Ottoman Period

Leipnik Haggadah, 1740
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Leipnik Haggadah, 1740

King David in a Jewish manuscript Leipnik Haggadah The Leipnik Haggadah, Altona, Denmark (now Germany), 1740. Psalm 116- 8–10 Dressed in magnificent finery, King David kneels in prayer in a sumptuous room in his palace. The harp leaning against the table and the book of Psalms open in front of him allude to his fame […]

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Walton Polyglot Bible, 1654-1657
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Walton Polyglot Bible, 1654-1657

Walton Polyglot Bible London, published by Thomas Roycroft Samuel 1-31 and Samuel 2 The page on the left shows the end of Samuel 1, chapter 31 and beginning of Samuel 2. The parallel columns outlined in red contain from left to right- Hebrew with a linear Latin translation, the Latin Vulgate, and the Greek version […]

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King James Bible, 1611
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King James Bible, 1611

King James Bible, London, England, published by Robert Barker, 1611. Gospel of St John 1 The King James, or Authorised, Version of the Bible remains the most widely published text in the English language. It was the work of around 50 scholars, who were appointed in 1604 by King James (r. 1603–25), and it is […]

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Tyndale New Testament, 1526
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Tyndale New Testament, 1526

Tyndale New Testament Tyndale’s New Testament was the first to be printed in English. This is one of only two complete copies surviving from the 3,000 or more printed in 1526 by Peter Schoeffer in the German city of Worms. Tyndale’s translation was pronounced heretical in England, so his Bibles were smuggled into the country […]

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Wahhabi Manuscript, 1853
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Wahhabi Manuscript, 1853

Wahhabi Manuscript Wahhabism began as a religious and spiritual reform movement in Najd, a remote and rather featureless area of central Arabia. Its founder, Muhammad ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhab (1703-92), was born in Najd, into a region inhabited by an Arab population of predominantly tribal structure. Based on the legal interpretations of Ahmad ibn Hanbal and […]

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A Journal of the Plague Year, 1665
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A Journal of the Plague Year, 1665

Defoe, Daniel. A Journal of the Plague Year- being Observations of Memorials, of the most remarkable occurences…which happened in London during the last great visitation in 1665. Written by a citizen who continued all the while in London. E. Nutt, J. Roerts, A. Dodd and J. Graves. 1722. FIRST EDITION, with half-title; [together with-] A […]

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Jews from Worms, 16th century
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Jews from Worms, 16th century

Life in Ashkenaz Jewish man and woman from Worms, illustrations by Markus zum Lamm, 16th century. The bulb of garlic in his hands indicates that the Jewish man is from Worms. Jewish trading families had settled along the trade routes of the Rhine. Any new settlement was welcome to the secular and religious rulers, for […]

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James Turner Barclay: Adventurer, Author, Missionary, or Madman, Eretz Magazine.
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James Turner Barclay: Adventurer, Author, Missionary, or Madman, Eretz Magazine.

James Barclay Turner In Israel, James Turner Barclay is known as the man who discovered Barclay’s Gate, one of the ancient gates to the Temple Mount (see page 36). True archaeology buffs know that he also discovered Zedekiah’s Cave, the vast cavern near the Damascus Gate that has fascinated Freemasons, treasure hunters, and thrill seekers […]

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The Seligman-Hilton Affair, 1877
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The Seligman-Hilton Affair, 1877

The Seligman-Hilton Affair was the first and most famous anti-Semitic incident of its kind in American History up to 1877. In 1877 Joseph Seligman was barred from Saratoga’s Grand Union Hotel because he was a Jew. Judge Henry Hilton, the manager of the Grand Union Hotel in Saratoga, New York, denied entry to Joseph Seligman […]

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Carl Werner’s Holy Rock, 1864
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Carl Werner’s Holy Rock, 1864

Holy Rock Watercolor by Carl Frederich Heinrich Werner (1808-1894). Until 1833, the interior of the Dome of the Rock hadn’t been drawn since non-Muslims were not allowed to enter the mosque. Christie’s London Sale Catalogue- November 24, 1983, Lot 184 See also- Carl Werner’s Interior of the Dome of the Rock, 1863 Dome of the […]

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