Ashburnham Pentateuch, 6th or 7th Century

Folio 40r - Joseph supervises the harvest in the years of plenty

A detail of Joseph supervises the harvest in the Ashburnham Pentateuch

triomphe de josephJoseph's Triumph
joseph surveillant la moissonJoseph monitoring the harvest
retour des frères de joseph en canaanReturn of the brothers of Joseph to Canaan
Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Manuscrits, NAL 2334, folio 40r. Also known as the Tours Pentateuch. A Latin illuminated manuscript of the Pentateuch (the first five books of the Old Testament). This manuscript is probably from the late 6th or early 7th centuries (with later additions), but a 5th century date has also been claimed. It was probably made in Roman North Africa, Spain, Syria or provincial Italy.

From the same manuscript:
Esau - Ashburnham Pentateuch, 6th or 7th Century.
Pharaoh allowing Joseph to go to Canaan.
The Hebrews forced to build an Egyptian city.
The Hebrews forced to make bricks.
Pharaoh's army drowns.

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