Friday, October 11, 2013

The World's Oldest Jewish Prayer Book?

It has 50 pages of Jewish blessings and has been dated back to 840 C.E.

From a piece in the Daily Mail...

'This Hebrew prayer book helps fill the gap between the Dead Sea Scrolls and other discoveries of Jewish texts from the ninth and 10th centuries.'

The complete parchment is in its original binding and contains Hebrew script so archaic that its founders claim it 'incorporates Babylonian vowel pointing' - is similar to Old or Middle English when compared to the current English language.

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