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Cairo geniza

(kō`rō gən`ēzə), archive of ancient Jewish manuscripts found in the synagogue of Fostat-Cairo, Egypt (built 882). In the 1890s western scholars visited the synagogue and removed the materials to the Bodleian Library at the Univ. of Oxford, the Jewish Theological Seminary, New York, and other major repositories. The materials are an extremely important resource for the study of biblical writings and translations, ancient Jewish liturgies, communal records, and the relations between Jews and Arabs in medieval Islamic society.
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New data has emerged for the existence of precisely this kind of technical knowledge transfer from Babylonia to Palestine, in the form of a unique Cairo Genizah lunar-omen text (Bohak and Geller 2013), which closely parallels 4Q318, the Qumran "brontologion" referred to many times in the present volume (see p.
Stefan Reif of the University of Cambridge, who exposed Cairo Genizah and its discoveries to the world, told Ynet about the revolution it created in the perception of Judaism.
This is the Hebrew text of the Cairo Genizah, but the Septuagint and Vulgate attribute the destruction in the second part of the verse to "His angel.
But 40 years ago, the great 20th-century Jewish historian She-lomo Dov Goitein had already published his five-volumeA Mediterranean Society, a fashion, business and food-filled gala of medieval Jews based on the repository of documents in the Cairo Genizah.
leading scholars in the field offer new explanations for the evolution of: the meaning of 'sin,' repeated words/phrases in the Cairo Genizah parallel to the Qumran text, shifts in word order, and other linguistic innovations.
The documents were part of the Cairo Genizah collection found in the "sacred storeroom" of the Ben Ezra Synagogue in Egypt's capital and brought back to the UK in 1896.
CUL is also adding more digitized versions of the Cairo Genizah collections online.
At the end of this sad tale, though, he points to a wonder of diaspora: there was an English deed preserved in the Cairo Genizah.
Even Shreier's project comes across as rather luxuriously broad, though, when stacked up against a book like Esther-Miriam Wagner's Linguistic Variety of Judaeo-Arabic in Letters from the Cairo Genizah (Brill, September).
They turned to the Jewish polymath Solomon Schechter, who, armed with a letter from the Chief Rabbi of London, was able to uncover the amazing Cairo Genizah.
Practical materia medica of the medieval eastern Mediterranean according to the Cairo Genizah.
Isaac from the Cairo Genizah, whom Golb also shows to have been from Rouen, describes the persecution of Norman Jews of substance by Duke Robert II.

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