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Cambridge, University Library

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Author(s): Outhwaite, Ben
Cambridge University Library (CUL) as an institution has been collecting Jewish books since at least the 16th century, amassing an important collection of more than 1,000 Hebrew manuscripts. Even before then, Cambridge's colleges were acquiring items in Hebrew. Today, the Cambridge University Library is indelibly associated with its Cairo Genizah Collection.⸙In the realm of Jewish books and manuscripts, Cambridge University Library (CUL) is indelibly associated today with its Cairo Genizah Collection, a trove of unparalleled scale and importanc…
Date: 2023-11-20

Nash Papyrus

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Author(s): Outhwaite, Ben
The Nash Papyrus, purchased by Walter Llewellyn Nash in 1902 in Egypt, is a 2nd-century BCE copy of the Ten Commandments, and was, when first discovered, the oldest known Hebrew manuscript. ⸙ The Nash Papyrus (Cambridge University Library, MS Or. 233) is a small (140 mm x 60 mm), damaged (four fragments are now joined together) Hebrew papyrus rotulus containing the text of the Ten Commandments and the Shemaʿ (Deut. 6:4–5). It is one of the …
Date: 2023-01-01