Jerusalem

Jerusalem


  • Region

    Middle East
  • Country

    Jerusalem
  • Cities

    Jerusalem
  • Repositories

    Āl Budeiry Library, Khalidi Library, Dar Issaf Nashashibi Library, al-Zāwiyah al-Uzbakīyah, Saint Mark's Monastery, and Séminaire Sainte-Anne de Jérusalem
  • Languages

    Greek, Arabic Garshuni, Geʻez, Syriac, Arabic, Armenian Garshuni, Persian, and Turkish
  • Project Dates

    2011-2015

A crossroads of cultures, the Old City of Jerusalem holds great meaning for Jews, Christians, and Muslims. The three faith traditions have been intertwined throughout the city’s long and complex history—a history that has been handwritten in centuries-old manuscript collections. HMML’s first project in Jerusalem began in 2011, digitizing over 350 manuscripts at Dayro d-Mor Marqos (Saint Mark's Monastery), a Syrian Orthodox monastery located in the Christian Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem. The collection includes a remarkable range of texts from the 7th to 20th centuries. Soon after, HMML began digitizing the private libraries of two prominent families in Jerusalem’s Muslim community: the Al-Budeiry Library (1,177 manuscripts) and the Khalidi Library (over 2,000 manuscripts), located in the heart of the Old City near the al-Aqsa Mosque, one of the holiest sites for Muslims in Jerusalem. The texts cover a wide range of subjects, such as Islamic theology, law, philosophy, poetry, and mathematics. The earliest, from the Khalidi collection, dates to the 10th century.

Kawkab al-Rawḍah, a history of the Nile River and Rawḍah Island, from the Khalidi Library (<a href='https://w3id.org/vhmml/readingRoom/view/509773'>AKDI 01368 0034</a>) Kawkab al-Rawḍah, a history of the Nile River and Rawḍah Island, from the Khalidi Library (AKDI 01368 0034)
Subdeacon Mark, technician at Saint Mark's Monastery Subdeacon Mark, technician at Saint Mark's Monastery
Prayer book in Arabic, ذخيرة المحتاج فى الصلاة على صاحب اللواء والتاج, from Āl Budeiry Library (<a href='https://w3id.org/vhmml/readingRoom/view/135237'>ABLJ 494</a>) Prayer book in Arabic, ذخيرة المحتاج فى الصلاة على صاحب اللواء والتاج, from Āl Budeiry Library (ABLJ 494)
Āl Budeiry Library Āl Budeiry Library
Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem
18th-c. legal text from Āl Budeiry Library (<a href='https://w3id.org/vhmml/readingRoom/view/133290'>ABLJ 198</a>) 18th-c. legal text from Āl Budeiry Library (ABLJ 198)
Sheima Budeiry at work digitizing her family’s Islamic manuscript collection in Jerusalem Sheima Budeiry at work digitizing her family’s Islamic manuscript collection in Jerusalem
19th-c. poetic and liturgical miscellany in Arabic Garshuni and Syriac, Saint Mark’s Monastery (<a href='https://w3id.org/vhmml/readingRoom/view/502772'>SMMJ 289</a>) 19th-c. poetic and liturgical miscellany in Arabic Garshuni and Syriac, Saint Mark’s Monastery (SMMJ 289)
Legal text (17th-c.?) from Āl Budeiry Library (<a href='https://w3id.org/vhmml/readingRoom/view/133402'>ABLJ 310</a>) Legal text (17th-c.?) from Āl Budeiry Library (ABLJ 310)
Old City of Jerusalem Old City of Jerusalem
Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem
16th-c. book of sermons from Saint Mark's Monastery (<a href='https://w3id.org/vhmml/readingRoom/view/136490'>SMMJ 274</a>) 16th-c. book of sermons from Saint Mark's Monastery (SMMJ 274)
Saint George of Choziba Monastery, Wadi Qelt Saint George of Choziba Monastery, Wadi Qelt

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