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Lot #    7449
Auction End Date    6/8/2004 3:10:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Ammudei ha-Shivah (Seven Pillars)
Title (Hebrew)    עמודיה שבעה
Author    R. Bezalel b. Solomon of Kobryn
City    Prague
Publisher    Sons of Judah Beck
Publication Date    1674
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Second edition. [88] ff., 184:138 mm., usual light age staining. A very good copy bound in modern half leather and marbled paper boareds.
          
Detailed
Description
   Sermons on obscure Midrashim. The "Seven Pillars" are Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, Aaron, David, and Solomon, and each section has in its title a biblical verse containing the respective names of these worthies. In his introduction the author states: "I found favor in the eyes of the rulers and leaders of the country [Lithuania], who were moved to make a large contribution toward the publication of the book, and it also received the approbation of the Council of the Four Lands." Selections from the book were published by R. Joshua Abraham b. Israel of Zhitomir under the title Nofet Zufim (Lemberg, 1804).

R. Bezalel b. Solomon of Kobryn (17th century), preacher and author. R. Bezalel was active in Slutsk (Minsk region), Boskowitz (Moravia), and Przemysl. His other known works are Pelah ha-Rimmon (Amsterdam, 1659) and Korban Shabbat (Dyhernfurth, 1691).

          
Paragraph 2    דרושים ... בתורה בנביאים ובכתובים ... מפי יניק וחכים ... ר' בצלאל נר"ו דרשן בקהילה ... ק"ק סלוצק במדינת ליטא ...

שבעת העמודים הם: עמדו ברית אברהם, עמוד פחד יצחק, עמדו עפר יעקב, עמוד תורת משה, עמוד קרבן אהרן, עמוד מגרל דוד ועמוד יריעות שלמה.

          
Reference
Description
   CD-EPI 0113505; EJ
        
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Listing Classification
Period
17th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Other:    Bohemia
  
Subject
Homiletics:    Checked
  
Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica