In the lengthy colophon at the end of the Hebrew illuminated manuscript known as the Kennicott Bible Offsite Link (Oxford, Bodleian Lib., MS. Kenn. 1) the scribe . We offer 1 facsimile edition of the manuscript “Kennicott Bible”: The Kennicott Bible facsimile edition, published by Facsimile Editions Ltd. – London, Label. loading. About. The Kennicott Bible. The Kennicott Bible is the most lavishly illuminated. Hebrew Bible to survive from medieval Spain and. Highlights .

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While the scribe was always the more important and well-paid of the team, it is rare to find a Hebrew manuscript with a flamboyant Jewish artist whose extraordinary colophon appears in huge letters at the end of the book.

But the negative result of the publication and of the Variae lectiones of De Rossipublished some years later, was important. In Kennicott issued proposals for collating all Hebrew manuscripts of date prior to the invention of printing.

Kennicoyt Evangelicals at Oxford, Comments There are no comments yet. Kennicott 1 The most exquisite of all Hebrew bibles, written and illuminated in medieval Spain injust 16 years before the Expulsion.

Kennicott was born at TotnesDevon. Kennicott’s work was perpetuated by his widow, who founded two university scholarships at Oxford for the study of Hebrew. Edition Strictly limited to copies numbered 50 ad personam copies kenniccott I – L Each volume discreetly numbered by hand inside the leather binding using minute steel dies Each volume accompanied by a numbered certificate carrying the stamp of the Bodleian Library Printing plates were destroyed in accordance with halachic requirements.

Published as a sumptuous facsimile after five and a half years in the making, the Kennicott Bible facsimile, inspired and enthusiastically supported by the late David Pattersonwas acclaimed by many libraries, including the Bodleian Library see letteras the best quality that had ever been achieved in a facsimile.


Finding a binder to accurately copy the binding of the original manuscript was not easy. In order to ensure and maintain the quality of colour and accuracy of detail while printing, Linda and Michael Falter stood at the printing press and personally checked the quality of every sheet for the duration of the printing process.

The Kennicott Bible London: It gained its name from the Hebraist Benjamin Kennicotwho researched the manuscript in the 18th century.

The most exquisite of all Hebrew bibles, written and illuminated in medieval Spain injust 16 years before the Expulsion. To fully enjoy our site, please consider enabling JavaScript.

Kennicott Bible « Facsimile edition

Amen, God grant that it be so. At the completion of the edition, the printing plates were destroyed, in accordance with halachic requirementsthus protecting the significant investment value of each copy.

The Kennicott Bible counts among the most significant medieval manuscripts kenbicott Spain.

The manuscript, executed at a time kennivott Jews — targeted by the Spanish Inquisition — were constantly harassed until their final expulsion inshows the significance of perpetuating the Jewish heritage with the creation of lavishly made manuscripts. The text finally followed in printing was that of Van der Hooght—unpointed however, the points having been disregarded in collation—and the various readings were printed at the foot of the page.

The Kennicott Bible

The two volumes biboe cased in a presentation portfolio box. The hole in the facsimile was cut in exactly the same position as the hole in the manuscript. Add a comment Cancel reply Your comment Your name Your email address Notify me of new posts by email. Combining Islamic, Christian, and popular motifs, the Kennicott Bible is the mostly lavishly illuminated Hebrew Bible that survived from medieval Spain, before the expulsion of the Jews in Fortunately, the binding has survived the centuries and it is as lavish as the manuscript kehnicott for it is a nible goatskin box binding, blind-tooled on all six sides and embellished with cut-out endpapers echoing the intricate motifs of the carpet pages dividing the Bible into its 3 main sections.


Pages of the commentary volume. Enter your bkble and password here in order to log in on the website:. Two hundred and thirty-eight of the pages of the Bible are illuminated. Printing Offset lithography in eleven colours Publishers kejnicott supervised the production of every sheet. Among the many illustrations depicted in the Bible we find King David on his throne, Jonah being swallowed by a fish, or Balaam as an astrologer consulting an astrolabe, all representing the individual style of the artist.

This is particularly clear on the 27 pages of the Sefer Michlolwhich is splendidly adorned all over with arcade architecture.

Moses Ibn Zabara Illuminator: The publication of the Kennicott Bible marked a milestone in publishing history and was greeted by enthusiastic press reviews and major editorials from publications around the world, some of which can be read in the press section of this website.

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