[b-hebrew] 5 scrolls or 1

Jim West jwest at highland.net
Wed Aug 17 13:31:10 EDT 2005

Ah here it is-
long ago I read Tov's textual criticism book and on page 4 he talks 
about the order of the books and he calls the Pentateuch "the 5 
scrolls".  I suppose I perceived that to mean that the pentateuch 
consisted of 5 individual scrolls rather than just one mega-scroll.


John W Leys wrote:

> Not true. The entire Torah is contained on a single scroll in modern
> Synagogues. Its heavy, but not unusable.  Why would the same not be
> true of ancient scrolls?

D. Jim West

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