A catalogue of Cairo Genizah fragments at the Bodleian Libraries

MS. Heb. b. 12

Contents

Dees and letters

Physical Description

Or. Rabb. and curs. char. (by various hands); vellum (nos. 24, 25 paper), of various shapes; verso blank, unless otherwise stated.
Ff. 33.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. Prof. Sayce, 1896 (from the Genizah).

Record Sources

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. 2875.

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Fol. 1
כתובה

dated Monday, Marḥeshwan 1st, 1445 Sel. = 1134 A.D., at סמבוטיה דסמיכה לפצטאט, by authority of the Gaon Maẓliaḥ.

Parties, אברהם בר שלמה נ̇ע̇ and רפיעה בת מר̇ שמעה ס̇ט̇.

Signed, אלעזר בר אברהם נ̇ע̇, מנחם בר יוסף נ̇ע̇, דניאל בר אליה ס̇ט̇, עמרם בר חלפון ס̇ט̇.

Language(s): Aramaic

Physical Description

Oriental char.; vellum, much injured.

History

Origin: 1134

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. Prof. Sayce, 1896 (from the Genizah).

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Fol. 2
Fragment of an agreement

apparently relating to the division of property of a certain man deceased, between his widow and children.

Language(s): Judeo-Arabic

Physical Description

Oriental char.; vellum, much injured and obliterated.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. Prof. Sayce, 1896 (from the Genizah).

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Fol. 3
כתובה

dated Wednesday, Adar 10th, 1810 Sel. = 1499 A.D., בעיר אלקאהרה הסמוכה לפסטאט, by authority of ...מר̇ור̇ יהונתן.

Parties, שמואל השר בר̇ יוסף נ̇ע̇ בר משה נ̇ע̇ and אסתר ברת משה ס̇ט̇ בר מימון נ̇ע̇.

Signatures missing.

Language(s): Aramaic

Physical Description

Oriental char.; vellum, much injured.

History

Origin: 1499

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. Prof. Sayce, 1896 (from the Genizah).

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Fol. 4
Report of proceedings before the בית דין
Language(s): Judeo-Arabic
a.

evidence given by עולה הכהן ביר̇ שמריה נ̇ע̇ ומר̇ ... [בן] נחום נ̇ע̇, in the last decade of Adar i, 1413 Sel. = 1102 A.D.

Signed, ... בר משה נ̇ע̇, אברהם ביר̇ אהרן החבר נ̇ע̇;

b.

similar evidence of מר̇ בנימין בן ... נ̇ע̇.

Signed, יצחק ביר̇ שמואל ז̇ל̇, יחזקאל הכהן החבר בס̇ גד̇ ביר̇ עלי הכהן החבר בס̇ גד̇ נ̇ע̇, ששון ביר̇ נתן נ̇ע̇;

c.

similar evidence of מ̇ בנימין בר אברהם ומ̇ שלה בר אליה, dated Thursday, Nisan 6th, 1413 Sel. = 1102 A.D., at Fostat, in the house of R. Japhet, who was present with R. Nathanel.

Signed, יצחק ביר̇ שמואל ז̇ל̇, אברהם ביר̇ ש[מ]עיה החבר ...נין שמעיהו, ששון בר נתן נ̇ע̇ (as b), אברהם ביר̇ אהרן החבר נ̇ע̇ (as a).

Physical Description

Oriental char.; vellum, much injured and stained.

History

Origin: 1102

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. Prof. Sayce, 1896 (from the Genizah).

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Fol. 5
Fragment of a כתובה

dated Thursday, ... 14th ..., at Fostat.

Parties, ... בר יצחק and גוהרה בת שלמה.

Signed, סלמה בר..., סעאדה בן בשר. Some entries in the margin.

Language(s): Aramaic

Physical Description

Oriental char.; vellum, much injured.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. Prof. Sayce, 1896 (from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. b. 12/6

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Fol. 6
Fragment of a deed of transfer

dated Ab 11th בפיסטאט... (so).

One of the parties is מנחם הלוי בן ת....

Mentioned is יפת בן עלי. Signed, …הו בן סעיד סעדאן (?), [דוי]ד בר צמח.

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Oriental char.; vellum, much injured and obliterated.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. Prof. Sayce, 1896 (from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. b. 12/7

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Fol. 7
Report of legal proceedings
Language(s): Hebrew, Aramaic
a.

Report of legal proceedings, dated [4]7.. A.M.

Parties, יעקב בן צלח and ר̇ מבורך ור̇ מנצור בני סקלאב.

Mentioned is שלמה בן משה.

Signed, יוסף בר סעדאל, קימויה בן חסן, יעקב בר יוסף;

b.

confirmation of the same, signed, שמריה בירבי אלחנן, מנחם..., אליה..., דויד בר אהרן הלוי. In the margin, upside down, חסן בר מבורך בן סקלאב.

Physical Description

Oriental char.; vellum, much injured.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. Prof. Sayce, 1896 (from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. b. 12/8

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Fol. 8
Deed of transfer

in Arabic, dated Iyyar, 1527 Sel. = 1216 A.D., from אבו אלבהא אלכהן בן אלנחאל to his nephew מ̇ משה הכהן. Signatures missing.

Language(s): Judeo-Arabic

Physical Description

Oriental char.; vellum, much injured.

History

Origin: 1216

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. Prof. Sayce, 1896 (from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. b. 12/9

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Fol. 9
Letter

from מכיר בר אברהם and נתן בר יצחק בר אפרים, describing their distress and danger, and asking for help.

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Oriental char.; vellum, much injured and obliterated.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. Prof. Sayce, 1896 (from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. b. 12/10

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Fol. 10
Deed, in Arabic

disposing of the estate of מר̇ור̇ יוסף הכהן נ̇ע̇ בר אבא מארי משה הכהן נ̇ע̇, deceased, between his widow, בת אברהם הכהן נ̇ע̇, and his brother מר̇ור̇ אברהם הכהן בר משה הכהן נ̇ע̇. End missing.

Language(s): Judeo-Arabic

Physical Description

Oriental char.; vellum, much injured and obliterated.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. Prof. Sayce, 1896 (from the Genizah).

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Fol. 11
כתובה

beg. and end missing. The man was a son of יהודה הזקן נ̇ע̇. Verso, scribbling.

Language(s): Aramaic

Physical Description

Oriental char.; vellum, obliterated.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. Prof. Sayce, 1896 (from the Genizah).

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Fol. 12
כתובה

date Friday, Tebeth 6th, 5211 A.M. = 1451 A.D.

Parties, ר̇ כלף אללה בר ר̇ יצחק and סת אלבנין בת עואץ̇ האלמנה.

Signed, שמריא ב̇כ̇ר̇ יוסף נ̇ע̇ and אברהם הנקרא עטיא ב̇ר̇ יעקב נ̇ע̇.

Language(s): Aramaic

Physical Description

Oriental char.; vellum, much stained.

History

Origin: 1451

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. Prof. Sayce, 1896 (from the Genizah).

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Contents

Fols. 13(a), 13(b)
Blessings for Purim; כתובה; beg. of מג̇ אסתר
Language(s): Hebrew, Aramaic
a.

Blessings for Purim.

b.

(verso) כתובה, beg. missing.

Parties, יוסף המלמד בר נתן הדרמשקי and בטריקה בת צמח.

Signed, נתן הלוי החבר בר̇ ישועה ז̇ל̇ע̇, יעקב בר̇ יוסף בר̇ עמרם השופט, דויד הלוי בר אהרן נ̇נ̇, ישועה הלוי בר אברהם נ̇נ̇, שמואל בר̇ אברהם נ̇נ̇, אפרים הכהן בר נביאן (?), עמרם בר שמואל ט̇ו̇, סהלאן ... בר̇ אבר[הם].

c.

(fol. 13 bis, verso) beg. of מג̇ אסתר (first four verses) in scroll from, with vowel points and accents.

Physical Description

Oriental char.; vellum, injured and stained. Fol. 13bis scroll.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. Prof. Sayce, 1896 (from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. b. 12/14

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Fol. 14
כתובה; elegy on the death of the Nagid
Language(s): Hebrew, Aramaic
a.

כתובה, dated Monday, Kislew 28th, 1370 Sel. = 1059 A.D., במדינת אלקאהרה הסמוכה לפסטאט.

Parties, יאיר בר מבשר and מוברכה בת כלף.

Signed, צדקה בר שלמה הכהן, צדקה בן אהרן הלו[י] עד, צדקה בן יוסף ס̇ט̇ עד, פרח בן יעקוב עד, עלי בר ישועה נ̇נ̇, בשר בן איוב עד, אהרן ה..... בירבי אברהם נ̇ע̇, שמואל בירבי מצליח ס̇ט̇.

b.

(verso) elegy on the death of the Nagid, beg. missing,

beg. נהוה יום. עדת איום הה ליום אוי כי פנה היום. יום עבדה וגם צרה ..., incomplete.

Physical Description

Oriental char.; vellum, stained.

History

Origin: 1059

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. Prof. Sayce, 1896 (from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. b. 12/15

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Fol. 15
A settlement of claim by יעקב בר...

Small fragment only.

Language(s): Hebrew, Judeo-Arabic

Physical Description

Oriental char.; vellum, stained.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. Prof. Sayce, 1896 (from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. b. 12/16

Contents

Fol. 16
A settlement of claim

Mentions אלקאצי אלמערוף באבן שערה. Small fragment.

Language(s): Hebrew, Judeo-Arabic

Physical Description

Oriental char.; vellum, stained.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. Prof. Sayce, 1896 (from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. b. 12/17

Contents

Fol. 17
Deed of transfer

from מר̇ור̇ דויד ... בר יצחק נ̇ע̇ דדיע בן אלצפט to אלשיך אבו אלברכאת כ̇ג̇ק̇ מר̇ור̇ ברכות בר יעקב. Fragment only.

Language(s): Hebrew, Judeo-Arabic

Physical Description

Oriental char.; vellum, stained.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. Prof. Sayce, 1896 (from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. b. 12/18

Contents

Fol. 18
כתובה

dated Friday ... 26th..., by authority of מצליח הכהן בן שלמה הכהן. The bride is חסנה בת מר̇ור̇ סעדיה הלוי הח[בר]. Small fragment.

Language(s): Aramaic

Physical Description

Oriental char.; vellum, stained.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. Prof. Sayce, 1896 (from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. b. 12/19

Contents

Fol. 19
כתובה

date (injured) between 1410 and 1429 Sel. = 1099-1118 A.D.

Parties, כרימה בת שלמה ס̇ט̇ and מ̇ מעאלי בר מ̇ חלפון נ̇ע̇. Signed יצחק המל[מד].

Small fragment.

Language(s): Aramaic

Physical Description

Oriental char.; vellum.

History

Origin: 1099-1118

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. Prof. Sayce, 1896 (from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. b. 12/20

Contents

Fol. 20
Deed of transfer

from סיידה בת צדקה הידוע בן טייב נ̇ע̇ to מר̇ור̇ משה ביר̇ יפת נ̇ע̇.

Dated Tuesday, Thammuz 22nd, 1411 Sel. = 1100 A.D., בפצטאט. No signatures.

Language(s): Hebrew, Judeo-Arabic

Physical Description

Oriental char.; vellum, injured.

History

Origin: 1100

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. Prof. Sayce, 1896 (from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. b. 12/21

Contents

Fol. 21
Colophon of a book or scroll

right hand column (in large squ. char.) beg. משה כתב ספר תורה (Baba bathra f. 14b);

left hand column (in a different hand) אנתקל ... אלמערופי ... שמואל א... [בן] יוסף נ̇נ̇ מן משה [בן] חוסין אלרזי .... Date missing.

Below (in a third hand) קודש ליֿיֿ אלהי ישראל לכניסת ....

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Oriental char.; vellum, much injured.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. Prof. Sayce, 1896 (from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. b. 12/22

Contents

Fol. 22
כתובה

dated Wednesday, Nissan 12th..., at Fostat.

The bride was [פ]צ̇לה בת סהל. Small fragment.

Language(s): Aramaic

Physical Description

Oriental char.; vellum, stained.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. Prof. Sayce, 1896 (from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. b. 12/23

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Fol. 23
Deed, in Arabic

relating to the disposition of property between מר̇ור̇ משה הכהן בן אהרן הכהן ושמואל אחיו and their sister Sarah.

Signed, ישועה בר שמריה נ̇נ̇ and אברהם ....

Below, confirmation of same, signed, יהודה ביר̇ משה נ̇ע̇ and פרחיה בר שהלאן צלב̇. Fragment only.

Language(s): Judeo-Arabic

Physical Description

Oriental char.; vellum.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. Prof. Sayce, 1896 (from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. b. 12/24

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Fol. 24
Settlement of claim, in Persian.

Dated Shebat 1st, 1332 Sel. = 1021 A.D., at Hormshir in Khuzistan.

Parties, חנה בת ישראל בן יעקוב נ̇ע̇, with her brothers סהל ויוסף וסעיד and דניאל בן ראובין יעזריה ימערוף פא בצא.

Signed, עזריה בן אברהם בן עמאר and סעדאן בן דניאל בן סעדאן.

See Jewish Quarterly Review, xi. p. 671.

Language(s): Judeo-Persian

Physical Description

Oriental char.; paper, stained and slightly injured.

History

Origin: 1021 ; Hormshir in Khuzistan

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. Prof. Sayce, 1896 (from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. b. 12/25

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Fol. 25
Letter by Nehemiah b. Kohen Ẓedeq

An open letter, beg. missing, sent to the congregations by the new Gaon [Nehemiah b. Kohen Ẓedeq], complaining that his former letter had been disregarded, and requesting them to show honour to his messenger, שלמה בן עלי ז̇ל̇ הידוע בבן טבנאי, and to send contributions.

Dated Kislew, 274 = 1274 Sel. = 963 A.D.

On the verso is written, in a later hand, נחמיה הכהן ראש הישיבה שלגולה בן כהן צדק ראש הישיבה שלגולה, and some scribbling.

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Oriental char.; paper, injured.

History

Origin: 963

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. Prof. Sayce, 1896 (from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. b. 12/26

Contents

Fol. 26
כתובה

dated Tishri 13th, 1406 Sel. = 1095 A.D., at Fostat.

Parties, מונא בר שלמה נ̇ע̇ and מבארכה בת אברהם נ̇ע̇.

Signed, יחזקאל הכהן החבר בס̇ גד̇ ביר̇ עלי הכהן החבר בס̇ גד̇ נ̇ע̇, נ[תנאל?] ביר̇ יפת נ̇נ̇, דויד בר כ[ל]ף ה..., חל[פון] הכהן בן עמרם נ̇נ̇.

Language(s): Aramaic

Physical Description

Oriental char.; vellum, much injured.

History

Origin: 1095

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. Prof. Sayce, 1896 (from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. b. 12/27

Contents

Fol. 27
Accounts (?) in Arabic character

obliterated.

Verso, זה הקטרס לעמרם המלמד בר משה נ̇נ̇.

Language(s): Arabic, Hebrew

Physical Description

Oriental char.; vellum, stained.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. Prof. Sayce, 1896 (from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. b. 12/28

Contents

Fol. 28
כתובה

dated Friday ... 26th, 1367 Sel. = 1056 A.D. [at Fostat].

Parties, [א]ברה[ם] ... and לוחשה בת ישועה .... Fragment only.

Language(s): Aramaic

Physical Description

Oriental char.; vellum.

History

Origin: 1056

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. Prof. Sayce, 1896 (from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. b. 12/29

Contents

Fol. 29
Deed of gift

dated Tuesday ... [1]260 (?) Sel. = 949 A.D., by which מנחם הלוי בן תמים makes over certain property to his eldest son אלעזר.

Signed, שלמה ב[רבי] שלמה ה..., חביב בר̇ עלי (?) בן משה ז̇ל̇, עלי בן ישראל, פינחס בר עמרם.

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Oriental char.; vellum, much injured and obliterated.

History

Origin: 949

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. Prof. Sayce, 1896 (from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. b. 12/30

Contents

Fol. 30
Deed of transfer

dated in the first decade of Iyyar, 1414 Sel. = 1103 A.D., at Fostat, from מ̇ עלי הזקן ס̇ט̇ to לבוה בת אפרים דידיע בן אלמלטי נ̇ע̇. No signatures.

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Oriental char.; vellum, injured and stained.

History

Origin: 1103

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. Prof. Sayce, 1896 (from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. b. 12/31

Contents

Fol. 31
כתובה

dated Tuesday ... 12th ..., at Fostat.

Parties, יצחק בן יוסף [בן אברהם ?] and כרימה בת אברהם.

Mentioned is יעקב בן הלל בן עוכל.

Language(s): Aramaic

Physical Description

Oriental char.; vellum, cut and Stained.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. Prof. Sayce, 1896 (from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. b. 12/32

Contents

Fol. 32
Contract, in Arabic

dated in the last decade of Thammuz, 1505 Sel. = 1194 A.D., at Fostat, by authority of שר שלום הלוי גאון.

Parties, אבו אלחסן ... מר̇ור̇ יפת ... בר נדיב ס̇ט̇ and אבו אלמפצ̇ל אלצירפי ב[ן אלשי]ך אבו אלח[סן] נ̇ע̇.

Signatures missing. Scribbling on verso.

Language(s): Judeo-Arabic

Physical Description

Oriental char.; vellum, injured and stained.

History

Origin: 1194

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. Prof. Sayce, 1896 (from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. b. 12/33

Contents

Fol. 33
A kind of vocabulary to Babylonian Talmud
Language(s): Hebrew
a.

to Babylonian Talmud שבת;

b.

(verso) to Babylonian Talmud פסחים and beg. of תענית.

Physical Description

German Rabb. char.; vellum, injured and obliterated.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Bought through the Rev. Prof. Sayce, 1896 (from the Genizah).

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