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Lot #    21647
Auction End Date    10/7/2008 11:12:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Ha-Ketav ve-ha-Kabbalah
Title (Hebrew)    הכתב והקבלה
Author    [First Ed.] R. Jacob Zevi Meklenburg
City    Leipzig
Publisher    Karl Tauchnitz
Publication Date    1839
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   First edition. XVIII, 371, [2] pp., 204:119 mm., usual light age staining, wide margins. A very good copy bound in contemporary boards, rubbed and taped.
          
Detailed
Description
   Commentary on the Pentateuch in which the Author sought to demonstrate the conformity between the oral tradition and the written law. His commentary, which contains numerous original interpretations, was reprinted twice during his lifetime, with his additions and included a German translation of the text of the Pentateuch based on R. Meklenburg's commentary, by Jonah Kossmann. A fourth printing was begun some time before R. Meklenburg's death, but was interrupted because of differences between the publisher and the printers. In 1880, Abraham Berliner published a new edition with additional material from manuscripts left by the author.

R. Jacob Zevi Meklenburg (1785–1865), rabbi and biblical commentator. R. Meklenburg was born in Inowroclaw, Poznania. Unwilling to enter the rabbinate, he engaged in business, but in 1831, after his business had failed, he accepted an invitation from the community of Koenigsberg to serve as their rabbi, and he remained there until his death. An opponent of religious reforms, he fought against the reformist ideas advocated in his community by Joseph Lewin Saalschuetz.

R. Meklenburg was also the author of a commentary on the prayer book, Iyyun Tefillah, first published in 1857 with the siddur of R. Jacob Lorbeerbaum of Lissa; it, too, was reprinted several times. A number of rabbinic works carry introductory notes or approbations by R. Meklenburg.

Added t.p.: Scriptura ac traditio, commentarius perpetuum in pentateuchum... auctore Jacob Zebi Meklenburg...

          
Paragraph 2    בחינה ונסיון לבאר על דרך הפשט או קרוב אליו כמה מקראות בתורה אשר מהן קצרי מובן לפי עניניהן... ומהן חסרי באור בבחינת התאחדותם עם התורה שבעל פה...מאת יעקב צבי מעקלענבורג, רב... בקעניגסבערג והגליל...
          
Reference
Description
   CD-EPI 0149292; EJ
        
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Germany:    Checked
  
Subject
Bible:    Checked
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica