On loan to The Met The Met accepts temporary loans of art both for short-term exhibitions and for long-term display in its galleries.
Qaraite Book of Exodus
Not on view
By this period, Jews spoke and often wrote in Arabic, but only the Qaraites, a group that advocated literalistic interpretation of scripture, transliterated the Bible into Arabic characters. This book of Exodus features Hebrew and Arabic vocalization signs in red and green ink, resembling contemporary Qur’ans.
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