Reward offered for return of rare Castilian Bible

An anonymous donor is offering a $1,000 reward for the return of a rare two-volume Jewish Bible printed for the Roxburghe Club in 1921 from a unique medieval manuscript in the possession of the Duke of Berwick and Alba.  No questions will be asked of the person returning it.

This illuminated Bible features an intricate cover design on brown Moorish leather and many color plates from the original manuscript.  Rabbi Moses Arrangel of Guadalfajara created the Castilian translation from the original Hebrew text in the late Middle Ages.

Donated to Hastings College in 2007, the Bible can be returned to Matt Fong, Hastings College Chief of Staff, at the Daugherty Conference Center (716 N. Turner Ave.) between 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Monday-Friday. Questions may be directed to Fong at 402.461.7786.

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