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In the margin of the page is a drawing of a man’s torso, his extended arm holding a spear, alluding to the story of Phinehas, who “took a spear in his hand” to strike the Israelite man and the Moabite woman during their intercourse (Num. 25:7). The depiction of Phinehas relates to Rashi’s commentary that tries to determine what constitutes the arm of a sacrificed lamb or goat given to the priest (Deut. 18:3). One of the possibilities is that it is the part between the elbow and the palm; another suggests that arm is synonymous with palm, as with Phinehas holding a spear in his hand. Our scribe-artist used this allusion to depict Phinehas, but not to illustrate the text where the story appears (Num. 25:7).
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Albenc Pentateuch | Unknown
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Fol. 240v
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6 February, 1340
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