El Conciliador (Roth Collection 629) is a work reconciling discordant Bible passages. This is the first edition, in Spanish. It was written for a Sephardi audience of Converso origin who were unfamiliar with Hebrew and with rabbinic biblical interpretation. The book immediately attracted considerable attention from Christian readers.
The book is printed in four parts. Menasseh ben Israel’s printer’s mark first appears on the title page of part 2, and shows a pilgrim on the road. It is inscribed in Portuguese “Apercebido como hu[m] romeiro” – “He appeared as a pilgrim [literally a Rome-pilgrim].”