Current Projects at MIKRA

Late 17th - early 18th century Polish Sefer Torah

Late 17th - early 18th century Polish Sefer Torah

  • Our paleography team has just finished the final analysis for determining the provenance specific characteristics of this Polish sefer Torah. We have determined that its features are most consistent with those of western Poland from the late 18th-19th century.

  • In March 2019, MIKRA was featured in a cinematic documentary on the origins of the Pentateuch.

  • Since September, our team has been travelling to Ethiopia to meet with key officials for a proposed manuscript restoration project, and our extended team has recently hosted an Ethiopian delegation in London to talk through details.

  • Since January 2019, our Hebrew manuscript and scroll team has conducted exhibits in three US State House facilities, as well as numerous other private environments.

  • In September 2018, we finished compiling the manuscript and display items for a new exhibit on the history of the English Bible. The exhibit was initially tested in both Florida and Arkansas and has been making its way around the US in recent months.

  • We have been experimenting with optical character resolution technologies with about a dozen ancient Greek manuscripts. Progress is going slowly due to the non-standardized script characteristic of handwritten manuscripts.

     

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Institute  

This summer (2018), the MIKRA Institute will begin offering select courses in partnership with accredited seminaries and universities in our affiliated partners network.  The first course will be EXEGESIS OF ECCLESIASTES, and will feature facsimilia of fragments of Ecclesiastes from the Dead Sea Scrolls (4Q109 (4QQoha), 4Q110 (4QQohb).  The fragments to be studied can be seen in this video.  For more about this course, see here

 

This photo is used by permission of the    Arkansas Secretary of State   .

This photo is used by permission of the Arkansas Secretary of State.

Exhibits

Planning for new exhibits is underway! Stay tuned to our news feed for more information on when and where. In the meantime, check out our past exhibits here