The People in the Books: Hebraica and Judaica Manuscripts from Columbia University Libraries

Karaites > Torah


Torah: Devarim 34, 4-12.
Sulchat [Crimea], 1390?
Scribe: Andrinopoliti, ‘Ezrah ben Eliyahu.
Manuscript in Hebrew on parchment.
MS X893 B4776
Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Amongst Karaites, the accurate transmission of the written text of the Torah was paramount.  Shown here are the final verses from Deuteronomy, as well as a colophon dated 1390.  Included in the colophon is a note that the manuscript was given as a donation to the great Karaite Synagogue in Sulchat (Crimea).  Crimea was one of the three major centers of Karaism; the others were Egypt and Lithuania.





Torah: Devarim 34, 4-12.


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