Monday, June 08, 2009

An arrogant manuscript doodler

This is from the last page of the Munich Talmud codex.

I am kidding, by the way, about the arrogance of this person. Although today שליט"א is appended to the names of others, it's really just a nice blessing and I suppose there is no reason why in the past people would not have appended it to their own name. In fact, maybe it was even this guy's name.

The image above was modified, by the way, because the library stamp really occurs much lower down on the page. Here's some of what's in the middle (enhanced for greater contrast by myself):

There's more there, too. Here's something else that's interesting, a few pages near the end:

Remember, when looking at manuscripts (including digital copies), look at every page!

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