Second Rabbinic Bible Volume 1 to 4 1524 PDF

The Second Rabbinic Bible 1524

We have provided here the second rabbinic Bible published in 1524. This Rabbinic Bible is also called the Mikraot Gedolot. This Hebrew Rabbinic Bible has four distinct parts:

1. The Biblical text according to the masorah in its letters, vocalization, and cantillation marks.
2. Masoretic notes on the Biblical text.
3. Aramaic Targum. “The targumim (singular: “targum”, Hebrew: תרגום‎), were spoken paraphrases, explanations, and expansions of the Jewish scriptures that a Rabbi would give in the common language of the listeners, which during the time of this practice was commonly, but not exclusively, Aramaic.” (
4. Biblical commentaries (most common and prominent are medieval commentaries in the peshat tradition).

Please be advised, that with all ancient texts, one must be careful and view it together with other editions/reprints (in case some text is lost or unreadable due to age etcetera). However, this does not reduce the pleasure of reading the original and ancient texts!

Please also be advised, that to ensure speedy download and reading, the Bible/book has been embedded (as Adobe pdf) – whilst it is downloading you will see a progress bar. However, before the download completes, if you scroll up or down, during this time, the page WILL look a bit weird. Wait till it downloads and all will be OK.

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Index of the book (please forgive any unreadable bits: this index is computer generated from ancient texts):

3 thoughts on “Second Rabbinic Bible Volume 1 to 4 1524 PDF

  1. Thanks for this. Do you know if there is an index to the scripture refs on each page to help a goy like me to find my way to specific passages more easily?

  2. Hi,

    The best I could find that might be of some help (short of an English version of this PDF) is here:

    Please remember that we have joined all 4 volumes together so page numbers might need to be adjusted.

    Also, a quick scan through it and the start and end pages might be more what you are looking for….

  3. In volume 4 page 1806 (for example) there’s lots of words scribbled out.
    were these words part of the scripture, or part of the commentary?
    any idea why they were crossed out??

    Also: I downloaded the 4 volumes off the internet archive.
    I take pdf of old (Bible Related) books, break them apart into individual pages,
    then clean up the backgrounds and enhance the text (in photoshop)
    It’s a bit of work, would you be interested in seeing my finished results?

    When there’s a word obliterated by dirt, I have another volume – that was a very “dirty” scan
    and did some cut & paste to replace that word.
    I also created a log book for each volume – containing every page where I “cut & paste” a word or 2.

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