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Lot #    35316
Auction End Date    7/17/2012 2:15:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Bible
Title (Hebrew)    '
Author    [Bible] Isaiah b. Hayyim Hochstaedter
City    Karlsruhe
Publisher    Groosh. priv. hebr. Buchdruckery
Publication Date    1805-27
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   5 (of 12) volumes, 200:120 mm., lighty age and damp staining. Very good copies bound in modern boards. This edition of the Bible streched for well over a decade with many of the volumes unrecorded, all are rare.
   Joshua & Judges (1805), Samuel (1826), Kings (1826), Isaiah (1827), Minor Prophets (1827), with commentaries and translation into German. The title page lists the contents, that is, the biblical book and that the text is accompanied by the commentaries of Rashi, Ibn Ezra, Mikhlal Yofi, and, in bold letters, translated into Ashkenaz (Judeo-German, Yiddish) by Isaiah (Jesaias) ben Hayyim Hochstaedter. There is a dedication by the translator to his father and teacher, R. Hayyim ben Isaac Isaiah ben Hayyim Hochstaedter and to his mother and teacher, Sarah. from their son whose soul is bound with their souls (cf. Genesis 44:30) followed by Hochstaedters introduction.

Within the volume the biblical text is in square vocalized Hebrew in the outer column at the top of the page. To the left in square unvocalized Hebrew letters is Hochstadters Ashkenaz translation. Below, in the inner column, is Rashi and next to it, in the outer column, is the commentary of R. Abraham ibn Ezra, both in rabbinic type. Below, across the width of the page in square letters, is the commentary Mikhlal Yofi. All together an attractive compendium of biblical commentaries with a German targum.

   Vinograd, Karlsruhe (only 2 listed) 72, 75; Rosenfeld, Karlsruhe 56, 80, 81, 82, 83,
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
Bible:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew, Judeo-German
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica