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. Illustrated with reproductions of pages from Hebrew manuscripts, many in full color. With a lengthy essay, ‘The Cairo Genizah,’ describing the discovery of the Genizah and its significance.
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