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Nathan | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Aug 18 2012 12:08 PM

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Why is everyone making such a big deal about Catena Aurea? (Or "what's in it for me?")

Would make a great addition to my library!

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Ted Hans | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Aug 19 2012 1:47 AM

Eric Weiss Replied: Fri, Apr 16 2010 7:53 PM

$14. And I bid $34.

Yet I'm getting it for $14.

THANK YOU for shouting about Community Pricing. What a great concept! It's a win-win for everyone.

Here's a book suggestion I made a long time ago, that really, really deserves to be in Logos, esp. since it's out of print and hard to obtain at a good price:

A Comprehensive Etymological Dictionary of the Hebrew Language for Readers of English by Ernest Klein

I bought a new copy at Half-Price Books many years ago (and should have grabbed the second copy - they were only $19.98 each).

About the author from the back cover of book:

Ernest David Klein (1899-1983) was born in Szatmar in the eastern part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire (now Romania). In 1925 he earned the title of Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Vienna. His specialized fields were Semitic languages and literature, Romance languages and literature, and Philosophy. In 1931 he became Rabbi of Nove Zamke in the former Czechoslovakia. Here he remained until deported by the *** in World War II, first to Auschwitz and later to the concentration camp Allach-Dachau. He was liberated by American Troops in 1945. His father, wife, only son and two of his three sisters had perished in the extermination camps. After the Holocaust he returned to his birthplace, but shortly afterwards he went to Paris, and finally moved to Canada in 1951. Here he was able to devote himself to the projects he had started earlier in Europe.

For the next 20 years Dr. Klein devoted himself to the study of the history of the English language. Since English has roots in some forty spoken and extinct languages, and Klein had mastered these languages, he was uniquely qualified to compile his comprehensive etymological dictionary of the English language, which was the most exhaustive of its kind at the time. The next ten years of his life he devoted to: A Comprehensive Etymological Dictionary of the Hebrew Language for Readers of English.

Rabbi Dr. Ernest Klein was considered an eminent language scholar and lexicographer.

Additional Info from preface: The book was written by Rabbi Dr. Ernest Klein. The 10 year writing and then publishing were sponsored collectively by Arthur and Beatrice Minden. Manuscript was edited and published at the University of Haifa. The editors were Professor Aharon Dolgopolsky, Dov Benhorin, and finally the prominent editor and translator Baruch Sarel (who added over 2500 additional entries to the work). Foreword by eminent philologist Professor Haim Rabin of the Hebrew University and the Hebrew Language Academy.

Dr. Ernest Klein has been granted the "Order of Canada" award for one of his previous works, and two honorary doctorates from Canadian Universities.

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