Morris Jastrow

Morris Jastrow, Jr. (August 13, 1861-June 22 1921) was an American orientalist. A copy of his obituary may be found here:part 1 and part 2

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Title: A Gentle Cynic Being a Translation of the Book of Koheleth Commonly Known as Ecclesiastes Stripped of Later Additions also Its Origin, Growth and Interpretation by Morris Jastrow., Ph.D., LL.D Professor in the University in Pennsylvania "Come, fill the Cup and in the fire of Spring Your Winter-garment of Repentance fling; The Bird of Time has but a little way to flutter - and the Bird is on the Wing." Omar Khayyam
Date: 1919
Publisher: Philadelphia & London: J.B. Lippincott Company
Contents: Ecclesiastes
Images: Cover, Title page



Title: The Book of Job Its Origin, Growth and Interpretation Together with a New Translation based on a Revised Text by Morris Jastrow, Jr., Ph.D., LL.D. Professor in the University of Pennsylvania "A noble book; all men's book" Carlyle
Date: 1920
Publisher: Philadelphia & London: J.B. Lippincott Company
Contents: Job
References: Chamberlin 260-8, Herbert 2364
Images: Cover, Title page

Song of Songs


Title: The Song of Songs / Being / A Collection of Love Lyrics of Ancient Palestine / A New Translation Based on a Revised Text / Together With the Origin, Growth / and Interpretation of the Songs / By Morris Jastrow, Jr., Ph.D., LL.D.
Date: 1921
Publisher: Philadelphia PA (U.S.A) & London, England (U.K.): J. B. Lippincott Company
Contents: Song of Songs
References: Herbert 2395
Images: Cover, Title page
Location: Collection Bibelarchiv- Birnbaum, Karlsruhe, Baden. Germany
Comments: Hardbound octavo 246 pp. Book commences with a dedication for the late Morris Jastrow written by his wife Helen B. Oct. 1921. Foreword by the Author dated June 16, 1921 from the University of Pennsylvania. Interpretation precedes the translation of total 117 verses of Shir HaShirim.


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