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Lot #    14012
Auction End Date    4/25/2006 10:37:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    De Pentateucho Samaritano
Author    [Only Ed.] R. Samuel Kohn
City    Lipsaiae (Leipzig)
Publisher    G. Kreysing
Publication Date    1865
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. [6], 68, [2] pp., octavo, 206:125 mm., wide margins, light age staining, stamps. A good copy bound in later boartds, rubbed.
   Dissertation on Samaritan manuscripts by R. Samuel Kohn (1841-1920), Hungarian rabbi and scholar. R. Kohn was a grandson of R. Eliakim Goetz-Schwerin and studied in A. Hildesheimer's yeshivah in Eisenstadt and later at the Jewish Theological Seminary of Breslau and at the University of Breslau. He served as rabbi in Budapest from 1866 to 1905, when he was appointed chief rabbi. As an influential member of the 1868Ė69 Jewish Congress of Hungary, he was one of those responsible for the establishment of the Jewish Theological Seminary in Budapest and was the first to introduce sermons in the Hungarian language. He was one of the founders and for a long time president of the Hungarian Literary Society. Since 1898 Kohn has lectured on homiletics in the rabbinical school at Budapest. His initial studies dealt with the Samaritans, as reflected in this work. The full title is De Pentateucho Samaritano Ejusque cum Versionibus Antiquis Nexus. It was his Dissertatio Inaguralis quam Amplissimi Philosophurum Ordinis. A scholarly work in German, there is also occasional text in Samaritan letters as well as some Hebrew.

R. Kohnís published works include: "Der Prophet Elijah in der Legende," Breslau, 1863; "Samaritanische Studien: Beiträge zur Samaritanischen Pentateuch-Uebersetzung und Lexicographie," Breslau, 1868; "Wie Haben Wir Unsere Emancipation Aufzufassen?" Pest, 1868; "Zsinagógai Szónoklatok," a collection of Hungarian sermons, Budapest, 1875; "Zur Sprache, Literatur, und Dogmatik der Samaritaner," Leipsic, 1875; "Die Hebräischen Handschriften des Ungarischen National-Museums zu Budapest" (Hungarian and German), Budapest, 1877; "Mordechai ben Hillel, Sein Leben, und Seine Schriften, Nebst 6 Bisher Unedirten Hebräischen Beilagen" (reprinted from "Monatsschrift"), Breslau, 1878; "Héber Kútforrások és Adatok Magyarország Történelméhez," on Hebrew sources and data of Hungarian history, Budapest, 1881; "A Zsidók Története Magyarországon," first part of a history of the Jews in Hungary, ib. 1884; "A Szombatosok, Történetük, Dogmatikájuk és Irodalmuk," on the history, dogmatics, and literature of the Sabbatarians, in Hungarian, ib. 1889; in German, Leipsic, 1894; "Kohn Schwerin Götz Bajai és Bácsmegyei Förabbi Elete és Korrajz," on the life and times of Götz Schwerin Kohn, Budapest, 1899. He edited with M. Kayserling "Die Ungarisch-Jüdische Wochenschrift," ib. 1871; as well as writing articles on the Jews, their history and literature, in the Hungarian encyclopedia "Pallas." He was a frequent contributor to the leading Hebrew, German, and Hungarian periodicals, and also published various addresses delivered on special occasions, among them being: "Gedächtnisrede auf Dr. W. A. Meisel," ib. 1868; "Rede bei Enthüllung des Meisel-Denkmals," ib. 1868; "Was Haben die Jüngsten Vorgänge Innerhalb der Ungarischen Judenheit zu Bedeuten?" ib. 1870; "Die Beiden Gotteswege, Gedächtnisrede auf Dr. Z. Frankel," ib. 1875; funeral orations (in Hungarian) of Franz Deák, ib. 1876, and Crémieux, ib. 1880.

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Language:    German
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