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  • A Torah fragment in Babylonian Aramaic and Hebrew


    An example of a Torah fragment written in square Hebrew script from either Iraq or Iran. This page pertains to the Book...

  • Haftarot for Passover


    The manuscript contains Haftarot (singular Haftarah) for the Passover festival. What is Haftarah? Haftarah is a selected...

  • Hagiographa


    Codex of Ketuvim (‘Writings’, the third division of the Hebrew Bible), in Hebrew, Aramaic and Judeo-Arabic. The transla...

  • Mesopotamian pottery fragment


    This ostracon, or pottery fragment, bears witness to the continued use of Aramaic in Mesopotamia in the final centuries ...

  • Part of a Babylonian Talmud


    A codex of the Talmud, produced in the 12th or 13th century. What is the Talmud? The Talmud (meaning ‘learning’) is the...