Courtesy Ada Yardeni

Yardeni analyzed each letter’s form, describing the lamed as the “most characteristic letter of this scribe, with its curved body, which opens to the left, creating a long, concave base … [I]n the calligraphic book hand of this period, the letter usually lacks a base … [A]t the top of the ‘mast,’ it has a small triangular loop or a thickening created by an additional stroke.”