Jewish Books and their Christian Readers: Christ Church Connections

This volume accompanies a major exhibition, Jewish Books and their Christian Readers: Christ Church Connections, curated by Dr Rahel Fronda, which deals with the wealth of Hebraica and Judaica at Christ Church and around, following the story of Hebrew studies in Oxford from the late 16th century until the end of 18th century. The exhibition involves collaboration with the Bodleian Library, Oxford Conservation Consortium, Lincoln College, Merton College, Queens' College in Cambridge, as well as the Westminster Abbey.

book coverAbout the author

Dr Rahel Fronda catalogues and researches the provenance of early printed Hebraica and Judaica, with special interest in 16th to 18th century English Christian Hebraist collections. Together with Professor Joanna Weinberg, she recently organised at Christ Church a conference, Jewish Books and their Christian Collectors in Europe, the New World and Czarist Russia (22 -23 May 2017). The event was sponsored by the European Association for Jewish Studies (EAJS).

Dr Fronda read Theology for her first degree, specialising on the Hebrew Bible but her other strengths include Ancient Greek and Latin patristic literature. She holds a doctorate in Jewish Studies (UCL), specialising in medieval Ashkenazi Bibles. Her academic interests include Hebrew micrography and illuminated medieval Hebrew manuscripts, medieval Jewish history; codicology and palaeography and early printed Hebrew books. She has published in these areas, as well as translated fictional works from Hebrew. For more details, see

Title: Jewish Books and Their Christian Readers
Author: Rahel Fronda
Date of Publication: May 2017
Publisher: Christ Church Library
ISBN: 978-1-872333-65-6
Bibliographic details: Paperback. 120 pages,
215 x 150 mm,  42 colour illustrations
Price : £10 + pp

For more details and to purchase a copy, please contact Alternatively, you can also contact Dr Rahel Fronda. Email: