Tractatus Samuelis Raby errorem indicans Judaeorum : circa observantiam legis Mosaicae, & venturum Messiam, quem expectant / ab adm. Rev. P. magist. Alphonso Bono-homime [sic] Hispano Ord. Praedicat. circa an[n]num 1339 Arabico in Latinum translatus, tempore pontificatus Benedicti fel. record. PP. XI. Venetiis impressus ; nunc ... dum in Alma Episcopali Soc. Jesu Universitate Cassoviensi promotore R.P. Christophoro Akai ...

Alfonsus Bonihominis, Bishop of Marrakech, d. 1353.
Standardized Title:
Epistola Samuelis Maroccani
Other Title:
Errorem indicans Judaeorum
[Cassoviae] : Typis Academicis Soc. Jesu, annô MDCCXLII mense Junio die 12 [1742]
[4], 136, [4] p. ; 13 cm. (12mo)
Christian converts from Judaism.
Muslim converts.
Judaism -- Controversial literature -- Early works to 1800.
Jews -- Conversion to Christianity -- Early works to 1800.
Jesus Christ -- Messiahship -- Early works to 1800.
Local subjects:
-- PU
-- PU
Place of Publication:
Slovakia Košice.
Date of imprint precedes printer statement on title page.
This anti-Jewish epistle is traditionally ascribed to Samuel of Morocco, a Jewish convert to Christianity; work is commonly known by either of two Latin titles, "Epistola contra Judaeorum errores" or "Epistola Samuelis Maroccani"; the text is known first in the Latin translation of Alfonsus Bonihominis who claimed to have translated it into Latin from an Arabic original written by a Jewish convert to Islam, Samuel b. Yahya al-Maghribi; Samuel is possibly fictitious and in fact Alfonsus most likely wrote it himself. Cf. Marsmann, M. Epistel des Rabbi Samuel an Rabbi Isaak, 1971 and Encyclopedia judaica (under Alfonsus Bonihominis (Buenhombre))
Signatures: pi² A-E¹² F⁸ chi².
Local notes:
Lea Library copy has Henry Charles Lea's bookplate on front pastedown and autograph dated 1880 on front free endpaper.
Lea Library copy has monastic inscription dated 1746.
Lea, Henry Charles, 1825-1909 (autograph) (bookplate) PU
1742 PU
Samuel, Marochitanus.
Typis Academicis Societatis Jesu (Košice, Slovakia), printer.
Henry Charles Lea Library (University of Pennsylvania)