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The Shapira MS. of Deuteronomy – Saturday, 11 August 1883

The Shapira MS. of Deuteronomy – Saturday, 11 August 1883

On Saturday, 11 August 1883, Christian Ginsburg published his first of three installments in The Athenæum. The first publication gave readers the Hebrew text and an English translation of the Ten Words as presented in the manuscript. Additionally, Ginsburg...

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The New Manuscript of Deuteronomy – Friday, 10 August 1883

The New Manuscript of Deuteronomy – Friday, 10 August 1883

On Friday, 10 August 1883, The Jewish Chronicle featured two articles, both bearing the same title, “The New Manuscript of Deuteronomy.”[1] The New Manuscript of Deuteronomy p. 9 The remarkable “find” of Mr. Shapira, described in another column, comes as a...

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The Words of the Scroll – Wednesday, 8 August 1883

The Words of the Scroll – Wednesday, 8 August 1883

On the afternoon of Tuesday, 7 August 1883, Moses Shapira went to meet Dr. Ginsburg, but after some time of waiting and Ginsburg not showing up, Shapira returned to the Cannon Street Hotel. The next day, from the hotel, Shapira wrote a note to Dr....

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