Torah Fragments from the Howard B. Singer Collection of Judaica

MS 1022, Leviticus 14:23 to 18:6

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Title

MS 1022, Leviticus 14:23 to 18:6

Description

MS1022 comes from the same original Torah Scroll as MS1021. This fragment consists of a complete "Yeriah" (sheet of parchment) containing five columns of text. One can see the cut bindings at both the right and left margins of the document.
The narrative describes the entry of Aaron the High Priest into the holy of holies on the Yom Kippur - Day of Atonement. The parchment holds the ink very well and the letters remain a jet black with no cracking or scaling. The writ is simple and unflourished.
Of note is the use of the letter "Chet" written as two "VAVS" connected by a pitched roof. In addition, we find the use of the "Peh Lefufah" (doubled-up letter PEH) at certain key points in the text. "Tagin" (Crownlets) are not part of this writing tradition. Each column is formatted to contain 51 lines of text.

Creator

Howard B. Singer

Date

Claimed Age: 500 years old. More likely 300 years old.

Format

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Extent

20" x 20"

Scripto

Status

Not to transcribe

Text Item Type Metadata

Original Format

scroll, Gevil parchment

Citation

Howard B. Singer, “MS 1022, Leviticus 14:23 to 18:6,” Humanities Hub, accessed April 19, 2024, https://humanitieshub.sdsu.edu/omeka/items/show/331.