[ESTHER SCROLL] -

Megilath Esther [Sefardic].

Stock Code
88150
Megilath Esther [Sefardic].

Late 18th century.
£1,500
Written in large lettered plain Ktav Sefardi Vellish , in a clear professional hand.

Haman's sons names written in large letters on separate page, to be red in one breath.

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 are
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Description

Manuscript on vellum, (37.5 x 238.5 cm). Five skins stitched at side margins to form a continuous roll. Some wear and yellowing. text in Hebrew, untitled.

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