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Lot #    14277
Auction End Date    4/25/2006 12:48:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Kezet Hannah
Title (Hebrew)   
Author    [Unrecorded]
City    Eden
Publisher    Menahem Ovits
Publication Date    1935
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [8] pp. plus title-wrappers, 8vo., 175:102 mm., light age staining, nice margins. A good copy bound in modern paper wrappers. Unrecorded - Not in Yudlov (cd), Friedberg, Yaari, Eden Imprints.
   The story of Hannah and her seven children in Arabic. Hannah, one of the two wives, of El-kanah and mother of the prophet Samuel. The first chapter of I Samuel and the first half of the second are almost entirely devoted to her.

Hannah was considered as a prophetess by Jonathan b. Uzziel. In his targum he thus explains the first five verses of I Sam. ii. as being a prophecy: Verses 1, 2: These indicate that her son Samuel would be a prophet, and that her great-grandson, Heman, the singer, would stand with his fourteen sons among the musicians in the Temple. Verses 3-5: These foretell the rout of Sennacherib; the fall of Nebuchadnezzar and that of the Macedonian kingdom; the fatal end of Haman's sons; and thereturn of Israel from Babylon to Jerusalem. Hannah is likewise counted among the seven prophetesses in Meg. 14a.

It is further said that the silent prayer of Hannah ought to be taken as an example by every one (Ber. 31a). Hannah, it is also said, was the first who called G-d by the name "Ẓebaoth" (ib. 31b). She was remembered by G-d on New-Year's Day (R. H. 11a), and for this reason Samuel chapter one is read as the haftorah on that day. The expression "And Hannah prayed" (I Sam. ii. 1), though the following passages contain no prayer, is explained (Ber. 31b) as meaning that, independently of the following passages, Hannah really addressed a prayer to G-d for having spoken bitter words against Him before she bore Samuel.

There was no press in Yemen until the press in the port city of Aden was established in 1891. From 1891 until 1925, ten books were printed there. All are very rare as these were intended for the local market only, not even for other Jews in Yemen. Additionally Jews didnt want to use printed book preferring manuscripts.

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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Other:    Yemen
Bible:    Checked
History:    Checked
Language:    Arabic
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica