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Fig. 1: The Temple's pediment      

MunichRashi's Commentary on the Bible

Munich, BSB Cod. hebr. 5, I:204v

  

Fig. 2: Decoration of the capitals of Jachin and Boaz

 MunichRashi's Commentary on the Bible

Munich, BSB Cod. hebr. 5, I:205v

                                       

                     

                                  

Fig. 3: Lower bowl of the capital 

Munich Rashi's Commentary on the Bible 

Munich, BSB Cod. hebr. 5, I:205v   

 Fig. 4: Upper bowl of the capital

Munich Rashi's Commentary on the Bible

Munich, BSB Cod. hebr. 5, I:205v 

 Vol. I, fols. 204v and 205v: Four small pen drawings within the text columns refer to Solomon'sTemple(Gruber 1994, pp. 34-38).

The inverted V denotes a pediment decorated with spared-ground scrolls. It illustrates Rashi's commentary: "and the upper lintel (sic) is made in two [parts] like this drawing" (fig.1; והמשקוף העליון עשוי כשתיים כזה הציור; I Kings, 6:31, I:204v). 

The three other drawings (figs. 2-4) illustrate the various components of the capitals crowning the twin brass pillars Jachin and Boaz (I Kings, 7:15-20; I:205v):

"they [the capitals] were surrounded by lattice-work in the form of palm branches, like this" (fig. 2; מעשה שבכה כמין לולבין של דקל היו מוקפות, כזה).

Each [capital] consisted of "two bowls, like this" (כמין שני אגנים היתה כל אחת, כזה):

the lower bowl was the right way up (fig. 3; ;(אגן התחתון בית קיבולו למעלה

the upper bowl was inverted on top of the lower one, like this" (fig.4; העליון כפוי על התחתון בית קיבולו למטה, כזה).

Both bowls are inscribed at the centre agan (bowl) and decorated with spared-ground scrolls.

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Munich Rashi's Commentary on the Bible | Unknown
Object Detail
vol. I, fols. 204v, 205v
Date
1232/33
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Germany | Munich | Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (BSB)
| Cod. hebr. 5/I-II (Steinschneider 1895, No. 5)
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Brown ink.
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0
Ornamentation
Custom
Contents
Codicology
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Number of Lines
Ruling
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Catchwords
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Direction/Location
Façade (main)
Endivances
Location of Torah Ark
Location of Apse
Location of Niche
Location of Reader's Desk
Location of Platform
Temp: Architecture Axis
Arrangement of Seats
Location of Women's Section
Direction Prayer
Direction Toward Jerusalem
Coin
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Signature
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Summary and Remarks
For other pen drawings in our manuscript, see I:74 (anointing the wafer); I:139v-140 (two maps of the Land of Canaan); I:184v (map of Shiloh); and I:201v (Solomon anointed king).
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