Ohalei Judah

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Lot 121
Judah Aryeh ben Zevi Hirsch

Ohalei Judah

First edition. Title within typographic border. On title, owner’s signature: “Meir Cohen.” ff. (4), 57. Foxing. Vellum-backed boards. 4to Vinograd, Jessnitz 1

Jessnitz: Israel ben Abraham 1719

Est: $300 - $500
Hebrew dictionary that goes into some depth concerning the derivation of terms. The author was a native of Carpentras, Provence. In his Introduction, R. Judah Aryeh proposes that the name Chavah (Eve) means a conversationalist or talkative creature. He quotes a theory that conversationalism was implanted in woman’s nature so that she would be distracted from the painful labor of childbirth. Thus does he explain the verse in Genesis 3:20: “And the man called his wife’s name Eve because she was the mother of all living.”