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De Legibus Hebraeorum Ritualibus Et Earum Rationibus, Libri Tres. John Spencer.
De Legibus Hebraeorum Ritualibus Et Earum Rationibus, Libri Tres...
De Legibus Hebraeorum Ritualibus Et Earum Rationibus, Libri Tres...
De Legibus Hebraeorum Ritualibus Et Earum Rationibus, Libri Tres...

De Legibus Hebraeorum Ritualibus Et Earum Rationibus, Libri Tres...

First Edition of Spencer's Pioneering Work of Comparative Religion and Law Spencer, John [1630-1693]. De Legibus Hebraeorum Ritualibus Et Earum Rationibus, Libri Tres. Primo, Fuse Agitur de Rationibus Legum Judaicarum Generalibus. Huic Ad Calcem Additur Dissertatio Breviuscula de Theocratia Judaica. Secundo, De Legibus Mosaicis Quibus Zabiorum Ritus Occasionem Dedere Fuse Disseritur. Huic, Ob Argumenti Vicinitatem, Adjicitur Dissertatio In Decretum Illud Apostolicum, Act. 15. 20. Ut Abstineant A Pollutionibus Idolorum, & A Fornicatione, & A Suffocato, & A Sanguine, Tertio, De Iis Hebraerum Legibus & Institutis Agitur, Quibus Gentium Usus Occasionem Praeuit. Hic Octo Dissertationibus Absolutus Est. Harum I. Generalius Agitur De Ritibus E Gentium Moribus In Legem Translatis. II. De Origine Sacrificiorum. III. De purificationibus. IV. De Neomeniis. V. De Arca & Cherubinis. VI. De Templo. VII. De Origine [ton] Urim & Thummim. VIII. De Hirco Emissario. Cambridge: Ex Officina Joan. Hayes, 1685. [xvi], 1051, [1] pp. With a half-title. Three parts, second and third parts preceded by divisional title pages. Folio (12-1/2" x 8"). Recent period-style three-quarter calf over marbled boards, gilt edged raised bands and lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. Negligible light rubbing to extremities. Title page printed in red and black. Moderate toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, light spotting to a few leaves, brief later annotation to p. 402, later owner annotation to head of title page. $1,750. * First edition. Spencer was the master of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. His pioneering study outlines the rituals and laws of the Jews and other Semitic peoples and proposes that Judaism was not the earliest of religions. A landmark work, it laid the "foundations of the science of comparative religion.": Encyclopedia Judaica XV:261. English Short-Title Catalogue R13440.

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