MANUSCRIPT

  • EH 48 C 04




    CATEGORY

    Polemics
    Against Heterodox Currents in Judaism
    Against Rationalism and Natural Philosophy

    Respuesta a un Filosofo Hebreo. Polemical treatise by Isaac Orobio de Castro copied by Abraham Machorro.



    Title I:

    Respuesta/ a un Filosofo Hebreo, que/ pide fundamentos de razon/ para persuadirse al credito/ de el Sacro Texto. Por el Dr/ Ishac Orobio de Castro./ Copiado por Abraham Machorro.

    Title II:

    Epistola invec-/ tiva/ Discurso 1˚/ Contra la impiedad de quien duda la verdad infalible/ de la sagrada scriptura/ y pretende occultar la/ malicia, con la affec/ tada confesion de Dios, y Ley de/ naturaleza./ Respuesta avn philosopho Hebreo, que pide fundamentos de raçon para persua-/ dirse al credito del Sacro Texto.

    Polemical treatise by Isaac Orobio de Castro, copied by Abraham Machorro. Amsterdam, 1668.

    Contents:

    f. [1r]: First title page: Respuesta a un Filosofo Hebreo…

    f. [2r]: Second title page: Epistola invectiva…

    f. 1r-2v: Prologue.

    f. 3r-29v: First discourse.

    f. 30r-37v: Second discourse.

    f. 38r-58r: Third discourse.

    f. 58v-83v: Fourth discourse.

    This is a manuscript copy of the second version of Isaac Orobio de Castro’s first polemical treatise against Dr. Juan de Prado. ‘Reply to a Hebrew Philosopher Who sought Rational Proofs to Convince Himself of the Truth of the Scriptures’. The work is generally known by the title Epistola Invectiva and was partly published by I. S. Revah in Spinoza et le Dr. Juan de Prado, Paris, Mouton, 1959, pp. 86-129. Other copies in EH 48 A 12, EH 48 B 12, EH 48 C 12.

    Epistola Invectiva was originally written in 1663. It is Orobio’s defence of rabbinic and Talmudic authority and of the validity of the Halakah, also using arguments based on philosophical reason, against Juan de Prado’s writings.

    Colophon on f. 83v: “Copiado por el original por Abraham Machorro en el Año 1668.” (Copied from the original by Abraham Machorro in 1668).


    Spanish / Paper / 24,6 x 20,2 cm. / [2]+83 ff. / Current Iberian hand / First title written in beautifully drawn frame in the style of Judah Machabeu / Text written in ruled frame of 17,8 x 11,1 cm / Catchwords at the end of each page / Contemporary vellum binding.


    Fuks 242. Kaplan 101. Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian.


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