Rare Book Exhibit
During the sixteenth century, Hebrew printing spread across Europe. Italian
presses were prominent, with landmark editions being produced by the printing
houses of Soncino, Bomberg, and Giustiniani. These editions were noteworthy
for the accuracy of their text and innovations in page layout. As Christian
scholars became interested in the Hebrew Bible and its grammar, books
in Hebrew were printed by and for non-Jews as well as Jews.
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