Nov
19

Oldest Siddur Ever Found!


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bible from 840ce

Nothing to do with ketubot today, but an exciting discovery was made: World’s Oldest Siddur Slated For Future D.C. Bible Museum.

The siddur found dates from the year 840 (CE)!!!

As the article says,

The discovery of the oldest Jewish siddur (prayer book) ever found has set off a flurry of attention on ancient religious texts. Dating back to 840 CE, the siddur sheds new light on medieval Judaism and the continuity of Jewish traditions over time.

Currently part of Hobby Lobby President Steven Green’s “Green Collection,” the largest private collection of biblical texts and artifacts in the world, the siddur and the rest of the collection will be donated to the as yet unnamed international Bible museum in Washington, D.C., slated to open in 2017.

Read more here.



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