RICHARD OF ST. VICTOR, ON THE VISION OF EZEKIEL

England, early 13th century, 11 3/4 x 6 3/4 in. (29.8 x 17.1 cm), MS. Bodl. 459, fol. 37v

A number of medieval scholars at the Abbey of St. Victor in Paris were interested in Jewish interpretations of scripture and knew Rashi’s important work. The similarity between Rashi's drawing of the the division of the Promised Land among the tribes and this version of the same subject by Richard of St. Victor (died 1173) shows the spread of Rashi’s influence beyond Jewish scholarly circles.




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