Project Status: Ongoing

The International Collection of Digitized Hebrew Manuscripts is a resource that aggregates catalog entries and images of Hebrew manuscripts from repositories around the world. The project currently has entries for over 400,000 manuscripts of all types and genres from 123 collections; manuscripts in the collections comprise a wide range of medieval dates, from the 9th century to the 16th century. Data and images are pulled from the holding institution’s catalog. Thus, image and data quality varies among institutions. Entries are searchable by a number of qualities, including author, date, type of text, language, and many others. Links to the document’s holding institution are frequently present.

Holding institutions retain the copyright on data and images in the database and users must follow their guidelines for use. The Collection often provides links to holding institutions for copyright information.

Resource details:

Resource Type: CatalogImagesManuscripts/FacsimilesSearchable Database

License: Unknown

Modern Language: EnglishHebrew

Medieval content details:

Dates: 800 - 1600

Subject: Biblical studiesCodicologyDiplomaticsGeneral referenceHebrewJews, JudaismManuscript StudiesMaterial CulturePaleography

Type/Genre of Medieval Primary Source Material: Art and ArtifactsManuscriptsMaterial Evidence

Geopolitical Region: AfricaEuropeMiddle East

Original Language: Arabic (Middle)AramaicDutchEnglishFrenchGermanGreekHebrewItalianJudeo-ArabicLatinPersian (Middle)PortugueseSlavicSpanish