Sacred Hands: Manuscripts of the three Abrahamic faiths: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

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Tuesday, November 9, 2021 from 9:00pm - 10:00pm



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Event typeLecture/Discussion
SeriesSpecial Collections After Hours

View and discuss the contents of an online exhibit that highlights an extraordinary selection of manuscripts containing the sacred texts of the three Abrahamic religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. It includes manuscripts that are highly treasured for their textual and artistic value, such as a tenth-century Torah, the earliest known papyrus of St. Paul's Epistles, early illuminated Byzantine manuscripts of the Four Gospels, and a wide selection of manuscripts containing the Qur'an. Please register above to receive a Zoom link.

Presenters from the U-M Library:

  • Pablo Alvarez — Curator, Special Collections Research Center
  • Evyn Kropf — Librarian for Middle Eastern & North African Studies and Religious Studies; Curator, Islamic Manuscripts Collection

Details from Isl. Ms. 1047; P. Mich. inv. 6238, page 32 (recto); and Mich. Ms. 88, fol. 14v.


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