Map Division of the Land of Israel Within its Borders: Copied from the Great Luminary, the Famous and Pious Gaon, Our Teacher and Rabbi, Rabbi Eliyahu from Vilna, the Capital.

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Title

  • Division of the Land of Israel Within its Borders: Copied from the Great Luminary, the Famous and Pious Gaon, Our Teacher and Rabbi, Rabbi Eliyahu from Vilna, the Capital.

Summary

  • This drawing of the division of the Land of Israel among the 12 tribes is a copy of a work by Rabbi Elijah ben Shlomo Zalman (1720-97), better known as the Vilna Gaon or Elijah of Vilna (Vilnius, in present-day Lithuania). Elijah of Vilna was one of the most influential non-Hasidic Jewish thinkers since the Middle Ages. In addition to being an authority on the Torah and the Talmud, he was recognized as an accomplished mathematician and astronomer. A prolific writer, Elijah of Vilna produced commentary on nearly every known Jewish text as well as on mathematical works. Although he traveled some in Eastern Europe, he never visited the Holy Land. However, more than 500 of his disciples moved to Palestine at his urging; this immigration is considered the beginning of the modern Jewish settlement of the Land of Israel.

Names

  • Eliyyahu ben Shelomo Zalman, 1720-1797 Author.

Created / Published

  • Vilnius : [publisher not identified], [1800 to 1820]

Headings

  • -  Israel
  • -  1800 to 1820
  • -  Manuscript maps

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  Original resource extent: 1 colored map; 380 x 470 millimeters.
  • -  Original resource at: National Library of Israel.
  • -  Content in Hebrew.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Source Collection

  • The Eran Laor Cartographic Collection

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021668292

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Eliyyahu Ben Shelomo Zalman, Author. Division of the Land of Israel Within its Borders: Copied from the Great Luminary, the Famous and Pious Gaon, Our Teacher and Rabbi, Rabbi Eliyahu from Vilna, the Capital. [Vilnius: Publisher Not Identified, to 1820, 1800] Map. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021668292/.

APA citation style:

Eliyyahu Ben Shelomo Zalman, A. (1800) Division of the Land of Israel Within its Borders: Copied from the Great Luminary, the Famous and Pious Gaon, Our Teacher and Rabbi, Rabbi Eliyahu from Vilna, the Capital. [Vilnius: Publisher Not Identified, to 1820] [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021668292/.

MLA citation style:

Eliyyahu Ben Shelomo Zalman, Author. Division of the Land of Israel Within its Borders: Copied from the Great Luminary, the Famous and Pious Gaon, Our Teacher and Rabbi, Rabbi Eliyahu from Vilna, the Capital. [Vilnius: Publisher Not Identified, to 1820, 1800] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021668292/>.