Ashburnham Pentateuch, 6th or 7th Century

Folio 56r - The Hebrews forced to build an Egyptian city

Detail of Pharaoh's guards.
Detail of an overseer.

pharaon ordonnant d'opprimer les hébreuxPharaoh orders oppressing of the Hebrews
hébreux soumis à la corvéeHebrews subjected to forced labor
pharaon et sages-femmesPharaoh and midwives
moïse confié à sa mèreMoses told his mother
moïse cachant le corps de l'égyptienMoses hiding the body of the Egyptian
moïse arrêtant la rixe des deux hébreuxMoses stopping the brawl of the two Hebrews
moïse et les filles de jéthroMoses and the daughters of Jethro
moïse et le buisson ardentMoses and the Burning Bush
Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Manuscrits, NAL 2334, folio 56r. 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:
Joseph supervises the harvest in the years of plenty.
Pharaoh allowing Joseph to go to Canaan.
The Hebrews forced to make bricks.
Pharaoh's army drowns.

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