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1 posted on 06/01/2013 2:50:07 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee
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To: SunkenCiv

Shalom: 800-year-old Torah ping - oldest known intact copy.


2 posted on 06/01/2013 2:54:43 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

WOW

how wonderful


3 posted on 06/01/2013 2:55:05 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Brad from Tennessee

I’m probably mistaken, but I thought the Dead Sea Scrolls were much older than this... Like almost back to the time of Christ maybe. I must either be mixed up or just plain wrong I guess.


4 posted on 06/01/2013 3:01:59 PM PDT by SierraWasp ("Bitter Ender," "Bitter Clinger," Yes on both. COUNT ME IN!!! I love God and guns, but not gays!!!)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
"Maimonides set down the rules for how to copy Torah scrolls, and those fixed rules have been followed ever since. This scroll's copyist did not know of those rules."

Now copyists just right click!

6 posted on 06/01/2013 3:18:51 PM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Amazing...

This must be written for a third-grader: “Remember, there was no Internet then to spread the news immediately. . .”

How trite, Diane. It might have helped if you’d explained that Algore hadn’t been born yet.


7 posted on 06/01/2013 3:20:05 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Brad from Tennessee

I don’t believe it is accurate to say that Maimonides’ rules for writing a Sefer Torah are followed today.

Maimonides’ rules are based on the Jerusalem Talmud and so would be similar to Italian and maybe Yemenite usage. Most scrolls would follow rules derived from the Babylonian Talmud.


12 posted on 06/01/2013 7:08:12 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Brad from Tennessee
Remember, there was no Internet then to spread the news immediately....

Seriously?

Nice read, but that reminder was...

13 posted on 06/01/2013 7:42:18 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Funny thing happened on the way to the Constitution burning, Lefties rights were violated...)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

There’s supposed to be a Torah Scroll in Prague that was allegedly written by Ezra.


14 posted on 06/02/2013 1:37:32 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu!)
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