MANUSCRIPT

  • EH 48 E 42




    CATEGORY

    Polemics
    Against Christianity
    General

    Polemical treatise by Isaac Orobio de Castro.



    Respuesta apologetica al libro que/ escrivio Don alonso de zepeda que/ intitulo defensa de los te/ rminos y Doctrina de/ Raimundo Lulio./ Por el Doctor Ishac Orobio/ de castro e catedratico de/ metaphisica y Medicina en/ las universidades de Alca/ la y sevilla, Medico de/ camara del Duque de/ Medina celi y de la/ familia de Borgoña/ del Rey Phelipe qua/ rto, Profesor publico del/ Rey de françia en/ La insigne universidad de Tolosa y/ su consegero ad honorem.

    Polemical treatise by Isaac Orobio de Castro. Late 17th century copy.

    Contents:

    f. [1v]: Inscription in different hand: “Este Papel admirable no se imprimio por no permitirlo los de la nacion hebrea por no causar el menor Escandalo en mat[eri]a de religion, mas se remitiò manuscripto a Brusselas, donde fue muy aplaud[id]o de los Jesuitas y otros hombres Doctos, todo sea en honra de D[io]s y Gloria de su Santiss[i]ma Ley.” (This manuscript was not printed because the Hebrew nation did not allow it for the scandal that could cause. However, it was sent to Brussels, where it was welcomed by Jesuits and other wise men.)

    f. [2r]: Title page.

    f. 1-2r: Prologue.

    f. 2v-5r: Second prologue.

    f. 5r-102r: Text.

    f. 103r: Latin inscription in another, later, hand: “Clariss[i]mo ac spectatiss[i]mo viro Moysi Rephaeli de agilar theologico hebreorum Dignissimo Rabino in re talmudica versatiss[im]o necnon Philosopho Præstantiss[im]o suo semper patrono Philagis troque in æterno collendo Disputationem hanc inauguralem sacram facit Moyses.”

    This manuscript is an apologetic response to Don Alonso de Cepeda’s Defensa de los terminos y doctrina de S. Raymundo Lullio (Brussels, 1666), a reply to Orobio’s polemical work Respuesta a un sujeto, que dudava, si el Libro de Raymundo Lulio, nuevamente traduzido, y comentado, era inteligible… Cepeda had accused Orobio of misunderstanding Lulio’s thought. So, in Respuesta apologetica, the author combined a critique of Cepeda’s writing with a clarification of his criticisms against Lulio’s Arbor Scientiae (Tree of Knowledge). See other copies of these treatises in EH 48 A 12 and EH 49 B 12.

    I. S. Revah, “Spinoza et le Dr. Juan de Prado”, Etudes Juives, I, Paris, 1959. Adam Sutcliffe, Judaism and Enlightenment, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2003. Yosef Kaplan, From Christianity to Judaism: the story of Isaac Orobio de Castro, London, Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, 2004.

    Presented to the library Ets Haim by J. Vita Israel in 1886.


    Text in Spanish with some Hebrew and Latin annotations / Paper / 19,7 x 15,2 cm. / [104] ff. (first 1 and last 3 ll. blank) / Neat current writing / Title written in different later hand / Inscription in a different hand on the l. preceding the title / Also written in another hand on the first back-fly-leaf.


    Fuks 234. Kaplan 130. Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian.


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