Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Since Sinai, the Torah has been copied, published, reprinted and preserved only by humans. Since we know about mistakes, we also have a system to fix and preserve the best text of the Torah possible. Using scrolls, codices and manuscripts from the global library of Jewish texts, I will present evidence for the evolution, editing and correction of our scrolls over millennia. I will show how our traditional literature preserves a record of the evolution of the text of the Torah.