The history of the Jews of Spain and Portugal, from the earliest times to their final expulsion from those kingdoms, and their subsequent dispersion: with complete translations of all the laws made respecting them during their long establishment in the Iberian peninsula
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Page 2 - And king Solomon made a navy of ships in Eziongeber, which is beside Eloth, on the shore of the Red sea, in the land of Edom. And Hiram sent in the navy his servants, shipmen that had knowledge of the sea, with the servants of Solomon. And they came to Ophir, and fetched from thence gold, four hundred and twenty talents, and brought it to king Solomon.
Page 24 - The sin of Judah is written with a pen of iron, and with the point of a diamond : it is graven upon the table of their heart, and upon the horns of your altars ; whilst their children remember their altars and their groves by the green trees upon the high hills.
Page 369 - Orobio studied the scholastic philosophy usual inęSpain, and became so skilled in it, that he was made professor of metaphysics at the university of Salamanca. Afterwards applying himself to the study of physic, he practised that art with great reputation at Seville, until, suspected of Judaism, he was thrown into the Inquisition, and suffered the most dreadful cruelties to extort a confession. His own account is the best we have of the sufferings of those persons who incurred the displeasure or...
Page 10 - This proves the happy social state that existed before intolerance and bigotry broke the fraternal bond. The clergy as well as others partook of the hospitable meal, and joined the festive board of their Jewish neighbours. " CANON 78.— If one of the faithful, having a wife, commit adultery with a Jewess or Pagan, he is to be ejected from our communion.
Page 215 - The subjects are to be — the first to shew them that the true Messiah has already come, quoting the passages of the Holy Scripture and the Talmud that were argued in the disputation of Jerome of Santa Fe ; the second to make them see that the heresies, vanities and errors of the Talmud, prevent their knowing the truth; and the third, explaining to them the destruction of the Temple and the city of Jerusalem, and the perpetuity of their captivity, as our Lord Jesus Christ and the other prophets...
Page 346 - We, taking the premises into our Royal consideration, and being desirous of giving an especial mark of our Royal favour to the said Sir Moses Montefiore, in commemoration of these his unceasing exertions on behalf of his injured and persecuted brethren in the East, and the Jewish nation at large...
Page 51 - Spain, p. 51) :—'CANON 6.—That no Christian shall reside in the same house with Jews, nor partake of their food; whoever transgresses this decree shall perform penance for seven days, or, refusing to do it, if a person of rank, he shall be excommunicated for a year; if of an inferior degree, he shall receive 100 lashes.
Page 278 - ... liable to, that violate our royal safeguard. We likewise grant permission and authority to the said Jews and Jewesses, to export their wealth and property, by sea or land, from our said kingdoms and dominions, provided they do not take away gold, silver, money, or other articles prohibited by the laws of our kingdoms, but in merchandise and goods that are not prohibited. And we command all the justices of our kingdoms, that they...
Page 382 - After these things did king Ahasuerus promote Haman the son of Hammedatha the Agagite, and advanced him, and set his seat above all the princes that were with him.