THE CONCILIATOR OF R. MANASSEH BEN ISRAEL. A RECONCILEMENT OF THE APPARENT CONTRADICTIONS IN HOLY SCRIPTURE TO WHICH ARE ADDED EXPLANATORY NOTES AND BIOGRAPHICAL NOTICES OF THE QUOTED AUTHORITIES BY E.H.LINDO. COMPLETE IN 2 VOLUMES

Menasse Ben Israel

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London, 1842.1st English edition. Period leather, 8vo, XXXII+312+336 pages. Manasseh (Menasseh) Ben Israel (1604-1657), was an "Amsterdam scholar, printer and diplomat. Manasseh .became a member of the Hevrah for Talmud Torah at the age of 12, began to frequent the yeshivot when he was 14, made his first public oration in Portuguese when he was 15, and at 17 wrote his first book, Safah Berurah, a grammatical work (unpublished and known from two manuscripts). His extraordinarily extensive knowledge in the theological rather than the talmudic sphere and his linguistic abilities made him a forerunner of the Jewish scholars of the 19th century who attempted to present Judaism in a sympathetic manner acceptable to the Christian world. He founded the earliest Jewish Hebrew printing press in Amsterdam (1626), where he continued to publish works in Hebrew, Yiddish, Latin, Spanish, Portuguese (and some in Dutch or English) for the remainder of his life.The first part of his [Menasseh's] Conciliador (1632, in Spanish; 1633 in a Latin translation by Dionysius Vossius), reconciling apparently discordant biblical passages, gained him a great reputation in Christian circles (the remaining three parts appeared in Spanish only, 1641–51).The Manasseh b. Israel press, which was not always in his own hands, published about 80 titles. For these works, as well as his synagogue sermons (at which gentile scholars and notables were often present), he was regarded in the world of scholarship as the leading representative of Hebrew learning. In May 1642 he was honored to deliver an official address of welcome to Queen Henrietta Maria of England, her daughter Mary, and their hosts Stadtholder Frederick Henry and his son William (II) in the Portuguese synagogue at the Houtgracht" (Roth & Offenberg in EJ, 2007) This is the first appearance of Menasse ben Israel’s classic work in English. Ex-library, Spines and inside hinges somewhat crudely repaired with cloth tape, otherwise Good and solid. (sef-50-15). Bookseller Inventory # 35048

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