The oldest siddur ever found will be on display for public viewing at the Bible Lands Museum in Yerushalayim. The 1,200-year-old siddur is the oldest in existence today, dated from the ninth century. The siddur will be on display for a month at “The Book of Books” exhibition, courtesy of the Green Collection.
The manuscript, which consists of some 50 pages, is written on parchment in archaic Hebrew with Babylonian vowels and is in its original binding.
According to estimates, the siddur was written during the time of the Gaonim of Babylonia. The siddur is divided into three chapters, including parts of Shacharis, pizmonim, and the Haggadah Shel Pesach.