A Colophon for Every Occasion

I submitted my book manuscript to the press this morning. One of the things that still strikes me about reading medieval texts is the extent to which medieval readers were so similar in some of their attitudes to us as modern readers. In this case, I came across the work of a scribe who felt similarly about finishing his work as I do about mine:

TAM AL KITAB

Cambridge University Library, T-S 10 G 5

 

تم الكتاب والحمد لله

תם אלכתאב ואלחמד ללה

Book’s done. Thank God!

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