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Lot #    8991
Auction End Date    1/11/2005 1:12:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Mykir Hayem, Mistranslations
Title (Hebrew)    מקור חיים
Author    [Only Ed.] Benjamin Marcus
City    Dublin
Publisher    M. H. Gill
Publication Date    1845
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Only edition. 503 pp., 188:111 mm., usual age staining. A very good copy bound in the original cloth boards, inner seams split, rubbed.
          
Detailed
Description
   It was not before the forties of the nineteenth century that the desire made itself really felt among the English Jews for a Bible translation of their own in the vernacular, though David Levi had in 1787 (London) produced an English version of the Pentateuch (Steinschneider, "Cat. Bodl." No. 926). Wherever an English Bible was needed by them, they had freely used the King James Version; as is seen in the Pentateuch (including Haftorot and Scrolls) which was published in London, 1824, under the title. But the impropriety of the use of this version, with its Christian headings and its Messianic interpretations, was the reason for this work as described on the title page: Mistranslations and difficult passages of the Old Testament calculated both to destroy the original true meaning, and to strenghten and confirm the infidel in his unbelief. Corrected and explained, in a easy and familiar manner...
          
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
England:    Checked
  
Subject
Bible:    Checked
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    English
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica