THE ARABIC COMMENTARY OF SALMON BEN YERUHAM THE KARAITE ON THE BOOK OF PSALMS, CHAPTERS 42-72

Salmon Ben Yeroham; Lawrence Marwick

Published by Philadelphia, Dropsie College For Hebrew And Cognate Learning, 1956
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Original Stiff Wraps. 8vo. 121 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In Judeo-Arabic in Hebrew characters. Edited from the unique manuscripts in the State Public Library in Leningrad by Lawrence Marwick. Solomon ben Jeroham was a "Karaite exegete and controversialist; flourished at Jerusalem between 940 and 960. He was considered one of the greatest authorities among the Karaites, by whom he is called 'the Wise' ('ha-Hakam') His commentary on the Psalms breathes a deep hatred of all foreign nations; and he repeatedly denounces the study of secular subjects. He would not allow the Karaites to study even foreign languages, still less philosophical works. The theories of Euclid and Ptolemy were, in his opinion, contrary to the teachings of the Law. " - 1906 JE. The editor, Lawrence Marwick, was head of the Hebraic section of the Library of Congress for thirty years, and served for 17 years as adjunct professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies at Dropsie College for Hebrew and Cognate Learning in Philadelphia and taught courses in Semitic languages and Israeli literature at New York University. Subjects: Karaites. Exegese. Karaites. Commentaries. Bible. Psalms Commentaries. Light soiling to wraps, otherwise very clean and fresh. Very good condition. (RAB-58-7). Bookseller Inventory # 34446

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Title: THE ARABIC COMMENTARY OF SALMON BEN YERUHAM ...

Publisher: Philadelphia, Dropsie College For Hebrew And Cognate Learning

Publication Date: 1956

Binding: Softcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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