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Lot #    13831
Auction End Date    3/7/2006 1:19:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Der prophet Jeremia
Author    [Only Ed. - Bible] Ferdinand Hitzig
City    Leipzig
Publisher    Weidmannsche Buchhandlung
Publication Date    1841
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. XVI, 426 pp., 225:133 mm., wide margins, light usual age staining, stamps. A very good copy bound in contemporary marbled paper over boards, rubbed.
   Ferdinand Hitzig (18071875), German Protestant theologian and Bible critic. Hitzig was a student of W. Gesenius in Halle and of G. Ewald in Goettingen. He taught at the universities of Heidelberg (182932; 186175), and Zurich (183361). In his day he was considered one of the leading modern Bible exegetes, noted for ingenious, often bold, textual and exegetical hypotheses. He was among the earliest modern critics who dated the composition of some of the psalms to the Hasmonean period. He enunciated his critical principles at the beginning of his career in a work titled Begriff der Kritik am Alten Testament praktisch eroertert (1831). In the series Kurzgefasstes exegetisches Handbuch zum Alten Testament he published his commentaries on the Prophets and Hagiographa: Isaiah (1833), Jeremiah (1841, 18662), Ezekiel (1847), the Minor Prophets (1838, 18814), Ecclesiastes (with W. Nowack, 1847, 18832), Proverbs (1847), Daniel (1850), Song of Songs (1855), Psalms (1863), and Job (1874). In 1869 his Geschichte des Volkes Israel, a history of the biblical period, appeared. Vorlesungen ueber biblische Theologie und messianische Weissagungen des Alten Testaments (1880), on biblical theology and the messianic concept in the Bible, was published posthumously. Other writings deal with the New Testament and Semitic linguistics.
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
Bible:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    German, some Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica