Mekilta de-Rabbi Ishmael: A Critical Edition on the Basis of the Manuscripts and Early Editions with an English Translation, Introduction and Notes.
The Jewish Publication Society of America
Lauterbach, Jacob Z.
3 small octavo volumes. lxv, 255 + 292 + 271 pp. Blue cloth with gold lettering on spine and handsome golden logo on front cover of each volume. Bilingual Hebrew - English text. Crown of pages are gold tipped. Each vol. has a purple ribbon marker. Some sunning and bumping to spines, otherwise books are in good - very good condition.
The author, Jacob Zallel Lauterbach (1873-1942) was an American Judaica scholar and author who served on the faculty of Hebrew Union College and composed responsa for the Reform movement in America. He specialized in Midrashic and Talmudical literature, and is best known for this landmark critical edition. Though he was first and foremost a Talmudist he was thoroughly familiar with all the modern techniques of critical scholarship, including manuscript comparison and decryption. He was the author of several books besides this three-volume Mekilta, and was a prolific contributor to the Jewish Encyclopedia, for which he authored or co-authored 260 articles. He additionally contributed 17 articles to the Hebrew Otzar Yisrael encyclopedia of Julius Eisenstein. - Source Rothman, Walter E. (1951), "A bibliography of the writings of Jacob Z. Lauterbach", written at Cincinnati, in Lou H. Silberman, Rabbinic Essays by Jacob Z. Lauterbach, Hebrew Union College Press. Rothman (1951).
Book ID: 18515