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The Very Reverend and celebrated Edward Pococke ...

Latin Text:

Reverendus admodum et celeberrimus Vir, D. EDVARDUS POCOCKIUS SS. Th:D. et Lingua. Orient: Professor Regius; nonnulla ad Religionem Judaicam spectantia, huic etiam Cimeliarchio dicari voluit: Nempe 1.? Librum EstherŠ qu in festo Purim (quod incidit in 14 et 15 Februarij) legunt JudŠi in Synagogis. 2.? Tubam JudaicŃ ex cornu Arietis, quam a primo Augusti ad vicesimum octavum, singulis diebus manŔ et vesperi inflare solent; uti et ipso etiam die Expiationis. 3.? Phylacteria capitis; quŠ sunt quasi memoralia prŠceptorum Dei. 4.? Phylacteria manus, quŠ sinistro nudo brachio alligantur, ut sint quasi Ú regione cordis. 5.? Flagellum castigatorium quo utuntur Judi, ex triplici corio, asinino scil. ovillo et bovino contextum. Quin et post mortem ejusdem insignissimi Viri, Vestem quandam Turcicam honorariam accepimus quÔ olim, Vir a moribus et eruditione, Barbaris etiam colendus; dum per Imperia Ottomannica peregrinaretur, donatus est.


The Very Reverend and celebrated Edward Pococke, Doctor of Divinity and Regius Professor of Oriental Languages, decided to give the Museum various objects pertaining to the Jewish religion, namely: 1, The Book of Esther which is read by the Jews in Synagogue at the Festival of Purim (which falls on 14 and 15 of February). 2, A Jewish trumpet made of a ram's horn which is blown every day, both morning and evening, between 1 and 28 of August, and also on the day of Atonement. 3, Philacteries worn on the forehead to be a reminder of God's laws. 4, Philacteries worn on the arms which are tied to the bare left arm to be close to the heart. 5, A Jewish whip with a triple thong made from the skin of the ass, sheep and ox. In addition we received, after this very distinguished man's death, a Turkish robe of honour which he, respected even by a foreign people for his character and learning, was presented with during his travels in the Ottoman Empire.

Location:Not listed in the 1836 catalogue. The present location of these objects is unknown.

Year:MDCXCII (1692);  Page Number:16 (recto)

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