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Lot #    9026
Auction End Date    1/11/2005 1:47:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Korban Aaron
Title (Hebrew)    קרבן אהרן
Author    [First Ed.] R. Aaron ibn Hayyim
City    Venice
Publisher    Jaun DiGara
Publication Date    1609-11
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition. 139; 302, [4] ff., 280:193 mm., initial few and final few ff. repaired affecting text, damp stained, worming final half of book affecting single letters. Nevertheless, a good copy bound in modern cloth boards.
   An extensive exposition of the Sifra with an introduction entitled Middot Aharon, explaining the 13 hermeneutical rules of R. Ishmael and their development and application. The work was held in high esteem by Ibn Hayyim's contemporaries and in subsequent generations, and in fact was largely responsible for the Sifra becoming a subject of study. In the main it aims at a literal exposition of the text and even when Ibn Hayyim indulges in casuistic interpretations, his regard for the plain meaning is apparent.

R. Aaron ibn Hayyim (1545–1632), rabbi and commentator. Ibn Hayyim was born in Fez and studied at the yeshivot of his father, of R. Vidal ha-Zarefati, and of R. Joseph Almosnino. He was appointed a member of the bet din of Vidal in Fez, but in 1606 left for Egypt. In 1609 he went to Venice to publish his book, Korban Aharon (1609), and remained there at least three years. From there he traveled to the countries of the Orient and finally settled in Jerusalem, where he died. Among those who eulogized him were R. Azariah Figo and R. Leone Modena. Ibn Hayyim's fame rests on his commentaries to the Sitra (this lot), Mekhilta and the Sifrei, to the Pentateuch, the Prophets, and the Song of Songs, but only his Lev Aharon on Joshua and Judges, giving both the literal meaning and aggadic exposition, has been published (Venice, 1609). Some of his responsa appear in the works of his contemporaries.

Paragraph 2    פירוש לספר ספרא [עם הפנים]... חברו הרב... אהרן אבן חיים נר"ו... קולופון: "תהי השלמת הספר... כט לחדש טבת שנת אשל"ם [שע"א]".

בראש הספר (דף ה-לז, א): ברייתא דרבי ישמעאל בשלש עשרה מדות שהתורה נדרשת בהן, עם פירוש "מדות אהרן". בסוף פרשת קדושים (דף רטו, ב-רכ, ב): "כאן חסר מן הספרים קצת בריתות [לפרשת עריות], הביאם הילקוט על שם תורת כהנים, ורבינו הלל [בר אליקים מארץ יון] פירש אותם, והנני מפרש אותם ומסדר אותם".

   CD-EPI 0155002; EJ
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Listing Classification
17th Century:    Checked
Italy:    Checked
Homiletics:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica