Monday, March 02, 2009

From: "Elhanan Adler"
Subject: Digitized Bible Manuscripts
Sent: Sunday, March 01, 2009 5:44 AM

The National Library of Israel, David and Fela Shapell Family Digitization Project, is pleased to announce the digitization of three of the Library's most important Bible manuscripts:

1. Pentateuch written in Eretz Israel, 10th century. 270 folios, vocalized, with accents and Masora. Known as 'Keter Damesek' (the crown of Damascus)

2. Entire Bible written in Burgos, Spain, 1260. 428 folios, vocalized, with accents and Masora. Also known as 'Keter Damesek'.

3. Entire Bible written in Saragossa, Spain, 1341. 204+206+53 folios, vocalized, with accents and David Kimchi's Sefer ha-Shorashim in the margins.

The manuscripts are presented in the DjVu format which provides high quality, magnifiable images compressed into relatively small files for easy downloading. In order to view DjVu images it is necessary to download and install (once) a special free viewer program.

The manuscripts and their descriptions can be accessed at: (Description in Hebrew)
or (Description in English)

Elhanan Adler
National Library of Israel
From Adam Mendelsohn on the H-Judaic List.