TEAL Exhibitions

The Torah Scrolls From The Kaifeng Synagogue Part III

The Torah Scroll in the Kaifeng synagogue<br />

Torah Scroll, in Hebrew. Kaifeng, China, mid-17th century.

Manuscript on vellum comprising 68 skins, each skin 59 cm in height with 49 lines of text per column.

This Torah was number twelve (yod-bet) of the thirteen scrolls originally held by the synagogue established in 1653 in Kaifeng, China. Acquired by the London Society for Promoting Christianity among the Jews in 1851.

Bridwell Library, Southern Methodist University. (BRMS 59)

The Torah Scroll in the Kaifeng synagogue<br />

Torah Scroll, in Hebrew. Kaifeng, China, mid-17th century.

The large mid-column void seen in the text (see the image above and the one on the bottom left ) graphically identifies the commandments of the Decalogue (Exodus 20:1-17).

Bridwell Library, Southern Methodist University. (BRMS 59)

The Torah Scroll in the Kaifeng synagogue<br />

Torah Scroll, in Hebrew. Kaifeng, China, mid-17th century.

The large mid-column void seen in the text (see the image above and the one on the bottom left ) graphically identifies the commandments of the Decalogue (Exodus 20:1-17).

Bridwell Library, Southern Methodist University. (BRMS 59)

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