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At the first assembly of New Haven in 1639, John Davenport clearly stated the primacy of the Bible as the legal and moral foundation of the colony: "Scriptures do hold forth a perfect rule for the direction and government of all men in all duties which they are to perform to God and men as well as in the government of families and commonwealth as in matters of the Church...the Word of God shall be the only rule to be attended unto in organizing the affairs of government in this plantation." (1) Subsequently, the New Haven legislators adopted a legal code ― the Code of 1655 ― which contained some 79 statutes, half of which contained Biblical references, virtually all from the Hebrew Bible.The Plymouth Colony had a similar law code as did the Massachusetts assembly, which, in 1641 adopted the so-called "Capitall Laws of New England" based almost entirely on Mosaic law.Of course, without a Jewish Oral Tradition, which helped the Jews understand the Bible, the Puritans were left to their own devices and tended toward a literal interpretation.
Donations of lists you have developed are even more welcome!Gabriel Arie (1863-1939), author of the pamphlet, was a well known teacher and director of Alliance Israelite Universelle schools in various countries. (3) From the burial register of Bethahaim Velho Cemetery.The information was extracted by Dov Cohen in Israel from the limited print pamphlet (title listed above) and Dov very kindly supplied me with the Gedcom file he created, (which can be downloaded by clicking here), from which I extracted the surnames listed below. Published by the Jewish Historical Society of England.The Columbia seal has the Hebrew name for God at the top center, with the Hebrew name for one of the angels on a banner toward the middle.Dartmouth uses the Hebrew words meaning "God Almighty" in a triangle in the upper center of its seal.
This is because many of the earliest pilgrims who settled the "New England" of America in early 17th century were Puritan refugees escaping religious persecutions in Europe.