Hebrew inscription translation
January 14, 2010 8:13 AM Subscribe
What does this Hebrew inscription on the handle of a Torah scroll mean?
posted by greenmagnet to Writing & Language (9 answers total)
It appears to be mem-yod-zayin-beth, although the yod might be a gimel with a worn-off leg, or maybe a kaf.
The letters have dots above them, which leads us to believe it's either representing a number or an abbreviation. We couldn't make any sense out of numbers, though, so perhaps an abbreviation.
The best we can come up with is perhaps mi-yad Z.B., with Z.B. being the initials of the scribe.
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Thanks in advance for any suggestions!