An edition of the Talmud translated into Arabic is now on display at the National Library in Jerusalem.
The 20-volume issue of the Babylonian Talmud took six years of work by 95 translators and researchers in Jordan’s Middle East Studies Center. The translated editions have mostly been sold in Jordan book fairs.
"This is the first Arabic translation of the Babylonian Talmud, which represents the most important religious teaching in Judaism," Mohammad Najem, spokesman of the Center, told the AFP. "It is a literal translation that seeks to help scholars and researchers studying Islam and comparative religious issues understand the Talmud."
Najem added that most universities in Jordan had already purchased a copy of the 7,100-page edition.