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Magen Avraham, R. Abraham b. Isaac Laniado (Aleppo), Venice 1603

מגן אברהם - First Edtion

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  • Lot Number 52726
  • Title (English) Magen Avraham
  • Title (Hebrew) מגן אברהם
  • Note First Edition
  • Author R. Abraham b. Isaac Laniado of Aleppo
  • City Venice
  • Publisher Daniel Zaniti
  • Publication Date 1603
  • Estimated Price - Low 1,000
  • Estimated Price - High 2,000

  • Item # 2229487
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 Physical Description

First edition. 120 ff., quarto, 182:130 mm., trimmed margins, age and damp staining, many sheets washed and extended, wormholes affecting words repaired, ff. 161-176 & final with small loss. A good working copy bound in modern half leather over boards.

Detail Description

Homilies by R. Abraham b. Isaac Laniado (1545-after 1618), biblical commentator, of Aleppo. In his youth R. Laniado studied in Safed, R. Joseph Caro being one of his teachers. After undergoing many hardships in this city he returned to Aleppo where he married the daughter of R. Samuel b. Abraham Laniado, who was apparently his uncle, and who provided for his support. R. Laniado was in Venice in 1603 and in that year saw to the publication of his father-in-law's work Keli Yekar, a commentary on the major prophets, and of his own work Magen Avraham, consisting of homilies. He also wrote Nekuddot ha-Kesef (Venice, 1619), a commentary to the Song of Songs which was published with the text, the Aramaic Targum, and a Ladino translation. In the introduction to this work, Laniado states that he also wrote a commentary to the Pentateuch entitled Torat Hesed, and to the Five Scrolls, the haftarot, Psalms, Proverbs, Job, and Daniel.

Hebrew Description

  חברו... ר' אברהם לנייאדו נר"ו... בפשטים... בתורה נביאים וכתוביםומאמרי ז"ל, והם שבעה עשר דרושים... והוגה בעיון... ע"י... ר' יצחק גרשון נר"ו...



Vinograd, Venice 964; StCB 4258 (1) col. 698; Zedner p. 19; EJ; Bibliography of the Hebrew Book 1470-1960  #000142271