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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The famous Kennicott Bible is one of the most lavish mediaeval Spanish manuscripts in existence. We are happy to listen to your suggestions and improve this biible.

The two volumes are cased in a presentation portfolio box. How did he come by it? As many as four sets of proofs were made and compared against the original in Oxford in order to achieve perfect colour fidelity before printing.

The tale of Urashima Unknown artist mid-seventeenth century. The Kennicott Bible London: In the course of his work Kennicott acquired this manuscript for the Radcliffe Library from where it was transferred to the Bodleian in 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.

Facsimile edges gilt with 23 carat gold leaf.

This composition is appropriately dignified through the employment of fine, fantastical ornamentation and precious gold leaf, which shines on all the pages. Two hundred and thirty-eight of the pages of the Bible are illuminated with lively colours, burnished gold and silver leaf.

At the completion of the edition, the printing plates were destroyed, in accordance with halachic requirementsthus protecting the significant investment value of each copy. Paper Specially and exclusively milled for this facsimile Neutral pHgsmvegetable parchment paper Opacityfeel and thickness almost identical to the original manuscript.


Kennicot, who was employed as the canon of Christ Church in Oxford, pursued an intense study of Hebrew Bible texts and published these in a few standard references.

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Kennicott Bible

With Pearson as executor, she left property from the Chamberlayne estate in Norfolk to endow the two Hebrew scholarships at Bbible, mentioned above. The trustees duly purchased the Bible the following April, and it remained the property of the Radcliffe Library untilwhen it was transferred to the Bodleian. Presentation Facsimile and Commentary volume enclosed in velvet lined, portfolio box. 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.

The Kennicott Bible | Polonsky Foundation Digitization Project

Album of Mughal paintings and calligraphy It yielded no materials of value for the emendation of the received text, and by disregarding the vowel points overlooked the one thing in which some result grammatical if not critical might have been derived from collation of Massoretic manuscripts.

The first contains “a comparison of I Chron. This is the only work associated with or signed by ibn Hayyim.

The Commentary Volume contains many additional illustrations of comparative material and is kennicoyt as a separate volume the same size as the facsimile. The extensive gold and silver metal leaf of the original was reproduced by seven craftsmen who applied leaf by hand to each illumination. Edition Strictly limited to copies numbered 50 ad personam copies numbered I – L Each volume discreetly numbered by hand inside the leather binding using minute steel dies Each volume accompanied by a numbered kenniicott carrying the stamp of the Bodleian Library Printing plates were destroyed in accordance with halachic nible.


There are 24 canonical book headings, 49 parashah headings structured with gold in different motifs featuring figures in many colors, 27 lavishly-illuminated arcaded pages framing the text of the Sefer Mikhlol9 fully illuminated carpet pages, and psalm headings.

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Add a comment Cancel reply Your comment Your name Your email address Notify kennicktt of new posts by email. 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 kfnnicott no text was damaged. In Kennicott issued proposals for collating all Hebrew manuscripts of date prior to the invention of printing. Joseph Ibn Hayyim created in his own individual and distinct style a unique masterpiece.

Notify me of new posts by email. Joseph Ibn Hayyim Illustrations 24 canonical book headings, kdnnicott 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.

The scribe would have bought the very best parchment available, but occasionally a skin would have a hole kennlcott it. The Bible is astonishingly well preserved for, in years, only 30 art historians and scholars have been privileged to study it.