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Bidding Information
Lot #    35057
Auction End Date    7/17/2012 12:39:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Die älteren jüdischen feste
Author    [First Ed.] Johann Friedrich Leopold George
City    Berlin
Publisher    Verlag von E. H. Schroeder
Publication Date    1835
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   First edition. xx, 308 pp., 210:130 mm., light age and damp staining, stamps. A very good copy bound in contemporary marbled paper boards, rubbed.
          
Paragraph 1    The Raphael Kirchheim copy with his inscription on title.
          
Detailed
Description
   Full title: Die älteren jüdischen feste, mit einer kritik der gesetzgebung des Pentateuch dargestellt. A work on the Jewish festivals as well criticism of the legislation in the Pentateuch.

Johann Friedrich Leopold George, 1811-1873, was a lecturer at the University of Berlin. In this major work he strove to prove that "the laws of Deuteronomy are evidently older than almost all other Pentateuchal laws; and he lays down propositions that ever since have been seen more and more clearly to be the cornerstones of all criticism of Hebrew history."

          
Reference
Description
   History of Old Testament Criticism By Archibald Duff (p. 165)
        
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Germany:    Checked
  
Subject
Bible:    Checked
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    German
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica