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Lot #    9525
Auction End Date    2/15/2005 3:44:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Naftulei Elokim
Title (Hebrew)    ספר נפתלי [ביאורים על פירוש רבינו בחיי על התורה]
Author    [Kabbalah] R. Naphtali Hertz Treves
City    Cracow
Publisher    [Isaac b. Aaron of Prostiz]
Publication Date    1593
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [17] ff., 306:191 mm., wide margins, light age staining, scattered worming affecting letters, margin expertly extended on final f. affecting text. A good copy bound in modern full leather boards. Includes the oft lacking page of the Kabbalistic Ten Counts.
   Supercommentary on Rabeinu Bahya b. Asher's commentary on Torah.

R. Naphtali Hertz Treves (Drifzan, c. 1465-1537) was likewise the author of the kabbalistic commentary Dikduk Tefillah, on the prayer book Malah ha-Arez De'ah (Thuengen, 1560). He was cantor in Frankfort on the Main and was renowned as "the great kabbalist." Treves is a ramified family which produced scores of scholars, rabbis, and communal workers. It is usually assumed that the family's origins were in Troyes, France, Rashi's birthplace, from where it spread throughout Italy and Germany. Others hold that it came from Treviso near Venice, Italy, in the 14th century, while a third opinion is that it originated in Trier (Germany), called TrIves in French. In France members of the family were called Triverzans and in Germany, Drifzan. Branches of the family spread through the different countries of Europe from the 14th to the 20th centuries. From the original family there afterward branched off the Trefouse, Dreyfuss, and Tribas families.

Paragraph 2    הקדמה. נפתלי אלדים נפתלתי ונתחברתי ... בפירושי התורה ... להקדים שמיעה וקבלה מפיהם ומפי כתבם ... אבא במגילת סתרים את אשר הבנתי בין הספרי' ... על הספר רבי' בחיי בן אשר להעמידני בפירושיו .. אלקטה נא באומרים

ספירת דפים משובשת. נדפס ללא שער. קולופון: ותשלם המלאכה בחדש שבט שמח"ה לפק פה קראקא ...

   Vinograd, Cracow 160 (JUNL copy incomplete, wrong pagination); CD-EPI 0134991; EJ
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Listing Classification
16th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
Kabbalah:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
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