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The Book of Books. Biblical Canon, Dissemination and Its People

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Editors

J. Pattengale, Lawrence H. Schiffman, Filip Vukosavović.

Curator

Heather N. Reichstadt.

Imprint

Jerusalem, Israel, 2013. 127 pp., illustrations: 68 col., 28 × 22 cm. English.

ISBN

978965702726Y

Location

Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem (23 October 2013–25 October 2014)

Description

Rare biblical manuscripts and printed books from the Second Temple Period through modern times, illustrating the Jewish roots of Christianity and the dissemination of monotheistic faith. Preface by Steve Green. 17 historical essays on various manuscripts, editions and translations of the Bible and the New Testament, the development of Christianity, biblical interpretation, the revolution of printing, etc. Manuscript illumination is treated in two essays, “Medieval Hebrew Bibles: Art and Illumination” (David Lyle Jeffrey) and “Medieval Christian Biblical Manuscripts: the Art of Writing and Illumination” (Michelle P. Brown, Jennifer Atwood). No itemized listing.

main keywords

ARCHAEOLOGICAL FINDSBIBLESCHRISTIAN ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTSHEBREW ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS, BIBLESMONOTHEISMPRINTED BOOKS

minor keywords

CoinsDead Sea ScrollsHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Ashkenaz, 12th–14th CHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Italy, 17th–19th CHebrew illuminated manuscripts, YemenScrolls of Esther, illuminatedTorah (scroll)Torah staves

Related ephemera

Invitation to exhibition opening, leaflet, 4 pp., 21.2 × 14.5 cm; Exhibition flyer, single page, 2 col. illus., 21 × 15 cm.

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