Courtesy of JTA The 1,000-year-old Washington Bible is on display at the Museum of the Bible in Washington DC.

Courtesy of JTA

The 1,000-year-old Washington Bible is on display at the Museum of the Bible in Washington DC. 

 

(JTA) — A 1,000-year-old Hebrew Bible has gone on public display at a museum in Washington, D.C.

The bible, called the Washington Pentateuch, was unveiled Nov. 7 at the Museum of the Bible.

It is one of the oldest intact Hebrew Bible manuscripts in the United States, according to a statement from the museum. It contains all of the the five books of Moses.

The bible was first owned by a Jewish community in Ukraine, which gave it as a gift to a local archbishop in the 19th century. During the 20th century, the manuscript was owned by collectors in Israel and the United Kingdom before it was purchased by the museum and went on display in D.C., according to Haaretz.

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