[ESTHER SCROLL] -

[Esther Scroll in Carved Olive Wood Case].

Stock Code
95318
[Esther Scroll in carved Olive wood case].

Jerusalem, c.1900.
£3,000
Esther scroll housed in a beautiful Olive wood case.

Manuscript on vellum, text arranged in 14 lines, in Hebrew Sephardi Script. The case bears carved
typical Jerusalem houses, trees and hand-painted ornaments.

The Book of Esther is part of Ketuvim Writings , the third section of the Hebrew
Bible. It tells the story of a Jewish girl named Esther who became queen of Persia and
thwarted a plan by Haman to commit genocide against her people. Also called The
Megillah, the book is the basis and an integral part of the Jewish celebration of Purim.
Its full text is read aloud twice during the celebration, in the evening and again the
following morning. Besides Song of Songs, it is the only book in the Bible that does not
explicitly mention God.

Since the Talmudic period it has been customary to write the Book of Esther
on parchment in the form of a scroll, and the rules governing its production and
writing
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Vellum scroll housed in elaborately carved Olive wood case. Untitled, text in Hebrew.

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