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Alba Bible on display in the University Archives

Alba Bible

Alba Bible

The 1,046-page book is being exhibited as part of St. Cloud State’s interdisciplinary “Sephardim” series. On loan from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the Alba Bible is highly illustrated and includes compiled commentary of the Jewish understanding of the text at the time of translation. It is all that remains of one of the last attempts by intellectual Spanish Jews and Christians to heal the rifts that led to the 1492 expulsion of Jews from Spain.

University Archives will be open until 8 p.m. on October 7, 15, 24 and 29. Evening viewing visits, or special visits to look at specific pages of the Bible, can be arranged by appointment with Tom Steman, University Archivist. He can be reached at 320-308-4753 or by email at tdsteman@stcloudstate.edu.  

The semester-long “Sephardim” series at St. Cloud State explores the experiences of Sephardic Jews – Jews exiled from Spain in 1492 – through films, concerts, interactive media, presentations, and personal stories from Sephardic members of the St. Cloud community and beyond. For more information “Sephardim, the Jews of Spain, 1492 and Beyond” events happening this semester, please visit:

http://bit.ly/14K23Oj

Special thanks to the libraries at St. John’s University and the College of St. Benedict, the Hill Museum and Manuscript Library, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and Facsimile Editions.

For more information about the Alba Bible itself and the facsimiles produced from it, please visit:

http://bit.ly/jd46l

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