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Title Pentateuch with Targum Onkelos (ff. 1-273), Haftarot (ff. 274-297v), and Five Scrolls (Hamesh megillot; ff. 298-318), Job ch. 1-31:2 (ff. 318v-329v), with masorah magna and parva (aka 'Yonah Pentateuch')
Origin Germany
Date 2nd half of 13th century
Language Hebrew, Aramaic
Script Ashkenazi square script, punctuated
Scribe Baruch (the word barukh is marked on f. 1)
Decoration 1 inhabited initial word in ink (f. 63v). Numerous micrographical illustrations.
Dimensions in mm 380 x 285 (235 x 175)
Official foliation ff. 329 (+ 1 unfoliated older paper flyleaf at the beginning and 1 unfoliated older paper flyleaf with unidentified watermark [crowned eagle with spread wings, beneath: H S(?) B] and 2 modern paper flyleaves at the end)
Collation 35 quires: i6 (ff. 1-6), ii12 (ff. 7-18), iii12 (ff. 19-30), iv12 (ff. 31-42), v12 (ff. 43-54), vi12 (ff. 55-66), vii12 (ff. 67-78), viii12 (ff. 79-90), ix12 (ff. 91-102), x12 (ff. 103-114), xi12 (115-126), xii10 (ff. 127-136), xiii12 (ff. 137-148), xiv12 (ff. 149-160), xv8 (ff. 161-168), xvi12 (ff. 169-180), xvii12 (ff. 181-192), xviii12 (ff. 193-204), xix12 (ff. 205-216), xx12 (ff. 217-228), xxi12 (ff. 229-240), xxii12+1 (ff. 241-253), xxiii10 (ff. 254-263), xxiv4 (ff. 264-267), xxv4 (268-271), xxvi2 (ff. 272-273), xxvii10 (ff. 274-283), xxviii6 (ff. 284-289), xxix8 (ff. 290-297), xxx3 (ff. 298-300), xxxi10 (ff. 301-310), xxxii8 (ff. 311-318), xxxiii3 (ff. 319-321), xxxiv5 (ff. 322-326), xxxv3 (ff. 327-329).
Form Parchment codex
Binding BM/BL in-house.
Provenance M. Edwin Tross of Paris: purchased by the British Museum from him on 13 October 1855: inscribed (f. [330v]).
Notes Imperfect at the beginning and the end, as well as there are lacunae after ff. 273, 300, 322. Ruling is sometimes visible.
Select bibliography Aaron Freimann, 'Jewish Scribes in Medieval Italy', in Alexander Marx Jubilee Volume (New York: Jewish Theological Seminary of America, 1950), pp. 231-342 (no. 48).

George Margoliouth, Catalogue of the Hebrew and Samaritan Manuscripts in the British Museum, 4 vols (London: British Museum, 1899-1935; vols I-III repr. 1965); IV, Introduction, Indexes, ed. by Jacob Leveen (London: British Museum, 1977), I, no. 75.

Stanley Ferber, 'Micrography: a Jewish Art Form', Journal of Jewish Art, 3-4 (1977), pp. 12-24 (pp. 18-20).

Joseph Gutmann, Hebrew Manuscript Painting (New York: Braziller, 1978), p. 22.

Therese and Mendel Metzger, Jewish Life in the Middle Ages: Illuminated Hebrew Manuscripts of the Thirteenth to the Sixteenth Centuries (New York: Alpine Fine Arts Collection, 1982), p. 304.

Bezalel Narkiss, Kitve-yad Ivriyim metsuyarim (Jerusalem: Keter, 1984), p. 49.

Gabrielle Sed-Rajna, La Bible hébraïque (Fribourg: Office du Livre, 1987), pp. 135 and 142.

Sarit Shalev-Eyni, 'Ashkenazi Illuminated Manuscripts in the British Isles' New Letter of the Center for Jewish Art 12 (1996) http://cja.huji.ac.il/NL12-HIMBI.htm (accessed on 17 December 2010).

Sacred: Books of the Three Faiths: Judaism, Christianity, Islam (London: British Library, 2007), p. 105 [exhibition catalogue].

Ilana Tahan, Hebrew Manuscripts: The Power of Script and Image (London, British Library, 2007), p. 132.


Images
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Inhabited initial word

f. 63v
Inhabited initial word
Micrography

f. 181v
Micrography
Rider

f. 181v
Rider
 
Micrography

f. 182
Micrography
Micrography

f. 184
Micrography
Micrography

f. 187v
Micrography
 
Micrography

f. 187v
Micrography
Micrography

f. 188
Micrography
Knight

f. 192v
Knight
 
Micrography

f. 194
Micrography
Knight

f. 201v
Knight
Knight

f. 201v
Knight
 
Ezekiel's vision

f. 285
Ezekiel's vision
Ezekiel's vision

f. 285
Ezekiel's vision
Jonah and the fish

f. 292
Jonah and the fish
 
Jonah and the fish

f. 292
Jonah and the fish
Jonah under the gourd

f. 292v
Jonah under the gourd
Jonah under the gourd

f. 292v
Jonah under the gourd
 
Micrography

f. 300v
Micrography

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