Sefer Torah Scroll Fragment 1.
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Sefer Torah Scroll Fragment 1.


Aleppo, Syria,


ca. 1850.


This fragment of a Torah scroll contains the text of Numbers 5:6 to 7:10. It is written in square Hebrew script with black ink on gevil. While examining this fragment, RBS Research Fellow Sharon Liberman Mintz pointed out that there is scribal evidence indicating that the text was never completed; the scribe did not write out the name of God in the text but rather left four short strokes to indicate where God’s name would be inserted.


From the collection of Rare Book School