World’s Oldest Jewish Prayerbook To Go On Public Display In Jerusalem
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
The oldest known siddur (Jewish prayer book) ever found is on its way to Israel for a museum showing set to open in time for the High Holidays.
The 1,200-year-old siddur, part of the Green collection, will be on display at the Bible Lands Museum in Jerusalem, Ynet reported. The Green collection, meant to form the core of a “nonsectarian” Bible museum to be opened in Washington DC by the end of 2017, is owned by the fundamentalist Christian Green family, founders of US national retail chain Hobby Lobby.
The siddur is 50 pages long and is handwritten on parchment in “archaic Hebrew” with vowel points following the Babylonian Jewish tradition. It is still in its original binding and is divided into three sections: the daily morning prayer, liturgical poems and the Haggadah.