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Daniel Bomberg

Daniel Bomberg (died 1549) was an early printer of Hebrew language books. A Christian, born in Antwerp, he was primarily active in Venice between 1516 and 1549.[1]

He produced the editio princeps of the Mikraot Gedolot, the Rabbinic Bible, consisting of the Hebrew text plus rabbinical commentaries, between 1516 and 1517, and the first and oldest complete set of the Talmud,[2] between 1520 and 1523, a well-preserved copy of which is contained in the Valmadonna Trust Library.

Bomberg found a ready audience among the Jews of Italy, whose numbers had been swelled by exiles from Spain and Portugal. Bomberg's presses eventually produced some 230 Hebrew books, and his innovations in Hebrew typography set the standard for later printers.

Bomberg's edition of the Talmud later became perceived as the "uncensored" version.[3]


  1. ^ A. M. Habermann, Ha-Madpis Daniel Bomberg u-Reshimat Sifre Beth Defuso (The Printer Daniel Bomberg and the List of Books published by his Press) (1978) in Hebrew
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  3. ^ Amnon Raz-Krakotzkin. The Censor, the Editor, and the Text: The Catholic Church and the Shaping of the Jewish Canon in the Sixteenth Century. Trans. Jackie Feldman Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2007. viii + 314 pp. index. bibl. ISBN 978-0-8122-4011-5. p104

External links

  • Library of Congress page with page of Bomberg Bible
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