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BERNAL, ABRAHAM NUÑEZ:

Spanish martyr; burned at the stake by the Inquisition of Cordova May 3, 1655. His martyrdom is celebrated in a work published by Jacob Bernal (Amsterdam, 1655), entitled "Elogios que Zelozos Dedicaron á la Felice Memoria de Abraham Nuñez Bernal que fue Quemado Vivo, Santificando el Nombre de su Criador," etc., and dedicated to Señor Elian Nuñez Bernal. The work contains, among other items, a sermon in Bernal's honor preached by Isaac Aboab, and poems by Daniel á Ribera, Eliakim Castriel, Joseph Frances of Hamburg, Jonah Abravanel, Samuel de Castro, and Jacob de Pina.

Bibliography:
  • Zunz, S. P. p. 345;
  • Kayserling, Sephardim, pp. 260, 354;
  • idem, Biblioteca Españ.-Port-Judaica, pp. 28, 43.
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