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R. Elijah (Gaon of Vilna)
Zevi Jacob Bomberg
This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
21,  ff., 160:95 mm., nice margins, blue paper, small hole in final 2 ff. touching letters. A good copy not bound.
Commentary to the book of Job. 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.
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