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Lot #    35357
Auction End Date    7/17/2012 2:30:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Shir ben David
Title (Hebrew)    שיר בן דוד
Author    [Judeo-Arabic] R. Joseph ben David Genasia
City    Sousse
Publisher    Maklof Negar
Publication Date    1920's
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. [1], 8, 60 pp. octavo 190:132 mm., crisp margins, usual light age staining. A very good copy bound in the original wrappers.
   Multi-part Judeo-Arabic work on Shir ha-Shirim (Song of Songs) by R. Joseph ben David Genasia. The title page states that Shir ben David is based on the words of the rishonim and aharonim (earlier and later sages), precious and desirable, according to the pashat (literal meaning) Hebrew and Arabic. At the end is another commentary in Arabic, Targum Yonathon. R. Genasia informs that he entitled the book Shir Ben David to allude to the name of his late father, as well as to give thanks to the Lord for planting a remnant to the house of David Halimi and his wife Bai’ih, Gozlan and his daughters Rosa and Nina who were killed on 24 Av Menahem 5694 (Sunday, August 5, 1934). Shir ben David begins with the text of Shir ha-Shirim and below it the introduction to the perush. Next is the text, a word by word commentary, and at the end is the Judeo-Arabic text.
Paragraph 2    והוא פירוש מלוקט על ספר... שיר השירים מדברי ראשונים ואחרונים... על פי הפשט עברי וערבי. ובסופו פירוש אחר בערבי תרגום יונתן ז"ל... [מאת] יוסף בן דוד גנאסיא נ"י, קצנטינה...

בראש הספר (ח עמ'): שיר השירים. ובשולי העמ': "פתיחה לפירוש שיר השירים" מאת המלקט.

   CD-EPI 0172131
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Other:    Tunis
Bible:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew, Judeo-Arabic
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica