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An Italian expert in Hebrew manuscripts said Wednesday he had discovered the oldest known complete Torah scroll, a sheepskin document dating from 1155-1225.It was right under his nose, in the University of Bologna library, where it had been mistakenly catalogued a century ago as dating from the 17th century.Such scrolls - this one is 40 yards long and 64 centimeters 25 inches high - are brought out in synagogues on the Sabbath and holidays, and portions are read aloud in public.In a telephone interview Wednesday, Perani said he was updating the library's Hebrew manuscript catalogue when he stumbled upon the scroll in February.The find was also emotionally important, he said because the scroll, as opposed to a bound book, is used for reading Torah portions throughout the year in synagogue.
At the end, God will judge the world, with rewards for the righteous and punishment for the wicked.
Perani said it remains a mystery how the scroll came to be part of the Bologna university library but that he anticipated further study would now begin.
The scroll remains in the library and doesn't require any extra conservation precautions beyond what it already has, he said.
The scroll contains many features and markings that would be forbidden under those rules, he said.
He said it was "completely normal" for such mistakes to have been made in the late 1800s, given the "science of manuscripts was not yet born." Two separate carbon-dating tests - performed by the University of Salento in Italy and the Radiocarbon Dating Laboratory at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign - confirmed the revised dating, according to a statement from the University of Bologna.