Christian Hebraism. The Study of Jewish Culture by Christian Scholars in Medieval and Early Modern Times

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Cambridge, Mass., USA, 1988. 58 pp., illustrations: 50 b&w, 21.7 × 28 cm. English.


Harvard University Library (May 1986)


Symposium and exhibition showcasing the types and variety of books that were studied by Christian Hebraists. Transcriptions of three symposium lectures on: The Hebrew Bible and Old Testament (Krister Stendahl), The Medieval Background of Christian Hebraism (Marc Saperstein) and Christian Hebraism from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment (Aaron Katchen). Exhibition catalog in 8 sections according to subject: Biblical Studies; Jewish Customs and Antiquities; Jewish History; Hebrew Literature; Philology; Jewish Philosophy and Theology; Prayer, Preaching, and Polemic; and Rabbinics. In-depth entries. 109 items.


The symposium and exhibition were arranged by the Judaica Department of the Harvard College Library on the occasion of Harvard University’s 350th Anniversary Celebration.

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Benjamin of Tudela, travelogueFlavius JosephusKabbalahKabbalah, Christian

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