Judaism

Judaism is the oldest of the three Abrahamic religions. The Torah (Five Books of Moses or Pentateuch) is the central book of Judaism. It has inspired a range of other writings on law and philosophy among other subjects. Chester Beatty acquired a small collection of Hebrew texts in the 1930s and 1940s, particularly 18th and 19th century Esther and Torah scrolls, as well as a number of medieval illuminated manuscripts.

Hebrew Bible (Tanakh)
1502-1603
Italy
CBL Heb 772

Highlights

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  • Sefer Torah
    CBL Heb 777

    1 / 4

  • Mezuzah
    18th or 19th century
    CBL Heb 771.2

    2 / 4

  • Festival prayer book (Mahzor)
    15th or 16th century
    Italy
    CBL Heb 764

    3 / 4

  • Josephus’ Judean Antiquities (Antiquitates Iudaicae)
    12th century
    Germany
    CBL W 167

    4 / 4

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