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Abraham Moses Luntz
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26, 16, 5,  pp. octavo 146:105 mm., light age staining. A very good copy bound in the original paper wrappers.
Only edition of this collection of three small midrashim, namely Midrash va-Yosha, Masa R. Pethahia le-Artzot Rehoka, and Ma’aseh ha-Nimlah attributed to King Solomon. There is an introduction from R. Jehiel ben David Hafetz, who brought the work to press. The first and longest of these little known midrashi is Midrash va-Yosha a late aggadic work on the song at the Red Sea. It is an exposition in the style of the later haggadah and seems to have been intended for the "Shirah" Sabbath or for the seventh day of the Passover. Entire sections are taken verbatim from the Tanhuma, such as the passage on Ex. xv. 3 from Tan., Bo, and on xv. 5 from Hukkat, beginning with the story in the exposition of Ex. xiv. 30, concerning Satan, who appeared before Abraham and Isaac as they went to the sacrifice, may be compared the addition in Tan., Vayera, ed. Stettin, No. 24; Yalḳ., Ex. §§ 98-99, end; and "Sefer ha-Yashar," end of pericope Vayera. The midrash on Ex. xv. 2, 7 also contains extracts from the Chronicle of Moses, the passage on Usa, the genius of Egypt, agreeing word for word with the excerpt in Yalḳ., § 241. Here the first edition has merely "Midrash," while other editions give the Midrash Abkir as the source, although it is doubtful whether this haggadah ever occurred in that work. In the exposition of xv. 18 on the sorrows and the redemption in the Messianic time, the terrible figure of King Armilus is described, and it is said that he will slay the Messiah of the race of Joseph, but will himself be slain by the Messiah who is the son of David (comp. Suk. 52a); God will then gather together the scattered remnant of Israel and hold the final judgment; and the wonderful beauty of a new world full of joy and happiness is revealed.
יכלכל ... ג ספרים ... א. מדרש ויושע, ב. מסע הר"ר פתחיה לארצות רחוקות ... ג. מעשה הנמלה המיוחס לשלמה המלך ... יוצא לאור בהוצאות יחיאל חפץ בן ... ר' דוד [מלמד] חפץ ... בהקדמת המו"ל, מעבר לשער, מזכיר את יציאתו לבוכארה "ארץ מולדתי" פעם שנית. בעמ' האחרון: שיר בלאדינו.
BE het 283; JE; CD-EPI 0133229
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