Torah Fragments from the Howard B. Singer Collection of Judaica

MS 1054, Exodus 35:3 to 36:35

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Title

MS 1054, Exodus 35:3 to 36:35

Description

MS1054 consists of three columns of text which were removed from a larger Torah scroll. It is written on Gevil type parchment made out of goat skin. The parchment is in excellent condition despite its age. The ink is holding well, exhibiting very slight wear. The text narrative describes the gathering of donations by the Hebrews in order to build the Tabernacle in the desert. The writing is identical with that of MS 1019, 1020, 1025 and 1055.
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 the elongated NUN of "Ush'nei Kerashim" at the bottom of the last column. The text exhibits a format of 48 lines per column.

Creator

Howard B. Singer

Date

Claimed Age: 400 to 450+ years.

Format

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Extent

18" x 22"

Scripto

Status

Not to transcribe

Text Item Type Metadata

Original Format

scroll, Gevil parchment

Citation

Howard B. Singer, “MS 1054, Exodus 35:3 to 36:35,” Humanities Hub, accessed July 16, 2024, https://humanitieshub.sdsu.edu/omeka/items/show/309.