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Bible. Pentateuch, circa 1903-1904
Collection Description & Creator Information
- Scope and Contents
On the reverse sides of 47a and 47b, reads the inscription "R.G. for E.L., Aug., 1905."
A piece of the Samaritan Pentateuch, apparently a scroll, containing the decalogue and the related passages.
An unidentified Arabic inscription appears on the reverse side of 47b.
Organized by medium. Box 1 contains manuscripts written on paper; boxes 2-4 contain manuscripts written on parchment; box 5 contains photocopies of selected fragments. Collection was originally numbered and described by Professor Abraham Tal of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem: nos. 1-4 are bound volumes; nos. 6-48 are parchment fragments; nos. 5 (originally misidentified as parchment), 49-51 are paper fragments. No. 52 is an unbound codex which was found stored with the Robert Garrett Collection of Syriac Manuscripts and added to the Samaritan collection in 2011.
- Custodial History
Previously owned by Robert Garrett (1875-1961), Princeton Class of 1897.
No appraisal information is available.
- Processing Information
Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '2015 in 2012.
During 2022, restrictions on this collection were lifted as part of a restrictions review project.
Access & Use
- Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research use, except for the 'Bible. Pentateuch. Exodus, 1806' volume which is in very poor condition.
- Conditions Governing Use
Single copies may be made for research purposes. No further duplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to Special Collections Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.
- Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
- Credit this material:
Bible. Pentateuch; Robert Garrett Collection of Samaritan Manuscripts, C0744-06, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Firestone LibraryOne Washington RoadPrinceton, NJ 08544, USA
- Storage Note:
- Firestone Library (hsvm): Box 3
- Existence and Location of Copies
Nos. 5-8, 20-28, 41-51 available as photocopies.