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Bidding Information
Lot #    9421
Auction End Date    2/15/2005 2:00:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    A Dissertation on the Civil Government
Title (Hebrew)    of the Hebrews
Author    Moses Lowman
City    London
Publisher    John Noon
Publication Date    1745
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   viii, 366, [10] pp., 205:128 mm., usual light age staining. A very good copy bound in the original full leather boards, split on hinge.
          
Detailed
Description
   A Dissertation on the Civil Government of the Hebrews, in which the true designs, and nature of their Government are explained; the justice, wisdom and goodness of the Mosaical Constitutions are vindicated: in particular from some late, unfair and false representations of them [by T. Morgan] in the Moral Philosopher. Second edition.. To which is added an Appendix ... and considerations on the Rev. Mr. Foster's Discourse of the Jewish Theocracy.

The author was a non-conformist divine, born in London, who studied theology at Leyden and Utrecht. “... Lowman was chiefly learned in Jewish antiquities, and his reputation rests on his ‘dissertation on the Civil Government of the Hebrews’ written in 1740..... in answer to Morgan’s ‘Moral Philosopher’, and said to have been approved by Dr. Sherlock and other church-men.”

          
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Listing Classification
Period
  
18th Century:    Checked
  
Location
England:    Checked
  
Subject
  
Characteristic
Language:    English
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica