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(BIBLE IN LATIN AND HEBREW.) Arba'ah avnei ha-gilyonim me-ha-Torah ha-Hadasha . . . Quatuor Evangelia Novi Testamenti. Vulgate text of the Gospels with Hebrew translation by Giovanni Battista Jona. Title within type ornament border with woodcut vignette; 4 woodcut divisional headpiece portraits of the Evangelists. , 395 pages, including half-title. Folio, 316x219 mm, contemporary vellum over modern boards; occasional toning, P1.4 browned. Rome: S. C. Prop. Fidei, 1668
first edition of this translation. Jona (1588-1668) was an apostate Jew born in Tsefat who settled in Rome after a career as a wandering scholar and became reader in Hebrew at the Sacred Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith. Darlow & Moule 5136; EJ X, 168-69; Vinograd, Rome 33.