[b-hebrew] 5 scrolls or 1

Heard, Christopher Christopher.Heard at pepperdine.edu
Wed Aug 17 19:21:59 EDT 2005

_Modern_ torah scrolls are often one large scroll, but does anybody  
here know when that format originated? (I'm asking you because I  
don't know.) When is the earliest attested single scroll with the  
entire Torah? If I remember correctly, the DSS Torah scrolls are by  
separate books. There is probably a manufacturing threshold sometime  
in history when scroll-making technology became good/robust enough to  
support the entire Torah on a single scroll, but how far back does  
that go?

TIA (תודה in advance),

R. Christopher Heard
Assistant Professor of Religion
Seaver Fellow in Religion
Pepperdine University
Malibu, California 90263-4352
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