Jacob Bernal, ed. Elogios, que zelovos dedicaron a la felice memorià de Abraham Nunez Bernal, que fue quemado vivo santificando l nombre de su criador en Cordova a 3 de Mayo 5415. [Amsterdam, 1655].
Abraham Nunez Bernal was the head of a family of Marranos, Spanish Jews who remained in Spain after the 1492 expulsion and continued to practice their faith. Six members of the Nunez clan were victims of the Inquisition. Abraham himself was burned at the stake in Cordova in 1655 and his nephew Ishac de Almeyda Bernal suffered the same fate in Galicia. This memorial volume, edited by his family, contains prose panegyrics of both the uncle and nephew, a "word labyrinth," and poetry in Latin and Spanish by various members of the Sephardic Spanish community--elegies, sonnets, epigrams, songs--, the longest being a "canto panegyrico" in 138 stanzas. The few words of Hebrew are all transcribed phonetically, and God is referred to throughout as "Dios," a remarkable departure from the usual Hebrew shorthand. Only one other copy is recorded in this country.