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The Old Paths; or, a Comparison of the Principles and Doctrines of Modern Judaism with the Religion of Moses and the Prophets

McCaul, Rev. Alexander

Published by London Society's House, London, 1846
Condition: Good Hardcover
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Large octavo. XII, 660pp. Original gilt-stamped blue cloth with gold lettering on spine and front cover. McCaul is known to Jewish history as an active missionary to the Jews. His "Old Paths, Or, A Comparison of the Principles and Doctrines of Modern Judaism with the Religion of Moses and the Prophets" is an attack on Judaism from a Christian perspective, using the method of contrasting Rabbinic Judaism with the Bible, It was widely distributed among Jews in England, and translated into other languages, such as Hebrew (1839), German (1855), Yiddish (1876). With the publication of the Hebrew version (to say nothing of it's later availability in Yiddish) this book quickly became a thorn in the side of Jews there. The Hebrew version was produced by a man named Yechezkel Stanislaus Hoga, a Polish Jew who had converted to Christianity, and was living in England. Moderate rubbing along edges of binding. Minor fold mark along upper corner of very first pages. Minor and sporadic underlining in pencil on Table of Contents and between pp. 133-144. Binding and interior in overall good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 32768

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Title: The Old Paths; or, a Comparison of the ...

Publisher: London Society's House, London

Publication Date: 1846

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Edition: Second edition.

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