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Pratensis, Felix
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(a Prato; c. 1460, Prato – Nov 5, 1558, Rome), a rabbi, who was converted before 1506; in Prato he joined the order of the Augustinian Hermits. He collaborated with D. Bomberg in Venice to produce the first printed rabbinic Bible (1517/1518), a copy of which Melanchthon acquired for the University of Wittenberg (now in the university library at Jena). Instead of a complete Bible translation, as an experiment Leo X allowed Felix to translated the Psalter from Hebrew (Venice 1515). …

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Raeder, Siegfried, “Pratensis, Felix”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 21 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_024665>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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