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Zeved Binyamin, R. Benjamin Wolf Grishaber, Karlsruhe 1783

זבד בנימין - Only Edition

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  • Lot Number 53908
  • Title (English) Zeved Binyamin
  • Title (Hebrew) זבד בנימין
  • Note Only Edition
  • Author R. Benjamin Wolf ben Reuben Zeligman Grishaber
  • City Karlsruhe
  • Publisher דפוס מאקילאט
  • Publication Date 1783
  • Estimated Price - Low 200
  • Estimated Price - High 500

  • Item # 2486148
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Physical Description:

Only edition, octavo, 160:108 mm. 144 pp., usual light age staining, wide margins. A good copy bound in contemporary boards, rubbed.


Detailed Description:   

Only edition of this unusual work on gematriot and related subjects by R. Benjamin Wolf ben Reuben Zeligman Grishaber. The text of the title-page begins that it is a work of small size but of great quality. Zeved Binyamin has approbations from R. Jedidiah Thia Wiel, R. Abraham Benjamin Wolf ben Samuel ha-Levi, and R. Jacob Katzenelbogen. Moshe N Rosenfeld describes Zeved Binyamin as being “on the meaning of letters in the Hebrew alphabet with some explanations in order of the Parshiot in the Pentateuch. Some novels in the name of the author’s son ח"ש. Zeved Binyamin concludes with an acrostic based on the alphabet and the author’s name. 

R. Benjamin Wolf ben Reuben Zeligman Grishaber served as shamash and shohet in Karlsruhe. Reference is made on the title page to Carl Friedrich (1746-1811) on the title page. He was the Margrave of of the Baden-Durlach who issued a decree freeing the Jews from serfdom and allowing them to reside wherever they pleased and freeing them from a "Todfall"; tax, paid to the clergy for each Jewish burial.


Hebrew Description:

ספר זבד בנימין : ... על אחדותו ... של השב"ה [השם ברוך הוא] ... שחיבר ר’ בנימין וואלף ב"ה ראובן זעליגמן ז"ל שמש ונאמן ושוחט דמתא בק"ק גריסהאבר ...

מסודר לפי פרשיות התורה, בדרך רמזים וגימטריאות. עם חידושים מאת ר’ ברוך, בן המחבר.



BE bet 20; JE; Moshe N Rosenfeld, Jewish printing in Karlsruhe; Vinograd Karlsruhe 19, Bibliography of the Hebrew Book 1470-1960 #000117990