Perush Al Ha’Torah [commentary to the Pentateuch]

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Lot 6

Perush Al Ha’Torah [commentary to the Pentateuch]

Third edition. Printers device on title. ff. (7),3-343,(9),(1),11. Stained in places, paper repairs to title and first few leaves. Contemporary brown mottled calf, rubbed. Folio Vinograd, Hanau 65

Hanau: Henoch Jacob 1710

Est: $200 - $300
Abrabanel endeavours to explain the general content of the Bible, its principles, views and moral teachings more than the actual meaning of the words and passages. Primarily a philosophical, theological, ethical and to some extent historical commentary, his method as an exegete is entirely novel, prefacing each section of each Book with a number of questions and then interpreting that section in such a manner as to gradually resolve them. See M. Waxman, vol. II, p. 47 and, in general, B. Netanyahu, Don Isaac Abravanel, Statesman & Philosopher (1968)