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Sacred Samaritan Texts

From book to Web, some of the world's rarest religious documents will soon be available to anyone, anywhere, thanks to work provided by a Michigan State University research center.

Using a National Endowment for the Humanities grant, MSU's Writing in Digital Environments research center will digitize 20 pages from two of MSU Libraries' three Israelite Samaritan Pentateuchs, written more than 500 years ago in Egypt and Syria.

A Pentateuch, known to Jews as the Torah or the first of three sections of the Hebrew Bible, is also known to Christians as the first five books of the Old Testament.

Learn more at http://special.news.msu.edu/scrolls/