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Israel: Thousands of rare Hebrew texts soon available online

New Israeli project will make thousands of rare Hebrew manuscripts available online

Israel: Thousands of rare Hebrew texts soon available online

JERUSALEM (AP) -- The National Library of Israel will soon make one of the world's oldest surviving Hebrew bibles, dating back more than 1,000 years, available online.

Aviad Stollman, the library's chief of collections, said Monday the Gaster Bible would go online as part of a project to digitize all of the 3,200 rare Hebrew manuscripts currently at the British Library.

The National Library of Israel agreed with the British Library in London to digitize its entire Hebrew manuscript collection, considered one of the largest and most significant in the world.

Most of the manuscripts date back to the Middle Ages and the Renaissance era and include rare texts of Hebrew literature, prayer books, bibles, Talmud or biblical commentary, as well as texts on the Kabbalah, or Jewish mysticism.


Updated : 2021-09-25 02:00 GMT+08:00