Abraham offering Isaac to the Lord
Genesis 22:1, 2 And it came to pass after these things, that God did test Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am. And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.
ויהי אחר הדברים האלה והאלהים נסה את־אברהם ויאמר אליו אברהם ויאמר הנני׃
ויאמר קח־נא את־בנך את־יחידך אשׁר־אהבת את־יצחק ולך־לך אל־ארץ המריה והעלהו שׁם לעלה על אחד ההרים אשׁר אמר אליך׃
This sheet is from a non-kosher, fragmented Torah Scroll written in Hungary on sheepskin with a quill and iron gall ink. By examining the amount of iron gall ink degradation, I estimate that the Scroll was written before the 20th century. The Scroll was also damaged in ways the Jewish community would never allow, so it might have been mistreated during the Holocaust in the region of Hungary.
The sheet contains Scripture from Genesis 19:8 through Genesis 22:6 and includes God’s commandment for Abraham to offer his son Isaac as a burnt offering. This is the last section on column 4.
This Torah sheet is framed with museum quality wood framing with acid free matting and UV protected glass.
The frame is 34 ½ X 29 inches
All frames are made with the highest standard: wooden, acid free mating, UV Protected glass. In the newer shadowbox style, the Scripture is sewn to a mat using kosher giddin (sinew).
The dating on each manuscript is determined in the following way. By the information of the seller to me, amount and type of iron gall ink degradation, manner of stitching, condition of each piece showing damage by usage or on purpose as in the Holocaust or Pogrom, re-inking on letters to make them kosher again, the number of times a re-inking has occurred. Many sellers arbitrarily add a date to a Scroll. Whenever possible I have used the advice and dating of professionals; e.g., Soferim, Rabbis, seminaries, Hebrew scholars. I have worked with Hebrew Scrolls for over 20 years and have personally located and purchased almost 100 Scrolls and or parts of Scrolls. I have located and purchased two complete sets of Scrolls that make up the 16 Scrolls of the Tanakh (Old Testament). When a Scroll or part of a Scroll can never be made kosher again I frame the sheets to preserve them. Otherwise the sheets would be put in a geniza and would never be seen again.