The Hope of Israel

Menasseh Ben-Israel, volume editor Gerard Nahon, and edited by Henry Mechoulan

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ISBN: 9781904113201

Publication: June 1, 2004

Series: The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization

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When The Hope of Israel was translated into English in 1652, its argument from Scripture that messianic redemption would not come to the Jewish people until they were scattered in all the corners of the Earth aroused great interest and played an instrumental part in the discussions in the Commonwealth under Cromwell which eventually led to the readmission of the Jews in 1656. This edition of that English text includes an introduction and notes which place the work in the intellectual context of its time.

Foreword Abbreviations Editions and translations Introduction Amsterdam: From the Marranos to a Portuguese Jewish Community * Menasseh ben Israel: A New Look at his Life and Work, 1604-1657 * Esperanca de Israel, 1650 Wall's English Translation of the Latin Text A Note on the English Translation * Facsimile of the Title Page * The Epistle Dedicatory * Menasseh ben Israel to the Courteous Reader * The Authors of Other Nations, which are Quoted in this Treatise * The Hebrew Books, and Authors * The Relation of Antonio Montezinos * The Hope of Israel A Note on Moses Wall by Richard H. Popkin Bibliography Index of Place and Proper Names

'The editors are to be commended not merely for their editions of the text, but more specifically for their most informative and detailed introduction. Its ninety-five pages provide a scholarly but immensely readable background to Menasseh's life and times.' Jewish Chronicle 'Doubly welcome. The editors' introduction is admirable in its elucidation of Menasseh's life and times, the Marrano background and the messianic atmosphere of the mid-seventeenth century.' L. K., Polin
 

Format: Paperback

Edition: New edition

Size: 216 x 140 x 12 mm

208 Pages

ISBN: 9781904113201

Publication: June 1, 2004

Series: The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization

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