Hebrew Bible, the book of Numbers, in Arabic script

This Bible is written in the Hebrew language but with Arabic letters. It was probably written by a Karaite, a member of a Jewish sect that objected to the rabbinic tradition of mainstream Judaism and sought to return to the pure teachings of the Bible. Some Karaite scholars of the Middle Ages chose to write their Bibles with Arabic script instead of Hebrew, as they believed it allowed them to present a more correct pronunciation of the original Hebrew text.

Hebrew in Arabic characters, paper, Palestine or Egypt, 11th century

T-S Ar.52.242

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