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Obj. ID: 40684  Philologus Hebraeo-mixtus by Johannes Leusden, Leiden, 1699

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Philologus Hebraeo-mixtus by Johannes Leusden | Unknown
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Gross Family Collection No.
NHB.338
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This text was prepared by William Gross:

Philologus Hebraeo-Mixtus, unà cum Spicilegio philologico, continente decem quaestionum & positionum praecipuè philologico-Hebraicarum & Judaicarum centurias by Johann Leusden. Leiden-Utrecht: Jordani Luchtmanni et Guilielmi à Poolsum, 1699. Latin and some Hebrew. Book about the Jewish religion and philosophy by Johann Leusden (1624-1699), Dutch theologian and Hebraist, professor of Hebrew in the University of Utrecht. Accompanied by fine engravings, depicting various Jewish customs: baking Matzot, lighting Shabbat candles, Huppa, Brith Milah, and more.
The 3rd edition of Leusden’s study of Jewish religious life and customs, philosophy and history, and the second edition to employ copper engraved illustrations (the first edition used woodcuts).
The work includes tens of attractive illustrations depicting Jewish customs of the time: mother and daughters preparing their home for Passover, haircut on Lag B’Omer, distributing candy to children on Simchat Torah, circumcision, baking matzot, lighting Shabbat candles, wedding canopy, laying tefilin, blowing the shofar, Megillat Esther, and the mezuzah.
Johannes Leusden was a Dutch Hebraist and theologian, a professor of Hebrew language at the University of Utrecht, and one of the most prominent Bible experts of his time. In addition to authoring many books on Judaism, the Bible and Hebrew philology, he worked with the Amsterdam rabbi and book printer Joseph Athias to published the first edition of the Hebrew Bible with numbered verses.
[18], 489, [11] pp. [9] engraving plates

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