Hebrew Voices #102 – The Scribe’s Toolbox

Nehemia Gordon and Jewish scribe Mordecha Pinchas (Marc Michaels) discussing the methods used to hand write a Torah scroll. The explore the different types of parchment, how a quill is turned into a precise writing implement, and the surprising ingredients in scribal ink. They also explains the ritual observance involved in writing the name of God and how to fix scribal errors.In this episode of Hebrew Voices, The Scribe's Toolbox, a Jewish scribe explains the ancient methods used since the time of Moses to hand write a Torah scroll. We explore the different types of parchment, how a quill is turned into a precise writing implement, and the surprising ingredients in scribal ink. He also explains the ritual observance involved in writing the name of God and how to fix scribal errors. If you have been following my research of thousands of Hebrew manuscripts and have been wondering what exactly goes into writing one, you need to watch this episode! Continue reading