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Lot #    12496
Auction End Date    12/20/2005 11:14:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Benei Reuven
Title (Hebrew)   
Author    [Only Ed.] R. Maimun ben Reuven Abo
City    Leghorn
Publisher    Solomon Beleforte
Publication Date    1864
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. [2], 83 ff., folio, 290:200 mm., wide margins, usual age and use staining, old hands. A good copy bound in contemporary boards, rubbed.
   Only edition of this commentary on the weekly sedrah and haftarot by R. Maimun ben Reuven Abo. The title page is comprised of ten paragraphs, each beginning Mai and concluding mun, that is Maimun. It is dated, I will bless the (624 = 1864) Lord, who has given me counsel (Psalms 16:7). There is an introduction from the author, in which the ten first and seven last paragraphs begin . The text follows, in two columns in rabbinic type, excepting headers and initial words which are in square letters. Haftarot follow the parashah. There is also commentary for haftarot for festivals. The volume concludes with an addenda (73b-80a) of material omitted from the text and an index of tractates and other rabbinic sources quoted in Benei Reuven. The commentary is sharp and includes gematriot. For example, the second entry on states that the numerical value of is one hundered, to inform you that Abraham was told to leave his land and birth place for a hundred years, for he lived for one hundred seventy five years, and as it says, and Abram was seventy five years old when he departed from Haran (Genesis 12:4), leaving one hundred years.
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   BE bet 1176; CD-EPI 0155356
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Italy:    Checked
Bible:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
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