“The Law of God, Volume the Fourth, Book of Numbers”

“The Law of God, Volume the Fourth, Book of Numbers”

Collection ID

BIB.001417

Type

Bible - Printed Book

Date

1845

Geography

Philadelphia,, Pennsylvania (United States)

Language

Hebrew and English

Medium

Printed on paper

Dimensions

7.8 × 1.2 × 0.9 in. (20 × 3 × 2.4 cm)

Exhibit Location

On view in The History of the Bible, Bibles for Everyone


This volume is part of the first English translation of the Hebrew Bible composed and printed in the United States. It was written by Isaac Leeser (1806–1868), who served as hazzan, or cantor, at Congregation Mikveh Israel and later as leader of Congregation Beth El Emeth, both in Philadelphia. Leeser was an important leader, both locally in Philadelphia as well as on the national level. He founded educational institutions and published a number of books and magazines through which he promoted his vision of Judaism, among them this translation of the Hebrew Bible.

Printed in 1845 by C. Sherman, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Purchased by Christian Heritage Museum, Hagerstown, Maryland; Acquired in 2010 by Green Collection, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Donated in 2017 to National Christian Foundation (later The Signatry) under the curatorial care of Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC.

description

This volume is part of the first English translation of the Hebrew Bible composed and printed in the United States. It was written by Isaac Leeser (1806–1868), who served as hazzan, or cantor, at Congregation Mikveh Israel and later as leader of Congregation Beth El Emeth, both in Philadelphia. Leeser was an important leader, both locally in Philadelphia as well as on the national level. He founded educational institutions and published a number of books and magazines through which he promoted his vision of Judaism, among them this translation of the Hebrew Bible.


provenance

Printed in 1845 by C. Sherman, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Purchased by Christian Heritage Museum, Hagerstown, Maryland; Acquired in 2010 by Green Collection, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Donated in 2017 to National Christian Foundation (later The Signatry) under the curatorial care of Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC.


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