Derashoth al HaTorah [sermons to the Pentateuch].

AUCTION 74 | Thursday, November 09th, 2017 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters & Graphic Art

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Lot 192

Derashoth al HaTorah [sermons to the Pentateuch].

Second edition. Title within architectural arch. ff. 96. Light wear, trace stained and wormed, title repaired with stamps removed, previous owner’s marks. Modern blind-tooled mottled calf. Folio.


Est: $500 - $700
Ibn Shuaib lived in Spain in the first half of the 14th century and was a disciple of R. Solomon ibn Adret, (RaSHB”A) and later, teacher of R. Menachem ibn Zerach (author of Tzeidah LaDerech). The sermons of Ibn Shuaib are unique inasmuch as they are the only collection of sermons by a Rishon (medieval authority) that span the entire Pentateuch and cycle of the year. They were clearly written to be delivered before an audience, and only afterwards prepared for publication, as evidenced by both the homiletic style and reference to specific occasions.