pinkas

di Pinekas“Record book” – a slate, tablet or book for accounting or the keeping of records. The Greek word pinkas – πίναξ – originally referred to a board on which one could write. Later on, the term came to mean a number of such boards that were bound together to make a small book. During the time of the Talmud, pinkasim came in a variety of shapes and sizes and were made of different materials. It appears that the most popular ones were made of wood covered with a layer of wax that could be written on and erased.
This image was taken from the Hebrew edition of the Steinsaltz Talmud, Massekhet Nedarim, daf 22.

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