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Bidding Information
Lot #    5466
Auction End Date    9/16/2003 10:02:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Ginat Betan
Title (Hebrew)    גינת ביתן
Author    [Ms. - Kabbalah - Unpublished]
City    Morocco?
Publication Date    17th cent.
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   3-168 ff., 154:108 mm., 18-20 lines per page, Sephardic scipt, edges rounded, age stained, bound in contemporary full leather boards, wormed and rubbed. Lacks initial 3 pp.
          
Paragraph 1    We thank Prof. Joseph Abibi for his description of this lot. In his letter, reproduced below, he states that to date he has not seen a copy, of this rare work, as complete as this one.
          
Detailed
Description
   A commonly quoted yet unpublished manuscript. Ginat Betan, by R. Isaac b. Abraham Ha'Kohen of Morocco (d. c.1619), is a commentary on the 613 precepts and their relation to the Kabbalistic tree. The work contains several drawings to reflect the assimilation of the subjects.

R. Isaac b. Abraham Ha'Kohen was a student of the Moroccan kabbalist, R. Moses ben Maimon Albaz, author of Heikhal Kodesh. Very little is known about his life.

          
Reference
Description
   Malkei Rabanon, p. 77v
        
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Listing Classification
Period
17th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Other:    North Africa
  
Subject
  
Kabbalah:    Checked
  
Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
Other:    Book
  
Kind of Judaica