Text column no. 7 is an exception in the scroll because it is not framed in an octagon and it contains only the names of Haman's sons (Es. 9:6-10) written in 11 lines divided into two parts; the depiction of the death of Haman and his ten sons is incorporated between the columns of words (Es. 7:10 and Es. 9:14 or Es. 9:25). However, in this column only Haman’s sons, not Haman himself, are hanged; the identity of the eleventh hanging figure is unclear, though it may be Zeresh. Haman is executed on a Catherine wheel atop the gallows, a representation unique to this manuscript.
The text is surrounded by 6 depictions; three of them on the right are common with the sixth text panel.
1. A rider on horseback (Haman?) - it is difficult to determine which particular verse of the Book of Esther this represents.
2. Two messengers holding sticks in their hands delivering the king's decree allowing the Jews to defend themselves (Es. 8:14).
3. Three musicians playing stringed instruments - it is difficult to determine which particular verse of the Book of Esther this represents.
4. A city, perhaps Shushan. The Star of David atop one building, suggesting a synagogue, is likely a later addition to the manuscript.
5. A couple in fashionable costume.
6. Two camels.
Esther, Book of (following the order of the story) | Ahasuerus' messenger(s) (Es. 8:14)
Evronot, Book of (listed according to the types of illustration) | Illustrations of unclear link to the text | Aristocratic couple
Esther, Book of (following the order of the story) | Haman's sons hanged (Es. 9:14)
The Book of Esther in Hebrew
The membranes of the scroll are glued together.
Figures in the biblical narrative are depicted as belonging to the higher social class of the artist’s day. These possibly represent court Jews, who could also be patrons and users of these manuscripts.