An ancient Hebrew manuscript which has been stored in an Oxford library for more than 300 years has been made available online.
Part of the first comprehensive code of Jewish law, Mishneh Torah, written in the 12th Century, has been digitised by Oxford University’s Bodleian Library.
More than 350 pages of handwritten text, signed by the Hebrew scholar Maimonides, have been captured.
Dr Piet van Boxel, curator of the Hebrew holdings at the library, said: “The digital revolution, once and for all, has overcome these limitations and enables the Bodleian in an unexpected way to fulfil Eleazar’s request by giving worldwide access to Maimonides’ Mishneh Torah.”
The manuscript was written between 1170 and 1180 by Rabbi Moses ben Maimon, known as Maimonides or by his Hebrew acronym, Rambam.
Direct to Maimonides Code of Jewish Law Web Site