• EH 49 B 03


    Against Christianity

    Polemical treatise by Saul Levi Morteira, copied by Samuel Mendes Serano

    Amsterdam, 1664.

    Objecciones con que el / Cinience Injustamente / calunia al Talmud: y la Repuesta y absolucion / dellas: hecha por el docto / Sr H. Saul Levy Mortera, en / Amsterdam en el año 5406.


    f. 1r: Title.

    f. 1v, 4r-5v, 7v, 75v: blank.

    f. 2r-3v: Index of the objections.

    f. 6r-7r: Spanish poem by Mosseh Belmonte, Inc.: “Si es de las cauzas el causador Primero”; exc.: “Ymagines de palo que laboran” on f. 7r anoth short Spanish poem in a later hand.

    f. 8r-74v: Text.

    f. 75r: Some short Hebrew annotations in a later Sephardic cursive hand.

    Of the work written in 1646 and directed against the Italian convert Sixtus of Siena (16th century), several other copies repose in this and other European collections, cf. Kayserling, Bibliotheca, pp.74, 75 and EH 48 B 16, EH 48 D 40 et passim. The poem can also be found in EH 48 B 16 with a different ending.

    Colophon on f. 74v: “Copiado por my Semuel Mendes Serano Em Amsterdam o livro da declaraçao dos Mahamarim do Talmud que os Chris[tãos] Tirão sua verdade Anno 5424.”

    Belonged to the collection of David Montezinos.

    Spanish / Paper / 21,8 x 16,8 cm. / [75] ff. / 30 lines to a page / Neat italic writing / Catchwords at the bottom of each page.

    Fuks 231