About: Éloïse Lemay

I’m a doctoral student at UCLA in Indo-European Studies, specializing in Latin and French, and a recent participant in the Mellon Summer Institute in French Paleography held at the Getty Research Institute.

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What Do Paleographers Do?


It’s nothing to do with fossils—paleographers are specialists in old handwriting. More»

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      Wanna manna?

      God rained down manna (bread from heaven) on Moses and the hungry Israelites on their journey out of Egypt. 

      Described as white “like coriander seed” and tasting “like wafers made with honey,” manna was both physical and spiritual nourishment and a sign that God was watching over the Jews.

      In this image, the Israelites around Moses bend down to hurriedly collect manna, which the Bible says melted in the sunlight.


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