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Karaites And The Bible

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This chapter presents a comprehensive bibliography on the Karaites and the Bible. A list of Karaite biblical manuscripts is provided here. This is followed by a list of illuminated biblical manuscripts, and a note on Ben-Asher codex and Cairo codex. The codex, a book, not a scroll, consists of 560 pp. on deerskin. It is decorated in gold, with luminous Arabesque and Islamic designs. Its condition has recently deteriorated and several offers have been made to remove it from Cairo and send it to New York or London for repair. The Cairo codex is an ancient codex which bears a date of 895 CE. It was once housed in the Library of the Karaite Synagogue in Cairo. The chapter also provides bibliography pertaining to Aaron ben Asher in general, the question of his Karaite identity, and the Aleppo Codex and the question of its Karaite provenance.

Keywords:Ben-Asher codex; Cairo codex; Karaite biblical manuscripts; Karaite provenance; Karaite Synagogue

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