Jewish Prayer Book: World’s Oldest Hebrew Prayer Book in the World

The world’s oldest known Jewish Prayer Book, with only 50 pages, is small enough to hold in your hand!

When the discovery was announced in 2013 by Steve Green, Chairman of the Board for the soon-to-open Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C. he said, “This artifact may very well be the earliest connection today’s practicing Jews have to the roots of their rabbinic liturgy.”

With textual topics as diverse as apocalyptic writings and the Passover Haggadah, including benedictions and daily prayers that may have been recited by observant Jews.

Dr. Jerry Pattengale, Executive Director of Education for Museum of the Bible, described the prayer book as “what most of the Jewish community would be in touch with on a daily basis, creating a connection between the Bible and their daily worship.”

Engage with the Bible—in its impact over the centuries!


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