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RODRIGUES MOREIRA, Jacob.

Kehilath Jahacob:

Being a vocabulary of words in the Hebrew Language.

Stock Code
101541
London, A. Alexander, 1773
£3,000

A scarce Talmud and holy scripture vocabulary, published by the pioneer of Hebrew printing in London A. Alexander.

Jacob Rodrigues Moreira was an educated Jewish author associated with the Haskalah movement. This lexicon is his only surviving publication. The work contains an approbation by Rabbi Moseh Cohen d'Azevedo (1720-1784), also known as the Haham of London (the Wise Man of the Spanish and Portuguese congregation of London). This biblical lexicon arranged in triple column, containing more than four thousand words idioms (each in Hebrew, English and Spanish) arranged in fifty-eight topical chapters. Moreira carefully arranged the Hebrew terms and phrases according to subject, coining new terms where needed and translated them to Spanish. His son, Haim Moreira, translated the terms to English. The final, 58th chapter contains an imaginary dialogue between the author and his son.

Alexander Alexander (Alexander ben Judah Leib) was one of the pioneers of the Hebrew

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Description

First edition. 4to, (265 x 215 mm); engraved Hebrew title page, additional English and Spanish title pages, approbation leaf by Rabbi Moseh Cohen de Azevedo in Spanish and Hebrew; Hebrew, English and Spanish index of the chapters and erratas; preface to the readers in Spanish and English; contemporary mottled calf with gilt panel, gilt spine in 6 compartments with red morocco label. First two title pages' edges browned and chipped, slight worming to few other leaves, not affecting text. [26], 183, [1]pp.

Bibliography

Vinograd, London 75. Alston XIV, 197. ESTC T168924. Roth B15.40. Not in Vancil or Zaunmuller.

Stock ID:101541

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