Thursday, September 22, 2011

1657 Walton's London Polyglot (7th century Samaritan manuscript)

Here is another manuscript of note that includes the Samaritan Pentateuch. In fact, this polyglot Bible uses 7th century Samaritan manuscript (not sure yet which one though), as well as presents the text of the Pentateuch in the original Samaritan script. Variations also included.

Here is an image of the first two pages of this book (once you click on the image, click on the small link below to open hi-res version. Please be advised that the image is very large so it may load slow.)

Also, in this edition, there are many interesting (and beautiful) illustrations. The most interesting one is that of the Tabernacle and Temple Sacred Vessels and Furniture:

You can read and download the entire work at this web site.

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