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Lot #    8628
Auction End Date    12/7/2004 12:12:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Pentateuch (Genesis-Exodus)
Title (Hebrew)    בראשית-שמות
Author    [Ms. - Bible]
City    [Yemen]
Publication Date    19th cent.
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [200+] ff., 230:170 mm., age and damp staining, ink on heavy paper, text in neat square Yeminite block letters, several ff. completed in a later hand, bound in contemporary leather boards, rubbed.
   Hebrew text with Targum, cantillation and pronunciation in lower symbols. For hundreds of years the Yemenite Jewish communities followed their traditional ways of secular and religious life, not being influenced by external trends and currents. Some customs in the Yemenite prayer rites go back to the prayer book of R. Saadiah Ga'on. From the 16th century on the Kabbalah and especially later its Lurianic school and system found its way to Yemen and influenced Jewish literary production in the areas of commentaries to the Bible, prayers, and liturgic poetry. All of this rich history is reflected in this work.
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Other:    Yemen
Bible:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
Other:    Bible
Kind of Judaica