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A Sketch of the Talmud; Sefer Yezirah, Isidor Kalisch, New York 1877

ספר יצירה - Kabbalah

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  • Lot Number 53193
  • Title (English) A Sketch of the Talmud; Sefer Yezirah
  • Title (Hebrew) ספר יצירה
  • Note Kabbalah
  • Author Isidor Kalisch
  • City New York
  • Publisher L. H. Frank & Co.
  • Publication Date 1877
  • Estimated Price - Low 300
  • Estimated Price - High 600

  • Item # 2335241
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Physical Description

Only edition. 38; 57 pp., 190:114 mm., usual light age staining, gilt edges. A very good copy bound in the original cloth boards, lightly rubbed.


Detail Description

Sepher Yezirah. A book on creation; or, the Jewish metaphysics of remote antiquity. With English translation, preface, explanatory notes and glossary, by Rev. Dr. Isidor Kalisch ... Bound with as issued:

A Sketch of the Talmud, the world renowned collection of Jewish traditions, by Rev. Dr. Isidor Kalisch...

The Book of Creation, the earliest extant Hebrew text of systematic, speculative thought. Its brevity - no more than 1,600 words altogether even in its longer version - allied to its obscure and at the same time laconic and enigmatic style, as well as its terminology, have no parallel in other works on related subjects. The result of all these factors was that for over 1,000 years the book was expounded in a great many different ways, and not even the scientific investigations conducted during the 19th century succeeded in arriving at unambiguous and final results.


Hebrew Description

מקור ותרגום, עמ' מול עמ'. המקור העברי מנוקד.



Singerman 2635; Deinard 359; Bibliography of the Hebrew Book 1470-1960 #000154976