Judaism and its history in two parts by Abraham Geiger

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Published by University Press of America in Lanham, MD .

Written in English

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Statementby Abraham Geiger.
SeriesBrown classics in Judaica
LC ClassificationsBM155 .G42513 1985
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 406 p. ;
Number of Pages406
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3028556M
ISBN 100819144916
LC Control Number85009043

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