Zamora's Complaint

posted Jan 13, 2013, 1:50 AM by Professor Katz   [ updated Feb 18, 2013, 11:52 PM ]
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Alfonso de Zamora (c.1474-1544), the convert from Judaism who became professor of Hebrew at Salamanca, helped Cardinal Ximenes with the polyglot Bible.  He also wrote some Hebrew letters, including the one in which he complains that he never had a good day in his life.  I attach the text.  Read it, if only to see how much fifteenth-century Hebrew looks like modern Hebrew.  The complaining letter is on page 414.
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Professor Katz,
Jan 13, 2013, 1:50 AM
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