Hebrew Manuscripts : Composite manuscript: Hebrew texts on polemical literature, philosophy, secular and liturgical poetry, travel literature...

Hebrew Manuscripts

<p style='text-align: justify;'>17th-century Sephardi illuminated manuscript produced in Amsterdam. It comprises various Hebrew texts in the fields of polemical literature, philosophy, secular and liturgical poetry, travel literature and mathematics. A different scribe added at the beginning of the manuscript a short anonymous Hebrew essay refuting the idea of eternal punishment as well as a joint letter by Shemaʿyah di Medina and Azariah Figo. It was sent from Venice to Isaac Aboab in Amsterdam urging the latter to give up his views on the same issue. The treatises usually start after several folios have been left blank. The manuscript is closely related to a manuscript kept at the Ets Haim Library in Amsterdam. <a target='_blank' class='externalLink uom-purple' href='https://web.nli.org.il/sites/NLIS/en/ManuScript/Pages/Item.aspx?ItemID=PNX_MANUSCRIPTS990000953320205171'>MS Ets Haim 47 C 25</a> was also produced by the scribe Isaac ben Moses Rafael de Cordoba in the year 1648 (א'ב'ק'ש'ה') and contains similar decorations and largely the same texts as the present manuscript.</p>


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