Torah Fragments from the Howard B. Singer Collection of Judaica

MS 1020, Exodus 26:1 to 26:21

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Dublin Core

Title

MS 1020, Exodus 26:1 to 26:21

Description

MS 1020 consists of one column of text that was removed from a larger scroll.
It's written on gevil parchment made from goatskin. The parchment and writing are holding up well despite their age, with the ink exhibiting very slight cracking.
The text documents some of the instructions for the building of the Tabernacle in the desert. The writing is identical with that of MS 1019 and MS 1025.
The text is written in a classical Spanish/Moroccan hand. It exhibits the use of fine crownlets over the “Sha'attnez Gez” letters. Salient characteristics of this text include wide base "Shins," the use of the "Chet" of Rashi, Lameds with no heads, and elongated NUNs. The writing is formatted to contain 48 lines per column.

Creator

Howard B. Singer

Date

Claimed Age: 400 to 450+ years.

Format

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Extent

6" x 22"

Scripto

Status

Not to transcribe

Text Item Type Metadata

Original Format

scroll, Gevil parchment

Citation

Howard B. Singer, “MS 1020, Exodus 26:1 to 26:21,” Humanities Hub, accessed June 18, 2024, https://humanitieshub.sdsu.edu/omeka/items/show/307.