Hebrew manuscripts digitization project at the British Library

By Mary Fisk|November 7, 2013|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica, Archival collections, History, Religions|0 comments

1250 of the 3000 plus Hebrew manuscripts in the British Library’s collection are to be digitized over the next three years in a project mainly funded by the Polonsky Foundation. The selected manuscripts will showcase the “creativity and intense social activities” of the Eastern and Western Jewish communities over 1000 years and will be available on open-access in their entirety

For more information on the scope and content of the collection (plus a selection of  images) go to the British Library’s Asian and African Studies blog and read the post by Ilana Tahan, the Lead Curator for Hebrew and Christian Orient Studies

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