TYPE: Book (Set)
COMPONENTS: Three parts (later prophets, scriptures, twelve prophets); two volumes (scriptures and twelve prophets bound as one); about 1,000 pages. Pentateuch was not published in this edition. Later prophets: complete, including title page, in later cloth covers. Covers loose, a few pages loose, some wear from use. Scriptures: complete, lacking only title page. Bound with first page mispaginated, mound at end is minor prophets volume. Bound in contemporary leather with later spine. Twelve prophets: published without a title page
CONDITION: Later prophets volume: complete, including title page, in later cloth covers. Covers loose, a few pages loose, some wear from use. Scriptures volume: complete, lacking just title page. Bound with first page mis-paginated, ound at end is minor prophets volume. Bound in contemporary leather with later spine. 12 prophets: The twelve prophets vol. was published without a title pag
NOTES: A great piece of history. Note that this edition precedes the Amsterdam Yiddish Bible edition by many years. Once in the collection of Marcus Lehmann of Mainz, who was a prominent Rabbi and writer in the German Jewish community. Very rare! A search through various library catalogs worldwide and oclc located just four libraries with copies worldwide, mostly incomplete. All of JNUL's copies are incomplete or damaged.
LANGUAGE
Language: Hebrew
ITEM ID: 1122

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Commoners’ Jewish Bible with Commentary

DATE
Year: 1675
Decade: 1670s
Century: 17th (1601-1700)

Three parts of an extremely rare and important edition of the Jewish Bible, made not for scholars, but for the common Jewish men and women in the 17th century. It includes the text of the Bible and Rashi commentary in Hebrew with a paraphrase into Yiddish by Jacob ben Isaac Ashkenazi – a continuation of his Tseʼena u-reʼena, a Yiddish paraphrase on the PentateuchThere were originally four parts published: earlier prophets, later prophets, scriptures and twelve prophets. The volumes were called the Ha Magid, which literally means “the book that tells” or “the messenger book” in the biblical sense, as in “the messenger came to David saying” in 2 Samuel 15:13, is a similar compilation on the Prophets and Hagiographa

ARTISTS
Name: Jacob ben Isaac Ashkenazi (Rabbi)
Type: Commentator
Born In: Janów (near Lublin, Poland)
Artists Dates: 1550–1625
Artist Information: aka Yaakov ben Yitzchak Ashkenazi, the famous author of Tseno Urena, sometimes called the "Women's Bible", a Yiddish-language prose work written in the 1590s whose structure parallels the weekly portions of the Pentateuch and Haftorahs used in Shabbat services