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Hebraica Veritas?

Arama, Isaac ben Moses, ca. 1420-1494.
Sefer 'Akedat Yitshak.
Venice: Daniel Bomberg, 1546 or 1547, printed by Cornelius Adelkind.



Instances of censorship. The expurgated area appears in the commentary to Behukotai (Leviticus 26:3-27:34), in which Arama discusses the fact that the Torah makes no mention of an afterlife, and disputes the Christian position of eternal life as a reward, and therefore motivator, for one's deeds.

The censor's mark reads:
"Revisto per me Antonio Francesco Enrique, Alessandria 1688"
("Examined by me, Antonio Francesco Enrique...").

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