5 May 1624 Jewish Jesuit burnt at stake #otdimjh

On This Day In Messianic Jewish History

5 May 1624 New Christian Jesuit theologian Antonio Homem burnt at stake for establishing secret synagagogue in Lisbon #otdimjh

Screen Shot 2015-05-04 at 22.46.26

HOMEM, ANTONIO: Jewish martyr; born in 1564 of Neo-Christian parents at Coimbra, Portugal; suffered death at the stake in Lisbon May 5, 1624. His father’s name was Vaez Brandão; and his mother was a granddaughter of Nuñez Cardozo, called “the rich Jew of Aveiro.” Like many secret Jews who, in order to escape from the snares and persecutions of the Inquisition, caused their sons to embrace a clerical career, the parents of Antonio had him educated for the Church. He entered a religious order and studied at the university of his native town.


On Feb. 22, 1592, he took his degree as doctor and “magister,” and after having served the Church in various offices he was appointed deacon and professor of canon law at Coimbra University. He aroused the suspicion of…

View original post 803 more words

Published by Vincent S Artale Jr

Biblical studies, Health and Nutrition, Biology, Fitness, Hiking, Reading. Re-blogging doesn't equal agreement.

One thought on “5 May 1624 Jewish Jesuit burnt at stake #otdimjh

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: