JERUSALEM (Mar. 31)
A palm leaf Hebrew manuscript preserved in the Sanskrit Academy of Osmania University in India, has been identified by the Hebrew Language Academy here as the 37th chapter of the Book of Genesis.
The Hebrew Academy had been asked to furnish information on the rare manuscript which is now believed to be the only Biblical one inscribed on a palm leaf in Hebrew. The document, which had been in the possession of the Sanskrit Academy for many years, is believed to have been written by Jews who came to the Malabar coast nearly 2,000 years ago.