Oxford, Bodleian MS. Canonici Or. 42

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Oxford, Bodleian MS. Canonici Or. 42

Moura Bible

Bodleian Library (Oxford, United Kingdom)

Item Nature

Codex

Writing

Parchment

Brown (iron-gall)

Calamus

Ruling

No ruling can be seen

Date

1470

15th Century CE

Place

Moura (Portugal)

Sepharad

Language

Hebrew

Subject Field

Bible

Vowels

Complete

Tiberian

Other

“manuscript that
deserves our attention, a lesser-known Bible copied in 1470 by Samuel ben
Abraham Altires, in the small village of Moura (south of Portugal), for the
renowned Lisbon merchant, Isaac ben Gabbay (Oxford, Bodleian Library, Ms.
Can. Or. 42). Its copious micrographic decoration, with a grammar that is
essentially mudéjar, establishes a connection with the ‘Andalusian school’, where
the influence of Islamic art is more strongly felt (not only in manuscripts, but also
in synagogal architecture); on the other hand, the decoration of this Bible is open
to colour, particularly gold, a frequent feature of the manuscripts from Lisbon
produced in the next decades.”

Tiago Moita, University of Lisbon, Portugal The Hebrew Bible from Moura. A Testimony of Mudéjar Art in Portugal. [online]
[2016.04.10.]

Paleography of four modern Hebrew scrolls: analysis of their script in view of earlier writings. https://digitalcollections.jtsa.edu/islandora/object/jts:507076

Tiago Moita, University of Lisbon, Portugal The Hebrew Bible from Moura. A Testimony of Mudéjar Art in Portugal. [online]
[2016.04.10.]

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Oxford, Bodleian MS. Canonici Or. 42: 14v
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Oxford, Bodleian MS. Canonici Or. 42: 14v
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Oxford, Bodleian MS. Canonici Or. 42: 14v
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Oxford, Bodleian MS. Canonici Or. 42: 14v
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Oxford, Bodleian MS. Canonici Or. 42: 14v
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Oxford, Bodleian MS. Canonici Or. 42: 30r
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Oxford, Bodleian MS. Canonici Or. 42: 66v
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Oxford, Bodleian MS. Canonici Or. 42: Moura Bible Massorete – Suare
Bodleian Library (Oxford, United Kingdom)
Oxford, Bodleian MS. Canonici Or. 42: Samuel ben Abraham Altires Main scribe – Square
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