Question:

Can a kosher Klaf of a Navi have illustrations in color.
Illustrations done by someone other than sofer.
Above and/or below the text?
Written in Lithuania in the 1930s.

Answer:

It is controversial if it allowed to have pictures or not, l’chatchila it shouldn’t be done, but in retrospect if it was already done (unlike a sefer torah) it will not make the navi posul.

Sources:

Eiyahu Rabba 691-7, Maharsham O:CH 691, Zera Emes 1-100, Shevet Hekehuna 8 pg. 156-159, they talk about pictures in a megillah, which has the same halacha as a navi.

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