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Lot #    16911
Auction End Date    1/23/2007 11:15:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Magen Avraham
Title (Hebrew)    מגן אברהם
Author    [First Ed.] R. Abraham Laniado
City    Venice - Aleppo
Publisher    Daniel Zaniti
Publication Date    1603
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition. 120 ff., quarto, 190:132 mm., wide margins, age and damp staining, initial 4 and final 3 ff. from cleaner copy with wormholes repaired. A good copy bound in modern cloth boards.
   Homilies by R. Abraham b. Isaac Laniado (1545-after 1618), biblical commentator, of Aleppo. In his youth R. Laniado studied in Safed, R. Joseph Caro being one of his teachers. After undergoing many hardships in this city he returned to Aleppo where he married the daughter of R. Samuel b. Abraham Laniado, who was apparently his uncle, and who provided for his support. R. Laniado was in Venice in 1603 and in that year saw to the publication of his father-in-law's work Keli Yekar, a commentary on the major prophets, and of his own work Magen Avraham, consisting of homilies. He also wrote Nekuddot ha-Kesef (Venice, 1619), a commentary to the Song of Songs which was published with the text, the Aramaic Targum, and a Ladino translation. In the introduction to this work, Laniado states that he also wrote a commentary to the Pentateuch entitled Torat Hesed, and to the Five Scrolls, the haftarot, Psalms, Proverbs, Job, and Daniel.
Paragraph 2    חברו... ר' אברהם לנייאדו נר"ו... בפשטים... בתורה נביאים וכתובים ומאמרי ז"ל, והם שבעה עשר דרושים... והוגה בעיון... ע"י... ר' יצחק גרשון נר"ו...
   EJ; CD-EPI 0142271
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Listing Classification
17th Century:    Checked
Italy:    Checked
Other:    Syria
Homiletics:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica