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The World of Jewish Copyists and Scribes: Production, Circulation and Fruition of Medieval Hebrew Manuscripts

Jewish Copyists and Scribes Event Poster

Malachi Beit-Arié, founder and director of SfarData

Monday, April 18, 2016
5 p.m.
Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library

Overview

Malachi Beit-Arié is the Ludwig Jesselson Professor Emeritus of Codicology and Paleography at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the head of the Hebrew Paleography Project under the auspices of the National Library of Israel. He served as the director of the Jewish National and University Library of Jerusalem from 1979 until 1990. He is the founder and director of SfarData, the first online codicological database of medieval Hebrew manuscripts (and the only one in any script). Among his most recent publications, Unveiled Faces of Medieval Hebrew Books (2003) and Hebrew Codicology, Historical and Comparative Typology of Hebrew Medieval Codices based on the Documentation of the Extant Dated Manuscripts in Quantitative Approach (2015, Internet version 0.4 available online on the site of the National Library of Israel). 

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