Torah Fragments from the Howard B. Singer Collection of Judaica

MS 1008, End of Exodus - Beginning of Leviticus

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Title

MS 1008, End of Exodus - Beginning of Leviticus

Description

MS1008 originates from Tunisia. The three-columned panel was removed from a larger Torah scroll. The parchment shows wear and tear on both top and bottom margins. Likewise, it exhibits noticeable folds partially obscuring the text. The parchment is dry and the ink exhibits signs of flaking and peeling.
The writ is representative of the older calligraphy of scribes of the Maghreb. Among the salient characteristics are stretched out Shins, the use of the Chet of Rashi, short Lameds without a head on the ascenders, square letter Bets without the modern hoof on their back, and Gimmels with a straight joined foot at the bottom. The scroll is written in a format of 42 lines per column with each column commencing with a letter "VAV.” The above aids us in dating this scroll to be around 200 years old.

Creator

Howard B. Singer

Date

Claimed Age: 190 years.

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Extent

21" x 17"

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Status

Not to transcribe

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Original Format

scroll, Gevil parchment

Citation

Howard B. Singer, “MS 1008, End of Exodus - Beginning of Leviticus,” Humanities Hub, accessed April 19, 2024, https://humanitieshub.sdsu.edu/omeka/items/show/315.