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Lot #    10123
Auction End Date    4/19/2005 11:39:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Zohar
Title (Hebrew)    זהר על התורה
Author    [Kabbalah] R. Simeon b. Yohai
City    Leghorn
Publisher    Jacob Aribus
Publication Date    1815
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Two of three volumes only . v. one: 8, 252, 2-19; v. three: 2-310 ff., 220:134 mm., wide margins, light age and damp staining, scattered worming, v. 3 from the 1793 Sa'adon edition, lacks title & final 2 ff. A very good copy bound in contemporary leather boards.
   Volumes 1 & 3 of the Sepher ha-Zohar (The Book of Splendor), the central work in the literature of the Kabbalah. Also known as the Mekhilta de-R. Simeon b. Yohai in Sefer ha-Gevul of R. David b. Judah he-Hasid; the Midrash de-R. Simeon b. Yohai, in several books dating from the period of the pupils of R. Solomon b. Abraham Adret, in the Livnat ha-Sappir of R. Joseph Angelino, the homilies of R. Joshua ibn Shu'ayb, and the books of R. Meir ibn Gabbai; Midrash ha-Zohar, according to R. Isaac b. Joseph ibn Munir; Midrash Yehi Or in the Menorat ha-Ma'or of R. Israel al-Nakawa, apparently because he had a manuscript of the Zohar which began with a commentary on the verse "Let there be light" (Gen. 1:3). Several statements from the Zohar were quoted in the first generation after its appearance, under the general title of Yerushalmi, in the writings of, for example, R. Isaac b. Sahula, R. Moses de Leon, and R. David b. Judah he-Hasid, and in the responsa of Rav Hai in the collection Sha'arei Teshuvah. In its literary form the Zohar is a collection of several books or sections which include short midrashic statements, longer homilies, and discussions on many topics. The greater part of them purport to be the utterances of the tanna R. Simeon b. Yohai and his close companions (havrayya), but there are also long anonymous sections. It is not one book in the accepted sense of the term, but a complete body of literature which has been united under an inclusive title.
Paragraph 2    ... וכפי אשר נדפס במנטובה דף על דף... והוספנו מחדש... כל אלה... זה שנים בעיר... קושטאנדינא... יצא קום... ולעת כזאת... הגהות ופירושים ועתה מחדש הגהות דבש לפי (כתובים... בס'... דבש לפי... להרב חיד"א ז"ל [ליוורנו תקס"א]) מרבנן קדישי...

בשערים: שנת ו'ר'ב'י'ם' ה'ש'י'ב' מעון [תקע"ה]. בעמ' אחרון של חלק ד: הקטן יהיה לאלף והצעיר לגו'י עצו'ם א'נ'י' ה'' ב'ע'ת'ה' אחישנה [תקע"ו]. שם הויה במלואו. זהה לדפוס ליוורנו תקנ"א-תקנ"ג בהשמטת ההסכמות שבאו שם ובתוספת "דבש לפי", שהחיד"א הוסיף על הגהותיו. "דבש לפי" נדפס בחלק א: דף רנא, א;

הסכמת רבני ליוורנו (חלק א): ר' שלמה ב"ר דוד מלאך, ר' מנשה פאדווה ור' יצחק קארדוזו פריאס, ראש-חודש ניסן תקע"ה. והסכמות ר' אברהם רוזאניש, ר' שבתי הלוי, ר' יצחק בכ"ר דוד ור' חיים קמחי מדפוס קושטאנדינא.

   CD-EPI 0184341; EJ
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19th Century:    Checked
Italy:    Checked
Kabbalah:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
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