Fragment

MS. Heb. f. 18 contains:

Details

MS. Heb. f. 18

Cowley Catalogue number: 2791

Physical Description:

Syr‎.‎ Rabb‎.‎ char‎.‎‎;‎ ‎8‎vo‎,‎ paper ‎.‎

Ff‎.‎ ‎6‎‎7‎ ‎(‎some blank‎)‎‎.‎

Acquisition:

Bought through the Rev. G. J. Chester, 1890 (from the Genizah).

Source:

Manuscript description based on Catalogue of the Hebrew Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, vol. ii, by Adolf Neubauer and Arthur Ernest Cowley, Oxford 1906, No. 2791.

Catalogue Section:

  • Polemics

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Content

Untitled

Languages:

The main language is Judeo-Arabic. Other languages included: Hebrew.

1 Location from 1a to 33a. (MS_Heb_f_18_1a)Fol. 1 An Arabic treatise in defence of the Rabbanitic belief in an oral law, against the Karaites beg‎.‎ missing‎.‎ After having spoken of Anan‎'‎s controversy‎,‎ the author proves from passages in the Bible that a tradition must have existed besides the written law‎.‎ At the end there is a discussion as to the month Ve-Adar‎.‎ The colophon ‎(‎ Location 33a. (MS_Heb_f_18_33a)fol. 33 ‎)‎ says that the book was finished ‎(‎ נגמר הספר הזה ‎,‎ the composition or the copy‎?‎‎)‎ on the 1st of Elul, 4872 A.M. ‎=‎ 1112 A.D. ‎,‎ for ‎(‎לכבוד‎)‎ R‎.‎ Joseph, son of Rebiʿah hak-Kohen ‎.‎
2 Location from 33b to 36b. (MS_Heb_f_18_33b)Fol. 33b On the number of letters in the Biblical books with Talmudic sayings as to the authors of the books‎.‎
3 Mishnah to be recited on various occasions 37a)37a - 50b)50b :
a ‎(‎ Location 37a. (MS_Heb_f_18_37a)fol. 37 ‎)‎ פרק לילי שבת ‎,‎ beg‎.‎ במה מדליקין ‎;‎
b ‎(‎ Location 38a. (MS_Heb_f_18_38a)fol. 38 ‎)‎ ליום ‎,‎ beg‎.‎ אילו דברים שאין להם שיעור ‎,‎ followed by prayers‎;‎
c ‎(‎ Location 39a. (MS_Heb_f_18_39a)fol. 39 ‎)‎ פרק לילי פסח ‎,‎ beg‎.‎ ערב פסחים סמוך למנחה ‎;‎
d ‎(‎ Location 40b. (MS_Heb_f_18_40b)fol. 40b ‎)‎ לילי ויושע ‎,‎ beg‎.‎ ביצה שנולדה ‎;‎
e ‎(‎ Location 42a. (MS_Heb_f_18_42a)fol. 42 ‎)‎ לילי חג השבועות ‎,‎ beg‎.‎ כיצד מפרישין את הביכורים ‎;‎
f ‎(‎ Location 43b. (MS_Heb_f_18_43b)fol. 43b ‎)‎ ראש השנה ‎,‎ beg‎.‎ ארבעה ראשי שנים ‎;‎
g ‎(‎ Location 45a. (MS_Heb_f_18_45a)fol. 45 ‎)‎ לילי כיפור ‎,‎ beg‎.‎ יום הכיפורים אסור ‎;‎
h ‎(‎ Location 46b. (MS_Heb_f_18_46b)fol. 46b ‎)‎ לילי סוכה ‎,‎ beg‎.‎ סוכה שהיא גבוהה ‎;‎
i ‎(‎ Location 48a. (MS_Heb_f_18_48a)fol. 48 ‎)‎ לילי שמיני עצרת ‎,‎ beg‎.‎ החליל ה̇ ‎.‎
Note At the end ‎(‎ Location 50a. (MS_Heb_f_18_50a)fol. 50 ‎)‎ כמל בעון אלרחמן ... ‎.‎
4 Arabic treatises 51a)51a - 52b)52b :
a ‎(‎ Location 51a. (MS_Heb_f_18_51a)fol. 51 ‎)‎ נסכה קלע אלאתאר ‎,‎ recipes for cleaning cloth‎;‎
b ‎(‎ Location 52a. (MS_Heb_f_18_52a)fol. 52 ‎)‎ on the planets‎,‎ beg‎.‎ הדה אשכאל אלכואכב ומערפה עקאקיר אלמרמוז עליהא ‎.‎
Blank leaves and some scribbling from Location from 53a to 58b. (MS_Heb_f_18_53a)ff. 53 to 58 ‎.‎
5 Location from 58b to 67b. (MS_Heb_f_18_58b)Fol. 58b An index of verses for the Sidras headed פהרסת פואסיק והלכות על פרשיות התורה ‎,‎ beg‎.‎ בראשית. שמע אלי ... וכת̇ ברכי נפשי ... וכת̇ יי̇ בחכמה ... בדבר יי̇ ... תנן אין דורשין בעריות incomplete‎,‎ ends with ראה‎.‎

Keywords:

  • Calendars, and treatises on them. Arabic.
  • Controversial treatises. Arabic.
  • Masoretic notes and treatises.
  • Mishnah. Extracts.
  • Talmud, Babli. Extracts.
  • Liturgy. Various fragments.
  • Astronomical fragments. Arabic.
  • Recipe for cleaning cloth. Arabic.
  • Lectionary. Index of verses in the Sidras. (Arabic).
  • Sidras, index of verses in. (Arabic).