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Lot #    26420
Auction End Date    3/23/2010 12:28:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Aystoar Delyahud
Title (Hebrew)    איסאוואר דליהוד
Author    R. Joseph ben David Genasiyah
City    Tunis
Publisher    Berami
Publication Date    1912
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [1], 59 pp. quarto 224:150 mm., usual age staining. A good copy bound in modern boards.
   Judeo-Arabic history of the Jews from the time of Ezra to until the present, translated by R. Joseph ben David Genasiyah from the work of R. Isaac Luria. The text is in square Hebrew letters, unvocalized. The book begins with the Babylonian exile and concludes with descriptions of various Jewish communities, such as Paras, Cush, and paragraphs on the Alliance Israel and Le Baron de Hirsch.

R. Joseph ben David Genasiyah (1879-1962) served as dayyan in the city of Katzmatina, first serving under the dayyan R. Nissim Alush. R. Genasiyah was considered among the foremost translators of sifrei kodesh, both Torah she-be-ktav and ba’al peh of western Jewry. He was responsible for one hundred thirty works encompassing the Bible, mishnayot, the Rif, Rambam, prayer books, as well as additional titles.In 1962 R. Genasiyah mad aliyah to Eretz Israel, settling in Dimona where he passed away.

Paragraph 2    מן זמן עזרא חתא לליום. מתרגמא בלערבי מן איסטוואר החו"ש [החכם ושלם] יצחק לוריא ... [מאת] יוסף גנאסייא ...

"תולדות היהודים, מן זמן עזרא עד היום, מתורגם לערבית מן ספר היסטוריה של החכם ושלם יצחק לוריא". ערבית באותיות עבריות. בסוף: "ע"י ... בנימין קושטא ... מו"ס [מוכר ספרים] בעי"ת תונס".

   Vannunu, Artzei ha-Levanon 2:952; CD-EPI 0327727
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
Other:    Tunis
History:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Judeo-Arabic
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica