- Lot Number 52415
- Title (English) Aderet Eliyahu
- Title (Hebrew) אדרת אליהו
- Note First Edition - Kabbalah
- Author R. Solomon b. Elijah Nissim
- City Livorno
- Publisher דפוס שלמה בילפורטי וחברו
- Publication Date 1855
- Estimated Price - Low 300
- Estimated Price - High 600
- Item # 2179744
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First edition, 47,  pp., octavo, 185:125 mm., wide margins, light age and damp staining. A very good copy bound in contemporary marbled paper over boards.
Rare - printed in small quantity and few survive.
Detail Description:The object of this polemic is the Vikkuah al Hokhmat ha-Kabbalah ve-al-Kadmut Sefer ha-Zohar (Gorizia,1852) of R. Samuel David Luzzatto (Shadal, 1800-65), who denies the antiquity of the Zohar, basing his arguments, to a large extent, on the later origin of vowels and accents and also declaring the tenets of mysticism alien to Judaism. R. Solomon b. Elijah Nissim on Mantua, in Adderei Eliyahu, proposes to refute the arguments of Vtkkuah al Hokhmat ha-Kabbalah. His tone can be seen from the introduction to this small book, where, while acknowledging the stature of Luzzatto, R. Nissim writes that he (Luzzatto) has done this evil among the Israel, and he (Nissim) would sin before G-d if he did not respond, for all the words of the Kabbalists are true and upright in their entirety, nothing false or twisted is in them. All the arguments assembled against them are mere drivel and of no consequence. R. Nissim then provides his proofs for the validity of the Zohar and Kabbalah in thirty-two letters (sections, alphabetically numbered). R. Nissim names the book after his father, R. Elijah Nissim.
בפרט יש לחשב שם הוי"ה במלואו.