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Image of the Cosmos from Shomer Emunim

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Title

Image of the Cosmos from Shomer Emunim

Description

Images of the cosmos are also found on Hebrew title pages. The gateway on the title page of Shomer Emunim (Offenbach, 1723; below, flanked by Moses and Aaron) has the universe on top, with two angels on either side. Even though this is an 18th century book, the universe is portrayed in pre-Copernican fashion, with the sun and moon orbiting the earth. Beyond the sun and moon are the stars, symbolized by the twelve signs of the Zodiac (detail at right).

Source

Sefer Shomer Emunim : yaḳar hu me-ḥaruts ṿe-rav peninim ...

Publisher

Offenbach : Bona Fenṭura de Lanay

Date

484 [1723 or 1724]

Rights

Digital Image: Washington University in Saint Louis

Identifier

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Citation

“Image of the Cosmos from Shomer Emunim,” WUSTL Digital Gateway Image Collections & Exhibitions, accessed July 15, 2024, http://omeka.wustl.edu/omeka/items/show/7009.