give form to that communication; He must express it in words, in images and in symbols which will make his message intelligible to other men. Out of this need to give form to the truth that is revealed to him, the prophet places the stamp of his own individuality upon that truth. €™â€ (Wikipedia) . OCLC: 778836644, OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide: TEL AVIV UNIV. Wrapper tearing along spine, else Very Good Condition. (HOLO2-145-9), Holo17, rab13
Stock number:40817.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York, Jewish Theological Seminary of America, 1954
Binding: Hardcover
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
8vo; Original Publisher's Cloth. 8vo. 256 pages. facsim. 22 cm. In Hebrew with added English title page and preface and introduction. Inscribed by author on FEP, dated 1956. SUBJECT(S): Bible. O.T. Psalms CVII-CL -- Commentaries. Includes bibliographical references. Cover Title: "The Commentary of David Kimhi on Psalms." Dust jacket slightly worn at edges, but still nice. Book itself is a nice, clean copy in very good condition. (RAB-57-11)., HOLO6, USC1, BIBLE2, HEB2, NUSC, NUofC, CDS
Stock number:26996.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: New York, Jewish Theological Seminary of America, 1954
Binding: Hardcover
8vo; 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)., HOLO6, USC1, BIBLE2, HEB2, NUSC, NUofC, CDS
Stock number:32532.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Trenton, N. J. , D. Fenton, S. Hutchinson And J. Dunham,, 1816
Binding: Hardback
Hardcover, 8vo, iv, xxi, 312 pages, 21 cm. SUBJECT (S) : Indians -- Origin. Lost tribes of Israel. “Mr. Nathan Whetten’s copy, Harvard Univ, Cambridge 1930” as written inside cover. Covers not attached to binding. Hinge repair. Stained and browning of some pages. Wear and chipping to cover and cover edges. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-15A-18), AVA, bible2, amr4
Stock number:26037.
$US 175.00
Imprint: New York, New York CCAR Press, 1984
Binding: Hardback
Hardcover, Folio, XIII, 323 pages, illustrated. In Hebrew. With 37 full-page water-colored paintings by Leonard Baskin. New translation of Ecclesiastes, Esther, Song of Songs, Ruth and Lamentations with original Hebrew text. With introductions. This presentation of the Five Scrolls, with liturgies for the festivals, is intended as a contribution to the process of the religious renewal of American Jewry. It is intended to enrich festival worship and to contribute to the revitalization of festival observance among our people. Brief liturgies, in accord with the mood and "color" of each of the holy days, have been prepared both to precede and to follow the readings from the biblical texts. Light wear to jacket; Otherwise very good condition. (ART-6-2), Art1, bible2, ART2, INBT, JA
Stock number:25642.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Berlin : Schocken Verlag., 1933.
Binding: Hardcover
12mo. 83 pages. In German and Hebrew. SUBJECT (S) : Bible. O. T. Isaiah. SERIES: Bücherei des Schocken Verlags ; ; 1. Buber (1878-1965) was a philosopher born in Vienna, and studied at the university there, as well as in Leipzig, Zürich, and Berlin. In the years before the rise of Nazism, he was a professor of religion at the University of Frankfort. He joined the Zionist movement in 1898 and was a delegate at the Third Zionist Congress a year later, where he emphasized education over propaganda. Later on, he would support the idea that Zionism “should address itself also to the needs of the Arabs, ” and held that opinion even while the groups were at war. In 1938 he moved to Palestine, where he was a professor of Sociology at the Hebrew University until 1951. (Bergman, EJ) Backstrip missing, as usually found, Good condition. (GER-29-23)xx, GER6, bible1
Stock number:20398.
$US 100.00
Imprint: London, Pub. For The British Academy By H. Milford,, 1919
Binding: Hardcover
Cloth, x, 104 pages, VI maps, 8vo, 25 cm. Series: The Schweich lectures, 1917; SUBJECT (S) : Jews -- History -- 1200-953 B. C. Juifs -- Histoire -- 1200-953 av. J. -C. At head of title: The British academy. Wear on cover and binding, . Water stains to outside and inside front and back covers. Water stains on pages, text not effected. Otherwise, good condition. (k-rab-2-15), Mx2, bible2
Stock number:21614.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Berlin: L. Gerschel., 1868.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
12mo. 388 pages. In German. First edition. SUBJECT (S) : Moses (Biblical leader) ; Bible O. T. Pentateuch – commentaries. OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide. Cassel (1818-1893) was among those who founded Wissenschaft des Judentums. He was an educator at Dina Nauenschen Erziehungsanstalt in Berlin and Hochschule fuer die Wissenschaft des Judenthums. (Cutter, EJ) Good condition; wear on covers, backstrip (cloth covering) missing from spine, light stains around edges of pages. (MX-4-7), Ger5, bible1
Stock number:18382.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Leipzig; W. Friedrich, 1885
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
FT) Later Cloth. 8vo. XIV, 74 pages. 22 cm. First Edition. In Hebrew and German. Bound in later black cloth with marbled endpages. Title translates as: “Second Targum of the Book of Esther: the vocalists Original text with professional and linguistic explanations. ” Paulus Stephanus Cassel, “convert to Christianity and missionary to the Jews; born Feb. 27, 1821, in Gross-Glogau, Silesia; died Dec. 23, 1892, in Friedenau, near Berlin. His father was a sculptor, and his brother David was docent at the Berlin "Hochschule für die Wissenschaft des Judenthums. " Cassel studied at the gymnasium at Schweidnitz and at the University of Berlin, where he followed with special attention the lectures of Leopold Ranke. In 1849 he edited in Erfurt "Die Constitutionelle Zeitung, " and in 1850-56 "Die Erfurter Zeitung, " in a royalist spirit. He was baptized May 28, 1855, in Buessleben, near Erfurt, and became librarian of the Royal Library and secretary of the Academy in Erfurt in the following year. He remained in Erfurt till 1859. Frederick William IV bestowed the title of professor on Cassel in recognition of his loyal labors. In 1860 he removed to Berlin, where he was a teacher at a gymnasium for a short time, and occupied himself with literary work. In 1866-67 he was a Conservative member of the Prussian Chamber of Deputies. In 1867 Cassel was appointed missionary by the London Society for Promoting Christianity Among the Jews, a position which he retained till March, 1891. At the same time (1867) Cassel was assigned to the pastorate of the Christuskirche in Berlin, remaining in service for twenty-four years. In a pamphlet published a short time before his death, he complains of the inconsiderate treatment he had received at the hands of his Christian friends (see "Sendschreiben an Freunde in Deutschland und England über die Christuskirche in Berlin und Ihr Martyrium Durch die London Society, " Berlin, 1891) . H. L. Strack confesses that it is not clear what induced Cassel to join the Christian Church, though he contends that Cassel's reasons were obviously not mercenary (see Herzog-Hauck, "Real-Encyc. " iii. 744) . Cassel combated anti-Semitism with considerable warmth (in "Wider Heinrich von Treitschke für die Juden, " Berlin, 1880; "Die Antisemiten und die Evangelische Kirche, " 2d ed. , Berlin, 1881; "Ahasverus, die Sage vom Ewigen Juden mit einem Kritischen Protest Wider Ed. Von Hartmann und Adolf Stöcker, " Berlin, 1885; also "Der Judengott und Richard Wagner, eine Antwort an die Bayreuther Blätter") . … The original text of the Second Targum Cassel published in "Aus Litteratur und Gesch. " Berlin and Leipsic, 1885: "Zweites Targum zum Buche Esther, im Vocalisierten Urtext mit Sachlichen und Sprachlichen Erläuterungen Herausgegeben. " An English translation by Aaron Bernstein was published in Edinburgh in 1888.” (From the 1906 Jewish Encyclopedia) . The volume we have is solely that of the “Zweites Targum. ” Subjects: Bible. O. T. Esther -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. Original paper wrapper cover and back page aged, covers very lightly soiled. Near fine condition. (GER-33-37), Ger7, heb3, bible3. (ja)
Stock number:28832.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Jerusalem: Magnes., 1974.
Binding: Hardcover
8vo. 8, 351 pages. In Hebrew. Sixth edition. Title page in English on verso. English title “A Commentary on the Book of Exodus. ” Series: Sidrat sefarim le-heker ha-Mikra mi-yesodo shel S. Sh. Peri = Publications of the Perry Foundation for Biblical Research in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Includes bibliographical references (p. 341-346) . Photograph of author on flap of dust jacket. SUBJECT(S) : Bible. O. T. Exodus - Commentaries. OCLC lists one copy worldwide (Northwestern) . Stamp of Roger Kohn on title page. Kohn was an archivist in France and Judaica librarian at Brandeis. Three or four tiny wormholes in dust jacket; otherwise, very good condition in very good dust jacket. (RAB-4-5), BIBLE1
Stock number:18191.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Berkeley : University Of California Press,, 1982
Binding: Hardcover
8vo. Xviii, 169 pages. In English. SUBJECT (S) : Palestine in the Bible. Bijbel. Jodendom. In very good condition. (MX24-10), MX3, bible2, zionism1
Stock number:24092.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York, By The Author, 1890.
Binding: Hardcover
Cloth, 8vo, 75 pages, plus paradigms. Singerman 2266. Binding repaired with cloth tape, corners bumped, other repairs, Good- Condition. (SPEC-27-15), Spec5, AMR4, dw, bible2
Stock number:27072.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Cincinnati; Bloch, [1897]
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
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. Some edgewear. Slight toning. Very good condition. (AMR-39-41A) xx, Amr6, bible4, rab13
Stock number:38632.
$US 600.00
Imprint: Berlin Bonn, F. Dümmler, 1932
Binding: Hardcover
Original Publisher’s Cloth. 8vo. 204 pages. 20 cm. In German. CONTENTS: Von den ahnen. --Der mensch und der denker. --Der nachlass. --Die erbschaft. --Buchkundliche nachschau. “Spinoza (1632–1677) was a philosopher born in Amsterdam of Portuguese background, who became one of the most important representatives of the rationalist movement in the early modern period. Spinoza today continues to be debated by philosophers of a wide range of intellectual affiliations. Turning to his critique of religion, Spinoza may be said to have laid the foundation for the scientific study of the Bible. He also had a considerable impact on Jewish thinkers. ” (EJ) SUBJECT(S) : Spinoza, Benedictus de, 1632-1677. Spinoza, Benedictus de. ; Philosophy of History; Kingdom of the Netherlands; XVII Century AD; Histoire de la Philosophy; Pays-Bas. Very good condition. (FEST1-78), FEST2, GER7, COMHIST2, BIBLE2, CDS, sef6
Stock number:27210.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Stockholm, Hugo Gebers Forlag, 1929
Binding: Hardcover
8vo; Later cloth. 8vo. vii, 232 pages. illus. plates. 23 cm. In Swedish. Book One of two-book set. Title translates to English as, "Those Who Built Israel: Visions from Three Millenia." SUBJECT(S): Bible. O.T. -- Biography. Includes bibliographical references. Attractively rebound in later cloth with marbled endpapers; original cover mounted on FEP. Inscription on half title page. Otherwise a nice, clean copy in very good condition. (HOLO2-65-31), HOLO6, USC1, CDS, bible2, zionism1
Stock number:27032.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: New York; John Wiley’s Sons, 1883
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Publishers cloth. O. [4], 67, [1], 115 pages. 20 cm. First Edition. Singerman 3136. In Hebrew. ‘First Talmud Textbook for Jewish Children in America. ’ (Goldman) Added title page: ‘Rahshe´ Perahkim: being selections from the Talmud and the Midrashim: Part I. , Agada. Part II. , Halaka. Arranged for the use of students. ’ “Rashe Perakim contains vocalized selections from the Talmud and Midrash. It represents the first attempt to incorporate Talmud into elementary Jewish education in America. ‘My heart originally desired to add a translation and commentary in the language of this land, in order to benefit our youngsters; however, the heart is dependent on the pocket… therefore my work leaves the print-shop without the addition of a translation’ (p. 4) ” (Goldman, Hebrew Printing in America, entry #288) . Arnold Bogumil David Ehrlich was a “Bible critic; born in Volodovka, near Brest-Litovsk, Russia, Jan. 15, 1848. Educated at the universities of Leipsic and Berlin, he later became assistant librarian of Oriental books in the Royal Library in Berlin. In 1878 he emigrated to the United States, settling in New York city, where he still (1903) resides. Since 1898 Ehrlich has devoted practically his entire time to his commentary on the Hebrew Bible, entitled ‘Mi? Ra ki-Peshu? O. ” (EJ 1906) . Subjects: Midrash - Study and teaching. Talmud - Study and teaching. OCLC lists 8 copies. Cloth edges worn, backstrip contains some tears across, page edges lightly bumped, slight soiling in margins, otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (AMR-39-36), Amr4, heb3, yidchi2. (ja)
Stock number:31429.
$US 1100.00
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Imprint: New York: Tomashoff Press, Inc., 1922
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
1st edition. 8vo. 32 pages. 22 cm. In Hebrew. Goldman 847. Title translates to “The Book of the Right Hand of the Poor Man” Rabbi Judah Braver of Akron, Ohio’s copy, with his stamp. Five sermons from Eisenstadt, a prolific man of Hebrew letters and a noted biographer of Orthodox rabbis. Published and sold in order to raise money for Orthodox scholars who were left destitute by WWI. Eisenstadt was rabbi to several communities in Brownsville, New York, and in this pamphlet declares the Brooklyn neighborhood, “A great city of scholars and authors. ” SUBJECT (S) Jewish sermons, American. OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. Very Good Condition. (AMR-50-13), Amr6, bible4, sermons1,
Stock number:37473.
$US 125.00
Imprint: London, E. Goldston, 1942
Binding: Hardcover
Original Publisher’s Cloth. 8vo. Xi, 442 pages, 111 pages ports. 25cm.  Hertz (1872–1946) was the chief rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the British Commonwealth and a powerful advocacy of Zionism.  He fought courageously against Nazism and its echoes in England and strongly criticized the policies adopted by the Mandatory government in Palestine, which he visited frequently.  CONTENTS: The Chief Rabbi, by Ephraim Levine. --Talmud manuscripts and editions, by E. N. Adler. --Gnostic themes in rabbinic cosmology, by AlexanderAltmann. --Joseph da Veiga and stock exchange operations in the seventeenth century, by M. B. Amzalak. --Jewish languages, by Salomo Birnbaum. --The ethics of the rabbis, by Abraham Cohen. --The chief rabbis of Vilna, by Israel Cohen. --The meaning of "sacrifices" in the Psalms, by Samuel Daiches. --Collatio 2.6.5., by David Daube. —The so-called "science" movements and their relation to Judaism, by Bernard Drachman. --The conception of the Commandments of the Torah in Aaron Halevi's Sefer ha-hinnuk, by Isidore Epstein. --Incunables about Jews and Judaism, by Aron Freimann. --Popular proverbs in the Jerusalem Talmud, by J. H. Greenstone. --Fasts and fasting, by A. W. Greenup. --Elisha ben Abujah, by R. T. Herford. --The fantastic career of Joshua Abraham Norton, by Louis Hermann. SUBJECT(S) : Jewish literature. Judaism. Littérature juive. Judaïsme. Judentum. Hertz, Joseph H. (Joseph Herman) , 1872-1946. Very good condition.  (FEST-1-15)., FEST2, RAB8, ZIONISM1, CDS, sef6, lang1, rab8, brit1, bible2, holo6, bibliog3
Stock number:27147.
$US 100.00
Imprint: London, E. Goldston, 1942
Binding: Hardcover
Original Publisher’s Cloth. 8vo. Xi, 442 pages, 111 pages ports. 25cm.  Hertz (1872–1946) was the chief rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the British Commonwealth and a powerful advocacy of Zionism.  He fought courageously against Nazism and its echoes in England and strongly criticized the policies adopted by the Mandatory government in Palestine, which he visited frequently.  CONTENTS: The Chief Rabbi, by Ephraim Levine. --Talmud manuscripts and editions, by E. N. Adler. --Gnostic themes in rabbinic cosmology, by AlexanderAltmann. --Joseph da Veiga and stock exchange operations in the seventeenth century, by M. B. Amzalak. --Jewish languages, by Salomo Birnbaum. --The ethics of the rabbis, by Abraham Cohen. --The chief rabbis of Vilna, by Israel Cohen. --The meaning of "sacrifices" in the Psalms, by Samuel Daiches. --Collatio 2.6.5., by David Daube. —The so-called "science" movements and their relation to Judaism, by Bernard Drachman. --The conception of the Commandments of the Torah in Aaron Halevi's Sefer ha-hinnuk, by Isidore Epstein. --Incunables about Jews and Judaism, by Aron Freimann. --Popular proverbs in the Jerusalem Talmud, by J. H. Greenstone. --Fasts and fasting, by A. W. Greenup. --Elisha ben Abujah, by R. T. Herford. --The fantastic career of Joshua Abraham Norton, by Louis Hermann. SUBJECT(S) : Jewish literature. Judaism. Littérature juive. Judaïsme. Judentum. Hertz, Joseph H. (Joseph Herman) , 1872-1946. Inscription on title page, bookplate on inside cover. Some staining to spine. Otherwise very good condition.  (FEST-1-15a)., FEST2, RAB8, ZIONISM1, CDS, sef6, lang1, rab8, brit1, bible2, holo6, bibliog3
Stock number:27148.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: London, E. Goldston, 1942
Binding: Hardcover
Original Publisher’s Cloth. 8vo. Xi, 442 pages, 111 pages ports. 25cm.  Hertz (1872–1946) was the chief rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the British Commonwealth and a powerful advocacy of Zionism.  He fought courageously against Nazism and its echoes in England and strongly criticized the policies adopted by the Mandatory government in Palestine, which he visited frequently.  CONTENTS: The Chief Rabbi, by Ephraim Levine. --Talmud manuscripts and editions, by E. N. Adler. --Gnostic themes in rabbinic cosmology, by AlexanderAltmann. --Joseph da Veiga and stock exchange operations in the seventeenth century, by M. B. Amzalak. --Jewish languages, by Salomo Birnbaum. --The ethics of the rabbis, by Abraham Cohen. --The chief rabbis of Vilna, by Israel Cohen. --The meaning of "sacrifices" in the Psalms, by Samuel Daiches. --Collatio 2.6.5., by David Daube. —The so-called "science" movements and their relation to Judaism, by Bernard Drachman. --The conception of the Commandments of the Torah in Aaron Halevi's Sefer ha-hinnuk, by Isidore Epstein. --Incunables about Jews and Judaism, by Aron Freimann. --Popular proverbs in the Jerusalem Talmud, by J. H. Greenstone. --Fasts and fasting, by A. W. Greenup. --Elisha ben Abujah, by R. T. Herford. --The fantastic career of Joshua Abraham Norton, by Louis Hermann. SUBJECT(S) : Jewish literature. Judaism. Littérature juive. Judaïsme. Judentum. Hertz, Joseph H. (Joseph Herman) , 1872-1946. Inscription on title page, bookplate on inside cover. Some staining to spine. Otherwise very good condition.  (FEST1-15a)., FEST2, RAB8, ZIONISM1, CDS, sef6, lang1, rab8, brit1, bible2, holo6, bibliog3
Stock number:27253.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Jerusalem, Hotsaat Mesharim, 1987
Binding: Hardcover
(FT) Original Publisher’s Cloth. 8vo. 385, lxv pages. [1] leaf of plates. port. 25 cm. In Hebrew with English summary. English Title: "Jewish Studies offered at the eightieth birthday of Rabbi Moses Cyrus Weiler." SUBJECT(S): Judaism. Rabbinical literature -- History and criticism. Bible. O.T. -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. Title page partially vocalized. Title on added t.p.: "Gevuroth Haromah." Includes bibliographical references. "Moreh nevukhim leha-Rambam: bibliyografyah shel perushim ve-he`arot, me-et Yisrael Ya`akov Dinstag" pages 207-237. Very good condition. (FEST-1-27), FEST2, FEST2, HEB2, RAB8, CDS, bible2
Stock number:27119.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Jerusalem, Magnes Press, 1981
Binding: Hardcover
(FT) Original Publisher’s Cloth. 8vo. 192, 124 pages. [1] leaf of plates. Port. 24 cm. In Hebrew and English. SUBJECT(S) : Aggada -- History and criticism. Judaism – Liturgy. Heinemann, Joseph. Title Subject: Bible. O. T. -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. , Jewish. Spine Title: Mehkarim le-zekher Yosef Hainiman = Studies in memory of Joseph Heinemann. "Reshimat hiburav shel Yosef Hainiman": pages 185-192. Includes bibliographical references. Very good condition in good jacket. (FEST-1-82) . Xxx, Fest2, heb2, bible2, cds
Stock number:27348.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Mukachevo: Kahn & Fried, 1902
Binding: Hardback
Hardcover, 12mo, 103 leaves, 20 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S) : Jewish sermons, Hebrew. Jewish funeral sermons. Running title: “Mile di-shemaya. ” Vol. 3 (not present here) has running title: “Mile de-hespeda. ” Other Titles: Mile di-shemaya. ; Mile de-hespeda. Flekeles (1754-1826) was a “rabbi and author. Born in Prague, Fleckeles studied under Meir Fischeles (Bumsla) , Moses Cohen-Rofe, and Ezekiel Landau. In 1779 he was appointed rabbi of Kojetin in Moravia, but in 1783 returned to Prague, where he served as a member of the bet din of Ezekiel Landau and also headed a large yeshivah. After Landau’s death, Fleckeles was appointed Oberjurist ("president") of the three-man rabbinate council which also included Samuel Landau, the son of Ezekiel. Fleckeles’ fame rests on his volume of collected sermons, Olat Hodesh. It contains both halakhic and aggadic themes. Part II, Olat Zibbur includes a sermon attacking Moses Mendelssohn’s German translation of the Bible. In Part IV, Ahavat David, there are also included sermons against the Shabbateans and the Frankists. In these sermons, that reflect his outstanding ability as a preacher, Fleckeles expressed his vigorous opposition to various reforms resulting from the spread of the Haskalah movement, warning on the one hand against excessive pursuit of secular studies and on the other concurring in the study of Kabbalah, but only on the basis of a sound knowledge of Talmud. Of his other books the following are noteworthy: Teshuvah me-Ahavah, a collection of 450 responsa, in which he employed a new method of arranging the responsa according to the order of the Shulhan Arukh, and at the same time adding his own comments on, and supplements to, other responsa; Melekhet ha-Kodesh, a guide for scribes of Sifrei Torah, tefillin, and mezuzot; and Hazon la-Mo’ed, 14 sermons for the month of Tishri” (Horowitz in EJ, 2007) . OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. Hinge repair. Browning to edges of pages. Wear to cover spine. Otherwise, good condition. (Spec-9-16), SPEC1, MX3, heb2, sermons1, rab7, bible2
Stock number:25499.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Berlin; Reuss & Pollack, [1920]
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
Paper wrappers. 8vo. 18 pages. 21 cm. Only edition. In German. Title translates as: “Fish and Ring. ” This short monograph on the metaphor of fish and rings in the Bible and Talmud and various ‘popular’ manifestations of the usage and understanding of these symbolic forms, was written by Walter Friedemann, a now forgotten German-Jewish novelist. With authors handwritten dedication from February 1920. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (STAATSBIBLIO ZU BERLIN, NATL LIBR OF ISRAEL) . Covers worn and aged, with slight chipping to backstrip and outer edges. Corners bumped; crease-fold in the middle of the publication, resulting in a few page tears along crease in the margins of last few pages. Very good condition. (GER-36-48), Ger7, bible3. (ja)
Stock number:28899.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Yerushalayim: D. M. Shpigel, 1964
Binding: Hardback
(FT) Hardcover, 8vo, 7, 212 pages, illustrated, facsim. , 25 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S) : Jewish sermons, Hebrew. Jewish festival-day sermons. Bible. Pentateuch -- Sermons. “Toldot Admore bet Tshortk? Ov ... [me-et] David Mosheh Shpigel” on pages 145-212. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (JTS) . Wear and light staining to cover. Light wear to binding. Good condition. (Hasid-4-9), Ava, rab8, hasid1, heb2, sermons1, bible2
Stock number:27489.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: [Frankfort On The Oder] ; Berlin; Speier, 1765
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Later Cloth. 8vo. 7 [i. E. 14], 58 [i. E. 116], 61 [i. E. 122] pages. 22 cm. First edition. In Hebrew. Two Volumes in one. Different parts were printed in Berlin or Frankfurt an der Oder. Each volume has special title page: [helek 1.] First 4 leaves were printed in Berlin: Gedruckt bey Isaac Jacob Speier, 525 [1765]; added t. P. Of pt. 1: Helek rishon mi-sefer Melekhet mahshevet, ha-nikra 'Ir heshbon (Frankfurt de-Oder : Ba-defus shel Dokter ve-Prefeser Grila, 526 [1765 or 1766] - [helek 2.] Berure midot : ve-hu helek sheni mi-sefer Melekhet mahshevet (Berlin : Gedruckt bey Isaac Jacob Speier, 525 [1765]) . Our copy is missing the Latin title page. 'Expert Works', treatise and primer in arithmetic, geometry, and algebra generously illustrated with numerous examples and diagrams by R. Eliyahu ben Mosheh Gershon of Pintshov, an “Eighteenth-century Polish physician, mathematician, and Talmudist. ... He wrote: 'Meleket Mahshebet, ' in two parts: the first called 'Ir Heshbon, ' on arithmetic and algebra; the second, 'Berure Middot, ' on geometry (Zolkiev, 1758; Frankfort-on-the-Oder, part i. , and Berlin, part ii. , 1765; Ostrog, 1806) . ” - 1906 JE. Subjects: Arithmetic - Early works to 1800. Algebra - Early works to 1800. Geometry - Early works to 1800. 'Ir heshbon. Berure midot. Rabbinics- Mathematics. OCLC lists 9 copies. Later binding solid. Latin title page absent. Leaves 24-26 of 'Ir Heshbon very damaged with major text loss; some pages cut too short when rebound, cutting off small portions of text on the edges on a few leaves; first five leaves soiled, with corner torn, some text loss; otherwise, remaining text and illustrations remarkably fresh and clean and pages in very good condition. Overall, Good condition. (BIBLE-14-25), Rab10. (ja) , 211
Stock number:34893.
$US 850.00
Imprint: St. Louis, Mo. : Salz & Gellman Pub. Co., 1932.
Binding: Hardcover
(FT) 8vo. 415 pages. In Hebrew. Volume one (of three) . Second edition. SUBJECT(S) : Bible. O. T. Pentateuch – commentaries. Inscription and ownership stamp on fly leaf, very good condition. (RAB-27-7), Bible1, HEB1
Stock number:20615.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: Los Angeles: Farlag "moishe", 1959
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Paperback
Original stiff wrappers. 8vo. 16 pages. 17 x 24 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. On back cover: “Bible Stories from the Book of Genesis: (cosmogony) . ” One of Moishe Glaser’s annually self published works of literature; cover designed by B. Malchi; contains four illustrations. Subjects: Children's poetry, Yiddish. OCLC lists 7 copies. Light ageing to outer edges of covers, otherwise fine. Very good + condition. (YIDCHI-6-25), YID1, CHILDREN1, AMR4. (JA) , bible3
Stock number:29830.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: New York; Goldberg, 1921
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
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)xx, amr5, HEB3, BIBLE3. (JA) rab8, sermons1
Stock number:31602.
$US 125.00
Imprint: Chico, CA, Scholars Press, 1981
Original Softcover. 8vo. X, 121 pages. Illlus. 24 cm. Series: Brown Judaic Studies, 22. CONTENTS: Synagogue Origins: Theories and Facts by Joseph Gutmann; The Symbolism of Ancient Judaism: The Evidence of the Synagogue by Jacob Neusner; Censoring In and Censoring Out: A Function of Liturgical Language by Lawrence A. Hoffman; Ancient Synagogue Architecture: An Overview by Andrew R. Seager; First-Century Synagogue Architecture: Methodological Problems by Marilyn J. Chiat; Ancient Gush Halav (Giscala) , Palestinian Synagogues and the Eastern Diaspora by Eric M. Meyers; Social Systems of Six Diaspora Synagogues by A. Thomas Kraabel. Covers lightly rubbed. Underlining and marginalia on a few pages. Good+ condition. (SEF39-9), Bible3, CDS
Stock number:28541.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Vilna: Bi-Defus Y. R. Rom,lithuania; Vilna., 1858
Binding: Hardcover
8vo. Xx, 200 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S) : Bible. O. T. Prophets -- Commentaries. Covers chipped, writing inside front and back covers, in fair condition (SPEC1-13), SPEC1, bible1, heb1, rab5
Stock number:20984.
$US 100.00
Imprint: University Of Pittsburgh Press, 1963
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Cloth, 8vo. , xvii, 379 pages. First Edition. SUBJECT (S) : Rashi, 1040-1105. , Nicholas, of Lyra, ca. 1270-1349. Bible -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. -- History. Includes Bibliographical references in "Notes" (p. 267-358) . Very good condition. (BIB-23-4), MX3, Bibliog3, bible2, brit1, rab7
Stock number:25098.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Jerusalem: Hotsaat Sefarim `al Shem Y. L. Magnes, Ha-Universitah Ha-`ivrit,, 1968
Binding: Hardcover
(FT) 8VO. 435 pages. : ill. , facsims. , map. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S) Jews -- Europe, Eastern. Halpern, (1910–1971) , was an Israeli historian. Halpern was born in Bialystok, Poland, emigrated to Erez Israel in 1934, began his teaching career at the Hebrew University in 1949, and became professor in 1963. His main interest was the history of East European Jewry, particularly pinkasim ("registers") . (EJ, Staff) In very good condition in a very good jacket. (Bible6-9), ee1, , comhist1
Stock number:21050.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Leiden, Brill Academic Pub, 2007
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
4th edition, original cloth, 8vo, cxii, 795 pages. Volume 3 only. Religion Past and Present (RPP) is a complete, updated English translation of the 4th edition of the definitive encyclopedia of religion worldwide. The peerless Religion in Geschichte und Gegenwart (RGG) . This work was first published in German. Including the latest developments in research, Religion Past and Present encompasses a vast range of subjects connected with religion. This great resource, now at last available in English, continues the tradition of deep knowledge and authority relied upon by generations of scholars in religious, theological, and biblical studies. Religion Past and Present indisputably belongs to the small class of essential reference works. Key Features - RGG has been a standard reference work since the publication of the first edition in 1908. - Strongly international, cross-cultural and ecumenical, written by over 3, 000 authors from 88 countries - Covers an unparalleled breadth of subject matter in theological and biblical studies - Up-to-date research and bibliographies make it an indispensable resource for all levels of users - Interdisciplinary articles cover a wide range of topics from history, archaeology, liturgy, law, bible, music, visual arts, politics, social sciences, natural sciences, ethics, and philosophy. - The 4th edition of RGG, the basis of the RPP translation, includes hundreds of new entries on Eastern religions and other religious subjects. The editors of RPP have added a number of articles and revised others for a global English-speaking readership. - Short definitions and cross-references enable quick and easy searching - Ex-library with usual marks, Very Good Condition (AC-4-9), Rab13
Stock number:39547.
$US 110.00
Imprint: Tubingen : J. C. B. Mohr., 1910.
Binding: Hardcover
8vo. Viii, 143 pages. In German. SERIES: Ausgewählte Mischnatractate in deutscher Uebersetzung ; ; 6; Ausgewählte Mischnatractate in deutscher Uebersetzung ; ; 6. Ex library with minimal markings, very good condition. (BIBLE-4-5), 2ndtemple1, mx3
Stock number:24199.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Chicago: Benedictine Press,, 1936
Binding: Hardcover
8vo. L40 p. Ill. In English. SUBJECT (S) : Holy Shroud. In very good condition (Bible6-19), nj1, jesus
Stock number:21084.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York And Jerusalem, The Jewish Theological Seminary Of America, 2004-2005
Binding: Hardcover
Original Publisher’s Cloth. 4to. 2 volumes.   670, 568, lxxvii pages. Illus. Facsims. Maps. 31 cm. In Hebrew and English. The library of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America is the largest and most extensive collection of Hebraic and Judaic material in the western hemisphere. The collection of incunabula represents products of all the printing presses we know of as well as all the groups of books that were published in anonymous ones. This catalogue “describes the 127 Hebrew incunabula in the [JTSA] collection – the largest in the world – printed beginning from the 1460s until 1501… The breadth of the collection showcases the unique qualities of Hebrew printing found first in Italy and later in Spain, Portugal and Turkey in the areas of Bible, Talmud, biblical commentaries, halakhah, prayer, linguistics, ethics, literature, history, philosophy and science. ” SUBJECT (S) : Incunabula -- New York (State) -- New York -- Bibliography -- Catalogs. Hebrew imprints -- New York (State) -- New York -- Catalogs. Includes bibliographical references and indexes. Heather gray cloth with stamped drawing on covers and red lettering on spine. Ornate maps of 15th century European presses on lining papers. Volumes stored in matching cloth-covered slipcase. New, Fine Condition in Fine Slipcase., RAB8, BIBLE2, AMR4, CDS, bibliog3
Stock number:27028.
$US 200.00
Imprint: Mantua: Nidpas A. Y. Ha-Shutafim Me'ir Ben Efraim Me-Padovah Ve-Ya'akov Ben Naftali Ha-Kohen Mi-Gazolo, 1559
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
1st edition. Later boards. 4to. 260 pages, 31 cm. In Hebrew. Elucidation of the Torah by Rabbi Shmuel Tzartzah, (his Jewish name) ibn Sana, who was among the 14th century Jewish sages of Spain. He was also occupied with philosophy. This work mainly deals with understanding the ibn Ezra's words in his elucidation of biblical verses, and in the understanding of the reasons for the commandments according to all the Ramba"m's works, and criticism of Moreh Nevuchim(Guide for the Perplexed) . SUBJECTS: Bible. Pentateuch -- Commentaries -- Early works to 1800. Hebrew imprints -- Italy -- Mantua. OCLC lists 26 copies worldwide (OCLC: 762388324) . Missing title page and first few note pages. Starts with the author's introduction that has been trimmed and laid down. Good condition thus. (RAB-66-2), Rab13
Stock number:41009.
$US 500.00
Imprint: Leiden, Brill, 1959
Binding: Hardcover
Cloth. Xv, 748 pages. 24 cm. Collection of scholarly articles in English, French, German and Italian. Israel section includes: “General Oriental and Specific Israelite Elements in the Israelite Conception of the Sacral Kingdom” by S. Mowinckel; “King David and the Sons of Saul” by A. S. Kapelrud; “Herrschaftsform und Ichbewusstsein” by J. Hempel; “Das erste Buch des Psalters. Eine Thronbesteigungsfestlitergie” by M. Bic; “Les apports de Psaume CX (vulg. CIX) a l’ideologie royale Israelite” by J. Coppens; “Hasidic Conceptions of Kingship in the Maccabean Period” by M. A. Beek; “The Consecration in the eighth Chapter of Testamentum Levi” by H. Ludin Jansen. Series: Studies in the History of Religions. "Supplements to Numen" 4. SUBJECT(S) : Kings and rulers -- Religious aspects. Divine right of kings. OCLC lists 27 copies worldwide. Slightly worn cover. Nice, clean copy with tight binding. Very good condition. (BRILL 5-7), BRILL1, ger7new, ZIONISM1, ARAB1, CDS, bible2
Stock number:25909.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Andover [Mass. ] : M. Newman,, 1827
Binding: Hardcover
8vo. Viii, 573 p. : fold. Map. In English. SUBJECT (S) : Bible -- Antiquities. In fair condition. (AMR31-7), MX3, AMR2, bible1
Stock number:23787.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Vilna: Defus Mosheh Gotlieb, 1870
Binding: Hardback
(FT) Hardcover, 8vo, 116 pages, 22 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S) : Masorah. Bible Genesis -- Criticism, Texutal. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (JTS) . Hinge repair. Stained pages. Otherwise, very good condition. (Heb-40-7), Ava, heb3, bible
Stock number:27899.
$US 125.00
Binding: Hardback
New York: Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1895. 8vo. Ix, 176 pages. SUBJECT (S) : Apocrypha. Bible. N. T. Apocrypha. Lacks covers. Some corners of outer pages dog-eared or a bit chipped; otherwise, very good condition. (AMR-5-5), AMR
Stock number:16256.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Leipzig : O. Leiner., 1859.
Binding: Paperback
8vo. Xiii, 215 pages. SUBJECT (S) : Aggada; Abraham (Biblical patriarch) . SERIES: His Lebensgemälde biblischer personen nach Auffassung der jüdischen Sage. [1. Th. ]; Variation: Beer, B. ; (Bernhard) , ; 1801-1861.; Lebensgemälde biblischer personen nach Auffassung der jüdischen Sage. 1. Th. Beer (1801-1861) was a “German scholar, community leader, and bibliophile. For nearly 30 years Beer served as head of the Dresden Jewish community and its schools. He founded various charitable organizations, and in 1829 joined in establishing a Mendelssohn Society for the furtherance of scholarship, art, and trades among Jewish youth. Through his writings and personal active efforts, Beer was able to wage an eventually successful struggle for the civic equality of the Jews in Saxony. Although he observed traditional practice and was emotionally attached to Jewish customs, Beer rejected Orthodoxy intellectually and aesthetically in favor of moderate reforms, especially in liturgy. He was the first Jew to give a German sermon in a Dresden synagogue. Beer's religious views were similar to those of his close friend, Zacharias Frankel. Nevertheless the reformers Geiger and Holdheim also accorded him respect and admiration, and Beer was regarded as a mediating influence between the proponents of tradition and those of reform. ”(EJ, Meyer) Worn covers, previously repaired; edges bumped;, otherwise good condition. (MX-11-31), Ger6, bible1
Stock number:19276.
$US 100.00
Imprint: No Place : Pardes Kats., 1966.
Binding: Hardcover
(FT) 4to. 10, 281 pages. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S) : Bible. O. T. Pentateuch – commentaries. OCLC lists 19 copies worldwide. Embossed cover. Very good condition. (RAB-20-12), Bible1, HEB1
Stock number:20635.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Breslau : H. Skutsch., 1876.
Binding: Hardcover
8vo. 160 pages. In German. SUBJECT (S) : German language; Bible O. T. -- canon. OCLC lists 19 copies worldwide. 12-word inscription by Bloch ("der Verfasser") on title page. Bloch was seen as a "Hercules" against Antisemitism; his history included a stint as torchbearer in the fight against Blood Libel accusations: "A fanatical ultramodernist priest from the Rheinland, Rohling published in1871 his DER TALMUDJUDE...a collection of deliberately corrupted quotations, imaginary statements, and forgeries against the Talmud....Rohling's challenger was Joseph Samuel Bloch who, after repeated sorties against him, published a series of articles in July 1883...in which he branded Rohling a liar and a perjurer. " (Meir Lamed in EJ, 1971, 4: 1104 & Kenneth Scholberg in EJ, 1971, 14: 224). Edgewear throughout, some dampstains along top edge, attractively bound in modern cloth. (GER-15-45), ger7, BIBLE1
Stock number:18824.
$US 150.00
Imprint: Chicago : J. A. Cohen., 1947.
Binding: Hardcover
(FT) 8vo. 384, 313 pages. Volumes two and three (of three) only. SUBJECT(S) : Bible. O. T. Psalms – commentaries. Ex library with minimal markings. Good+ condition. (RAB-23-3), rab5, HEB1, bible1, ref1
Stock number:20465.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Leiden : E. J. Brill., 1964.
Binding: Paper wrappers with library folder.
8vo. Xvi, 86 pages. In English and Modern Greek. English title: Testaments of the twelve patriarchs. SUBJECT (S) : Testaments of the twelve patriarchs - criticism, interpretation, etc. SERIES: Pseudepigrapha Veteris Testamenti, v 1. Ex library. Good condition. (RAB-20-9), MX3, bible2
Stock number:21768.
$US 100.00
Binding: Hardcover
New York: Anson D. F. Randolph, 1890's. Cloth, 12mo. Vi, 245 pages. Decorative endpapers. Series: Men of the Bible. "Books on the Prophets" page vii. "Chronology" page viii. "Chief prophecies in the minor prophets which are messianically applied, or otherwise referred to in the New Testament, " pages 244-45. Rev. F. W. Farrar was archdeacon and Canon of Westminster and Chaplain to the Queen. SUBJECT (S) : Prophets -- Biography. Bible. O. T. Minor Prophets -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. Ex-library with minimal markings. Owner's stamp on title page and page following. Damp stained on edges of margins, not affecting text. Pages slightly warped. Cover scuffed. Binding tight; text in good condition. (AMR-4-1), AMR
Stock number:16211.
$US 100.00
Binding: Hardcover
Tübingen: J. C. B. Mohr (Paul Siebeck) , 1955. Cloth; 4to. 263 pages. In German. Illustrated. List of abbreviations laid in. Series: Handbuch zum Alten Testament; 1. Reihe, 13. SUBJECT(S) : Ezechiël (bijbelboek) Bible. O. T. Ezekiel -- Commentaries. Bible. A. T. Ézéchiel -- Commentaires. Replaces in this series: Bertholet, Alfred. Hesekiel (1936) . Includes bibliographical references. Ex-library. Dampstained; cover discolored. Slight wrinkling to some pages. Text in very good condition. (GER-7-15), ger2
Stock number:16654.
$US 100.00
Imprint: New York: The Jonathan David Company., 1951.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
8vo. Xvi, 202 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S) : Job, the patriarch; Bible. O. T. Job - psychology. Ex library. Occasional pencil marginalia or underlining, good condition. (RAB-21-13), MX3, bible2, HEB2
Stock number:21737.
$US 100.00
Imprint: Latvia : Sh. Z. Klomel., 1934.
Binding: Hardcover
(FT) 4to. 214, 265 pages. In Hebrew. Volumes 4 & 5 (of 5) bound in one. SUBJECT(S) : Bible. O. T. Pentateuch – commentaries. Pages tanned, title page torn near binding, good condition. (RAB-24-11), HEB1, bible1
Stock number:20446.
$US 100.00
Imprint: St Louis : Salz & Gellamn., 1933.
Binding: Hardcover
(FT) 4to. 415 pages. In Hebrew. Volume one (of five) . SUBJECT(S) : Bible. O. T. Pentateuch – commentaries. Large stamp opposite title page, small spots of wear on cover edges, good+ condition. (RAB-24-13), HEB1, bible1
Stock number:20448.
$US 100.00
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Imprint: New York; Goldberg, 1921
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
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, previous owners signature on endpage and stamp on title page, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (AMR-39-28)xx, AMR4, HEB3, BIBLE3. (JA) rab8, sermons1
Stock number:31422.
$US 125.00