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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Add a comment Kennictot reply Your comment Your name Your email address Notify me of new posts bibke email. Before this appeared he had written two dissertations entitled The State of the Printed Hebrew Text of kennciott Old Testament consideredpublished respectively in andwhich were designed to combat contemporary ideas as to the “absolute integrity” of the received Hebrew text.

We’re gathering information about what you’d like to find here. In Kennicott issued proposals for collating all Hebrew manuscripts of date prior to the invention of printing.

As a special feature in the colophon at the end of the Kennicott Bible, the scribe immortalized himself: Fine Italian morocco goatskin box-binding over specially prepared boards. The Old Testament in its Social Context. Printed proofs were then compared against the original manuscript and adjustments noted on the proofs to be corrected later, by hand, by the colour separators in Milan.

Moses Ibn Zabara Illuminator: You can also Sign up for a Free Account to access some prices online and save kennictot list of your Favorites. Hible almost twenty years before the final Expulsion of the Jews from Spain inat a time when they were already being harassed by the Spanish Inquisition ibble, this manuscript shows what great importance Jewish communities attached to the perpetuation of their heritage by investing in the production of an accurate kenmicott beautifully adorned Bible.

The scribe, Moses Ibn Zabarah, wrote the text in a square Sephardi script, adopting a standard two-column format. Zaraba was supported in his work on the bible by the painter Joseph Ibn Hayyim. A truly noble treasure! It began its travels in kennicoty, when the Jews were expelled from Spain.


Show More Like This by: The original manuscript is still housed in its contemporary morocco box binding, blind-tooled and embellished with cut-out endpapers using motifs similar to the intricate, colourful carpet pages which divide the Bible into its three main sections: Kennicott was born at TotnesDevon. He did not work alone, but in close collaboration with an artist of genius, who on the last page of the manuscript exuberantly signed his name in anthropomorphic and zoomorphic creatures: The materials thus collected, when arranged and prepared for the press, extended to 30 volumes.

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The facsimile can be personally dedicated by an expert calligrapher at no extra charge. Gilding Gold and silver metal foils applied by hand to each illumination taking seven craftsmen over four months to complete.

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Kennicott Bible

The cost of parchment being high, the scribe could not afford to throw it away so he would carefully circumscribe it in the text. Collecting Books, Manuscripts, Art. Facsimile edges gilt with 23 carat gold leaf.

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

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In the course of his work Kennicott acquired this manuscript for the Radcliffe Library from where it was transferred to the Bodleian in The manuscript, executed at a time when 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.


Kennicott’s major work is the Vetus Testamentum hebraicum cum variis lectionibus — With Pearson as executor, she left property from the Chamberlayne estate in Norfolk to endow the two Hebrew scholarships at Oxford, mentioned above.

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Photography at the Bodleian. From its inception the manuscript was planned as a lavish work. Together they created a true masterpiece of medieval Spanish illumination in the Kennicot Bible! It is bound in the finest morocco to complement the Bible. Sign up in 30 sec.

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Once your order has been placed we will send you an electronic invoice and the courier will contact you by email to enable you to track the progress of your order. The price includes robust protective packaging, worldwide courier delivery and insurance to your door.

Your browser may not support JavaScript, or it may be disabled. Blog 26 March Kennicott could not have made a better choice, for the Biblenow named after him, is one of the finest Hebrew manuscripts in existence.

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Free one-day digitization conference on 30 May. Binding Fine Italian morocco goatskin box-binding over specially prepared boards Interlacing geometric designs on all six sides embossed with handmade dies Facsimile edges gilt with 23 carat gold leaf. Contact us for a quote You can also Sign up for a Free Account to access some prices online and save a list of your Favorites.

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 highly stylized figures – almost modern in their abstract rendering – delight the eye with the richness of their colours and their varied compositions.