“ALSHEKH’S COMMENTARIES BECAME VERY POPULAR”: MOSES ALSHEKH’S COMMENTARY ON THE BOOK OF GENESIS, 1710 AMSTERDAM EDITION
JUDAICA. Torat Moshe [Commentary on the Book of Genesis]. Amsterdam: Solomon Proops, 1710. Folio (10-1/2 by 16 inches), contemporary full dark brown calf rebacked in calf gilt, red morocco spine label, raised bands. $5300.
Amsterdam edition of Alshekh’s popular commentary on the Book of Genesis, a wide-margined, large folio copy in contemporary calf boards.
Rabbi Alshekh reworked his sermons into commentaries on most of the books of the Bible: “Alshekh’s commentaries, which are permeated with religious-ethical and religious-philosophical ideas supported by ample quotations from talmudic and midrashic sources, became very popular and have often been reprinted” (Encyclopaedia Judaica). Alshekh published his commentary on the Book of Genesis during his lifetime in Constantinople circa 1593; Moses’ son Hayyim later expanded his father’s commentary with an index. Text in Hebrew. Vinograd, Amsterdam 925.
Light embrowning, beautifully bound.