A Torah fragment in Babylonian Aramaic and Hebrew

Description

An example of a Torah fragment written in square Hebrew script from either Iraq or Iran. This page pertains to the Book of Genesis, and was copied in an Oriental hand. The text contains a targum, or explanation of the original Hebrew content in Babylonian Aramaic.

Full title:
A Pentateuch in Babylonian Aramaic and Hebrew
Created:
11th Century – 12th century, Iraq or Persia
Format:
Manuscript
Language:
Hebrew / Ancient Greek
Usage terms
Public Domain
Held by
British Library
Shelfmark:
Or 2363, f. 13

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