Torah Fragments from the Howard B. Singer Collection of Judaica

MS 1014, Leviticus 18:30 to 20:6

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Title

MS 1014, Leviticus 18:30 to 20:6

Description

MS1014 originates from Algeria. The manuscript details the laws of love for a fellow man, honest dealings, and stipulations for other ethical behavior. Its writ consists of two columns of text written on a single panel of beautiful deep brown colored “Gevil” parchment.
Like many scrolls that come from the Maghreb, the writ is laid-out to contain 48 lines of text per column. However, it does not follow an "Amudei Vav" format. Salient characteristics of this script include the use of the Chet of Rashi. All "Sha'atnez Gez" letters exhibit "Vavim" on their heads as well as crownlets. All "Nun Sofits" have their descendants emerging from the right side of the head. Shins have all of their teeth pointing to the left as in the more modern writing style. The gevil is in good condition, but has dried somewhat due to aging. The ink is still wholesome and maintains its integrity.

Creator

Howard B. Singer

Date

Claimed Age: 400+ years. More likely 220 years old.

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Extent

13" x 21"

Scripto

Status

Not to transcribe

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Original Format

scroll, Gevil parchment

Citation

Howard B. Singer, “MS 1014, Leviticus 18:30 to 20:6,” Humanities Hub, accessed May 18, 2024, https://humanitieshub.sdsu.edu/omeka/items/show/301.