Manasseh ben Israel

Standard Name: Manasseh ben Israel


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Literary responses Margaret Fell
Bonnelyn Young Kunze supposes that, while Manasseh probably never read this work with his name as its title, it made MF the first Quaker to transmit a message to the world.
Kunze, Bonnelyn Young. Margaret Fell and the Rise of Quakerism. Macmillan, 1994.
Textual Features Anna Maria Hall
The novel is set in seventeenth-century England, during the time of Cromwell's protectorate.
Keane, Maureen. Mrs. S.C. Hall: A Literary Biography. Colin Smythe, 1997.
Sutherland, John. The Stanford Companion to Victorian Fiction. Stanford University Press, 1989.
Cromwell , Lord Protector, appears as a character.
Hall, Anna Maria. The Buccaneer. R. Bentley, 1840.
Stephen, Sir Leslie, and Sidney Lee, editors. The Dictionary of National Biography. Smith, Elder, 1908.
The Buccaneer, the son of a royalist clergyman and his young...
Textual Production Margaret Fell
This is the date given by George Thomason , in his contemporary collection of tracts, to MF 's anonymous For Manasseth ben Israel : The Call of the Jewes out of Babylon.
Thomason uses...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Michelene Wandor
It proclaims: this is the story of two people // this is the story of two peoples // and one God / your God or mine?
Wandor, Michelene. The Music of the Prophets. Arc Publications, 2006.
In tracing the story to before the Act...


5 January 1649
An English widow named Johanna Cartwright , resident in Amsterdam with her son Ebenezer , presented to General Sir Thomas Fairfax a pamphlet whose lengthy title begins The Petition of the Jewes.
Manasseh ben Israel wrote from Amsterdam to Oliver Cromwell to request legal admission for the Jews to England: he argued that this would help to bring about the birth of the Messiah.
October 1655
Manasseh ben Israel arrived in London to treat with Cromwell about the re-admission of the Jews to England.