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Lot #    15480
Auction End Date    9/5/2006 11:00:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Pirkei Avot
Title (Hebrew)    תפסיר ודרש של מסכת אבות
Author    [Ms. - Avot - Unpublished] R. Benjamin b. Elijah
City    [Persia]
Publication Date    1864
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   174 ff., 205:168 mm., usual light age and damp staining, ink on paper, 17 lines per page in single column, neat Persian rabbinic script, signed and dated, bound in contemporary leather boards, stained.
   Unknown translation and commentary in Judeo-Persian on Avot by R. Benjamin b. Elijah.

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.

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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Other:    Persia
Other:    Avot
Language:    Hebrew, Judeo-Arabic
Manuscript Type
Other:    Book
Kind of Judaica