Mauro Perani talks about the Bologna Torah Scroll

The oldest complete Torah scroll re-discovered in Bologna

Professor Mauro Perani talked with us this morning by telephone from his office in Bologna. He spoke about his re-discovery of the world’s oldest known complete Torah scroll, the paleographical details and radiocarbon testing conducted to confirm its antiquity, its relationship to the Aleppo and Leningrad codices, and its place in the history of medieval Hebrew scholarship.

The images are provided courtesy of Prof. Perani.

Mauro Perani with the Sefer Torah
Mauro Perani with the Sefer Torah
Sefer Torah of Bologna, Mauro Perani
Sefer Torah of Bologna, Mauro Perani
Layout of the Shirat HaYam, the Song of the Sea (Exod. 15:1-18)
Layout of the Shirat HaYam, the Song of the Sea (Exod. 15:1-18)

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