The Esther Scroll
Papyrus scroll (Latin/Hebrew) 180/20 cm
Here you hold the Esther scroll on real papyrus as a real antique book in your hands! You can feel one to one how the ancient Romans read books! That is what the papyrus scrolls were for them. The Esther scroll is such an ancient book - and exciting too!
- total length of the scroll 180x20cm
- printed on real papyrus
- Original text
The book of Esther on real papyrus - original text!
The Book of Esther is a part of the Jewish Tanakh, respectively the Christian Old Testament. In Judaism, it is one of the five fixed scrolls (Megillot) of the Hebrew Bible. From the book of Esther itself it is only clear that Achashverosh was already dead when it was written. According to Jewish tradition, the book was written around 400 B.C. - certainly a Christian early dating to the time before the fall of the Persian Empire before Alexander the Great (around 330 B.C.).
A biblical thriller: Esther scroll on papyrus for the classroom!
The Book of Esther tells how the Jews were saved from death by Esther's intercession with her husband, the Persian king. A tragic story about Esther, Haman, and King Xerxes I can be read on the Esther Scroll. The Persian king is looking for a new wife and has all the beautiful women of the empire presented to him. His choice falls on Esther... An exciting biblical reading - not only for school lessons. Read the biblical "whodunit" in an authentic Roman book format with Hebrew script: Almost two meters of real papyrus take you into the literary world of the Persians!
Ester Scroll: An ancient book
The "book" of papyrus always came rolls to the markets in antiquity. Usually these were twenty papyrus sheets glued together: so-called kollemata. Scrolls were written on the inner side of the roll (recto), because there the fiber direction of the papyrus runs horizontally and thus offers the least resistance to the ancient writing tube (calamus) or the writing pen (penna scriptoria). It was stories like the Ester Scroll that wrote ancient life. Browse also among the other scrolls in the Roman store! You will find German translations with the original texts, for example, about Emperor Nero or the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. The scrolls in the Roman Shop also contain classical texts: Caesar - de bello gallico can be read authentically from a Roman scroll in class with your students. Qumrange vessels for storing the ancient scrolls can also be found in the Roman Shop. Have fun browsing!
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