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Lot #    8239
Auction End Date    10/19/2004 10:06:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Ruah Hen
Title (Hebrew)    רוח חן
Author    [Only Ed.] R. Judah ibn Tibbon, Attributed to
City    Prague
Publisher    Solomon and Moses Katz
Publication Date    1593
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Only edition of commentary. [22] ff., 181:130 mm., nice margins, hands in margins of many ff., stamps. A very good copy bound in later cloth boards.
          
Detailed
Description
   R. Judah b. Saul ibn Tibbon was born at Granada, Spain, 1120; died after 1190. He left his native place in 1150, probably on account of persecution by the Almohades, and went to Lunel in southern France. R. Benjamin of Tudela mentions him as a physician there in 1160. R. Judah lived on terms of intimacy with R. Meshullam ben Jacob and with Meshullam's two sons, R. Asher and R. Aaron, whom in his will he recommends as friends to his only son, Samuel. He was also a close friend of R. Abraham ben David of Posquières and of R, Zerahiah ha-Levi, the latter of whom he freely recognized as a greater scholar than himself, and whose son he also wished to have as a friend for his own son. He had two daughters whose marriage caused him much anxiety. R. Judah was very active as a translator, his works including the translation into Hebrew of the following: R. Bahya ben Joseph ibn Pakuda's work under the title "Torat Hobot ha-Lebabot." ; R. Solomon ibn Gabirol's work under the title "Tikkun Middot ha-Nefesh" (printed together with the first-mentioned translation at Constantinople in 1550). R. Judah ha-Levi's work under the title "Sefer ha-Kuzari" (1167; printed at Fano in 1506 and many timessince). Two works by Ibn Janah: "Sefer ha-Rikmah" and "Sefer ha-Shorashim". R. Saadia's work under the title "Sefer ha-Emunot weha-De'ot" (1186; first ed. Constantinople, 1562). Other works are attributed to R. Judah.
          
Paragraph 2    עם שני פירושי[!] ... נוסף בו עוד ביאור שני מספיק, יתר על ביאור הראשון ולא נכפל בפירוש שני מה שכבר מפורש בפירוש ראשון... התחלתו היום יום ג כ כיסליו[!].
          
Reference
Description
   CD-EPI 0106585; EJ; JE
        
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Listing Classification
Period
16th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Other:    Bohemia
  
Subject
Other:    Religion
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica