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Lot #    12651
Auction End Date    12/20/2005 12:30:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Ueber den Einfluss der palaestinischen Exegese
Title (Hebrew)    auf die alexandrinische Hermeneutik
Author    [Only Ed.] Dr. Zacharias Frankel
City    Leipzig
Publisher    Joh. Ambr. Barth
Publication Date    1851
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition. X, 354 pp., 224:130 mm., wide margins, light age and damp staining. A very good copy bound in contemporary half cloth and marbled paper boards, rubbed.
   A further work on the influence of Palestinian exegesis on Alexandrian hermeneutics. Several of Frankel's works deal with the history of the oral tradition: in his first studies on the Septuagint, Vorstudien zu der Septuaginta (1841), he tried to show that traces of the Palestinian halakhah could be found in the Greek translation of the Bible.

Dr. Zacharias Frankel (18011875), was born in Prague. After receiving a talmudic education under Bezalel Ronsburg, he studied philosophy, natural sciences, and philology in Budapest (182530). In 1831 the Austrian government appointed him district rabbi (Kreisrabbiner) of Leitmeritz (Litomerice), and he settled in Teplitz (Teplice) where he was elected local rabbi. He was the first Bohemian rabbi with a secular academic education and one of the first to preach in German. In 1836 he was called by the Saxon government to Dresden to act as chief rabbi. The publication of his study on the Jewish oath (see below) led to its abolition in several German states. He declined a call to Berlin in 1843, mainly because the Prussian government would not meet his stipulations (complete legal recognition of the Jewish faith - until then merely "tolerated"; denial of support to missionary activities among the Jews, etc.). In 1854, after having actively advocated its establishment, Frankel became director of the newly founded Juedisch-Theologisches Seminar at Breslau, where he remained until his death.

   EJ; S. P. Rabinovitz, Rabbi Zekharyah Frankel (Heb., 1898)
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
History:    Checked
Reform:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    German
Manuscript Type
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