"Whoever destroys a soul, it is considered as if he destroyed an entire world. And whoever saves a life, it is considered as if he saved an entire world": Finely Bound Set of The Babylonian Talmud
The Babylonian Talmud: Original Text, Edited, Corrected, Formulated, and Translated into English.
Rodkinson, Michael L.
Item Number: 71050
Boston: New Talmud Publishing Society, 1916.
Octavo, 10 volumes. Bound in three quarters morocco over cloth, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, raised bands, gilt topstain. Revised and corrected by Isaac M. Wise. Michael Levi Rodkinson was an American-Jewish publisher, known for being the first to translate the Babylonian Talmud to English. In fine condition. An exceptional set.
The Babylonian Talmud serves as a central text of Rabbinic Judaism and contains the teachings and opinions of thousands of rabbis dating from the Common Era through the fifth century CE. Topics such as history, customs, philosphy, ethics and lore are included in this work. The word "Talmud" literally translates as "instruction" in Hebrew.