"One of the Spanish “New Christians” most cherished by the Catholic authorities was Alfonso de Zamora (1474–1545/6). A graduate of the famous Campanton Yeshiva in Zamora, he first escaped to Portugal in 1492, but for unknown reasons returned to Spain around 1497 as a converso.
In a few years we find him in
Salamanca as a teacher and a scribe until 1512 when he was transferred
to the University of Alcala de Henares. His involvement in the editing
of the first Polyglot Bible, his books, scribal and teaching positions
raised his esteem and importance at the dawn of the Renaissance".
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