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Lot #    12452
Auction End Date    12/20/2005 10:52:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Beit Aharon
Title (Hebrew)    בית אהרן
Author    [First Ed.] R. Aaron b. Samuel
City    Frankfort am Oder
Publisher    Christof Beckmann
Publication Date    1690-91
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   First edition. 2, 2, 56, 58-114, 116-178 ff., 298:187 mm., light age and damp staining, old hands. Every page printed within a straight frame. A very good copy bound in later half leather boards.
          
Paragraph 1    One of the early imprints of Frankfurt am Oder.
          
Detailed
Description
   Concordance of all biblical passages cited or explained in the Talmud, the midrashim and the many religious-philosophical, homiletic and kabbalistic writings, with exact references for each quotation. The Beit Aharon is based on such works as R. Aaron of Pesaro's Toledot Aharon (1581), R. Simeon b. Isaac ha-Levi's Masoret ha-Mikra (1572), and R. Jacob Sasportas' Toledot Ya'akov (1652). It was published in the Vilna and Grodno edition of the Prophets and Hagiographa in 1780.

R. Aaron b. Samuel (c. 1620–1701), German rabbinical author. His other works include Sisra Torah (a pun on the Ashkenazi pronunciation of “Sitrei Torah”), a homiletic commentary on Judges 4 and 5 (on Sisera and Jael), Shalo'ah Manot, a short commentary on the Babylonian Talmud, Megillah (both lost), and Hibbur Masorah, a midrashic commentary on the masorah. Some excerpts of the latter appeared as an appendix to the Beit Aharon. At the request of his wife Aaron translated into Yiddish the Midrash Petirat Moshe (Frankfort on the Oder, 1693) which was popular among women in Poland and Russia. Aaron also wrote a commentary on Perek Shirah which appeared as an appendix to the Berlin prayer book (1701).

          
Paragraph 2    ... פעל אהרן ב"מ שמואל ... מראה מקום על שלשים וששה ספרים ... מפתח של פסוקי התנ"ך המובאים בשני התלמודים, המדרשים, ספרי קבלה, דרוש ומוסר.

דף עח-פ שאחרי חמשת חומשי התורה, דף צ-צב,א שלפני נביאים ראשונים ודף קעח שבסוף הספר מכילים קצת מפירושו על המסורה. לנביאים ראשונים שער מיוחד. בשער: "נדפס... משנת ת"ן עד שנת תנ"א". בשולי השער נזכר השם מרדכי סלאווטיצר. כנראה הוא הצייר שצייר את מסגרת השער.

          
Reference
Description
   Friedberg 554.1; Vinograd, Frankfurt am Oder 41; CD-EPI 0107631; EJ
        
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Listing Classification
Period
17th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Germany:    Checked
  
Subject
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica