Commentaries: the Hebrew Bible

Bible, Hebrew
Spain, fourteenth century

A beautiful copy of the Hebrew Bible, produced in Spain by an expert scribe. The consonantal script is furnished with Tiberian vowel signs, and accompanied by the scribal apparatus known as the masora, written in a minute hand around the main text, often in a decorative fashion. Different scribes would usually be responsible for writing the consonants, the vowels and the masora. The style of script and ornament is typical of fourteenth and fifteenth-century Spanish Hebrew Bibles, although there is an anachronistic colophon dating it to 856 CE. It was presented to the University in 1715 by King George I.

MS Mm.5.27, ff. 201v–202r

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