A Vindication of the Christians Messiah,

Bar-Isajah (Eliazar)

A Vindication of the Christians Messiah,

(viz.) that Jesus Christ the Sonne of God is the true Messiah prophesied of, or foretold by all the holy men of God who were the writers of the old Testament, from Genesis unto the Prophet Mallachy. As also proved out of their own beloved Talmouth. Wherein is also declared, the coherence which the Old Testament hath with the New, as to that particular. As also a clear proof of the Trinity in Unity, (viz.) that the Father, Sonne, and Spirit, are but one God. Against the generall received opinion of the Jewes.

Description: FIRST EDITION, title within border of printer's ornaments, text in English and significant portions of Hebrew, a little soiled in places, single worm hole in first half, diminishing, touching letters, pp. [xiv], 66, 4to, modern calf, spine lettered in gilt

Publication Details: Printed by Gartrude Dawson, 1653

Notes: The title concludes: 'Written by Eliazar Bar-Isajah P. a Jew born, but now a converted and baptized Christian.' A scarce anti-Judaic tract by an apostate Jew from Eastern Europe who had a brief career in England as a religious con artist until his death in 1656. Wilfred S. Samuel, "The Strayings of Paul Isaiah in England, 1651-1656," Transactions of the Jewish Historical Society of England, Volume 16 (1945-1951), pages 77-87; Roth, Magna Bibliotheca Anglo-Judaica, page 277. The Epistle to the Reader gives a fairly full account of the author's European wanderings....more

Bibliography: (ESTC R5333)

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Subject: Theology

Published Date: 1653

Stock Number: 66289

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