Friday, July 03, 2009

Some interesting censored text on Balak

This is interesting. From Siftei Kohen's commentary on Balak, some censored text (pg 244 and then pg 245). I would guess that initially, the ink was much darker, but with time, it faded compared to the background ink, such that it is now eminently readable. I would guess that one could do even more with image editing software, to modify the brightness and contrast.

and this one, which is more fun:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hard for me to read. Can you summarize? I'm guessing some connection to Jesus, as Billam was frequently used as a stand-in for Jesus.



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