Selections from The Valmadonna Trust Library: Highly Important Hebrew Printed Books
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Hebrew and Latin). Mikdash Hashem Esrim Ve’Arba - ...

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Hebrew and Latin). Mikdash Hashem Esrim Ve’Arba - Hebraica Biblia. Prepared by Sebastian Münster. Two volumes.
Hebrew (vocalized) and Latin in parallel columns, with Latin notes at end of chapters. First word within woodcut frame, initial letter of each chapter historiated, divisional titles. Few marginal notations. Vol. I: ff. (12), 365. 1. Vol. II: ff. (4), 336-795. Dampstained and wormed. Contemporary uniform vellum over thick wooden boards, recased, wormed. Folio. Vinograd, Basle 41; Darlow & Moule 5087.

Bebel for Isingrin & Petrus, Basle: 1534-35.


     Münster’s outstanding effort, providing an original Latin text independent of the Vulgate. This first Protestant translation of the Old Testament from Hebrew into Latin exercised a considerable influence upon later Bible editions. See related article by I.I.J. Rosenthal, Sebastian Muenster’s Knowledge and Use of Jewish Exegisis, in: Essays in Honour of J.H. Hertz (1943) pp. 351-69.

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