[b-hebrew] 5 scrolls or 1

Karyn Traphagen karyn at birchbarkstudio.com
Wed Aug 17 15:18:34 EDT 2005


On Aug 17, 2005, at 3:11 PM, Joseph I. Lauer wrote:

>  I have seen (and held) a number of much smaller Torah scrolls
> (including one owned by my son's father-in-law) that could easily  
> fit in one
> or two hands.  The script used in such scrolls is, of course, very  
> small.
> It is thus easy to imagine such single scrolls being used long ago  
> for both
> study of the Torah and in religious services.

I am curious as to the medium for these scrolls. Are the small  
scrolls you describe written on paper or on parchment (animal skin)?  
Were they hand-lettered?

Karyn



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