1975 · Jerusalem
"First published in 1962, The Koren Tanakh was the first fully Jewish Bible produced in nearly 500 years. Famed Israeli typographer Eliyahu Koren designed the Tanakh, including a new typeface*, which became its trademark. The utmost accuracy of vowels, cantillation signs and accentuation, combined with its graphic beauty, made The Koren Tanakh the standard Bible in synagogues, schools, and homes. Upon receiving the first copy of the Koren Tanakh, the Chairman of the Israeli Knesset announced that all Israel's presidents would be sworn in on it. A small number of copies remain from the first print." (From the publishers).
Some wear to slipcase, rubbed with light chipping and spine edges reinforced with brown library tape. Text in Hebrew. Slipcase in overall good, binding and interior in near fine to fine condition. * Eliyahu Koren's typeface is based on the designs used by German calligrapher, illustrator, graphic artist and painter, Marcus Michael Douglas Behmer (1879-1958) for the splendid Soncino's edition of the "Hamishah humshe Torah" (1933). (Inventory #: 47948)