MS 1058, Deuteronomy 24:1 to 34:12

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Title

MS 1058, Deuteronomy 24:1 to 34:12

Description

This partial scroll of Deuteronomy was removed from a larger and complete scroll. The sellers claim an age of 350+ years, however, formatting and script layout place it an age closer to 190 years. The scroll is written on a light golden tan gevil. The central part of the scroll shows patches and cello tape on the reverse side of the parchment utilized to repair holes and tears. The gevil still maintains a pungent smell of sheep, as the fat within the skin was not properly removed in the tanning process.
MS 1058 measures approximately 18 feet and covers a significant portion of the end of the Book of Deuteronomy. The text is formatted to contain 42 lines per column, all Amudei VAV. This type of formatting places the scroll at a younger age than claimed. Distinguishing features of this writ include KHAF SOFITs that are squared at the top, 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 and NUNs are lengthened at times with YUDs hovering over their base. The letters YUD do not exhibit the use of the KOTZ of Rabbenu Tam.

Creator

Howard B. Singer

Date

Claimed Age: 350 years. More likely 190 years old.

Format

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Extent

18 feet x 20"

Scripto

Status

Not to transcribe

Text Item Type Metadata

Original Format

scroll, Gevil parchment

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Citation

Howard B. Singer, “MS 1058, Deuteronomy 24:1 to 34:12,” Humanities Hub, accessed March 2, 2024, https://humanitieshub.sdsu.edu/omeka/items/show/312.