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Lot #    8898
Auction End Date    1/11/2005 11:42:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Rabbinische Quellen und Parallelen
Title (Hebrew)    zu Neutestamentlichen Schriften
Author    [Only Ed.] Selig Korn (Friedrich N. Nork)
City    Leipzig
Publisher    Ludwig Schuman
Publication Date    1839
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. cc, 419, [1] pp., 215:120 mm., wide margins, light age and damp staining. A very good copy bound in modern cloth boards.
   On the parallels between Rabbinic and Christian sources based on the Bible by the apostate Selig Korn writing under the pseudonym Friedrich N. Nork. The title of the work is Rabbinische Quellen und Parallelen zu Neutestamentlichen Schriftstellen (Rabbinic sources and parallels to passages in the New Testament), utilizing the writings of Lightfoot, Wetstein, Meuchen, Schottgen, Danz, and others, arranged by F. Nork. There is a forward from Nork, and a table of contents. The text is in Fraktur with occasional Hebrew and less Greek.

Selig Korn (Friedrich N. Nork, (1803-50), German writer and mythologist was born in Prague and died in Teplitz. Expelled from the gymnasium of his native town on account of a poem composed by him satirizing a teacher, he adopted a mercantile career, educating himself during his leisure hours. However, he soon became dissatisfied with his position, and in 1829 left for Leipzig. The following years he spent in Budapest, Vienna, Prague, Dresden, Leipzig, and Stuttgart, engaged in literary work. After the death of his parents he became a convert to Christianity. Among Korn's many writings, mostly satirical, some of which he published under one or the other of the noms de plume Friedrich N. Nork or Spiritus Asper and Spiritus Lenis, are, in addition to Rabbinische Quellen und Parallelen, the following: Zeriel's des Infernalischen Schauspiel-directors Reise auf die Oberwelt, Leipzig, 1830; Belial und Astarte, oder die Liebe der Teufel, 1832; Panorama von Ofen und Pest, ib. 1833; Figaro's Memoiren, 1833; Die Seleniten, 1834; Humoristische Charactergemälde, 1835; Mythen der Perser, 1836; Brahminen und Rabbinen, 1836; Vergleichende Mythologie, 1836; Der Prophet Elias, ein Sonnen-Mythus, 1837; Versuche der Hieroglyphik, 1837; Das Leben Mosis, 1838; Biblische Mythologie, 1842-43; Etymologisch Symbolisches Realwörterbuch, 1843. Neither his satirical works nor his mythological studies brought Korn any success; and his writings, with few exceptions, are now forgotten.

   Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie, xxiv., Leipsic, 1887: JE
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    German
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