[b-hebrew] ALEF-LAMED combo

shaih at post.tau.ac.il shaih at post.tau.ac.il
Wed Jul 9 12:09:56 EDT 2003


Quoting Yigal Levin <Yigal-Levin at utc.edu>:

> Yes, combining the Aleph and Lamed used to be standard practice in many
> Hebrew humashim (printed Torah volumes) and siddurim (prayer books).

not only printed material...

as it happens, i am now at cambridge university library, examining some geniza
manuscripts (and reading b-hebrew!). the alef-lamed combination is extant in
almost all the fragments i've checked (some 50-70), some of them date back to
the tenth and ninth centuries CE.

shai heijmans


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