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Hebrew Bible to go on display in Santiago

NorthernLight

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For those interested in ancient books, visit the San Isidoro Basilica museum in Leon. They have a room full of ancient texts and a 900 year old Bible.
 

Kathar1na

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To Santiago and back (no name; Tours; Francés; sea; no name)
The Bodleian Library have a web page on the Kennicott Bible with some history and sample photos. A beautiful thing.
And they have digitised all 922 pages:
https://digital.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/inquire/p/db7fbdca-964e-4a16-93c8-f07e2d8e3c33
Not the same as seeing the real thing but still ...

I'm showing my high level of ignorance when I admit that it had not even occurred to me that something like this exists ... a Hebrew bible with beautiful medieval decorations and made in Spain. I've associated these motifs always with books produced by monks in monasteries ...
 
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pelerine

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Norte 10, Primitivo 13, Plata 14+15, Salvador 16, Torres 17, Portugues 18, Mozarabe 19
THIS looks like it's worth a visit if you happen to be in SdC.
Thank you, Jeff, for the article. And just as I was going to ask how we individually could see those marvellous inllustrations....

The Bodleian Library have a web page on the Kennicott Bible with some history and sample photos. A beautiful thing.
..... I found your link, Bradypus,....

And they have digitised all 922 pages:
https://digital.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/inquire/p/db7fbdca-964e-4a16-93c8-f07e2d8e3c33
Not the same as seeing the real thing but still ...

I'm showing my high level of ignorance when I admit that it had not even occurred to me that something like this exists ... a Hebrew bible with beautiful medieval decorations and made in Spain. I've associated these motives always with books produced by monks in monasteries ...
.... and yours, Kathr1na! Wonderful! Thank you all!!!
 

Jeff Crawley

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Currently on a "Virtual" Camino and striding out across Castile y Leon!
And they have digitised all 922 pages:
https://digital.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/inquire/p/db7fbdca-964e-4a16-93c8-f07e2d8e3c33
Not the same as seeing the real thing but still ...

I'm showing my high level of ignorance when I admit that it had not even occurred to me that something like this exists ... a Hebrew bible with beautiful medieval decorations and made in Spain. I've associated these motifs always with books produced by monks in monasteries ...
Beautiful detail in the scanning though - you can even see the different density of ink as the character was written. I imagine that heavy book box has helped to keep it safe over the years.
 

David Tallan

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Frances (1989 and 2016), Portugues - from Porto (2018)
And they have digitised all 922 pages:
https://digital.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/inquire/p/db7fbdca-964e-4a16-93c8-f07e2d8e3c33
Not the same as seeing the real thing but still ...

I'm showing my high level of ignorance when I admit that it had not even occurred to me that something like this exists ... a Hebrew bible with beautiful medieval decorations and made in Spain. I've associated these motifs always with books produced by monks in monasteries ...
Perhaps not entirely surprising when you consider the importance of the written text to the Jewish religion. There are a number of lavishly illuminated Jewish manuscripts from the middle ages, generally reflecting the artistic styles of the particular time and place.
 
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