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SACRED TREASURE THE CAIRO GENIZAH 
In 1896, Rabbi Solomon Schechter of Cambridge University
stepped into the attic of the Ben Ezra Synagogue
in Cairo, Egypt, and there found the largest treasure
trove of medieval and early manuscripts ever discovered.
He had entered the synagogue's genizah its
repository for damaged and destroyed Jewish texts
which held nearly 300,000 individual documents,
many of which were over 1,000 years old.
Considered among the most important discoveries
in modern religious history, its contents contained early
copies of some of the Dead Sea Scrolls, early manuscripts
of the Hebrew Bible, and other sacred literature.
The importance of the genizah's contents rivals that of
the Rosetta Stone, and by virtue of its sheer mass alone,
it will continue to command our attention indefinitely.
This is the first accessible, comprehensive account of this
astounding discovery. It will delight you with its fascinating
adventure story why this enormous collection was amassed,
how it was discovered and the many lessons to be found in its
contents. And it will show you how Schechter's find, though
still being "unpacked" today, forever transformed our knowledge
of the Jewish past, Muslim history and much more.
|Number of Pages:||255|
|Publisher:||Ingram Pub Services|
|Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H):||6.25 x 9.25 x 0.75 Inches|
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