BABYLONIAN TALMUD SELL FOR $9.3 MILLION

Dec 23, 2015

By Andy Johnson

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Sotheby’s in New York has set a new world auction record for any piece of Judaica by selling a copy of Daniel Bomberg’s Babylonian Talmud for $9.3 million.

talmudThe Bomberg Talmud led the sale of a selection of extraordinary items from the Valmadonna Trust which totaled $14.9 million and became the most valuable auction of Judaica ever held.

The Talmud, or Oral Law, is a compendium of hundreds of years of rabbinical discussion and debate which expound of the laws of the Bible.

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