Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Words Are Cheap

Boy reading from the Torah according to Sephar...
Boy reading from the Torah according to Sephardic custom (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
"As it becomes possible for more people to become authors, we must wonder whether the value of words is diminishing.  When scribes hand-copied manuscripts, word by word, every word had a certain value. That explains why the Torah scrolls, each of which is hand copied by a scribe, are so valuable. Now, it seems that words have become cheapened and lost part of their importance."

Arthur Asa Berger, (2009), What Objects Mean: An Introduction to Material Culture, Walnut Creek, Left Coast Press.
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