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Lot #    21435
Auction End Date    8/12/2008 12:46:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Devar Elijah
Title (Hebrew)    דבר אליהו
Author    [First Ed.] R. Elijah (Gaon of Vilna)
City    Warsaw
Publisher    Zevi Jacob Bomberg
Publication Date    1853
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   First edition. [4], 4, 6-21; 3 ff., 157:95 mm., wide margins, blue-tint paper. A very good copy bound in modern boards.
          
Detailed
Description
   Commentary to the book of Job by R. Elijah ben Solomon Zalman of Vilna (1720-97) is a dominant figure in Jewish intellectual thought, his importance and prestige undiminished, as great today, if not greater, than in his own time. The Vilna Gaon’s extraordinary intelligence, expressed by his expertise in Torah at the age of three, outdistancing his tutors while a young child, his incredible proficiency over the entire expanse of the written and Oral Torah by nine, by which time he was already studying Kabbalah, accompanied by complete piety, are attested to by numerous reputable sources. More than seventy works, encompassing Bible, halakhah, Talmud, Kabbalah, and general sciences are attributed to him. The latter, among them Ayil Meshullash, includes highly erudite treatises on geometry, astronomy, and medicine.
          
Paragraph 2    מאת ... רבינו אליהו מווילנא נ"ע אשר למד עם בנו ... מו"ה אברהם ז"ל והוא כתב על הספר ... ועתה קם והתעורר ... מו"ה אברהם דוב בעריש פלאהם נ"י מ"מ דק"ק שעברשין להביא לבית הדפוס (עם הערות) ... פירוש על איוב, פרק א-ו. ג דף: לקוטים. נכללו בספר דברים רבים מאת ר' מנחם אליעזר ב"ר לוי גינשטלינג, מחבר ספר "יעיר קנו".
          
Reference
Description
   CD-EPI 0110358
        
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Russia-Poland:    Checked
  
Subject
Bible:    Checked
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica