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A Commentary on the Book of Exodus

by Umberto Moshe David Cassuto;

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TitleA Commentary on the Book of Exodus
AuthorUmberto Moshe David Cassuto;
PublisherVarda Books
Publication Date2005
SubjectTorah/Bible
Pages525


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The present volume is the last of the commentaries rendered into English. Cassuto's comments have a vivid quality seldom found in the exegetical writings of other Biblical expositors, who all too often prefer a jejune and lifeless approach to their subject. Our author succeeds in injecting a sense of dramatic excitement into his interpretations. Without neglecting the scientific data provided by archaeological and philological research, he makes us conscious of the literary attributes of the Bible.

Unlike the volumes dealing with the first two periscopes of Genesis, the present work does not separate the annotations from the Biblical text, but forms a continuous unified commentary in which the Scriptural citations are interlinked with exposition. The elements are so closely and artistically interwoven as to form a new literary entity -- not a text with notes, but a homogeneous expository work, which must rank among the finest modern contributions to the treasury of Biblical learning.





About the Author 

Umberto Moshe David Cassuto;, tr. Israel Abrahams ---

Prof. Cassuto, Umberto Moshe David (1885-1951), Bible scholar. Born in Florence, Italy, he studied there at the university and the Collegio Rabbinico. After graduating in humanities and receiving his rabbinic diploma, he took up teaching positions in both institutions.

(1885-1951), Bible scholar. Born in Florence, Italy, he studied there at the university and the Collegio Rabbinico. After graduating in humanities and receiving his rabbinic diploma, he took up teaching positions in both institutions. At this time his main research was on the history and literature of the Jews of Italy.

From 1914 to 1925 Cassuto was chief rabbi of Florence and then in 1925 became professor of Hebrew language and literature in the University of Florence and then took the chair of Hebrew at the University of Rome. Here he began to catalogue the Hebrew manuscripts in the Vatican but the 1938 anti-Semitic laws forced him out of his positions and he continued his academic career at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. He edited a Bible with Hebrew commentary that has remained an Israel school classic.

His interests focused on Bible exegesis in which he contested the documentary theory of Wellhausen on the origin of the Pentateuch, postulating its redaction to a school around the 10th century BCE. Cassuto also made important contributions to Ugaritic studies.


Prof. Israel Abrahams--English translator of Cassuto's workswas an outstanding Hebrew scholar in his own right.Born March 30, 1903 in Vilna, Lithuania, he came to Cape Town, South Africa in 1937 and for more than thirty years--since Augustof that year until mid-1968--held the position of Chief Rabbi of that city. Upon retirement, he made aliyah and passed away in Jerusalem in October 1973.






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