20160510 Accademia Ambrosiana Studi ebraici Workshop on Ambrosiana's manuscript (B 30-32 inf.)
11-12 Maggio 2016
Workshop on Ambrosiana's manuscript (B 30-32 inf.) תורה נביאים וכתובים
The outstanding Hebrew Bible bound in three volumes (Mss. B 30 inf., B 31 inf., and B 32 inf.) is undoubtedly the gem of the collection of Hebrew manuscripts of the Biblioteca Ambrosiana. This remarkable manuscript manifests the complex craftsmanship of Hebrew medieval book production, reflect the codicological practices employed by the Jews in the early thirteenth century, contains interesting paratexts which unveil the vicissitude of the manuscript over the centuries, exhibit most interesting illustrations and intrigues a variety of scholarly explorations.
The many-faceted manuscript of 566 leaves is the earliest surviving illustrated Hebrew manuscript produced in Europe. The Bible is vocalized and accompanied by the Masora that was written in a minute script on the margins. Its first volume contains the Pentateuch, copied with the Aramaic translation verse by verse. The second volume contains the Prophets and the third one the Hagiographa. According to its colophon the biblical text was copied in 1236, undoubtedly in Germany and probably in Würzburg, by a scribe who was commissioned by a patron from Ulm. Two years later the vocalization and the copy of the Masoretic notes were accomplished by the Masorete and vocalizer.
The manuscript in its writing material, quire composition, ruling technique. mise-en-page and miss-ed-text, exhibits for us the codicological and scribal practices of the early period of the Franco-German type of Hebrew handwritten book. Above all, its illuminations and particularly its unique illustrations made him one of the most attractive and debated sources for art historians of Hebrew illuminated manuscripts.
Direttore del corso: Prof. Malachi Beit-Arié
Docenti del corso: Malachi Beit-Arié, Edna Engel, Pier Francesco Fumagalli, Nurit Pasternak, Sarit Shalev-Eyni
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