BIBLE: NUMBERS IN HEBREW

MS 1640
MS Short Title BIBLE: NUMBERS IN HEBREW
Text BIBLE: NUMBERS 7:24 - 19:8
Description MS in Hebrew on vellum, Nablus (Shechem) or Damascus, 13th c.(?), 1 partial scroll of 5 membranes, 44x125 cm, 6 columns, (38x17 cm), 84-91 lines in a small Samaritan book script without vowel signs.
Binding Barking, Essex, 1993, red cloth gilt folding case, by Aquarius.
Context
Provenance 1. Sotheby's 7.12.1992:34.
Commentary Textually the Samaritan recension of the Pentateuch can be as close to the original text as the Hebrew recension of the Masoretes. Since the early 17th c. scholars have argued over the superiority of each. The script is an ultimate descendant of the cursive paleo-Hebrew script of the 6th c. BC, predating the earliest square Hebrew script introduced by the priest and scribe Ezra in Jerusalem after the return of the Jews from the Babylonian exile around 400 BC.
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Place of origin Nablus or Damascus
Dates 13C AD

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