Monday, November 30, 2009

Michel de la Roche's 1710 review of a translation of the commentaries of R. Salomoni Jarchi (Rashi).

This review of Johan Friedrich Breithaupt's Latin translation of Rashi on the Tanach was published in the August 28, 1710 issue of Memoirs of Literature:

Below is a page from a 1622 translation of Rashi's commentary to Esther:

Here's a not-so-nice evaluation from 1841, in George Bush's Notes on Exodus:

For more on the former presidents' 19th century Orientalist relative, see here.

Here is Abraham Geiger's summary or what Rashi was about:

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