Friday, 25 November 2011

Amsterdam Portuguese Synagogue, 1689

A 1689 English report that the Amsterdam synagogue had a huge number of Sepher Torahs.

The Jews of the Portuguese Synagogue of Amsterdam have at least fifty Rolls of their Sepher tora, or Book of the Law, which, for the most part, are very well written, but they are all new. If any ask for ancient ones, they take no notice, because they are prepossessed with a Belief, that there can be no difference betwixt the ancient and the modern.

Richard Simon. A critical history of the text of the New Testament. 1689

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