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Iakerson Sh. [Review:] David Stern. The Jewish Bible. A Material History. Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 2017. 303 pp. // Manuuscripta Orientalia. Vol. 26 No. 2 December 2020. P. 88—90.


For many centuries, the Hebrew Bible has undoubtedly been the main book of Judaism and the richest source of creative inspiration for Jewish people. The text of the Bible forms the foundation of Jewish liturgy as the Bible is weekly read in Synagogues (I mean weekly portions of the Torah text and fragments of the Prophets (haftarot)). When we habitually describe Jewish people as the People of the Book, this description really does reflect the significance of the Bible for the whole of Jewish civilization [1]. Furthermore, the study of this great monument of writing has long become an independent science...

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