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Lot #    13787
Auction End Date    3/7/2006 12:57:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Pentateuch
Title (Hebrew)    חומש ויקרא דברים
Author    [Ms.]
City    [Yemen]
Publication Date    18th cent.
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   100 plus ff., 320:211 mm., light age staining, creased and rounded on edges, ink on paper, Yemenite block letters with cantillation and pronunciation symbols, bound in moder cloth over boards.
   Two parts of the Pentateuch with cantillation and pronunciation symbols. For hundreds of years the Yemenite Jewish communities followed their traditional ways of secular and religious life, not being influenced by external trends and currents. Some customs in the Yemenite prayer rites go back to the prayer book of R. Saadiah Ga'on. From the 16th century on the Kabbalah and especially later its Lurianic school and system found its way to Yemen and influenced Jewish literary production in the areas of commentaries to the Bible, prayers, and liturgic poetry. All of this rich history is reflected in this work.
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Listing Classification
18th Century:    Checked
Other:    Yemen
Bible:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Other:    Bible
Kind of Judaica