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In the lower part of the page, framed by a trefoil arch, is a midrashic scene of Jacob giving a bracelet and his money to the armed Eliphaz, Esau’s son. According to the story, Esau ordered his son to kill Jacob on his way to Haran. The scene illustrates Rashi’s interpretation of Gen. 29:11 stating that the reason Jacob cried when he kissed Rachel was that he had no jewelery to give her, since he had given it all to Eliphaz. Eliphaz could not bring himself to kill Jacob, since he had been brought up by Isaac, his grandfather and Jacob’s father, so he asked Jacob what he should do instead and yet carry out his father’s order. Jacob answered that he should take whatever he possessed, since being poor is considered the same as being dead (לפי שרדף אליפז בן עשו במצות אביו אחריו להורגו והשיגו, ולפי שגדל אליפז בחיקו של יצחק משך ידו. אמר לו מה אעשה לציווי אבא, אמר לו יעקב טול מה שממו׳[ן] שבידי, ועני חשוב כמת). Jacob and Eliphaz are identified by inscribed names above their heads.
Name/Title
Albenc Pentateuch | Unknown
Object Detail
Fol. 33
Date
6 February, 1340
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Historical significance: Collective Memory/Folklore
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Ornamentation
Custom
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Computer Reconstruction
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