Moses Placed in the River (detail), from World Chronicle (text in German), Germany (Regensburg), about 1400–1410, artist unknown; author, Rudolf von Ems. The J. Paul Getty Museum Moses Placed in the River (detail), from World Chronicle (text in German), Germany (Regensburg), about 1400–1410, artist unknown; author, Rudolf von Ems. The J. Paul Getty Museum

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Images drawn from the Hebrew Bible (known to Christians as the "Old Testament") were among the most popular subjects for Christian illuminated manuscripts in the Middle Ages. This exhibition brings manuscripts that explore the medieval Christian understanding of Hebrew scripture into dialogue with the Rothschild Pentateuch, a masterpiece of the Jewish manuscript tradition. Together, these objects from different religious traditions demonstrate how the Hebrew Bible was a living document, its contents subject to interpretation dependent on time and place.

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