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The Met Shows Off Medieval Hebrew Bibles – Tablet Magazine

The Met Shows Off Medieval Hebrew Bibles – Tablet Magazine

The Met Shows Off Medieval Hebrew Bibles – Tablet Magazine

The Met Shows Off Medieval Hebrew Bibles – Tablet Magazine

The Met Shows Off Medieval Hebrew Bibles – Tablet Magazine

The Met Shows Off Medieval Hebrew Bibles – Tablet Magazine

Mosque lamp in faience depicting Kaaba in Mecca, from Iznik, Turkey, Ottoman civilization, 17th century

Mosque lamp in faience depicting Kaaba in Mecca, from Iznik, Turkey, Ottoman civilization, 17th century

© The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Job's wealth restored at the end of the story. Fol. 65v. The Rothschild Miscellany. Northern Italy. ca. 1460-80. Handwritten on vellum; brown ink, tempera, gold and silver leaf; square and semi-cursive Ashkenazic script. Height: 21 cm; Width: 15.9 cm. Gift of James A. de Rothschild, London. Accession number: B61.09.0803o.s.; 180/051.

© The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Job's wealth restored at the end of the story. Fol. 65v. The Rothschild Miscellany. Northern Italy. ca. 1460-80. Handwritten on vellum; brown ink, tempera, gold and silver leaf; square and semi-cursive Ashkenazic script. Height: 21 cm; Width: 15.9 cm. Gift of James A. de Rothschild, London. Accession number: B61.09.0803o.s.; 180/051.

Passover Haggadah, a book with the story recited at the Seder dinner, the family celebration of the Exodus and deliverance from slavery in Egypt. From Germany, 1797. The woman's dress is a collage of embroidery and fabric. Ink on paper, 20 x 15 cm   Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary, New York, USA

Passover Haggadah, a book with the story recited at the Seder dinner, the family celebration of the Exodus and deliverance from slavery in Egypt. From Germany, 1797. The woman's dress is a collage of embroidery and fabric. Ink on paper, 20 x 15 cm Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary, New York, USA

SLUB Dresden: Werkansicht: Machsor - Mscr.Dresd.A.46.[Esslingen?]Erscheinungsjahr1290

SLUB Dresden: Werkansicht: Machsor - Mscr.Dresd.A.46.[Esslingen?]Erscheinungsjahr1290

When you picture Moses on Mount Sinai, do you see yourself there? Medieval Jews saw the commandments as a direct transmission from God to Moses and themselves. In this gorgeous manuscript from Italy 1490, Moses receives the tablets on Mount Sinai, while Jews in contemporary Italian dress wait eagerly at the bottom. #texttuesday #bookstagram #bookish  #librarylove #books #bookworm #nationalbookloversday #bibliophile #librarians #amreading #manuscripts

When you picture Moses on Mount Sinai, do you see yourself there? Medieval Jews saw the commandments as a direct transmission from God to Moses and themselves. In this gorgeous manuscript from Italy 1490, Moses receives the tablets on Mount Sinai, while Jews in contemporary Italian dress wait eagerly at the bottom. #texttuesday #bookstagram #bookish #librarylove #books #bookworm #nationalbookloversday #bibliophile #librarians #amreading #manuscripts

Aaron lighting the menorah, from the North French Miscellany, a medieval Hebrew manuscript at the British Library, fol. 114r

Aaron lighting the menorah, from the North French Miscellany, a medieval Hebrew manuscript at the British Library, fol. 114r

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