January 23: The Soncino Bible

A printing press established in northern Italy by Gerson ben Moses Soncino produced the first machine-printed Hebrew Pentateuch (the Five Books of Moses) along with the prophetic books and the Song of Songs, Book of Ruth, Book of Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, and the Book of Esther, on this date in 1492. The Soncino family, Sephardi Italian […]

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