One Week in Leipzig – 30 June-6 July 1883

One Week in Leipzig – 30 June-6 July 1883

If you’re interested in the Shapira affair, you might be interested in reading the sole academic treatment of Shapira’s sixteen leather strips from the 19th century, Herman Guthe’s Fragmente einer Lederhandschrift enthaltend Mose’s Letzte rede an die...
Moses Shapira’s Manuscript and an Easter to Remember

Moses Shapira’s Manuscript and an Easter to Remember

“Dort in einem Geldschrank, unter anderen Werthsachen, blieb die Handschrift unberührt liegen bis Ostern 1883.” [There, in a safe, among other valuables, the manuscript remained untouched until Easter 1883.] In the summer of 1878, Moses Wilhelm Shapira came to acquire...
31 August 1883 – Hermann Guthe’s Book

31 August 1883 – Hermann Guthe’s Book

As August of 1883 came to a close, Hermann Guthe’s assessment of the Shapira MSS was published without notice or fanfare in Leipzig. Guthe concluded his publication with the following comments: “The examination of the text has led to the certain...