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Lot #    7642
Auction End Date    7/13/2004 2:44:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Novo dittionario hebraico et italiano
Title (Hebrew)    גלות יהודה - פי אריה
Author    [Children's - Avot] R. Leone (Judah Aryeh) Modena
City    Padua/Venice
Publisher    Giulio Criuellari/Gioanni Calleoni
Publication Date    1640
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Second edition. [10], 43, 46-62, 64-116, [3]; 14 ff., 200:135 mm., mispaginated, light age and damp staining, several running titles touched, title repaired with small loss. A good copy bound in contemporary half leather and cloth boards, rubbed.
   Translations of biblical words from Hebrew into Italian with some grammatical rules by R. Leone (Judah Aryeh) Modena. Galut Yehudah is organized as a complete program to make students proficient so that they can read and understand the Bible. The title page has Hebrew text and below it Italian text. The title, Galut Yehudah (Exiles of Judah, Jeremiah 24:5, 28:4, 29:22) can be understood in either of two ways, as a personal statement, referring to R. Modena’s exile from Venice to Ferrara and Florence, at which time he began to work on this book, or as referring to the general Jewish condition, in exile, a situation that has caused them, as he observes in the introduction, to forget the Hebrew language. Many initial words have decorative first letters. There are Italian and Hebrew introductions, rules of grammar, and the text, which, reading from left to right, explains important words. Galut Yehudah follows the order of the Bible, and concludes with the Pesah haggadah, Pirkei Avot, and a translation of terms. Also included are portions of prayers. R. Modena writes in his diary, concerning Galut Yehudah, that it is selling for ten lires although originally valued at three because not even one copy remains. It was, as a result, republished in his lifetime in this second edition.

R. Judah Aryeh (Leone) Modena (1571–1648), Italian rabbi, scholar, and writer, is one of, if not the most fascinating Jewish personality of the Italian Renaissance. He was a child prodigy in both Jewish religious studies and music, becoming a scholar of stupendous productivity and a famous rabbi of the Venetian community. A prolific writer, He was the author of many books, in Hebrew and Italian, and his fame spread far beyond Venice.

t.p.:Novo Dittionario Hebraico, Italiano, Cioe, Dichiaratione di tutte le voci Hebraiche piu difficili delle scritture Hebree nella volgar lingua Italiana ... E in fine un copioso Vocabulario del resto de Nomi Particelle e verbi dichiarati nella stessa Lingua.. Opera di Leon Modena Hebreo da Venetia...

t.p. - Pe Arye: Raccolta delle voci rabiniche non Hebraiche ne Caldee in tutto vsate nel piu de loro scritti da Rabini, Espositori, & Autori di scienze, in lingua Italiana dichiarate... opera di Leon Modena, Venetia, Gioanni Calleoni.

Paragraph 2    והוא פשר דבר מכל מלה זרה או צריכה פתרון מכל העשרים וארבע שבמקרא והגדת פסח וברכת המזון ופרקי אבות, בלשון איטליאנו ... ומלפניו כמה דרכים וכללים... להבין... הפתרון... ע"פ הדקדוק, ומלאחריו פתרון רוב השמות והמלות והפעלים... עמל... יהודה אריה ממודינא בכה"ר יצחק ז"ל ... ... ונוסף עליו עתה בהדפסה שנייה זו פי אריה (גם זה עמל... יהודה אריה ממודינא)... נדפס לבקשת כמ' יוסף פואה בפאדואה...

ספירת הדפים הראשונה: גלות יהודה. פאדואה, דפוס Giulio Criuellari דף [4,א]: שני שירים בשבח המחבר: מאת ר' יצחק פאדוואני, תלמיד המחבר, פותח: בא עת יגבה כל איש גם ישא אבר (אוצר השירה והפיוט, ב, עמ' 1, מס' 4), ומאת ר' יצחק ב"ר יעקב מן הלויים, נכד המחבר. פותח: כצייר צבעים ויקר ונעים עלי הקלעים מסדר צורתו (שם, עמ' 487, מס' 527). 14 דף, עם שער מיוחד: פי אריה... אחר גלות יהודה, כישם נגלו כל מלות זרות... מן התורה שבכתב בלשון איטאליאנו, ופה יבוארו שבע"פ ולשון חכמים אשר אינם לא עברי ולא תרגום גמור. וגם הרבה תבות מאשר נשתמשו בם המחברים בחכמות כמו בעל הכוזר, מורה, עקידה, עקרים ודומיהם... Raccolta delle voci rabiniche non Hebraiche ne Caldee in tutto vsate nel piu de loro scritti da Rabini, Espositori, & Autori di scienze, in lingua Italiana dichiarate... opera di Leon Modena, Venetia, Gioanni Calleoni. מילון עברי-איטלקי.

   Cohen, The Autobiography of a Seventeenth-Century Venetian Rabbi. Leon Modena’s Life of Judah (Princeton, 1988), var. cit.; Vin Venice 1069; CD-EPI 0138668
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Listing Classification
16th Century:    Checked
Italy:    Checked
Dictionaries & Encyclopedias:    Checked
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Language:    Hebrew, Italian
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica