ABRAVANEL, DON ISAAC, and MOSES ALSHEKH. D. Isaaci Abrabanielis e. R. Mosis Alschechi Comment. in Esaiæ Prophetiam 30. Leiden: Bonaventure & Abraham Elzevir, 1631.

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ABRAVANEL, DON ISAAC, and MOSES ALSHEKH.
D. Isaaci Abrabanielis e. R. Mosis Alschechi Comment. in Esaiæ Prophetiam 30. Leiden: Bonaventure & Abraham Elzevir, 1631.

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10 Dec 2013, 13:00 EST

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ABRAVANEL, DON ISAAC, and MOSES ALSHEKH.
D. Isaaci Abrabanielis e. R. Mosis Alschechi Comment. in Esaiæ Prophetiam 30. Leiden: Bonaventure & Abraham Elzevir, 1631.
8vo (150 x 92 mm). †8 a-t8. [16], 291, [13] pp. Text in Latin and Hebrew. Title in red and black, woodcut head and tailpieces. Contemporary calf, re-backed with portion of original spine laid down, covers rubbed. Scholarly marginalia attributed to Solomon Freihoff.
Provenance: Hebrew annotations to title and fly-leaves in a contemporary hand; Aaron Cappel of Hoekberg (early ownership inscriptions); Solomon B. Freehof (ownership inscription dated 1922); Samuel Freihoff (bookplate).

FIRST EDITION translated by Constantin L'Empereur (1591-1648), a prominent Dutch Hebraist, whose goal was "to give a complete understanding of the satisfaction of Christ." Both Abravanel and Alshekh deal with the nature of the Messiah and the messianic era. Vinograd, Leiden 36, Fuks, Leiden 47, Willems 35, Aaron L. Katchen, et. al. Christian Hebraism: The Study of Jewish Culture by Christian Scholars in the Medieval and Early Modern Times., 91.
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