Menorah of the Tabernacle, Book of Leviticus (detail), from the Rothschild Pentateuch, France and/or Germany, 1296; artist unknown. The J. Paul Getty Museum. Acquired with the generous support of Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder

Art of Three Faiths: a Torah, a Bible, and a Qur’an


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Practitioners of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam have been called people of the book for their shared belief in the importance of divine word. A recent acquisition of a remarkable medieval Torah allows the Getty for the first time to represent the three faiths through their sacred books. The display showcases three manuscripts, each rendered in glowing gold and luminous colors on parchment: a ninth-century North African Qur’an, a fifteenth-century Christian Bible, and a rare thirteenth-century Torah from Northern Europe.

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