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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 gold cabinet, under other valuable articles, the manuscript lay undisturbed until Easter 1883.] In the summer of 1878, Moses Wilhelm Shapira...

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The Moses Scroll – Go Ahead, Judge a Book by its Cover

The Moses Scroll – Go Ahead, Judge a Book by its Cover

Everyone has heard the adage, "Don't judge a book by its cover," but in the case of The Moses Scroll, I hope that people do just that. Daniel M. Wright applied his immense talents to design the cover as well as the illustrations within the book. We frequently talked...

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Did Shapira’s Manuscript Contain Ten or Eleven Commandments?

Did Shapira’s Manuscript Contain Ten or Eleven Commandments?

Some of the more unique features of the manuscript that Shapira presented to the world in 1883 are contained in its version of the Ten Commandments. From the very beginning of the Shapira saga, these unique features created a sense of interest as well as objections....

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