A catalogue of Cairo Genizah fragments at the Bodleian Libraries

MS. Heb. e. 105

Contents

Miscellaneous fragments.

Physical Description

Ff. 55.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

55 leaves of which 49 were acquired by exchange from C.D. Ginsburg (originally from the Genizah).

Fols. 1, 42, 52 were found in the Hebrew room.

Fols. 53-55 found loose in MS. Opp. add.4° 151, but have no connexion with that volume.

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on typewritten catalogue in the Bodleian Library, fols. 69-71.

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MS. Heb. e. 105/1

Contents

Fol. 1
Extracts headed פ" בראשית

beg. מאמר אחד הובא ב"פ ב"ר אמרו מה"ש לפני הקב"ה רבש"ע מפני מה קנסת מיתה על אדה"ר .... Verso part headed ועוד בא בס̇ ברית שלום, on פר' בהעלותך. The extract does not appear to be from ס' ברית שלום by Pinḥas b. Pilta.

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Span. curs. char. (recent); paper, 7 1/2 x 5 3/4 in., 35 lines (on recto).

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Found in the Hebrew room.

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Contents

Fols. 2, 3
Arabic commentary on Is. 29,7-12

beg. ... חזון לילה אלדי הו מדה יסירה. ודכר פי הדא אלפסוק עסכר גוג וקסמה עלי ד̇ אקסאם פאלקסם אלאול הו אללפיף אנצ... [עלי ג]וג מן אמם כתירה ופיהם ק̇ המון כל הגוים הצפאים על אריאל. ואלקסם אלתאני ...

Language(s): Judeo-Arabic

Physical Description

Syr. Rabb. char.; paper, 7 x 5 1/4 in., 20 lines; much injured and stained.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Acquired by exchange from C.D. Ginsburg (originally from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. e. 105/3

Contents

Fols. 4-8
Vocabulary to Ezek.19,12 - 27,3

giving the Arabic equivalents of the Hebrew words in parallel columns.

Language(s): Judeo-Arabic

Physical Description

Syr. Rabb. char.; paper, 7 x 6 inches., 20 lines, 4 columns; injured and stained.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Acquired by exchange from C.D. Ginsburg (originally from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. e. 105/4

Contents

Fols. 9-36
Maimonides ’ Mishneh Torah

הל' פרה אדומה 12,7 (גפן בניהן) to the end of the tractate, followed (fol. 19v) by הל' טומאת צרעת 1,1-13 (בסוף השביעי) 1,10 - 6,7 (וראהו שהוא צריך).

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Yemen Rabb. char.; paper, about 7 7/8 x 5 1/2 in., 15 lines; much injured.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Acquired by exchange from C.D. Ginsburg (originally from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. e. 105/5

Contents

Fol. 37
קינות

Some vowel points.

Language(s): Hebrew
a.

beg. and end broken, the second stanza is ליל בו לא זכינו. לבכות מר הכינו. ישבנו גם בכינן. בזכרינו את ציון.

b.

verso, beg. מקדשי אהה חרב;

c.

beg. אחלק ביעקב קינותי, two stanzas only.

Physical Description

Syr. curs. char.; paper, 8 5/8 x 5 3/4 in., 25 lines; injured.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Acquired by exchange from C.D. Ginsburg (originally from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. e. 105/6

Contents

Fol. 38
Language(s): Hebrew, Judeo-Arabic
סליחה

beg. (?) י̇י שמעה י̇י כל.. י̇י הקשיבה ועשה אל תאחר ....

Verso
A letter in Arabic

finishing on the recto.

Physical Description

Span. Rabb. (recto) and Syr. curs. char.; paper, 7 1/4 x 7 1/4 in., much injured.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Acquired by exchange from C.D. Ginsburg (originally from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. e. 105/7

Contents

Fol. 39
Liturgical pieces

numbered in the margin.

The end of no. 81 is broken; the stanzas end ימים, עמים, פעמים;

no. 82 headed אחרת beg. (יום לריב תעמוד ולדין עמים) ישן אל תרדם by Judah halevi, Zunz, p. 414 no. 16.

No. 83 headed פז̇ מה לך beg. לאשר בעפר יסודם ... incomplete.

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Span. Rabb. char.; paper, 7 x 5 in., 12 lines; much injured.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Acquired by exchange from C.D. Ginsburg (originally from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. e. 105/8

Contents

Fol. 40
Liturgical

nearly all illegible. A paragraph beg. ב̇ מחל וסולח לעונות עמו ישראל.

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Span. Rabb. char.; paper, 7 5/8 x 5 5/8 in., 12 lines; much injured.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Acquired by exchange from C.D. Ginsburg (originally from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. e. 105/9

Contents

Fol. 41
Fragment of a סידור

A partly legible passage (on the verso) is: המל את הגרים אומ̇ ב̇ ו... המילה. המברך אומ̇ ב̇ וציונו לימול את הגרים ולהטיף [מהם דם] הברית שאילמלי ברית לא ניתקימו שמים וארץ שנ̇ ....

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Syr. Rabb. char.; vellum, 8 1/4 x 6 3/4 in., 24 lines; torn and injured.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Acquired by exchange from C.D. Ginsburg (originally from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. e. 105/10

Contents

Fol. 42
Persian translation of חד גדיא

headed תפסיר חד גדיא beg. יך בזקאלה ויך בזקאלה כה כרידה בוד פדרם בדו צנארי. With vowel points. Lithographed at Bombay (or Baghdad?)

Language(s): Judeo-Persian

Physical Description

Persian squ. char.; paper, 7 1/8 x 4 1/2 in., 15 lines.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Found in the Hebrew room.

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Contents

Fol. 43
Liturgical

ending (?) ... לא תיסרו תזכי לשנים רבות תעני ותעזרו.

Below אנתקל בחכם אל ... לנתן בירבי ישועה נ̇ב̇ע̇, with an attestation (partly illegible) at the side, and the Egyptian – Greek numerals 29 above, perhaps a date.

Verso, scribbling only.

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Span. Rabb. char.; paper, 9 x 6 in., torn and much injured.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Acquired by exchange from C.D. Ginsburg (originally from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. e. 105/12

Contents

Fol. 44
From a medical work

First column, scribbling in naskhi.

Col. 2, extract from a medical work, headed الجمله الاولى من التعليم الخامس. العظام, beg. אקסאם אט̇אם אלבדן ....

The next paragraph beg. פאלמחתאג פיה ללדעאמה או ללוקאיה .... The next is headed ואלמגאוראת בין אלעט̇אם.

Verso, beg. of the same in naskhi اقسام عظام البدن; below is a diagram.

Col. 2, scribbling in naskhi.

Language(s): Arabic, Judeo-Arabic

Physical Description

Syr. curs. char.; paper, 8 5/8 x 5 3/4 in., 2 columns; stained.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Acquired by exchange from C.D. Ginsburg (originally from the Genizah).

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Contents

Fols. 45, 46
From a theological work

beg.

פתקול אלאן קד סמעת [כלא]ם ראובן ושמעון אסמע [איצ̇א] כלאם אללה תבארך ... ואיצא אשר [תשפט ל]פניהם יוגב אן [תגע]ל דכר אלכאלק פי וסט מגלס אלחכם פתגעל אין מא אתגה אלחק תגעל אלכאלק הנאך חתי תסלם מן אלמיל ודלך אן אלגאיר אנמא יגור לראובן עלי שמעון לקוה יד ראובן ולצ̇עף יד שמעון פאדא געל מוצ̇ע לרב אלעאלמין לם יכן מעה הובה לאחד מן אלמכלוקין ולדלך קאל כי לא לאדם תשפטו

(blank space)

Language(s): Judeo-Arabic

Physical Description

Syr. curs. char.; paper, 7 1/2 x 2 3/8 in., 27 lines; injured.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Acquired by exchange from C.D. Ginsburg (originally from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. e. 105/14

Contents

Fol. 47
Business letter in Arabic

mentioning אלשיך מסעוד, אלשיך אבו רביע.

Verso, last 5 lines and some scribbling.

Language(s): Judeo-Arabic

Physical Description

Syr. curs. char.; paper, 7 1/2 x 5 1/2 in., much injured and stained.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Acquired by exchange from C.D. Ginsburg (originally from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. e. 105/15

Contents

Fols. 48, 49
Perhaps an extract from a homily in Arabic

A partly legible passage is פ.. כל מוה בהאימכם ות... ה... פאחתי ... עלי נפוסכם כי לא תוכרע קלובכם פתזולו ען אלטאעה ותעבדו .... Some scribbling.

Fol. 49v mostly blank.

Language(s): Judeo-Arabic

Physical Description

Syr. Rabb. char.; paper, 7 5/8 x 5 3/8 and 7 1/2 x 2 1/2 in., 11 lines; much injured.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Acquired by exchange from C.D. Ginsburg (originally from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. e. 105/16

Contents

Fol. 50
Contract

dated 23 Nisan 1434 Sel. = 1123 A.D. at אלקאהרה דסמיכא לפסטאט מצרים דעל ניל[וס] נהרה מותבה.

Parties: אלשיך אבו סעיד בר חלפון ... בר ... יפת ... נ̇ב̇ע̇ sold ארבע גרמידי קרקע to ... בן מ̇רו̇ר̇ שמריה נ̇ע̇

Witnesses’ signatures cut off. Verso blank.

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Syr. Rabb. char.; paper, 3 fragments; stained.

History

Origin: 1123

Provenance and Acquisition

Acquired by exchange from C.D. Ginsburg (originally from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. e. 105/17

Contents

Fol. 51
Accounts
Language(s): Judeo-Arabic

Physical Description

Syr. curs. char.; paper, 7 7/8 x 4 1/2 in., 12 lines; much injured.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Acquired by exchange from C.D. Ginsburg (originally from the Genizah).

MS. Heb. e. 105/18

Contents

Fol. 52
Psalm 22,11 to the end

Perhaps from a prayer-book. Verso blank.

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Span. Rabb. char.; paper, 8 1/8 x 5 1/2 in., 22 lines; much stained.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Found in the Hebrew room.

MS. Heb. e. 105/19

Contents

Fols. 53, 54
Letter

addressed לרבני ולחכמי עולם ... שלקהל קדוש לונדון, dated 15 Adar 5454 A.M. = 1694 A.D. from Siena by יעקב חי בן לא"א אברהם מונדולפי ז"ל.

‘We are prospering and should like to hear that you are also’.

Fol. 53v one line only.

Fol. 54, recto blank, verso address only.

Watermark B. Some notes in European shorthand between the lines.

Language(s): Hebrew

Physical Description

Ital. curs. char.; paper, 8 x 5 5/8 in.

History

Origin: 1694 ; Siena

Provenance and Acquisition

Found loose in MS. Opp. add. 4° 151, but has no connection with that volume.

MS. Heb. e. 105/20

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Fol. 55
Letter

addressed לקראת פני ... יעקב חי בן אברהם מונדולפי יצ"ו לק"ק סיינה, in answer to the preceding. Signed by יוסף בר יצחק גלזו (?). Lower half and verso blank. Watermark ?

Language(s): Hebrew

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Found loose in MS. Opp. add. 4° 151, but has no connection with that volume.

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