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Hebrew and English Lexicon, Selig Newman, London 1834

ספר השרשים - Only Edition

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  • Lot Number 54465
  • Title (English) Hebrew and English Lexicon
  • Title (Hebrew) ספר השרשים
  • Note Only Edition
  • Author Selig Newman
  • City London
  • Publisher B. Wertheim
  • Publication Date 1834
  • Estimated Price - Low 300
  • Estimated Price - High 600

  • Item # 2620538
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Physical Description

Only editon, viii, 732 pp., quarto, 215:128 mm., wide margins, light age staining.. A very good copy bound in contemporary boards, rubbed.


Detail Description

Selig Newman was a German Hebraist; he "was educated at Posen, but in 1814 went to England and was appointed minister to the Plymouth [Jewish] congregation, teaching Hebrew at the same time at the University of Oxford. His faith debarred him from a professorship, but among his pupils were numbered many distinguished Christian and Jewish scholars. While in London Newman took part in a spirited debate with some Christians on the Messianic prophecies. At an advanced age he sailed for America and settled in New York, gaining a livelihood as teacher and writer. In 1850 he published a work entitled 'The Challenge Accepted, ' consisting of a series of dialogues between a Jew and a Christian respecting the fulfilment of the prophecies on the advent of the Messiah. He published also: 'Emendations of the English Version of the Old Testament, ' 1839; a 'Hebrew and English Lexicon, ' 1841; and a Hebrew grammar, which was much used for elementary instruction among English Jews.

f.t.: A Hebrew and English Lexicon containing all the words of tyhe Old Testament with the Chaldee words in Daniel, Ezra, and the Targums; and also the Talmudical and Rabbinical words dericed from them.

Roth, Magna p. 370, # 67-68 (gives 3 additional pp.)