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Lot #    15767
Auction End Date    9/5/2006 1:23:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Shemen ha-Tov
Title (Hebrew)    שמן הטוב
Author    [Only Ed.] R. Jacob ben Joseph ha-Rofe
City    Constantinople
Publisher    Nissim di Castro
Publication Date    1849
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. [7], 172 ff., 205:138 mm., nice margins, usual age staining. A very good copy bound in contemporary boards, rubbed and taped.
   Novellae on tractate Bezah by R. Jacob ben Joseph ha-Rofe, a resident of Bagdad. The title is from, “And Hezekiah listened to them, and showed them all the house of his treasures, the silver, and the gold, and the spices, and the precious ointment (shemen ha-Tov), and all the house of his armor, and all that was found in his treasures” (II Kings 20:13). The title page states that it is on tractate Yom Tov, which is tractate Bezah and some of the discussion of the rabbis on the related subjects. “They will return with glad song” (Psalms 126:6) a discourse on the Exodus is added appended to the end of the book. The title page is dated, “Truly [G-d] is good to Israel אך טוב לישראל (609 = 1849)” (Psalms 73:1). Next is an introduction from R. Jacob ben David and approbations from R. Raphael Shabbatei ibn Yakar, R. Joshua Eli and R. Hayyim Moses Periski of Constantinople, and from R. Raphael ben Elijah Kazin of Bavel, followed by the author’s introduction.

The text, in a single column in rabbinic type, excepting headers and initial words, is hiddushim on tractate Bezah. The discourse on the Exodus is from 161a through 172b.

Paragraph 2    והוא שיטה על מסכת ... ביצה וקצת שקלא וטריא על הלכות יום טוב בדברי הפוסקים ... ובא יבא ... דרוש א' ליציאת מצרים בסוף הספר ... מן ... יעקב בכר יוסף הרופא ... שנת א'ך' ט'ו'ב' ל'י'ש'ר'א'ל'

הסכמות: רבני קושטא: ר' רפאל שבתי ן' יקר, ר' יהושע עלי ור' חיים משה פ'ריסקו, סוף אלול תר"ט; ר' רפאל ב"ר אליהו קצין, בבל, בחקותי תר"ט.

   CD-EPI 0136144; Vin Constantinople 706; Yaari, Constantinople, p. 236 no. 523
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Greece-Turkey:    Checked
Novellae:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
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