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A basic introduction to Hebrew manuscripts outlining their nature and their production, and providing explanations of the terminology used in paleography. Includes a survey of the major collections of Hebrew manuscripts in the world today and how to locate them, as well as a wide range of examples of different types of Hebrew scripts with transcriptions of the texts, from which the reader can learn to decipher ancient Hebrew writings.
An elegant volume, profusely illustrated with reproductions of pages from Hebrew manuscripts, many in full color.
In addition, the volume features a lengthy essay, ‘The Cairo Genizah,’ describing the discovery of the Genizah, its contents, and its significance for Jewish and general history by Prof. Robert Brody.
166 pp., 22 x 30 cm
In praise of this edition:
“Binyamin Richler, the author of Hebrew Manuscripts: A Treasured Legacy, writes in the introduction to his well-written and richly illustrated volume that it was his intention to ‘acquaint the reader with the wealth of knowledge, beauty, drama and excitement associated with Hebrew manuscripts and to provide the scholar with basic information to facilitate his use of codices in his studies and research.' The author accomplished this task in a most admirable manner.”
Tovia Preschel, Jewish Press,
Friday, May 25, 1990