First Printed Talmud

  Daniel Bomberg, a Belgium that relocated to Venice, was the first to print Hebrew texts in Venice and was also the first in the world to print copies of the Rabbinical Bible and the Talmud, the book of Jewish civil and ceremonial law. As Jews in Venice were not allowed to print or own printing presses by themselves, Bomberg employed several members of the Jewish community to assist him in editing these religious texts. The first editions of the Talmud and Rabbinical Bible, although they are the religious works of Judaism, were printed for everyone to read. Scholars and people of all religions could have access to and study these religious texts that were “fundamental to the development [of] Western culture ("Bound" 2017).” This image is sourced from Wikimedia Commons and is public domain. "Bound in Venice. The First Talmud." PrintedMatter. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Feb. 2017. < "The Talmud: Early Editions." Early Editions - Judaic Treasures. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Feb. 2017. <>.

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