Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1940. First edition. Hardcover. 8vo. xiv, 292pp. Dark blue cloth with gold lettering on spine in original printed dust jacket. This publication is a copy of the true first edition of an elaboration of his Ph.D. thesis where Belkin has collected a number of interesting points and establishes his main thesis that Philo does not follow a definite "Alexandrine" system in which the Mosaic law has been interpreted under Greek and Roman influences. Tail of spine slightly bumped. Edges on inside of dj repaired with tape, Staining, some creasing and chipping on dj. Some pages with minor sidelining in pencil, easily erasable. Tight copy with djin fair, book in very good to near fine condition. vg. Item #28399
Samuel Belkin served as president of Yeshiva University. He was born in Swislocz, Poland and studied in the yeshivot of Slonim and Mir. At the age of 17, before emigrated to the United States, he received rabbinical ordination from Rabbi Yisrael Meir Kagan.