Professor Paul Aharon, Ray E. Loper Endowed Chair in Geology (http://geo.ua.edu/profile/aharon-paul/) , reveals the age of the Torah used in the Temple Emanu-El on the UA campus. Based on radiocarbon dating the ancient document is 750 years old, making it the second-oldest complete Torah scroll known. The oldest, dating from 1155-1255, is in the University of Bologna in Italy.

For more information about this research see : http://dialog.ua.edu/2016/04/a-survivor-comes-home/