In the Year of the Small Count

On the once-prevalent practice of rendering Hebrew publication dates by means of numerically coded verses from the Bible.

From The Interior of the Portuguese Synagogue in Amsterdam by Emanuel de Witte, 1680. Wikimedia.

From The Interior of the Portuguese Synagogue in Amsterdam by Emanuel de Witte, 1680. Wikimedia.

Observation
Aug. 9 2017
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