https://opensiddur.org/?p=36437הָאֵל בְּתַעֲצֻמוֹת עֻזֶּךָ | ha-El b'Taatsumōt Uzekha, in its Latin translation by Johann Stephan Rittangel (1644)2021-03-21 15:29:57The text of the short prayer ha-El b'Taatsumōt Uzekha in Hebrew with a Latin translation.Textthe Open Siddur ProjectAharon N. Varady (transcription)Aharon N. Varady (transcription)Isaac Gantwerk Mayer (transcription & naqdanut)Johann Stephan Rittangel (Latin translation)Unknown Author(s)https://opensiddur.org/copyright-policy/Aharon N. Varady (transcription)https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/Shaḥarit l'Shabbat ul'Yom TovHallelLatin translationהאל בתעצימות ha-El b'taatsumōt
Deus fortis in viribus fortitudinus tuæ,
magnus in gloria nominis tui,
fortis in æternum; & formidandus in formidabilitatibus tuis:
Rex sedens in solio excelso & elevato,
This is the short prayer, ha-El b’Taatsumōt Uzekha, in its Latin translation by Johann Stephan Rittangel as found in his translation of the Pesaḥ seder haggadah, Liber Rituum Paschalium (1644). “haEl b’Taatsumōt Uzekha” is part of the Birkat haShir and always follows after “Nishmat” and before “Shokhen Ad.” Macy Nulman in his Encyclopedia of Jewish Prayer (1992) notes the short passage is written in the style of Eleazar haQalir and is based on the verse in Deuteronomy 10:17.
Transcription of the Latin by Isaac Gantwerk Mayer, and of the Hebrew by Aharon Varady. Unfortunately, my Latin is not sufficient for completing a secondary translation. If you can make one, please contact us.
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From a family of musicians, Isaac Gantwerk Mayer believes that creative art is one of the most powerful ways to get in touch with the divine. He composes music and poetry in Hebrew and English. (He also translates and authors his own original works.) Isaac runs a Jewish music transcription service, which will transcribe and set any Jewish music in any language, recorded or written. Contact his service on Facebook or via his music blog.
Johann Stephan Rittangel (Latin: Rittangelius) (b.1606 Forscheim near Bamberg – d. 1652 Königsberg ) was a Christian Hebraist. Born Jewish, he later converted to Catholicism, and later to Calvinism and Lutheranism. In 1640, Rittangel was appointed professor of Oriental languages at the University of Königsberg (Prussia). In 1641, Rittangel visited a community of Karaite Jews in Trakai, before traveling to London and then to the Dutch Republic where, in Amsterdam, he taught Hebrew and possibly identified, for a time, as a Jew. In July 1642 he left the Low Countries to go to Königsberg, where he spent the rest of his life until his death in 1652. He obtained a Hebrew manuscript of the Sefer Yezirah through the Mennonite merchant Gerebrand Anslo, for a translation into Latin in 1642 ( Liber Jezirah qui Abrahamo Patriarchae adscribitur). In 1644, he published his Latin translation of the Passover Haggadah. He made one of the earliest translations of Jewish prayers, under the title Hochfeyerliche Sollennitaeten, Gebethe und Collecten Anstatt der Opfer, Nebst Andern Ceremonien so von der Jüdischen Kirchen am Ersten Neuen-Jahrs-Tag Gebetet und Abgehandelt Werden Müssen, Königsberg, 1652. His posthumous work Bilibra Veritatis was written to substantiate the claim that the Targums prove the doctrine of the Trinity. This is also the subject of his Veritas Religionis Christianæ (Franeker, 1699).
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ויהי נעם אדני אלהינו עלינו ומעשה ידינו כוננה עלינו ומעשה ידינו כוננהו "May the pleasantness of אדֹני our elo’ah be upon us; may our handiwork be established for us — our handiwork, may it be established."–Psalms 90:17
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