Torah Fragments from the Howard B. Singer Collection of Judaica

MS 1057, Genesis 39:11 to 41:34

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Title

MS 1057, Genesis 39:11 to 41:34

Description

MS1057 was removed from a larger complete scroll originating in Persia. Based on the writing style and condition of the parchment, we calculate the scroll to be approximately 200 years old. The gevil and writing remain in very good condition despite their age. Letters are jet black and show no significant sign of deterioration. The Biblical narrative covers the story of Joseph's temptation with the wife of Potiferah, as well as, the interpretation of the prisoner's and Pharaoh’s dream.
The text is formatted to contain 42 lines per column, all Amudei VAV. Letters are large and bold. Distinguishing features of this writ include FEHs with the prickle on the nose facing vertically downward, the use of the CHET of Rashi, SHINs and AYINs with their teeth over the middle of their descending verticals. All MEMs have their VAVIN stuck to the body of their respective roofs.

Creator

Howard B. Singer

Date

Age: approximately 200 years.

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Extent

19" x 19"

Scripto

Status

Not to transcribe

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Original Format

scroll, Gevil parchment

Citation

Howard B. Singer, “MS 1057, Genesis 39:11 to 41:34,” Humanities Hub, accessed May 18, 2024, https://humanitieshub.sdsu.edu/omeka/items/show/320.