Torah Fragments from the Howard B. Singer Collection of Judaica

MS 1055, Genesis 39:21 to 42:9

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Title

MS 1055, Genesis 39:21 to 42:9

Description

MS1055 consists of four columns of text which were removed from the same Torah Scroll as MS 1019, 1020, 1025 and 1054. Its narrative describes Pharaoh’s dreams, Joseph's interpretation, and Joseph's subsequent appointment as Vizier of Egypt. The text is written on an exquisitely finished gevil-type parchment made out of goatskin. The parchment is in excellent condition despite its age. The ink is holding well, exhibiting very slight wear.
The script is written in a classical Spanish/Moroccan hand. It exhibits the use of very 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 SHIN of "Vayishan" at the top third of the second column. The writ is formatted to contain 48 lines of text per column.

Creator

Howard B. Singer

Date

Claimed Age: 400 to 450+ years.

Format

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Extent

23" x 22"

Scripto

Status

Not to transcribe

Text Item Type Metadata

Original Format

scroll, Gevil parchment

Citation

Howard B. Singer, “MS 1055, Genesis 39:21 to 42:9,” Humanities Hub, accessed December 8, 2023, https://humanitieshub.sdsu.edu/omeka/items/show/310.