Moses Mendelssohn: Band 18: Hebräische Schriften II,5

The Pentateuch: The forth and fifth book of Moses.

Edited by Werner Weinberg.
8*, 542 p., 15,6 x 20,9 cm.
ISBN 978-3-7728-1027-5
Single price:
€ 236.–

Volumes 15 to 18 provide a reproduction of Mendelssohn’s Pentateuch edition (›Netivot ha schalom‹ – ›The Paths of Peace‹, Berlin: George Friedrich Starcke 1780–1783), as well as a translation of the Song of Solomon (›Megillat schir ha-schirim‹, Berlin: Jüdische Freischule 1784/85). In addition to the biblical text, the Pentateuch edition includes Mendelssohn’s German translation, the commentary (›Biur‹) which he wrote together with his colleagues Salomo Dubno, Naftali Herz Wessely, Aaron Jaroslaw and Herz Homberg as well as the Masoretic texts by Salomo Dubno and Schalom Meseritz (›Tikkun sofrim‹). At the beginning of this edition there are approbations, a treatise and a poem by Wessely, the fragmentary introduction by Dubno, Mendelssohn‘s own introduction as well as a list of subscribers. The introduction gives a detailed description of the origins and the reception of this pivotal work of Jewish Enlightenment.

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