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Lot #    7447
Auction End Date    6/8/2004 3:06:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Pa'ne'ah Raza
Title (Hebrew)    פענח רזא
Author    [Kabbalah] R. Isaac b. Judah ha-Levi
City    Amsterdam
Publisher    Casper Sten
Publication Date    1697
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Second edition. [2], 66 ff., 182:108 mm., nice margins, crisp edges, old hand on title, usual light age staining, few minor wormholes(?) in final f. A very good copy bound in modern full calf boards, tooled in blind.
   Kabbalistic and ethical commentary to the Pentateuch in which literal interpretations ("peshat") are frequently intermingled with "notarikon" and "gematriot."

R. Isaac b. Judah ha-Levi, French exegete and tosafist; lived at Sens, probably, in the second half of the thirteenth century. He was the pupil of R. Hayyim of Falaise. The authorities quoted by R. Isaac are Joseph Kara, R. Joseph Bekor Shor, R. Judah he-Hasid, R. Eleazar of Worms, R. Hayyim of Falaise, and many other tosafists. The "Pa'aneah Raza" was first published at Prague in 1607, from an incomplete manuscript, by R. Isaac Cohen, the son-in-law of R. Jacob Mölin. Complete copies of the work, with a postscript, and a poem containing the name of the compiler in acrostic, are extant in manuscript in the Bodleian and other European libraries. R. Isaac wrote tosafot to the Talmud, and is called "Ba'al Tosafot mi-Shans" (The Tosafist of Sens).

Paragraph 2    ... קמו ... השותפי' (יהודא ליב בהחסיד מוהרר יואל סגל זצלה"ה דיין בק"ק פוזנא חתן מוהרר שמואל בהרר יום טוב זל מפילא, שמואל במהורר זאב וואלוף בהחסיד ... ר' אפרים פישל זצלהה מלבוב חתן ... ר' בער מקראקא) ... להדפיסו פעם שנית ... במצות ... ר' שלמה זלמן בהר"ר דוד הכהן ז"ל ה"ר בארגר חתן ... ר' דוד נר"ו דיינא רבא בק"ק צילץ ...

הסכמות רבני אמשטרדם: ר' יעקב ששפורטש, ה כסלו תנ"ח; ר' משה יהודא ב"ר קלונימוס הכהן, א של ראש-חודש כסלו תנ"ח.

   Fuks, Holland, v. II # 556; CD-EPI 0136758; JE
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Listing Classification
17th Century:    Checked
Holland:    Checked
Kabbalah:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
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