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Bidding Information
Lot #    19403
Auction End Date    11/13/2007 12:19:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Davar Nehama le-Yehudim
Title (Hebrew)    דבר-נחמה ליהודים
Author    [Christianity - Zionism - Polemic - Unrecorded]
City    (Brooklyn, NY)
Publisher    (Association of International Bible Students)
Publication Date    (1925)
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Only edition. 123, [1] pp., 8 vo., 191:138 mm., browned, bound in the original title wrappers. Not listed in the bibliography. Rare - no copy listed in libraries.
   Pro Zionist text, seeking Jewish immigration and assistance to "Erez Israel" while simultaneously promoting Christianity. International Bible Students Association is a corporation used by Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania. It was founded in 1914 by Pastor Russell in London, England, and was the first legal corporation representing Pastor Russell's ministry in Europe (Two previous such organizations, the Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society, and the People's Pulpit Association, had already existed in the USA). Followers of the Watchtower movement worldwide had been known as International Bible Students until 1931, after which they became known as J. Witnesses. Most publications were authored by the then president of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society, Judge Joseph Franklin Rutherford.

Rutherford was born to a Baptist farm family in Morgan County, Missouri on November 8, 1869. Harboring an interest in law for many years, his father initially opposed his interests in law studies, but eventually relented and allowed him to go to college. After completing his education, he worked as a court reporter and was admitted to the bar at Boonville, Missouri. Later he became a special, or substitute judge in the same Fourteenth Judicial District of Missouri. Because of this background in law he was often referred to as "Judge Rutherford", a name he carried with him for the rest of his life.

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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
America-South America:    Checked
Polemics:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica