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Bidding Information
Lot #    19124
Auction End Date    11/13/2007 10:00:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Scroll of Esther
Title (Hebrew)    מגילת אסתר
Author    [Ms. - Bible]
City    [Yemen]
Publication Date    18th cent.
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   163 mm. high, ink on deerskin, light creasing, neat block letters, appears kosher, olive (?) wood roller, modern velvet mantle.
          
Detailed
Description
   Esther scroll for Purim written on deerskin. For hundreds of years the Yemenite Jewish communities followed their traditional ways of secular and religious life, not being influenced by external trends and currents. Some customs in the Yemenite prayer rites go back to the prayer book of R. Saadiah Ga'on. From the 16th century on the Kabbalah and especially later its Lurianic school and system found its way to Yemen and influenced Jewish literary production in the areas of commentaries to the Bible, prayers, and liturgic poetry. All of this rich history is reflected in this work.
          
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Listing Classification
Period
  
18th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Other:    Yemen
  
Subject
Bible:    Checked
  
Characteristic
Parchment or vellum:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica