Medieval Jewish MSS. in the Library of St. Paul’s Cathedral, London

the Messianic Age was to supervene according to the widespread “revelations” of Sabbatai Zevi, the bogus Messiah, whose dupes included very many members of the London Jewry.

Wilfred S. Samuel.

Read before the Society,

December 15, 1936.

3. Medieval Jewish MSS. in the Library of St. Paul’s Cathedral, London

By the courtesy of the Dean and Chapter of St. Paul’s Cathedral,1 photographs of seven documents of the utmost value for medieval Anglo-Jewish history are here given?together with transcriptions, translation and notes.

The first deed (A) is the oldest original record in existence, being earlier than 1152,2 and sets forth an agreement concerning sale of land in the city made by the Canons of St. Paul’s with Benedict3 of London. It is contemporaneous with a second “conventio” (B), arranged with Abraham the son of Simon,4 which exists in a copy contained in a Cartulary of the Cathedral.5?Two others (C,D), dated before

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