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The Resource Sefer Or ha-śekhel : kolel beʼur ha-midrashim ha-nidrashim .. ba-ḥamishah ḥumshe ha-Torah uva-ḥamesh megilot ..., Avraham n. Gedalyah ben Asher ; ʻim moreh maḳom ... Shenuʼur b.k. ha-r. Yehudah le-vet Falḳon

Sefer Or ha-śekhel : kolel beʼur ha-midrashim ha-nidrashim .. ba-ḥamishah ḥumshe ha-Torah uva-ḥamesh megilot ..., Avraham n. Gedalyah ben Asher ; ʻim moreh maḳom ... Shenuʼur b.k. ha-r. Yehudah le-vet Falḳon

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Sefer Or ha-śekhel : kolel beʼur ha-midrashim ha-nidrashim .. ba-ḥamishah ḥumshe ha-Torah uva-ḥamesh megilot ...
Title
Sefer Or ha-śekhel
Title remainder
kolel beʼur ha-midrashim ha-nidrashim .. ba-ḥamishah ḥumshe ha-Torah uva-ḥamesh megilot ...
Statement of responsibility
Avraham n. Gedalyah ben Asher ; ʻim moreh maḳom ... Shenuʼur b.k. ha-r. Yehudah le-vet Falḳon
Title variation
Or ha-śekhel
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Contributor
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Subject
Genre
Language
heb
Summary
Sole edition of a commentary on Bereshit Rabbah by R. Abraham ben Gedaliah ibn Asher.
Member of
Cataloging source
UkLJ
Citation location within source
  • pages 592-593
  • 4185
  • page 350
  • I:6 (with date of 1568)
Citation source
  • Wachstein, II, 269; Roest, p. 810, Anhang, 85
  • Heller, M.J. Sixteenth century Hebrew book
  • Steinschneider, M. Cat. librorum hebraeorum
  • Amram, D.W. Makers of Hebrew books in Italy
  • Fürst, J. Bibliotheca judaica
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Summary expansion
Born in Safed, Asher was a student of R. Joseph Caro, with whom he corresponded in later years, and an associate of R. Moses Alshekh. R. Asher is also known as one of the sages of Aram Zoba. His brother-in-law, R. Shneor ben Judah Falcon, brought Or ha-Sekhel to press. Asher's commentary covers the complate Torah and five Megillot, each book with its own title. However, the present volume, which contains the commentary of Rashi and Midrash rabbah on Genesis, entitled Ma'adanei Melekh, is the only volume from Asher's commentary to have been printed. Text is based on the 1545 Venice edition of Midrash Rabbot. R. Asher's purpose was to prepare a corrected text of the Midrash through the examination of manuscripts and a comparison of variant readings, which he notes in his commentary, generally referred to as Sifer Aba
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Sefer Or ha-śekhel : kolel beʼur ha-midrashim ha-nidrashim .. ba-ḥamishah ḥumshe ha-Torah uva-ḥamesh megilot ..., Avraham n. Gedalyah ben Asher ; ʻim moreh maḳom ... Shenuʼur b.k. ha-r. Yehudah le-vet Falḳon
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Publication
Note
  • Title page states that printing was begun 14 Tammuz 327 [1 July 1567], and completed 15 Kislev 328 [27 Nov. 1567]
  • With introductions by Abraham ben Gedaliah ibn Asher and Samuel Kasani
  • Signatures (in Hebrew and arabic characters): 1-326
  • Woodcuts: Griffio's device on title page, featuring a griffin holding a stone in its claws from which a winged globe is suspended, with accompanying verses in Hebrew on three sides; each letter of beginning of title in a small decorative cartouche; initial words of most but not all parashiot are in an ornamental cartouche arranged across the width of the page
  • Text printed in Hebrew type; text in middle of page in square letters, with commentary attributed to Rashi in the inner margin, and that of Aba (Abraham ben Asher) in the outer margin, both in rabbinic letters. Biblical references are in the very outer margin.
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
32 cm (folio)
Extent
192 [i.e. 384] pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: Bound in tan and green printed paper over tan leather boards; gold-stamped spine titles in Hebrew characters; new cream endpapers. Purchase, William H. Schab Gallery, 1991.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)123012493
  • ucoclc123012493
Label
Sefer Or ha-śekhel : kolel beʼur ha-midrashim ha-nidrashim .. ba-ḥamishah ḥumshe ha-Torah uva-ḥamesh megilot ..., Avraham n. Gedalyah ben Asher ; ʻim moreh maḳom ... Shenuʼur b.k. ha-r. Yehudah le-vet Falḳon
Publication
Note
  • Title page states that printing was begun 14 Tammuz 327 [1 July 1567], and completed 15 Kislev 328 [27 Nov. 1567]
  • With introductions by Abraham ben Gedaliah ibn Asher and Samuel Kasani
  • Signatures (in Hebrew and arabic characters): 1-326
  • Woodcuts: Griffio's device on title page, featuring a griffin holding a stone in its claws from which a winged globe is suspended, with accompanying verses in Hebrew on three sides; each letter of beginning of title in a small decorative cartouche; initial words of most but not all parashiot are in an ornamental cartouche arranged across the width of the page
  • Text printed in Hebrew type; text in middle of page in square letters, with commentary attributed to Rashi in the inner margin, and that of Aba (Abraham ben Asher) in the outer margin, both in rabbinic letters. Biblical references are in the very outer margin.
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
32 cm (folio)
Extent
192 [i.e. 384] pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: Bound in tan and green printed paper over tan leather boards; gold-stamped spine titles in Hebrew characters; new cream endpapers. Purchase, William H. Schab Gallery, 1991.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)123012493
  • ucoclc123012493

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