Saturday, December 15, 2012

Thou Shall Not ...

Cambridge has been busy digitalising their library holdings and high resolution images of the Nash Papyrus are now online (here). This fragment may or may not have come from the Fayyum, and may originally have been rolled up and placed in a tefillin. It dates to the second century BC and until the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls was the oldest known fragment of the Torah - and amongst other things it lists the Ten Commandments.

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