Kohen

(16–18th century)
   Prague family of Hebrew printers. The printing enterprise was begun in Prague by Gershom ben-Solomon Kohen (d. 1544), who produced four prayer books, a lavish edition of the Pentateuch, and a sumptuously illustrated edition of the Passover Haggadah (1526). In the following year Gershom received a royal patent which authorized him to be the only Hebrew printer in Bohemia. He was joined by four sons and the business prospered, continuing through successive generations of the family until it merged with another house in 1784.

Who’s Who in Jewish History after the period of the Old Testament. . 2012.

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  • Kohen — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Un kohen (o cohen , en hebreo כּהן, sacerdote , pl. כּהנִים, kohanim o cohanim ) tiene un estatus especial en el judaísmo. Un kohen es un descendiente varón directo de Aarón quien, según la Biblia, fue hermano de… …   Wikipedia Español

  • KOHEN — KOHEN, first major family of Hebrew printers in Prague and all of Central Europe. Hebrew printing began in Prague – before anywhere else in Central or Eastern Europe – no later than 1512, when four craftsmen and two backers produced a prayer book …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Kohen — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Salomon Jacob Kohen (1772–1845), jüdischer Lehrer und Autor Sidonie Kohen (1830 1900), österreichische Frauenrechtlerin Tobias Kohen (1652–1729), deutsch polnischer Arzt und Schriftsteller Siehe auch:… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Kohen [1] — Kohen, so v.w. Priester; noch jetzt wollen einige jüdische Gelehrte ihren Stammbaum bis zu den Priestern des A. T. führen u. machen auf diesen Titel Anspruch …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Kohen [2] — Kohen, das Getreide zum zweiten Male durch die Mühle gehen lassen …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Kohēn — (hebr., Mehrzahl Kohanīm), Priester; K. hagadōl, der Hohepriester (s. Hoherpriester). Die heute gebräuchlichen jüdischen Familiennamen K., Kohn, Cohen, Cohn, Kahn und ähnliche weisen auf die Abstammung ihrer Träger vom einstmaligen Priesterstande …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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  • Kohen — This name has two distinct possible origins, the first being a Jewish name from the Hewbrew Kohen , a priest. Variations of this are, Kohn, Kahen, Kahn, Kahan and Kahane. However not all Jews bearing this name belong to the priestly caste,… …   Surnames reference

  • Kohen — /koh euhn/; Seph. Heb. /kaw hen /; Ashk. Heb. /koh hayn , koh hayn, koyn/, n., pl. Kohanim Seph. Heb. /kaw hah neem /; Ashk. Heb. /koh hah nim , koh hah nim/, Eng. Kohens. Cohen. * * * …   Universalium

  • Kohen — n. member of the Jewish priestly class, descendant of the Jewish priests who presided over the Temple, descendant of Aaron n. family name …   English contemporary dictionary

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