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Lot #    13357
Auction End Date    1/24/2006 1:50:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Der Kampf um Babel-Bibel
Title (Hebrew)    im Lichte des Judentums
Author    [Only Ed.] Dr. Leopold Goldschmied
City    Frankfort am Main
Publisher    J. Kauffmann
Publication Date    1903
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. 39 pp., 225:145 mm., wide margins, light age staining, stamps. A very good copy bound in modern cloth over boards.
   Response to the Bibel und Babel of Prof. Friedrich Delitzsch who claimed the absolute superiority of "Babylonia" over "Israel" and that the Bible, in and of itself, is devoid of religious and moral value. The storm over that position and Delitsch’s works resulted in many responses, this being one, several others also offered in this auction.

The author was a Rabbi in Prossnitz beginning in 1897. Prior to that he had been the Rabbi in Misslitz from 1893-1897. He was also the author of a number of other books including Geschichte der Juden in Prossnitz, Geschichte des jüdischen Volkes für die Oberclassen der Mittelschulen, Les impots et droits de douane en Judée sous les Romains and others. R. Goldschmied later became an advisor on Jewish affairs to the government in Czechosalovakia. He died in 1935.

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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
Polemics:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    German
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica