Alfonso de Zamora

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Alfonso de Zamora (c1474-1544) was a Spanish Rabbi who converted to Roman Catholicism. He was baptized in 1506.

He revised the Hebrew text for Ximenes's Polyglot Bible with Alfonso de Alcalá and Pablo de Coronel, translated the Chaldee paraphrase in it, and added the sixth volume. He published also a work called "Introductiones Hebraicae" (Alcalá, 1526) which included an Epistle to the Hebrews, an open letter to Spanish Jews urging them to convert to Christianity.[1]


  1. ^ Los Sefardies De Ayer Y De Hoy - Page 265 Richard Ayoun, Haïm Vidal Séphiha - 2002 "Alfonso de Zamora (Hacia 1474-1544) Erudito español de origen judío; su padre, Juan de Zamora, se exilia en 1492, pero después ... Pablo Núñez Coronel (antiguo rabino) y Alfonso de Alcalá (profesor de medicina en la misma Universidad).

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainHerbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "article name needed". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton.