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Bidding Information
Lot #    13844
Auction End Date    3/7/2006 1:25:15 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Pirkei Avot
Title (Hebrew)    פרקי אבות
Author    [Judeo-Arabic - Avot]
City    Cairo
Publisher    Ezra & Dayan
Publication Date    1932
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   [3], 107 ff., port., 240:175 mm., usual age staining, nice margins. A good copy bound in modern cloth boards. With drawing of the Rambam.
          
Detailed
Description
   Pirke Avot with Arabic translation. Avot became a text for recital in the synagogue, it has been reproduced and reprinted more often than any other talmudic work. It is included in editions of the traditional prayer book. Since it furnishes teachings of what the Jewish sages considered fundamental aspects of life, and because these teachings were expressed in polished epigrams, Avot has been the best known talmudic treatise among non-Jews. It has been translated into Latin, English, French, German, Italian - probably into every language the prayer book has been translated into.
          
Paragraph 2    עם פירוש בלשון ערבי הידוע ומקובל בידינו כי מחברו רבי' דוד הנגיד ז"ל בן רבי' אברהם ז"ל בן רבי' הגדול הרמב"ם זלה"ה. חברו בשפת עיר מולדתו היא מצרים ...ושבנו להדפיסו מחדש...
          
Reference
Description
   CD-EPI 0151482; EJ
        
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Listing Classification
Period
20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Other:    Egypt
  
Subject
Other:    Avot
  
Characteristic
Language:    Judeo-Arabic
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica