A Storage Closet

What’s in your storage closet. . .old photos, baseball cards?
One contractor found a rare comic book in the walls of an old house that sold at auction for a reported $175,000!
These finds pale in comparison to what was discovered in the 19th century in Cairo: over 200,000 fragmentary Jewish texts stored in a synagogue in an ancient storage closet known as a genizah.
The copies in this genizah contained errors and would only be kept until they could be buried—a “ceremonial” requirement for any imperfect manuscripts.
The Cairo Genizah manuscripts are the largest and most extensive collection of medieval manuscripts in the world, representing a thousand years of Middle-Eastern history, including extensive translations and interpretations of the Hebrew Bible!
The discoveries in the Cairo Genizah manuscripts continue to unfold even today.
Engage with the Bible—in the discovery of its many layers!

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