The Recorded Sound Archives (RSA) is a unit of FAU Libraries Special Collections department. We are located in the Wimberly Library on FAU's Boca Raton campus.

Originally established in 2002 as a small project dedicated to the preservation of recorded Jewish music, it has matured into a robust digitization operation for all types of sound recordings.

VZL 305: Biblical Research

Additional information (PDF) is only available
through the Research Station
Catalogue NumberVZL 305
Matrix Number N/A
Record Label Vistas of Israel
Record Format33 1/3 RPM - 12"
Shelf Number801097
Number of Tracks1
Date RecordedN/A
Album Artists
Notes Biblical Research

Three biblical scholars are interviewed in the broadcast: M.H. Garshen Gottstein, Hayim Rabbin and S. Talmon.

These three professors from the Hebrew Universtiy in Jerusalem head a Bible Project to study the 10th Century Alepo Kodex, a medieval manuscript which contains clues to the pronunciation of the ancient Hebrew letters. It is perhaps the most historically important Hebrew manuscript in existence.

Their work started in 1958 and may take 25-30 years to complete. The work is time-consuming and involves comparing new translations with already known historic translations.

The Kodex was historically under the protection of the religious Jews of Israel and was used exclusively for religious purposes. The professors are able to study the Kodex from photos of the original document.

Recordings restricted by copyright will only play 45 seconds to give you a sense of what that recording originally sounded like. These recordings can be identified by the words (Research Station) in the music player.

If a song listed below has not been digitized yet, it will NOT show up within the player. If you need us to digitize this song/album, you can make a formal request here.
1 - Biblical Research
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