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Kehunat Abraham

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Title

Kehunat Abraham

Date

1719

Subject

Strashun Library
Italy -- Jewish Publishing
Poetry, Hebrew

Description

Kehunat Abraham (Abraham's Priesthood), Abraham ben Shabbetai Cohen of Zante, Venice, 1719.

Poems, based on the Hebrew Psalms, written by Abraham ben Shabbetai, born in 1670 in Crete, when the island was ruled by Venice. Like many fellow Jews, he studied medicine at the University of Padua. As a Renaissance man, he was not only a physician, but also an artist, poet and philosopher. His portrait on the title page, as well as the engraving illustrating the 5th day of the Creation, are believed to have been made by him.

Creator

Cohen, Abraham ben Shabbetai

Source

YIVO Library

Publisher

YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

Format

Language

Hebrew

Type

Book

Identifier

Venice 1719

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Citation

Cohen, Abraham ben Shabbetai, “Kehunat Abraham,” YIVO Online Exhibitions, accessed April 4, 2020, https://exhibitions.yivo.org/items/show/2903.
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