The consecutive illustrations of Moses and his flock in the lower and outer margin follow the above mentioned midrashic story (Ozar Hamidrashim (Eisenstein), p. 360; Yalkut Shim'oni, Shemot, 162). Moses is holding a stick and is kneeling barefoot before the burning bush with his boots seen on the ground on the left (Ex. 3:1-5). Above his head is a segment of sky. Inscribed above the bush:
תוך הסנה בא מלאך אל משה לך למצרים והמופתים תעשה.""
"An angel came to Moses in the bush (ordering him): 'go to Egypt and reveal the signs'."
Jethro's flock is waiting in the lower margin, inscribed:
".משה נהג צאן יתרו אחרי המדבר מפני הגזל שם הלך ועבר"
"Moses led the flock of Jethro beyond the desert (Ex. 3:1). He went there in order (not to) trespass (other people's property)" (Ex. Rabbah (Vilna), 2:3; Tanhuma (Buber), Ex. 12:12).
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