1979 pages. 'The English translation of [this book], in its greater part, was written down from [Guibbory's] mouth in Jerusalem and brought out from the power into execution by his secretary at his left David Horowitz.' Guibbory was a charismatic Messiah figure who wrote this commentary and interpretation of the Torah as a justification of his messianic claims. The book was published just prior to his arrival in the United States and was fraught with fraud, back-stabbing, claims of sexual abuse, and other elements of intrigue that often accompany new claimants to godhead. First edition (first printing). Trade issue (there were also 1,000 subscriber's copies supposedly signed by Guibbory, but actually signed by an imposter). With the 'Note to the reader of the first edition' laid in. A near fine copy in embossed blue covers with gold lettering on front cover and spine. Minor edge and corner wear. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Bible in the Hands of Its Creators: ...
Publisher: The Society of the Bible in the Hands of Its Creators
Publication Date: 1943
Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: First Edition
Book Description Society of the Bible in the Hands of Its Creators, Jerusalem, New York, 1943. Book Condition: Good. First edition. Small quarto, xxix, 1979 pages, blue cloth, 3-inch split in cloth of top joint of this thick, heavy volume. Bi-lingual, with Hebrew text and English translation in parallel columns. "Guibbory went to Palestine, where found a new home in the Cave of the Sanhedrin on the north side of Jerusalem. In the mid-[1920s], he announced that he was the Messiah, and some people started to believe him after he had predicted a severe earthquake. He also called himself the Lord of the Universe, the Last Incarnation of Jehovah, the Shepherd and New Moses. He gave arguments for these claims in a huge commentary on the Scriptures, in which he demonstrated that all prophets had predicted his own coming to this world. This book, called The Bible in the Hands of its Creators. Biblical Facts as They Are, Guibbory dictated to his disciple and secretary David Horowitz; after finishing the work, Guibbory anointed his assistant 'Messiah, Son of David' (1932). After his exit from the Cave of the Sanhedrin, he started a family in Jerusalem. He emigrated to the United States in 1943, after which he broke ties with Horowitz. . David Horowitz became a well-known diplomat who managed to secure the recognition of Israel as an independent state from several countries in 1948. Later, he worked for the United Nations and became a confidant of Dag Hammarskjold and U Thant.". Bookseller Inventory # 5416