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Lot #    16464
Auction End Date    12/5/2006 11:26:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Bible View of Slavery. A Discourse
Title (Hebrew)    Delivered at the Jewish Synagogue, Bnai Jeshurun
Author    [Civil War] Rev. M. J. Raphall
City    New York
Publisher    Rudd & Carleton
Publication Date    1861
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition. 41, [2] pp. plus wrappers, 184:123 mm., usual age staining, nice margins. A very good copy loose in the original paper wrappers.
   In this sermon on the “Bible View of Slavery,” Raphall, the prominent minister of a New York synagogue, asserted that the institution of slavery was sanctioned by Scripture. His sermon received more attention from the American public and generated more controversy than those delivered that day by Christian clergymen precisely because Raphall was a descendant of the People of the Book. Prominent abolitionists, Christians and Jews alike, attacked Raphall’s thesis - even though he did distinguish the benevolent Biblical laws of slavery from the cruel way it was practiced in the South - and he responded to his opponents in the preface to this pamphlet. Raphall’s sermon was reprinted a number of times for non-Jewish audiences. See Korn, American Jews and the Civil War, 15-31.
   Singerman JA 1723
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
America-South America:    Checked
Homiletics:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    English
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica