Torah Fragments from the Howard B. Singer Collection of Judaica

MS 1012, Exodus 7:13 to 12:4

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Title

MS 1012, Exodus 7:13 to 12:4

Description

MS 1012 consists of three separate pieces of parchment bound together by sinews. The first panel contains two columns of text. The second contains three, and the third panel contains one column. This makes a total of six columns of text for the entire scroll. These were all removed from the same Torah scroll as MS 1005 and MS 1024.
The scroll is written in the classical Tunisian style paralleling the older Spanish scribal school. Some salient characteristics of this script are the employment of the Chet of Rashi, Nuns with elongated bases and Yuds hovering over them, Shins with a reversed middle teeth and Tzades with reversed Yuds. The Lameds also exhibit short or no heads and the Gimmels "stuck feet." The employment of "Tagin" (crownlets) is also part of this style.
The columns exhibit 51 lines of text. The text does not follow an “Amud Vav” format. The gevil is thin and of high quality but has dried with aging. The ink, however, retains its wholesomeness.

Creator

Howard B. Singer

Date

Claimed Age: 200 years.

Format

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Extent

34" x 19.5"

Scripto

Status

Not to transcribe

Text Item Type Metadata

Original Format

scroll, Gevil parchment

Citation

Howard B. Singer, “MS 1012, Exodus 7:13 to 12:4,” Humanities Hub, accessed June 18, 2024, https://humanitieshub.sdsu.edu/omeka/items/show/316.