The Hebrew Bible
The Bible is the most sacred and central book in Jewish history. Read more about the different forms in which biblical texts have been transmitted, and how the accuracy of the holy text was maintained from one generation to another.
- Article by:
- Javier del Barco
Most readers of the Bible feel that they sometimes need an explanation – a gloss – to understand a text written and edited many centuries before it reached their hands. Dr Javier del Barco looks particularly into the practice of producing glossed Hebrew Bibles in medieval Ashkenaz.Read more
- Article by:
- Dalia-Ruth Halperin
Hebrew Bible manuscripts are often decorated with micrography – a Jewish scribal art that forms the outline of images in tiny script. Dr Dalia-Ruth Halperin considers the use of micrography and Carmina Figurata in Hebrew manuscripts.Read more
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