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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In the course of kennicoft work Kennicott acquired this manuscript for the Radcliffe Library from where it was transferred to the Bodleian in Kennicott 1has been published. In order to reveal up to 24 different colours applied by the artist in a single square inch of design, computer-controlled laser scanners were used to produce the kennictot colour separations.

The Old Testament in its Social Context. The Samaritan Pentateuch stands alongside the Hebrew in parallel columns.

Printed proofs were then compared against the original manuscript and adjustments noted bibe the proofs to be corrected later, by hand, by the colour separators in Milan. Facsimile edges gilt with 23 carat gold leaf. Printing Offset lithography in eleven colours Publishers personally supervised the production of every sheet.

A canon of Christ Church, Oxford, Kennicott spent his life comparing textual variants of hundreds of Hebrew manuscripts worldwide. The grammatical treatise was not copied austerely, in fact it is enclosed in exquisitely decorated arcaded pagespossibly to encourage the interest of the young child.

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We have no idea of where Isaac ultimately settled, or whether he or one of his heirs was forced to sell the Bible in order to survive. Moses Ibn Zabara Illuminator: OxfordBodleian LibraryMS. Folios vr – King David depicted as the king of clubs, possibly copied from The Master of the Power of Womena set of Spanish playing cards.

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. Facsimile and Commentary volume enclosed in velvet lined, portfolio box. The ornamentation of this title is made up of zoomorphic figuresdesigned with glorious colors and splendidly gilded.


Fortunately, the binding has survived the centuries and it is as lavish as the manuscript itself for it is a morocco 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.

Kennicott Bible – Facsimile

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. You can also Sign up for a Free Account to access some prices online and save a list of your Favorites. The Bible is in its original box binding, made from wood covered in goatskin, which is blind tooled with interlacing geometric designs on all six sides.

This unusual keennicott for a Hebrew Bible is the work of the scribe Moses Ibn Zabarawho wanted to immortalize himself in this manner. Our price like new. bjble

Kennicott Bible

This meant that the printing not only had register perfectly on each side of the page but the printing of both sides of the sheet had to be positioned with perfect relative precision so that when the hole was cut no text was krnnicott. It gained its name from the Hebraist Benjamin Kennicotwho researched the manuscript in the 18th century.

The price includes robust protective keennicott, worldwide courier delivery and insurance to your door. The production of the entire manuscript, from the preparation of the parchment leaves to the ultimate phase of binding, bears witness to the close co-operation between the scribe, the illuminator and the patron.

Two hundred and thirty-eight of the pages of the Bible are illuminated with lively colours, burnished gold and silver 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 Reproduction of the cut-out paste-downs which decorate the inside front and back covers, both of which are painted beneath intricate cut-out interlacing bands.


Joseph Ibn Hayyim Illustrations 24 canonical book headings, 49 parashah headings structured with gold in different motifs featuring zoomorphic figures in many colours, 27 lavishly-illuminated arcaded pages framing the text of the Sefer Mikhlol, 9 fully illuminated carpet pages, psal.

In Kennicott was elected a fellow of Exeter College, Oxfordand in he took his degree of M. No effort was spared in reproducing the cut-out paste-downs which decorate the inside front and back covers, both biblw which are painted beneath intricate cut-out interlacing bands.

The Evangelicals at Oxford, Fine Italian morocco goatskin box-binding over specially prepared boards. With no other signature iennicott it and no external evidence of other owners before it came into the hands of Benjamin Kennicott in Oxford, this part of the history of the Bible still remains a mystery. In December a digital facsimile of the manuscript was available kdnnicott the Jewish Museum in New York at this link.

The history of manuscript from the expulsion of the Jews in to the eighteenth century remains a mystery. He succeeded his father as master of a charity school, but the generosity of some friends enabled him to go to Wadham College, Oxfordinand he distinguished himself in Hebrew and divinity. Once bound, the edges of each leaf were gilt with 23 carat gold. Grafiche Milani, then under the direction of Luigi Canton regarded the reprinting of the manuscript as a supreme challenge in which the entire workforce would strive to produce a book of unparalleled, consummate beauty.

The adornment of the Kennicott Bible makes it something exceptional. Pages of the commentary volume. Their ingenuity, dedication and integrity ensured perfect reproduction of the lavish gold and silver and the intricate yet vibrant colours of the hundreds of illuminated pages. Show More Like This by: Benjamin Kennicottan English Hebraist, made the bible famous through his study of it.

Every copy is accompanied by a certificate bearing the seal kennictot the Bodleian Library, verifying the number of the facsimile and the size of the edition.