January 23, 2022

National Library of Israel: UNESCO Recognizes Newton’s Theological Manuscripts as “Memory of the World”

From the National Library of Israel (NLI):

The Newton manuscripts at the National Library of Israel have been recognized this week by UNESCO as part of its Memory of the World Programme dedicated to preserving documentary heritage that has contributed to the history and development of mankind.

The manuscripts are from the collection of Abraham Shalom Yahuda (1877-1951), an expert in Middle Eastern studies. Professor Yahuda purchased the manuscripts at a public auction at Sotheby’s of London in 1936. They were later donated to the library in the late 1960s.

Contrary to what one might expect to find amid Newton’s works, these papers cover topics including interpretations of the Bible, theology, the history of ancient cultures, the Tabernacle and Temple, calculations dealing with the end of time, historical documents, and even alchemy.

Access Scans of Newton Manuscripts (via National Library of Israel)

Learn Much More: “Israel’s Isaac Newton papers gain UNESCO recognition” (via Times of Israel”

See Also: Isaac Newton’s Theological and Alchemical Papers (via UNESCO Memory of the World)

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