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Through the application of scientific methods of analysis to a corpus of medieval manuscripts found in the Cairo Genizah, this work aims to gain a better understanding of the writing materials used by Jewish communities at that time, shedding new light not only on the production of manuscripts in the Middle Ages, but also on the life of those Jewish communities.
In: Composition Analysis of Writing Materials in Cairo Genizah Documents
In: Composition Analysis of Writing Materials in Cairo Genizah Documents
In: Composition Analysis of Writing Materials in Cairo Genizah Documents
In: Composition Analysis of Writing Materials in Cairo Genizah Documents
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In: Composition Analysis of Writing Materials in Cairo Genizah Documents
In: Composition Analysis of Writing Materials in Cairo Genizah Documents
In: Composition Analysis of Writing Materials in Cairo Genizah Documents
A Critical Edition of a Manuscript from 1720
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This volume offers the critical edition and an English translation of the oldest translation of the Pentateuch into Western Karaim copied in 1720 by Simcha ben Chananel (died 1723). The manuscript was compared against several other Karaim translations of the Torah as well as with the standard text of the Hebrew Bible. The author provides a description of the manuscript’s language and an outline of the history of Western Karaim translations of the Torah to better understand the its philological and historical background.
In: The Western Karaim Torah